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Swedetown Trail System Has Been Improved

The most challenging sections of the Swedetown Trail System, have been improved, just in time for this year’s Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon. Improvements include new energy saving lights on Len’s Loop for evening skiing. The end of Len’s Loop has also been widened, where it returns to the main …

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Senator McBroom Joins Copper Country Today

State Senator Ed McBroom spoke with Todd Van Dyke for an upcoming segment of Copper Country Today, and he was asked why he voted against against Governor Whitmer’s nomination of former Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell, to the state’s Natural Resource Commission, and he had this to say. Senator McBroom …

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CopperDog 150 Is Here

Today’s the day. The kickoff to the 11th CopperDog 150 Dogsled Race is here. Join our own Todd Van Dyke for the pre-race ceremony at 6:30pm in Calumet. The race starts at 7pm. Mushers and sled dog teams from as far as Montana and Ontario, are competing in the three …

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U.S. Roadway Deaths On The Rise

Despite improvements in vehicle safety features, deaths on U.S. Roadways, continue to rise. The Governor’s Highway Association has announced 6.590 people died on U.S. Roadways in 2019. This is a 5% increase from 2018, and the highest number of deaths since 1988. If preliminary data holds, the total number of …

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President Trump Responds To Coronavirus Concerns

President Trump has put the response to the Coronavirus outbreak, into the hands of Vice President, Mike Pence. President Trump said “The risk to the American people remains very low.” He also suggested people prepare for a virus outbreak, the same way they prepare for flu season. The administration recently …

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Michigan Tech Restricts Travel To South Korea

In response to South Korea being upgraded to a Level 3 in terms of Coronavirus risk, Michigan Tech has issued University wide travel restrictions to the country. The restrictions apply to all Michigan Tech staff and students, until further notice. Last month, the university issued the same restrictions for China, which …

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UP Health System Portage Takes On Kidney Stones

If you have kidney stones in the Keweenaw, life just got a little easier. UP Health System Portage has announced they have added extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy to it’s urology services. ESWL fragments kidney stones, allowing them to be passed naturally, with no need for surgery. The shockwaves have varying …

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Representative Bergman Supports Veteran Owned Small Businesses

Representative Jack Bergman’s bipartisan legislation meant to protect veteran owned small businesses, has passed through the House with unanimous support. H.R. 561, aims to safeguard small businesses in the Veterans First Program, which ensures preference be given to Veteran-owned small businesses when VA contracts are given out. The legislation eliminates …

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Houghton City Council Holds Meeting

The Houghton City Council held a meeting last night, and had some special guests in attendance. Cub Scout Troop 201 from Houghton/Hancock was on hand, to learn more about local government. The main topic was the opt-in ordinance, recently drafted by the city attorney which will allow the city to …

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