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State Cash Will Help Preserve Calumet’s Schindler Building

The state will provide $100,000 to help restore an historic building in downtown Calumet. Schindler Building (center) The award from the Historic Preservation Office’s Resilient Lakeshore Heritage Grant Program will support stabilization of the historic sandstone building at 425 5th Street, known as the Schindler Building. The building has been …

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Discovery of Old Lake Superior Shipwreck Confirmed

Explorers have discovered a very old shipwreck in Lake Superior. The remains of the Nucleus were found 600 feet beneath the surface, around 40 miles northwest of Vermilion Point, which is about 10 miles east of Whitefish Point. The Nucleus led a troubled life – it had sunk and been …

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Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce Releases Sparkplug Awards Nominees

The Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce has recently announced the list of local residents and organizations nominated for this year’s Sparkplug Awards. The award ceremony will take place next month, and the Sparkplug Awards committee will begin considering all nominations carefully. The Sparkplug Awards committee is comprised of a panel of …

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Dance the Night Away with Slick Nickel on Saturday

With Valentine’s day taking place in the middle of the week, many people will plan to celebrate with their sweetie this weekend. A great place to dance the night away, and support Fourth of July activities, this weekend is South Range’s Valentine’’s Day Dance at the South Range VFW Lounge. …

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Phi Kappa Tau Claims Winter Carnival Statue Crown

Phi Kappa Tau earned top honors in the 2023 Winter Carnival statue competition today. The perennial champions outscored runner-up Tau Kappa Epsilon. Alpha Gamma Delta and Sigma Tau Gamma placed third in the month-long competition. In the men’s division, Phi Kappa Tau and Tau Kappa Epsilon placed first and second. …

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Civility Returns to Houghton City Council

A modicum of civility returned to last night’s Houghton City Council meeting, as members dealt with fallout from the discord displayed at several previous sessions. One of the communications read into the minutes at the beginning of the meeting by City Clerk Ann Vollrath was a letter from former Hancock …

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Search for Missing Ice Climber Suspended

UPDATE 2/13/23 – Officials have confirmed that they have found the body of an ice climber who fell into Lake Superior a week ago at the Pictured Rocks. Thirty-two-year-old James Bake of Gaylord slipped off the ice face of the Miner’s Castle. Initial rescue and recovery efforts were hampered by …

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Warm Weather Destabilizes Lake Ice

Wednesday’s warm weather has caused a dangerous deterioration of lake ice conditions  in the Copper Country. The Baraga County Sheriff’s office advised ice fishermen to be very cautious before heading out. Ice that had reached safe levels at the head of Keweenaw Bay had become soft and porous by mid-day.  …

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Winter Carnival Statues Take Shape

Unusually warm weather made for a pleasant night on and around the Michigan Tech campus, as students finished their Winter Carnival snow statues. Efforts in the month-long and all-nighter competition will be judged after this morning’s 9:00 completion deadline. Results will be announced later today, and will be posted at …

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Barnelopet Takes on the Maasto Hiihto Trails this Weekend

The kids Barnelopet cross country ski race takes place this weekend at the Maasto Hiihto trails in Hancock. The race annually brings kids and parents together to compete in cross country skiing. The Bernelopet is organized by both the Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club and the Sons of Norway’s Ulseth Lodge. …

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