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Copper Country Recycling Initiative is Taking Old Tires

Editor’s Note; This event is not being sponsored by the CCRI. It is being sponsored by the Superior Watershed Partnership, Houghton County, and the Great Lakes Climate Corps. It is being paid for by an EGLE grant. Old tires are difficult to get rid of. On Wednesday clean out the …

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CCCAC Asking for Artists for their Community Exhibit

The Copper Country Community Arts Center will have The Shaft, an annual community exhibition on the region’s mining heritage, in November. Artists are invited to submit work the physical signs of the mining industry’s presence or the effect it has had on the area and its people. Deadline for entry …

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Isaiah Strieter Agrees to Plead No Contest

Isaiah Strieter has agreed to plead no contest to a manslaughter charge, last Friday in Houghton County Circuit Court. In January, Strieter was arrested for the alleged murder of, 38 year old Ashley Harvey, at a home in Franklin township. Strieter’s other two charges, Homicide – Open Murder, and Possession …

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First Winter Storm Threatens Region

Revised 6 a.m. 10/17 to reflect lower anticipated snowfall totals. The first winter storm of the season is arriving in the Copper Country. Forecasters at the National Weather Service have issued a Winter Storm Warning for Houghton, Baraga and Ontonagon Counties. Keweenaw County is under a Winter Weather Advisory. The …

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Local Gas Prices Dip, but Remain Higher Than State, Nation

Gasoline prices have eased a bit in Michigan over the past week, but remain higher than the national average.  AAA Michigan reports that the average price of a gallon of unleaded regular was $4.20 in our state yesterday. That’s 15 cents less than a week earlier, but 39 cents higher …

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Local Arts Organizations to Benefit from State Grants

A number of local arts organizations will get support for activities next year from the Michigan Arts and Culture Council. Grants announced recently include…• $16,250 for the Calumet Theatre,• Two grants of $16,250 and $50,000 for the Copper Country Community Arts Council,• $11,250 for the Copper Country Suzuki Association,• $7,872 …

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Keweenaw County Search and Rescue to Hold First Fundraiser Tomorrow

The Keweenaw County Search and Rescue Team will be holding its first fundraiser this Saturday at the Horizons School in Mohawk. Dine in and take out are available for a Pulled Pork Dinner that includes potato salad, coleslaw, chips, and a drink. Search and Rescue members will be holding a …

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Copper Country Angel Mission Coat Giveaway Starts on Sunday

Ahead of winter, getting your hands on a good winter coat is essential in the Upper Peninsula. Starting on Sunday, the Copper Country Angel Mission in Calumet will begin their coat giveaway. The coat giveaway will go until next Tuesday. The Copper Country Angel Mission has a full stock of …

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One Killed, One Hurt in Crash and Fire at L’Anse Holiday Gas Station

Updated 1:00 PM Friday: The man killed in the Thursday night crash and fire at the Holiday gas station in L’Anse has been identified as 43-year-old Allan Dantes, Jr. The announcement was made Friday morning by the American Rally Association. Dantes was a rally competitor, and was scheduled to take …

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Two Treated after Thursday Crash Near Airport

Two people were taken to UP Health System-Portage for treatment after a single-vehicle crash near the Houghton County Memorial Airport yesterday morning. Michigan State Police troopers were called out after a pickup truck apparently veered off the road and smashed into a tree along US-41.  Traffic on the highway was …

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