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Baraga County Site Featured in Pure Michigan Campaign

One of Baraga County’s most beautiful autumn vistas will be featured in this fall’s Pure Michigan billboard campaign. The colorful photo of a single fishing boat on Lake Plumbago at Alberta is one of three scenes that will be used on billboards in Michigan and surrounding states, and on tour …

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Noquemanon Earns IMBA Designation

Copper Harbor is facing some competition for mountain bike riders in the Upper Peninsula. The International Mountain Bicycling Association has named the South Trail of the Noquemanon Trail System in Marquette a bronze-level IMBA Ride Center. The Marquette trail system becomes one of just 16 bronze-level centers in the world. …

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US-41 Construction Work Scheduled

Drivers who use US-41 in Keweenaw County will face a detour next week, and the week after. The Michigan Department of Transportation will be installing culverts near the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge. The highway will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday next week, and the following week, between 7:00 and 4:00 each …

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New NMU President Settling In

After two months on the job, new Northern Michigan University President Fritz Erickson says he’s beginning to understand the lay of the land… ERICKSON. Erickson came to NMU from Ferris State University, where he served as provost and vice president for academic affairs. He says the loudest message he’s hearing …

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“Camelot” Acting Slot Available

One young man from the Copper Country could earn an opportunity to appear in the classic Broadway musical “Camelot” next month at the Rozsa Center. The national touring production of “Camelot” will perform at the Rozsa on October 21st. The role in question is that of “Tom of Warwick”… a …

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Gas Prices Rise

Gas prices are up in Michigan this week. AAA Michigan reports the current statewide average is just over $3.58 per gallon, up 8 cents from last week and about 15 cents less than this same time last year. Of the cities surveyed by AAA Michigan, the cheapest price for self-serve …

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Ottawa Forest Begins Road Study

The Ottawa National Forest wants your input, as it begins a study of the forest’s road system. The Forest Service manages 3,800 miles of roads within the Ottawa’s boundaries. Each road will be the subject of 25 questions regarding its usefulness, condition and environmental impact. Three “Road Study” open houses …

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NWS Confirms: Summer 2014 Cool, Wet

On the calendar, we have three more weeks of summer. Meteorologically, summer ended this past weekend. You’ll not be surprised to learn that our summer was wetter and cooler than average. National Weather Service figures compiled in Marquette placed June temperatures a half-degree above average… but July was more than …

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Storm Celebrates 50 Years of Keweenaw Broadcasting

Today marks a special anniversary for a renowned local broadcaster. It was 50 years ago this afternoon that Dick Storm did his first radio show in the Copper Country. Dick grew up in Toivola, but had moved away to attend a broadcast school in Wisconsin. He worked at a station …

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Copper Country Kids Head Back to School

Copper Country kids begin heading back to school today. Students in Houghton, Hancock, Dollar Bay, Adams Township, Baraga, L’Anse, and the Copper Country Christian School begin classes this morning. At Lake Linden-Hubbell, students begin this afternoon, after a teacher in-service this morning. Chassell students begin class tomorrow. Students in the …

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