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The Experience of Volunteering with CopperDog 150

Volunteers heard many thank you’s all weekend, from mushers as they passed by with their teams. This year was a success for both those that won their race and those who safely guided teams at road crossings. Getting involved with CopperDog can become a yearly activity for some of the …

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Oil prices explode to near record highs; gas prices already there

United States Secretary of State Anthony Blinken floated the idea of implementing an embargo against Russian oil this weekend, which was met with an immediate reaction as commodity futures began trading Sunday night. At one point, prices soared limit up, near 12 percent. Brent Crude, which sets gasoline prices, touched …

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Foreign exchange students looking for host families

Lauren Scherr’s plate at International Cultural Exchange Services is looking full at the moment. She is the regional administrator for the entire Upper Peninsula, responsible for placing foreign exchange students with host families for the upcoming school year. Over 700 international students are on a waiting list, trying to make …

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Sparkplug Award winners announced

The Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce held its annual Sparkplug Awards banquet inside the Memorial Union Building ballroom on the campus of Michigan Tech Thursday evening. Helping to organize and judge the entries were members of the Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance, Keweenaw Young Professionals, the Portage Health Foundation and the MTEC …

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UPDATE; Adams Township water system springs leak

UPDATE TUESDAY, MARCH 8TH; The boil advisory has been lifted. Upper Peninsula Health officials say water customers should flush pipes, faucets, and drinking foundations for at least five minutes unless otherwise directed by your local utility. If you experience any discolored water, continue flushing until clear. Before serving or using …

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Grad students at Tech show support for Ukraine

Blue and yellow has popped up in a lot of places throughout the Copper Country this week, including on the campus of Michigan Tech. Two graduate students from Ukraine, a husband and wife, have led demonstrations against Russian aggression near the Husky statue. Another is planned for Sunday, taking the …

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Glide n’ Gorge canceled

The Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club’s Glide n’ Gorge has been canceled this year. Originally scheduled for Saturday, forecasted ice will make conditions on the trails too poor to handle the influx of participants. Treasurer John Diebel says that there is not enough time left in the winter season to make …

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Panel to discuss cruise ships return to the Copper Country

Wednesday morning’s Keweenaw Alliance Breakfast will feature a panel discussion about cruise ships and the opportunities for area businesses and residents from their return to the Copper Country. The subject has already been brought up on a preliminary basis at Houghton City Council meetings over the past couple months. There …

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Houghton County Land Bank accepting development proposals

Four properties in northern Houghton County will be the subject for development proposals. The documents need to be in by March 31st, delivered via email to treasurer@houghtoncounty.net or in person at the courthouse building on Houghton Avenue in the City of Houghton. All parcels are owned by the county’s Land …

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Lift Bridge closures anticipated next week

Correction: MDOT says the snow will be placed back on the lift bridge next week. “Providing all goes as planned and the test lifts are completed in those two nights, the club will be able to place snow again after Wednesday and the trail should be open for the remainder …

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