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Keweenaw “Holiday Hoopla” Tomorrow

One of the Keweenaw’s biggest Christmas parties will be held tomorrow night. The Holiday Hoopla will begin at 6:00 at the Continental Fire Company. Tara Arens from the Keweenaw Peninsula Chamber of Commerce says it’s part for fun, and part for a good cause… KEDA and the Keweenaw Young Professionals …

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DNR Winter Land Auction Opens Today

The bidding process opens today for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources winter surplus land auction. 147 parcels of state property are being offered for sale. Only one is in the Copper Country – a 1.44-acre parcel with frontage on Otter Lake. The minimum bid has been set at $6,440. …

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L’Anse Council Hears “Light Up” Update

The L’Anse Village Council heard an update about the upcoming Light Up Baraga County celebration. Council member Leann Davis said there’s been a lot of interest in the Christmas parade. Anyone can enter a float, with one big requirement… They’re also hoping for a lot of big rigs… The parade …

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Potential Bergman Challenger Visits L’Anse

One of the Democrats who is hoping to challenge Republican Jack Bergman for the First U.S. House of Representatives seat next fall made his first official appearances in the Copper Country over the weekend. In L’Anse yesterday, Dana Ferguson of Negaunee said he thinks Bergman is out of touch with …

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Markkanen Calls for Pure Michigan Campaign Restoration

The first round of budget adjustments following Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s vetoes in late September includes money for rural hospitals, sheriff’s patrols, and isolated school districts. Those are likely to be approved this week. It does not include money for the Pure Michigan tourism campaign, which has helped drive visitors from …

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Heath Department Approves Use of Ripley Snowmobile Trail

Snowmobilers will be able to use the trail that crosses the Julio scrapyard in Ripley this winter. The Julio property was recently closed off because of environmental contamination. The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department says that snow covering the trail will substantially reduce exposure to the asbestos and other contaminants …

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UPPCO Releases Numbers from Recent Storm

UPPCO has tallied up the numbers from the November 27th storm that affected the entire U.P., and the subsequent storm that affected the Marquette area. 12,000 customers lost power at least once – that’s around 20 percent of the utility’s customer base. Around 150 workers spent approximately 15,000 hours repairing …

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Pekkala Honored as Hankookin Heikki

This year’s Hankookin Heikki honor has been bestowed on Mary Pekkala. The Hankookin Heikki award is given to someone who has made significant contributions to keeping the Copper Country’s Finnish traditions alive. David Maki of the Finnish Theme Committee says Pekkala has been a behind-the-scenes star.. Pekkala also volunteers at …

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