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SeafoodFest Becomes Bridgefest Feast

This year’s Bridgefest weekend will have a different look. The Houghton Rotary Club has turned its traditional Seafoodfest into Bridgefest Feast. Rotarian Bill Musselman says most of the food preparation will be taken over by professionals from the Library Restaurant, Habañeros, Fitzgerald’s and MTU Dining Services… MUSSELMAN A. Musselman says …

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South Range VFW to Dedicate Flagpoles

One of the most significant Memorial Day services in the Copper Country this year will be in South Range… where the VFW Post will formally dedicate 26 new flagpoles installed around the Veterans plot at Mountain View Cemetery. The dedication ceremony will start following the 11:45 Memorial Day service. The …

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Yes, It Was Cold

Was it chilly and snowy in April? Why… yes, it was. Data from the National Weather Service office in Negaunee shows that Houghton received 31 inches of snow last month… the third-snowiest April since record-keeping began. Our temperature was five degrees below average… making last month the 16th-coldest April on …

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U.P. Employment Drops

Employment fell slightly across the Upper Peninsula last month… but the number of people in the workforce fell even more. That produced a drop in our unemployment rate from 10.3 to 9.1 percent. 500 fewer people were working in April than were working in March. 2,400 people left the workforce… …

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Portage Health Diabetes Program Accredited

The Portage Health Diabetes Self-Management Education Program has again been accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. To achieve the accreditation, the Portage Health program had to meet 10 standards… which included organizational structure, patient support and educational curriculum.

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KNHP Visitor Center Announces Spring Hours

The Keweenaw National Historical Park Calumet Visitor Center has changed to its spring hours. Through June 14th, the Center will be open Thursdays through Mondays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The Center will be open seven days per week beginning June 15th. The primary focus of the facility is …

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Senators Call for New Soo Lock

A push is underway to build a new lock at Sault Sainte Marie. A bipartisan group of Great Lakes senators is urging the Army Corps of Engineers to reevaluate the benefit-cost ratio of replacing the aging Poe Lock. The Poe was built in 1968. It’s the only lock that can …

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M-189 Project to Begin in Iron River

Work will begin Wednesday on M-189 south of Iron River. A six-and-a-half mile stretch of the highway between the city and the Wisconsin border will be resurfaced. Traffic will sometimes be reduced to a single lane under flag control. The Michigan Department of Transportation hopes to complete the project by …

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Michigan Energy Use Rising

The Michigan Public Service Commission expects demand for energy to continue to rise across the state through the year. Energy use is already way up because of the cold winter. The MPSC anticipates that natural gas use will rise nearly 10 percent this year. Electrical use should increase by nearly …

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Memorial Day Observances

These are the Memorial Day observances that have been reported to us: Sunday, May 25th: 10:00 – Herman Cemetery – led by Baraga’s Foucault Funke American Legion Post 444. 10:45 – Pequaming Cemetery – led by Baraga’s Foucault Funke American Legion Post 444. 11:15 – Aura Cemetery – led by …

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