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PHF Inaugural Family BBQ on Sunday in Chassell

This Sunday the portage Health Foundation is inviting the community out for another beautiful summer Copper Country day, with a little Inaugural Family BBQ. Portage Health Foundation’s Michael Babcock hopes to shed light on the great work and many projects the foundation has been a part of. The picnic will …

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Get Ready to Learn about Busy Bees at the MTU Sustainability House Next Week

Over the last year the Michigan Tech Sustainability Demonstration House housed many busy bees, and we’re not just talking about students. Last summer, students applied for a grant with MTU’s alumni board, to add a honey bee hive as a part of the SDH.  In order for students to continue …

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Buffalo Reef Plan Revealed – Could Cost $1 Billion

Saving Buffalo Reef from encroaching stamp sands could cost a billion dollars or more. That’s the figure presented at last night’s meeting of the Buffalo Reef Task Force.  The Task Force has been researching how the invaluable game fish spawning area can be protected from the mine tailings piled on …

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Houghton County to Dedicate Airport Boulevard to Koskela – Board Meeting Wrap

The access road to the Houghton County Memorial Airport will be dedicated to the memory of former Houghton County Board of Commissioners Chair Albert Koskela. At yesterday’s meeting, commissioners voted unanimously to place signs at both ends of Airpark Boulevard, noting Koskela’s long service to the county, which operates the …

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Houghton City Council to Consider DDA Changes Tonight

The Houghton City Council will hold its regular bi-monthly meeting tonight. The main agenda item is the adoption of changes to the Downtown Development Authority Tax Increment Financing Plan that will incorporate the upcoming demolition of the big parking deck. A public hearing on the changes was held last month. …

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Local COVID-19 Numbers Jump

COVID-19 numbers took a big jump in our area last week. The latest report from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services shows 101 confirmed diagnoses in Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga and Ontonagon Counties. That’s 230 percent higher than the 44 cases reported in the previous week. Seventy-three of the …

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First Keweenaw Rose Growers Chapter Meet and Greet this Weekend

The first meeting of the roses will happen this weekend. Keweenaw Rose Growers Consulting Rosarian, Melissa Boerman, will show new members the first steps when considering a rose garden. As well as lead the chapter’s first meeting, explaining how American Rose Society chapters function and work together to showcase the …

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Musical Mondays at the Keweenaw Heritage Center Return Next Monday

Musical Mondays are coming back to the Keweenaw Heritage Center in Calumet starting next week. Cathy Isaacson and Friends will return and start the concert series. This summer the heritage center has scheduled five weekly concerts to perform inside the walls of Ste. Anne’s Church in Calumet. Other acts set …

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U.P. Blood Shortage Critical, Blood Drive Tomorrow at Hancock Regional Blood Center

Blood supplies are critically low across the Upper Peninsula, the U.P. Regional Blood Center says the need is critical this time of the year for all blood types. As donation sites become less frequent during the summer, and there is often increased demand for transfusions during summers. There is a …

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