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Houghton Plans Treat Street Tomorrow

The City of Houghton will celebrate Halloween tomorrow afternoon, with the annual Treat Street event. From 4:00 until 6:00, kids in costumes will be able to trick or treat at participating merchants along Shelden Avenue downtown. Shelden Avenue will be closed to traffic to assure kids’ safety. Lakeshore Drive will …

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Hannah Bethel Returns for Saturday Concert

One of the Copper Country’s most accomplished musical expatriates will return to perform tomorrow night at the Calumet Theatre. Hannah Bethel grew up in the Copper Country, and did her first performing here. At age 18, she moved to Nashville, which remains her home base. Partly because of COVID-19 performance …

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CopperDog 150 Sign-Up Brisk

Sign-up for the 2023 CopperDog 150 is off to a fast start. The annual sled dog race will be held March 3rd through 5th on the Keweenaw Peninsula. This year’s event has been expanded to include four races:• The three-stage professional-level CopperDog 150, with 10-dog teams;• The two-stage professional-level CopperDog …

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Houghton – Portage Township Schools Invites Parents to Give Input on the District’s Strategic Plan

Houghton – Portage Township Schools is seeking parent and community input on the district’s strategic plan. A meeting with the school board and parents has been set for next Monday, at 6 pm in the Houghton High School library. The school’s strategic plan helps the district manage changes to the …

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MDOT to Close Upper Peninsula Roadside Parks Next Thursday

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula roadside parks are set to close for the year, starting next week. The Michigan Department of Transportation operates 32 roadside parks in the Upper Peninsula, six are located in the Keweenaw Peninsula. In order, from south to north in the Keweenaw, parks are located at; Baraga Cliff, …

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Hancock Hires Tami Sleeman as New Chief of Police

Hancock has a new chief of police. Tami Sleeman, an area native, and graduate of Houghton High School, will return home. Sleeman takes over for former police chief, Wayne Butler, who submitted his letter of retirement to the city last month. Sleeman earned a degree in criminal justice at Northern …

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Hancock Council Meets New FinnU President

New Finlandia University President Tim Pinnow introduced himself to the Hancock city council last evening. Pinnow updated the state of the university, including finances, concerns with student growth, and its oversized campus. Pinnow said the school’s board of trustees has already begun working on correcting some of the issues, and …

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Houghton County to Fund Jail Site Study, Courthouse Security Upgrades; Mulls Tire Shredding

Houghton County will invest some of its American Rescue Plan cash in security upgrades, plans for a potential new justice complex, and child care. At a special meeting yesterday, board members debated how to spend the remainder of the federal funds provided during the COVID-19 pandemic. A considerable chunk of …

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CCISD Salutes Employee Who Wrote Computer Programs

The Copper Country Intermediate School District Board of Education took time at its meeting this week to salute Kyle Timmerman. Timmerman is an onsite tech support specialist for the district. He recently created a computer program that enables administrators to track and approve requests for personal leave and sick time, …

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Get Lost in the Corn at the Palosaari Farm

Autumn means pumpkins, fall colors corn mazes and plenty of family fun. All month long in Chassell at the Palosaari farm, their family is bringing a corn maze to the copper country. With a couple of weeks already gone, Karen Palosaari, says that they have had far more people than …

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