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Geborkoff Crowned Strawberry Queen, Turnquist Named Chassell Citizen of Year, Parade Awards Announced

Micaela Geborkoff reigns as this year’s Strawberry Queen, after a successful Copper Country Strawberry Festival Friday and Saturday in Chassell. At the competition Friday evening, Breigh Lawrence was named First Attendant, and Alethea Oakley completed the court as Miss Congeniality. L-R – 1st Attendant Breigh Lawrence, 2022 Queen Micaela Geborkoff, …

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Democratic Candidates Make Pitches in Baraga County

First District Democratic Congressional candidate Dr. Bob Lorinser met with voters in Baraga last evening. At the gathering, which was hosted by the Baraga County Democratic Party, Lorinser outlined his priorities, including election integrity… Protection of our elections from interferences, dark money, Gerrymandering and voter supression. Fresh water… We have …

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Girl Critically Hurt in Fall from Vehicle

A 17-year-old girl suffered critical injuries when she fell from a moving vehicle Friday in Hancock Township. Houghton County Sheriff’s deputies say the incident took place along M-203 near Lily Pond Road, about a mile south of McLain State Park. The girl had been a passenger in a southbound car …

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Bacteria Levels Close Two Baraga County Beaches, Limit Another

UPDATE: AS OF JULY 11, 2022, THE BEACHES HAVE ALL BEEN CLEARED. Two beaches on Keweenaw Bay on Baraga County have been shut down because of high bacteria counts, and an advisory has been issued for a third. Weekly testing showed higher than acceptable levels of E. coli at L’Anse …

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Two Local Guts Frisbee Legends to be Inducted in the Hall of Fame at 64th Annual Coca-Cola International Frisbee Tournament

Guts Frisbee has many ties to the Keweenaw Peninsula. From a simple family backyard game to today a competitive sport. This weekend the 64th Annual Coca-Cola International Frisbee Tournament will bring some of the world’s best Guts Frisbee players to the Hancock Driving Park for two days of action. And …

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Chassell Shows Up to Slice and Dice in Prep of Strawberry Festival

There’s something about summertime and strawberries that makes the town of Chassell come to life. Historically, farmers harvested their yearly berry crop and sent it out to major cities.Today, just four farms produce the abundantly sweet fruit.But there is a whole lot of sweetness and hard work going into the …

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Man Hurt in Schoolcraft Township Crash

Editor’s Note: The responding departments to the crash site were Lake Linden Fire, Bootjack Fire, and Bootjack First Responders. A single-car crash on the Gay Road Thursday evening sent the a Belleville, Michigan, man to the hospital. Preliminary information from the Houghton County Sheriff’s Department indicates the vehicle was eastbound …

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Strawberry Festival Opens Today

The distinctive taste of the world’s best strawberries returns to Chassell this morning, as the 74th Copper Country Strawberry Festival gets underway. Strawberry shortcake made from locally-grown heritage berries will be served at the Centennial Park Pavilion from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, and from 9 a.m. to 4 …

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Mini Grants from the Michigan Arts and Cultural Council Available through the Copper Country Community Arts Center

Through Copper Country art and artists, the region’s history, people and culture survives. And once again the Copper Country Community Arts Center is providing mini-grants to help communities do just that. CCCAC will disperse grants of up to 4,000 dollars from the Michigan Arts and Cultural Council, for communities to …

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Buffalo Reef Task Force to Hold Public Meeting on Potential Solutions Next Tuesday in Lake Linden

Editor’s Note: Some footage from tonight’s broadcast on ABC 10 UP/CW5, from our correspondent Thomas Fournier, for the Buffalo Reef Task Force meeting was taken at the Historic School at the Gay Museum. Recently the museum hung on their walls placards for their newest permanent exhibit, Copper Milling at Gay: …

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