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Snowmobiler Killed in Crash with Groomer

A Wisconsin man was killed Thursday when the snowmobile he was operating crashed into an approaching trail groomer in Iron County. 42-year-old Todd Lisowe, of New Holstein, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on Trail 113 south of Crystal Falls. He became the 15th snowmobile fatality in …

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Copper Country Leaders Mourn Loss of Finlandia University

Leaders from around the Copper Country are showing their condolences for the students and staff of Finlandia University. Yesterday afternoon the university announced they plan to close their doors following the spring semester. The city of Hancock in a statement today, expressed they are working with the university’s administration and …

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One Person Dead, Another Air-lifted to a Wisconsin Hospital in Two Car Crash in Iron County

One man died in a two car crash in Iron County yesterday. At about 2:30 pm MSP Iron Mountain Post Troopers were dispatched to US – 2 and Bates-Gaastra Road in Bates Township. Officers determined that a 2019 Chevorlet Equinox, carrying two people from Amasa, was traveling west on US …

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Glide and Gorge to Highlight the Quincy Trail and Swedetown Gorge

The 15th annual glide and Gorge takes place this weekend as well. This year’s event will celebrate the Maasto Hiihto trail system, and will include a journey highlighting the Swedetown Gorge. Racers will start at the Four season chalet, near the northwest corner of the Houghton County Fair Grounds. The …

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KNHP Seeks Heritage Site Partners

Keweenaw National Historical Park is accepting applications for new heritage sites.  Heritage sites are not owned by the park, and are independently operated. Inclusion in the program provides increased visibility and marketing opportunities, access to the expertise of the National Park Service and funding opportunities.   Keweenaw Heritage Sites must contain …

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Spark Plug Awards Honor Community Contributors

This year’s Keweenaw Community Sparkplug Awards were handed out last night at a banquet at Michigan Tech’s Memorial Union ballroom. The awards are designed to honor people and organizations who have made significant contributions to the community. Congratulations to all of this year’s Sparkplug Award winners! Below you will find …

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14th CopperDog Opens Tonight

The 14th CopperDog 150 will open tonight in downtown Calumet. The annual sled dog race will include four events this year. Three will begin this evening in downtown Calumet:• The CopperDog 150, a three-stage race featuring 10-dog teams, which will end Sunday in Eagle Harbor• The CopperDog 80, a two-stage …

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Finlandia University Announces the School will Close After the Spring Semester

Finlandia University announced today the school plans to close following the spring semester. The university made the announcement this afternoon at Hirvonen Hall to a room full of students, staff and faculty. Campus will be closed tomorrow, besides essential staff. The school has also cancelled spring sports, including trips originally …

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Anna “Big Annie” Clemenc Represents the Strength and Dedication of Women in the Copper Country

Big Annie Clemenc’s legacy was lost for many years, but never forgotten. Anna Kloubacher Clemenc, more often known as Big Annie, was a larger than life personality, who was an early leader in the country’s labor movement. Clemenc is probably best known for her activism during the Copper Country Strike …

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So Percussion Takes Center Stage with Guest Shodekeh Talifero Tonight

Chamber music for modern times. For over 20 years So Percussion has redefined what chamber music is through an exhilarating, range of creative interpretations. Shodekeh Talifero will join So Percussion’s artists on the Rozsa Center stage for tonight’s show. Talifero is an exceptional vocal percussionist. He recently featured at the …

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