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Bear hunting starts today

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is happy to welcome the start of bear hunting season. For any of the 7,000 hunters that are looking to nab a trophy this year, they are required to schedule an appointment to have the carcass registered within three days. Stations are available at …

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Village of Calumet has New Boss

A new boss will enter the office for the Village of Calumet very soon. Last night at the village’s council meeting members would first discuss the terms of the new contract for the incoming manager. Those terms will look similar to the previous village manager. Councilor Elise Matz had this …

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Rains could delay fall color

It’s a wet week across much of the Upper Peninsula and that threatens to halt fall colors. Cold nights and sunny days are the best weather conditions to see intense reds and yellows burst out among trees. When you get the opposite, it can slow or even wash out the …

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Boat capsizes in Copper Harbor

High winds kicked up some waves in Copper Harbor Sunday evening capsizing a catamaran. The 18-foot vessel had two people on board, and they clung to the underside of the boat until Keweenaw County Sheriff’s personnel were able to get out to the scene. The deputies used a rescue boat …

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Calumet Theatre Board extends memberships

COVID-19 has kept the Calumet Theatre from functioning as expected in recent years. Turbulence among the operating company that is responsible for upkeep and programming of the historic venue reached a boiling point in recent months. The firing of Executive Director Marlin Lee led to a revolt among several staff …

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Scenes from Community Night Out

The inaugural boat parade at the Community Night Out had a touch of magic in it. Kayaker Travis Peterson won the grand prize for his entry shaped like a dragon. Peterson’s vessel wasn’t the biggest, but the homemade design left a fantastic impression. A video put together by the Keweenaw …

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UP Health holding open house in Calumet today

All are invited to an open house at UP Health System’s Calumet Express Care Clinic Tuesday afternoon from 3:00 to 6:00. The building is not new, but expanded operations will make it accessible for more people than ever before. Since it opened, the clinic was staffed three days a week, …

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Students Will Need Masks on Buses this Year

Hancock Superintendent Steve Patchin has message for parents across the Copper Country. The first day of school across the state will start Tuesday September 7th. It starts bright and early for many students everywhere. Hancock Superintendent Steve Patchin wants to let parents and kids know there will be some extra …

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WUPHD COVID 19 Report September 1st, 2021

The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department have an update on the current status of COVID 19 in the region. All counties in the area have held steady at substantial transmission, beside Gogebic County. As of the September 1st report, the region has seen one death in Houghton county, and 103 …

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Isle Royale’s Horne Fire 75% Contained 9.6.21

Isle Royale’s Horne Fire is 75 percent contained. Park staff are continuing to fight the wildfire that started August 10th with a strike of lightning. The national park has received assistance from the Hiawatha National Forest, Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Virginia Department of Forestry. The Horne Fire has …

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