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Canal Run Returns Saturday

One of the region’s biggest running events takes place tomorrow morning. Online registration for the Hancock Canal Run has closed, but onsite registration and bib pickup will be open today between 3 and 8 at Quincy Green. Bib pickup will also be open tomorrow morning between 6 and 8:45, but …

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Verna Mize Triathlon Registration Now Open

Registration has opened for this year’s Verna Mize Triathlon, coming up in August. The triathlon was named for Mize’s work protecting Lake Superior from iron ore shaving being dumped in the lake in the late 1960’s. The triathlon takes racers through three course events, swimming, a bike event, and last …

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Key Ingredients Returns to Downtown Hancock Tomorrow Evening

Key Ingredients will take over the stage in Hancock tomorrow night. Musicians will line up down Quincy Street to play many different genres of music. And will join Hancock’s many restaurants on a special night to stroll downtown. Quincy Street will know it is time to start the Friday night …

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Houghton Seeks Alternate Cruise Dock Sites – City Council Wrap

The City of Houghton is looking for alternate sites for cruise ships to dock in the Portage.  Weather issues prevented the Viking ship Octantis from bringing its passengers to the Copper Country on its first two visits this summer. The current plan is to anchor the ship near Dollar Bay, …

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End O’ The Road Tour and Show Saturday

Classic car lovers and owners will gather Saturday in Copper Harbor.  The End O’ The Road Keweenaw Tour and Car Show actually begins in Calumet. Car owners can meet at 11:00 at the Campioni True Value Hardware parking lot. John Cima of Keweenaw Kruisers says the tour will begin at …

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PHF Inaugural Family BBQ on Sunday in Chassell

This Sunday the portage Health Foundation is inviting the community out for another beautiful summer Copper Country day, with a little Inaugural Family BBQ. Portage Health Foundation’s Michael Babcock hopes to shed light on the great work and many projects the foundation has been a part of. The picnic will …

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Get Ready to Learn about Busy Bees at the MTU Sustainability House Next Week

Over the last year the Michigan Tech Sustainability Demonstration House housed many busy bees, and we’re not just talking about students. Last summer, students applied for a grant with MTU’s alumni board, to add a honey bee hive as a part of the SDH.  In order for students to continue …

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Buffalo Reef Plan Revealed – Could Cost $1 Billion

Saving Buffalo Reef from encroaching stamp sands could cost a billion dollars or more. That’s the figure presented at last night’s meeting of the Buffalo Reef Task Force.  The Task Force has been researching how the invaluable game fish spawning area can be protected from the mine tailings piled on …

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Houghton County to Dedicate Airport Boulevard to Koskela – Board Meeting Wrap

The access road to the Houghton County Memorial Airport will be dedicated to the memory of former Houghton County Board of Commissioners Chair Albert Koskela. At yesterday’s meeting, commissioners voted unanimously to place signs at both ends of Airpark Boulevard, noting Koskela’s long service to the county, which operates the …

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Houghton City Council to Consider DDA Changes Tonight

The Houghton City Council will hold its regular bi-monthly meeting tonight. The main agenda item is the adoption of changes to the Downtown Development Authority Tax Increment Financing Plan that will incorporate the upcoming demolition of the big parking deck. A public hearing on the changes was held last month. …

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