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Basis for 2022-2023 School Calendar Established

The foundation of the schedule for the 2022-2023 school year in the Copper Country has been laid. Local superintendents met last week, and decided that classes will start the day after Labor Day, Tuesday, September 6th. Christmas Break will begin on Wednesday, December 21st, and stretch a full two weeks …

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Baraga Post Office Could Bear Name of Groundbreaking Local Woman

The Baraga Post Office could soon be named after one of the most influential women in county history. Cora Anderson – from a political ad prepared by the Daily Mining Gazette Legislation has been introduced in the United States Senate to honor Cora Reynolds Anderson by placing her name on …

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It’s About Time for the Animals to Wake Up

As spring begins to inch into the Upper Peninsula, many woodland creatures are waking from their long winter slumber. And they are hungry and ready for a snack. Animals like black bears, raccoons skunks and others can often become a nuisance around the area for home owners, as they search …

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Free Adaptive Hockey Clinic on Saturday

This Saturday at John MacInnis Student Ice Arena, a local high school athlete is bringing the community an adaptive hockey clinic. While in Idaho for a ski camp Houghton High School senior Maria Velat was introduced to the sport by para-Olympians she met while there. Adaptive hockey sits players in …

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Finlandia to Upgrade Health Science Computer Center

An upgrade is coming to the Finlandia University College of Health Sciences computer center, thanks to some grant money. The Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation is providing $220,000 over five years to support health science education. The first installment was used last year to install networking and infrastructure …

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Bridgefest Opens Vendor Registration

Bridgefest is looking for vendors. The community celebration in Houghton and Hancock is scheduled to return June 17th and 18th, after a two-year hiatus caused by COVID-19 concerns. Primary food vendors pay $150 for two days. Secondary food vendors pay $100. No outside alcohol vendors are allowed. Commercial non-food vendors …

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Statewide Tornado Alert Test Today

Michigan authorities will conduct a statewide tornado drill this afternoon. If all goes as planned, at 1:00 radio stations will air Emergency Alert System tones and messages. Community warning sirens will sound, and messages will be delivered to enabled cell phones. It’s just a test – part of Michigan’s Severe …

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Three Suffer Minor Injuries in Franklin Township Crash

Three people suffered minor injuries in a traffic crash Tuesday afternoon in Franklin Township. Houghton County Sheriff’s deputies were called to US-41, an eighth of a mile south of Pontiac Road at approximately 2:40. They determined that a 21-year-old Hancock woman lost control of her 2015 GMC truck while southbound …

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Wisconsin Man Arrested on Meth Charge

A 40-year-old Wisconsin man is in the Houghton County jail after his arrest Tuesday on a drug charge. Houghton County Sheriff’s deputies took the man into custody after a traffic stop at midnight Monday. After a brief investigation, officers located and seized a large quantity of crystal methamphetamine and components …

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Ontonagon Schools Mobile Food Pantry Returns March 30th

Students feeding the community is something anyone can get behind. On March 30 the Ontonagon Schools Working Mobile Food Pantry will hand out food from Feeding America at the Ontonagon Fire Hall. The working mobile pantry is funded by the Portage health foundation and is a partnership between the organization …

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