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Winter Fun Day Waterfront Relay in Houghton

On February 26th the Winter Fun Day Waterfront Relay will take place in Houghton. Teams of three will ski, skate, and snowshoe along the Houghton waterfront to find out who is the fastest three person team in the Copper Country. Registration is free and must be completed by 10 am, …

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It’s That Time of the Year Again to Clear Off Roofs

Winter in the U.P. means lots of snow. Michigan Tech’s Keweenaw Research Center said the area got 118  inches so far. And Keweenaw County has recorded 222.5 inches this year. That’s about average for this part of the U.P.  But, if you do the math, 118 inches is nearly 10 …

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EV Charging Stations coming to the Copper Country

Soon enough all vehicles made by the big three in Detroit will be electric. And with increased numbers of EV’s on the road, towns will need to start preparing for an electric future. The Copper Country already has one electric vehicle charging station. And soon the area will have a …

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Copper Island Academy Enrollment Days Coming Up

One of the main features to Copper Island Academy is their brain breaks, students take throughout the school day. Principal Steve Aho says that the school has seen immense improvement in their students’ attentiveness in class. And part of that is thanks to student’s ability to take a break from …

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WUPPDR Presented a Materials Management Opportunity to Keweenaw County

WUPPDR spoke last night at the Keweenaw County Commission meeting. Lisa McKenzie proposed the same grant program that she had on Tuesday with Houghton County. The Materials Management County Engagement grant will award an individual county $10,000, if all six, Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, iron, Keweenaw, and Ontonagon, apply for the …

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Celtic House closer to receiving revitalization grant

Hancock’s Downtown Development Authority is working with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and a foundation tied to a world-famous artistic organization to improve the Celtic House on Hancock Street. The DDA officially endorsed a grant opportunity for the property. The historic structure is set to be revitalized in a mixed-use …

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Hancock Council looking to broadcast meetings online

It will be a gradual process but Hancock Council intends to slowly roll out online broadcasts of its meetings over the coming months. The subject was brought up at Wednesday’s meeting by Mayor Paul LaBine in response to correspondence from Richard Tuisku, known to many in the area as Dick …

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Kansas man injured in snowmobile crash

On Wednesday afternoon, around 1:45, a Kansas man suffered significant injuries when he crashed his snowmobile on Trail 3, just south of Lac La Belle Road. The man was headed north when his sled crashed into another snowmobile, operated by a woman coming from the opposite direction. The man was …

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Strieter to undergo psychiatric evaluation

Isaiah Strieter’s counsel has requested the 18-year-old defendant be evaluated by a psychiatrist to determine if he should be held responsible for the murder of his mother. Strieter is charged with open homicide after allegedly killing 38-year-old Ashlee Harvey at their Coburntown neighborhood home on January 24th with a firearm. …

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Houghton County Thinking of Ways to Spend Funds

In the coming weeks the Houghton County Commissioners will meet with their department heads to talk about possible ways to spend funds the county will receive from the American Rescue Plan Act. That meeting will be on March 8th. A public hearing will follow, though that date has not been …

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