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Bridgefest Parade Entries Encouraged

Bridgefest organizers are urging those who wish to take part in the annual parade to submit their entry forms as soon as possible. The parade will take place on June 17th at the west edge of downtown Hancock. Participants in the Thatcher Markham Memorial Run will lead off at 7:00, …

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Dover Creek Lamprey Treatment to Begin

Another lampricide treatment is planned in the Copper Country.  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service personnel will visit an area in Torch Lake offshore from Dover Creek, also known as Hungarian Creek. The procedure is scheduled to begin as early as today, depending on weather and conditions. It will take about …

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Finlandia’s Upward Bound Program Extended

The TRIO Upward Bound program at Finlandia University has received a federal grant to continue its operations. The Upward Bound program helps prepare low-income students for college, specifically, those who would be the first from their family to receive a bachelor’s degree. The nationwide program was started by President Lyndon …

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Rabbit Island School Application Window Open

Applications are now being accepted from young people who want to attend this summer’s Rabbit Island School.  Full scholarships are available for students who are entering their sophomore, junior or senior years of high school, or equivalent.  Rabbit Island is located four miles off the east end of the Keweenaw …

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Houghton County, and Nine Townships Working with the Road Commission for ARPA Road Work Program

Houghton County and nine townships will work together to repair neglected road projects in the county. The board of commissioners has agreed to a one to one to one match with townships, and the road commission using American rescue plan funds; approving just over 1.1 million dollars to be used …

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Michigan Celebrates the Great Lakes and Fresh Water during Water Champions Week

Michigan’s week of celebrating the great lakes and fresh water started a couple days ago. And there are plenty of options to get out in the water, and to learn more about the great lakes that surround this great state. Great Lakes and Fresh Water Week focuses on becoming a …

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Copper Country Law Enforcement Leader Passes

A long-time stalwart of the Copper Country law enforcement community has died. Jon W. Ahola passed away Sunday at age 72.  Ahola served 10 years as a Houghton County sheriff’s deputy, six years as Hancock city police chief, and 18 years as Michigan Tech’s Director of Public Safety. He also …

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Soldano, DePerno Campaign in Houghton

Matt DePerno at Houghton rally Michigan Republican gubernatorial candidate Garrett Soldano and Attorney General endorsee Matt DePerno brought their campaigns to the Copper Country Sunday. At a joint appearance at the Mine Shaft Entertainment Center, they spoke to about 70 supporters. The themes were familiar. Both assailed Democratic Governor Gretchen …

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NWS Schedules Storm Spotter Training

The National Weather Service is looking for help monitoring the weather in the Keweenaw. Storm Spotter training is scheduled for tomorrow at 6:30 at the ATDC Building at Michigan Tech.  Especially with radar’s limited effectiveness on the peninsula, Matt Zika says the Weather Service relies on residents to be their …

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