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Construction finishes just in time for Canal Run

An MDOT project is wrapping up just in time to avoid causing a snarl with the 2021 Canal Run set for this Saturday. Crews have been repairing sidewalks and replacing the top two inches of asphalt on state highways in Hubbell and Hancock in recent weeks. That includes M-203, or …

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Powwow expected to be largest ever

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Director of Cultural Resources Alden Connor expects this year’s Powwow to be the biggest yet. He has been at similar events held by other tribes since spring, and increased attendance has been a theme so far. COVID-19 hit Native American communities particularly hard, which canceled the …

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Downstate organ musician performing Friday at St. Anne’s

Nicholas Schmelter of Caro, Michigan is visiting the Copper Country to play the organ at the Keweenaw Heritage Center Friday afternoon. Schmelter says he was drawn to the instrument because of its variety. All the knobs, all the controls, and of course the ability to use your feet, the pedalboard, …

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Going to the end of the road

US-41 will have some extra traffic on it Saturday as the End of the Road Car Show travels up the Keweenaw from Calumet to Copper Harbor. A police escort gets participants to Phoenix where they will turn left on M-26 and pass through Eagle River and Eagle Harbor. Those interested …

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New addition to county marina

Visitors to the Houghton County marina in Ripley will be greeted by a new fixture. Copper Country ISD students designed and made a metal anchor that has been affixed to a concrete slab underneath the welcome sign. Welding Instructor Tim Stites and Machining Teacher Jordan Schulz said that they love …

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Copper Country Humane Society warns of scam

In a Facebook post Wednesday, the Copper Country Humane Society warned businesses that an individual is attempting a scam in the area. They did not post the identity of the man, but said he is known to them, and frequently uses their food pantry. The organization provides free pet food …

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Council approves Coles Creek rezoning

Houghton City Council voted in favor of rezoning a portion of land near Coles Creek, parcels B and C on the attached map, that is being sold to create a campground and vacation cabins. The change was needed to allow for the proposed use, including an RV park.  There were …

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Hancock Library hosting used book sale Friday

Friday afternoon from 2:00-6:00, the Hancock branch of the Portage Lake District Library is having a used book sale. Librarian Boni Ashburn says visitors should expect to see a great selection of titles to choose from. We haven’t had one for two years because of the COVID shutdown. It’s going …

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CLK Schools will not mandate masks, vaccines

In a follow up to a story from earlier this month, Calumet-Laurium-Keweenaw Schools is joining Hancock in not mandating mask usage or vaccines for students this fall. They addressed a letter to district parents dated July 1st that was posted on their Facebook page earlier this week. You can find …

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Pasty Fest is August 21st

An online announcement was snuck out on July 3rd that Pasty Fest is returning this year after a COVID-19 induced hiatus. The date has been confirmed as Saturday, August 21st, but few other details were released at the time. This week, some of those morsels are trickling out and it …

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