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Local COVID-19 Numbers Remain Low

COVID-19 cases remain relatively low in the Copper Country.  Figures released yesterday by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services show 34 reported cases last week in Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga and Ontonagon Counties. That’s lower than the 45 cases reported the previous week. Statewide figures show an average of …

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Great Start Collaborative Kicks Off Diaper Drive

Food and clothing drives are common in our area during the early part of winter, but there are other necessities that low-income families struggle to afford, as well. The Copper Country Great Start Collaborative has kicked off its annual diaper drive.  Donated diapers and wipes will be distributed through the …

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Support the Gratiot Lake Conservancy with Their 2022 Giving Tuesday Campaign

Today is giving Tuesday, and there are various campaigns happening all over the country, and right here in the Keweenaw. A second campaign that is separate from the Portage Health Foundation’s own campaign, has been organized by the Gratiot Lake Conservancy in Keweenaw County. Recently there group held their first …

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Northern Michigan University’s Center for Rural Health Awards Meghan Hemmer One of Three First Places Scholarship Prizes

Northern Michigan University’s Center for Rural Health has announced the winners of this year’s  essay competition for National Rural Health Day. The essay contest is split into three regions; East, Central and West. Meghan Hemmer, of Houghton was awarded first place in the West region, earning a 500 dollar scholarship. …

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Giving Tuesday Provides Non-Profit Support Opportunities Today

Today is Giving Tuesday, devoted to supporting organizations that support our communities. The holiday was first observed in 2012 at the 92nd Street Y community center in New York City. It was conceived as a response to the heavy spending on gifts and personal items at the start of the …

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KBIC Marijuana Business Development Advances

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s move into the recreational marijuana industry has taken a step forward. Tribal officials announced yesterday that the Michigan Cannabis Regulatory Agency has approved the status of a tribal non-profit called Mashiki, which will represent tribal ownership interest in its marijuana ventures. The move will give …

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Giving Tuesday: Unite Mental Health and Wellness

Unitē Mental Health and Wellness opened their doors with the goal of filling gaps in mental health services in the Copper Country. Over the past year their group has brought on six therapists, and many patients seeking the tools and resources for improving their mental well being. Unitē Mental Health …

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Giving Tuesday: Swedetown Trails Club

Swedetown Trails attracts outdoor enthusiasts from all over the Upper Peninsula, all year round. Offering great trail options for cross country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, and mountain biking. For many years their trails club has created an area for people to recreate, and get active outside. Over their time as an …

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Giving Tuesday: Keweenaw Family Resource Center – Home of the Treehouse Indoor Playground

Giving Tuesday with the Portage Health foundation is tomorrow and there are just a few more groups we have yet to meet. The Keweenaw Family Resource Center – Home of the Treehouse Indoor Playground, has engaged with the annual day of giving since it’s inception. The donations to their non-profit …

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Meet Hancock’s New Police Chief Tomorrow at the Hancock Fire Hall

Residents of Hancock will have the chance to meet the city’s newest police chief tomorrow evening. From 4 -6 pm at the Hancock Fire Hall, Tami Sleeman will meet with residents with light refreshments available. Sleeman plans to step in as the department’s newest leader in the beginning of December, …

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