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Dial Help Reaches Nearly 4,000 People in 2021

Dial Help has a large reach throughout the copper country. Yesterday the agency released their annual report, detailing their various projects in the community and stats on their service in the region. Dial Help served nearly 4,000 people in the Keweenaw. Picking up the phone over 2,500 times with their …

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Chassell Man Hurt in Houghton Crash

A Chassell man was injured Monday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash in Houghton. City police report that a Kirkish Furniture delivery truck driven by a 55-year-old Laurium man was northbound on Bridge Street around 3:00 when the truck’s brakes failed while coming down the hill. The truck crossed Montezuma Avenue, …

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Demolition Begins on Fire-Damaged Houghton Home

A home badly damaged by fire more than a year ago in Houghton is being demolished.  The structure at 915 College Avenue, just east of Franklin Square, caught fire March 14th, 2021. It burned for hours. Firefighters were hindered in battling the blaze because of significant clutter inside.  Since then, …

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Keweenaw Chamber Office Remains Closed After Nearby Fire

The recent explosion and fire that leveled an apartment building at 908 College Avenue last month remains under investigation. Because the cause has not yet been determined, the adjacent William Hodge Visitors Center remains closed. That means the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce is without a home, but manager Tara Arens …

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L’Anse, Baraga County to Try Again for Main/Broad Street Fix

The Village of L’Anse will try again to get federal money for a long-term solution to the paving issues on Broad Street and Main Street. The town’s two main thoroughfares were part of the state’s original trunk line highway system, and were paved a century ago with concrete. Eventually, the …

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Hancock Promise Deadline Extended

The deadline for Hancock High School seniors to apply to take advantage of Finlandia University’s Hancock Promise has been extended. University officials will accept applications until May 1st. The change coincides with an extension of Michigan’s priority deadline for filing the FAFSA form, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. …

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Local Nonprofits Receive High Transparency Ratings

The Portage Health Foundation has received the highest possible rating for organization transparency from a respected non-profit monitoring organization. The monitoring group Guidestar awarded its Platinum Seal to PHF for the second year in a row. Several other non-profits in our region also received high marks in Guidestar’s latest report.  …

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Finlandia Honors the 2022 Graduating Class

Its nearing the end of the year for Finlandia’s college students. And with it comes celebrations for students who showed academic success and sisu. Last Friday Finlandia University awarded scholarships and honors to graduating students. Finlandia faculty were proud to present various awards to this year’s graduating class, none more …

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Keep the UP Wild Presentation with Copper Country League of Women Voters

The Copper Country chapter for the League of Women Voters host Keep the U.P. Wild Saturday, April 23rd. The presentation will present the pros and cons of expanding wilderness areas in the western upper peninsula. The movement Keep the U.P. Wild has added onto three wilderness areas within the region. …

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Dems Endorse Whitmer for Re-election; GOP Nomination Process Begins Tonight

To the surprise of no one, the Michigan Democratic Party has nominated its slate of state officeholders for second terms. Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Attorney General Dana Nessel were all endorsed at the party’s convention over the weekend. State party …

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