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Finlandia Students Receive Textbook Grants

Thirty-five Finlandia University students will receive help purchasing textbooks as a result of the Alumni Board’s recent Giving Day campaign. This year’s fundraising effort raised $10,300. Each selected student will receive a $250 voucher to use at the university’s bookstore, Northwind Books. The Finlandia Alumni Board has also decided to …

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September Starts Healthy Aging Month

Tomorrow is the start of Healthy Aging Month. A recent AARP survey found that 77 percent of older Americans want to live in their own home safely, independently and comfortably. It is estimated that by 2030 the population of Americans over the age of 65 will reach 75 million people. …

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Music, Bikes, and a 10K are All Happening at Trails Fest this Weekend

Trails Fest is back this weekend. Up in Copper Harbor, the Midwest’s most beloved mountain bike festival kicks off, on Friday. There are plenty of races, of varying difficulty levels, to take part in. Bikers will race along the Copper Harbor Trails Club’s and Keweenaw Mountain Lodge’s bike trails. Even …

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Free Narcan Offered Today

Today is Overdose Awareness Day, and two local organizations are observing it by giving away medicine that could save someone’s life. Narcan is a nasal spray that almost immediately reverses the effects of opioid poisoning.  Houghton/Keweenaw Communities That Care and the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department are providing free doses, …

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International Cuisine to Return to Parade of Nations

International food will return to the Parade of Nations this year. While not reviving the full-fledged Multicultural Festival that used to follow the parade, eight international student organizations will be selling food from their countries at Dee Stadium. Organizations cooking for the parade this year include the Nepalese Student Organization, …

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One Dead in Hancock Township House Explosion

The Houghton County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed that one person was killed in an explosion and fire at a home in Hancock Township Tuesday. Investigators recovered the body of a woman inside the residence. Pending an autopsy and official identification, the name of the victim has not been released. Investigators …

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The Keweenaw Roller Girls are Returning for the Solar System Smackdown

The Keweenaw Roller Girls are very excited after a long time away from their friends and community. Since Covid the group has not been able to host their region wide roller derby, but this weekend they’ll finally return to the track. The Solar System Smackdown will bring in roller derby …

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Cribbage Night at Armando’s Starts Next Week

The game of cribbage was immortalized by Charles Dickens in the The Old Curiosity Shop, and is a favorite among sailors worldwide. The U.S. navy even carries their oldest cribbage board on their oldest submarine vessel. This game has entertained and brought people together for over 300 years. Next Tuesday, …

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L’Anse to Proceed with Bendry Street Project

L’Anse will proceed with repaving one of the most badly deteriorated sections of residential road in the village, even though the price will be higher than anticipated. At last night’s meeting, Village Manager Bob LaFave said the low bid for smoothing out Bendry Street from Main Street around the corner …

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Houghton Master Plan Public Survey Nears

The City of Houghton is preparing to solicit opinions from residents about its master plan.  The survey and opportunities for public comment will be discussed at today’s planning commission meeting. The master plan outlines the vision for the city’s future, and guides zoning, development and other major decisions. It is …

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