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Strawberry Festival Honorees Announced

Lily Ashburn reigned as Queen over the 2019 Copper Country Strawberry Festival this weekend. Ashburn is a 2019 graduate of Houghton High School, and was sponsored by the Portage Lake District Library. Peyton Gast was named First Runner-Up. She’s a 2016 Lake Linden-Hubbell High School grad, and was sponsored by …

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Finlandia Announces Spring Honors Lists

Finlandia University has released its Spring 2019 semester Dean’s and Honors Lists. 114 students earned honors, including 68 who achieved Dean’s List honors for having a Grade Point Average of 3.75 or above. To be eligible for either list students must have completed 12 or more credits and had no …

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Adopt A Highway Pickup Begins Tomorrow

The second Michigan Adopt-A-Highway trash pick-up period begins tomorrow, and runs through July 21st. Volunteers will canvass the shoulders of state and U.S. Highways in the Keweenaw, picking up litter. Motorists are encouraged to watch for them, and drive carefully to keep everyone safe. The Adopt-A-Highway program began in 1990. …

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Strawberry Fest Begins Today

The Copper Country Strawberry Festival opens today, featuring one of the Keweenaw’s sweetest agricultural products. On a recent Copper Country Today program, Judy Evart of the Chassell Lions Club told Rick Allen that strawberry growing in the area boomed early in the 20th century, as the lumber industry faded… No …

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Dem Reps Call on Nessell to Change Line Five Approach

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s fight to shut down the Enbridge Line Five Pipeline at the Straits of Mackinac is running into resistance from members of her own party. Six Democratic State Representatives have called on Nessel to allow construction of the proposed tunnel under the straits that would hold …

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Local Firm Earns NASA Contract

A local space technology company has landed a contract from NASA to continue development of thruster systems that will be used to maneuver small spacecraft. Orbion Space Technology will use advanced 3-D printing techniques to produce heating elements that will make thrusters easier and less expensive to build. With more …

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Youth Program Grants Awarded

The Youth Advisory Council of the Keweenaw Community Foundation has awarded $33,650 to 12 local organizations. The money comes from the Youth Endowment Fund, and will support projects that benefit youth in grades 6-12 in Houghton and Keweenaw counties.  The 12 grant recipients are:  Simple Kindness for Youth, to assist …

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New State Website to Promote Lead Safety

The State of Michigan is unveiling a new effort to raise awareness about sources of lead in homes. The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy has posted a new website, which contains information about lead in water, paint, soil, items and activities. The site will also stream a …

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L’Anse Village Manager Named to Michigan Municipal League Board

As received from the Michigan Municipal League: L’Anse Village Manager Robert A. La Fave has been selected to serve on the Board of Trustees for the Michigan Municipal League – a statewide organization representing the state’s cities and villages. La Fave was appointed by the 18-member board in June to …

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