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Copper Dog registration due this week

Mushers for this year’s Copper Dog need to register by Sunday, February 27th. Entrance fees start at $125. The races are the following weekend, with the 150 mile event beginning in Calumet on Friday, March 4th. There are three different distances in which mushers can enroll; the 150, 80, and …

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Presidents Day holiday affects school board meetings

Houghton, Hancock, and Dollar Bay-Tamarack City School Districts typically hold a monthly Board of Education session on the same night. All three use the third Monday except for rare occasions when holidays throw a wrench into the calendar. February, and Presidents Day, is just one such time.  Houghton-Portage Township Board …

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Copper Island Academy considering high school

Copper Island Academy Principal Steve Aho was a guest on Copper Country Today this week. The school is beginning its open enrollment period for the 2022-23 academic term. Aho says that the first year has been a success, characterized by energy and enthusiasm that comes with starting something new. The …

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Calumet Theatre raffle tickets available throughout area

The Calumet Theatre Company has finalized the details of its annual raffle. This year’s format is a 50/50 drawing scheduled to take place on December 10th. There are two options for ticket purchases, one for $25 or five for $100. This year’s raffle is being chaired by Jacob Mihelich. In …

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Winter weather snarls most likely will continue

Howling winds caused problems across the region over President’s Day weekend. Athletic events were canceled beginning Friday night in some cases. Blizzard conditions kicked up along the immediate Lake Superior shoreline, closing M-28 between Chocolay Township and Munising. High profile vehicles were barred from crossing the Mackinac Bridge all day …

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Alice in Yooperland Preformance in Ontonagon this Weekend

Tonight throughout the weekend, in the sleepy town of Ontonagon the harbor town players will wake up in a strange land. The players are putting on their show, Alice in Yooperland, an Alice in Wonderland parody for the Upper Peninsula. Leo Siren’s production will follow Alice’s encounters with the interesting …

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Houghton County Sheriff Launched a New Website Recently

Police departments, sheriffs, state police and communities all benefit when communication is more responsive and transparent. Houghton County Sheriff Joshua Saaranen posted to the department’s facebook page a link to the sheriff’s new website. The new website’s purpose is to bring the Houghton County Sheriff into the 21st century. As …

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Winter Fun Day Waterfront Relay in Houghton

On February 26th the Winter Fun Day Waterfront Relay will take place in Houghton. Teams of three will ski, skate, and snowshoe along the Houghton waterfront to find out who is the fastest three person team in the Copper Country. Registration is free and must be completed by 10 am, …

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It’s That Time of the Year Again to Clear Off Roofs

Winter in the U.P. means lots of snow. Michigan Tech’s Keweenaw Research Center said the area got 118  inches so far. And Keweenaw County has recorded 222.5 inches this year. That’s about average for this part of the U.P.  But, if you do the math, 118 inches is nearly 10 …

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EV Charging Stations coming to the Copper Country

Soon enough all vehicles made by the big three in Detroit will be electric. And with increased numbers of EV’s on the road, towns will need to start preparing for an electric future. The Copper Country already has one electric vehicle charging station. And soon the area will have a …

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