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Winter Carnival’s national scope unknown

There are two things that can be said for sure about Winter Carnival. It draws Yoopers and Michigan Tech families and alumni to town. Does it bring in visitors without that bond to the Copper Country, though? It’s an issue that still needs to be looked at, says Brad Barnett. …

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Michigan Tech gets coastal management grant

Michigan Tech is one of 11 recipients of Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy grants pertaining to coastal management. Out of $1.1 million allocated, the university will receive $75,000 with the purpose of the funds meant to help develop a toolkit for the new “Resilient Coast” website. According to …

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Houghton County to have three elections in May

Residents of the City of Houghton, Village of Lake Linden, and Village of Calumet will all have a reason to go to the polls during May’s special election. Two of the races are related to municipal positions. Houghton needs to fill a vacant seat on its city council. There was …

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St. Albert’s snow chapel hosting mass this weekend

St. Albert the Great Catholic Church will allow parishioners and visitors a unique experience yet again for Winter Carnival. Father Ben Haase says the snow chapel they create has never been entered into the month-long competition but it requires roughly the same amount of work. It also takes a similar …

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Houghton celebrates Winter Carnival downtown

Houghton City Manager Eric Waara says there are some events planned over the next couple days to tie in with Michigan Tech’s Winter Carnival. Ice will be delivered downtown Friday. We’ll have a carver going on Friday and Saturday. Saturday night fireworks, there is going to be some bonfires out …

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CTE holds open house

Career and technical education students in the Copper Country have enjoyed a week off, so the facility can hold an open house. The Hancock location has welcomed 10th graders from across the Copper Country Intermediate School District to tour the programs held inside the East Quincy Street building, and at …

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COVID-19 positivity rate, case counts drop

Cases continue to plummet for every county in the Copper Country and the positivity rate is now in decline as well. State data suggests hospitalizations are also receding rapidly. For the seven-day period ending Wednesday Houghton County registered 106 cases, with Baraga adding 35 and Keweenaw accounting for eight. The …

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Phi Kappa Tau Takes Home Top Honor

The results are in and unsurprisingly Phi Kappa Tau, in Hancock, took home first place for the men’s month long snow statue competition. Their statue, constructed of snow and ice depicts an old Copper Country scene, with intricate details strewn throughout the structures. They are followed by Tau Kappa Epsilon …

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Houghton seeking remediation from AT&T

At Wednesday’s Houghton City Council meeting, Manager Eric Waara said that AT&T is now delaying the use of divers to find a bundle of underwater cables responsible for phone service across the Keweenaw Peninsula. Teams will not be available until the beginning of March. After repeated inquiries over the course …

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Circle Power guaranteeing tax payments to local government

One of the thorny issues surrounding wind power in the State of Michigan is the ability of producers to dramatically reduce their property taxes after installation. Circle Power is taking the issue off the table for its proposed project in Adams Township. Vice President Chris Moore says his company is …

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