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Motorcyclist Hurt in Saturday Crash

A crash Saturday afternoon sent a motorcycle rider to the hospital. Houghton County Sheriff’s deputies were called out around 3:00 to Canal Road near the Gedvillas Road intersection. They found the 66-year-old motorcycle driver had lost control on a curve. His injuries were described as “significant,” and he was taken …

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Rain Dampens, but Doesn’t Douse, Baraga Lake Trout Fest

Rain forced a location change at Saturday’s Baraga County Lake Trout Festival, but didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of those who attended.  Residents crowded into Meadowbrook Arena. Kids enjoyed two large inflatables, and sang karaoke in the lobby. Adults browsed the craft fair, enjoyed good food, and also got to meet …

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UPHS-Marquette Nurses OK Contract

Registered nurses at the Upper Peninsula’s largest hospital have ratified a new labor agreement. Officials with UP Health System-Marquette and the Michigan Nurses Association confirmed the vote Saturday. The previous labor agreement had expired June 1, and the new contract will be retroactive to that date. According to the joint …

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Downsized Pine Mountain Music Festival Arrives

A scaled-back Pine Mountain Music Festival begins this week. This year’s theme is “Stories in Music.” In contrast to previous years, when the festival included symphony concerts, opera productions and high-profile guests, this year’s events are much more limited. The Bergonzi Trio will return for its annual visit, with a …

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Lift Bridge Alerts Up and Running on Twitter

As summer begins in the Copper Country, comes an increase in activity on the roads. Especially by those traveling north through Hancock, Calumet or up to Keweenaw County. Everyone in the area can understand the frustration of getting stuck at the bridge while ships or construction require it to go …

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MTU Aging, Cognition and Action Lab Seeking Research Participants

Michigan Tech’s Aging, Cognition, and Action Lab is working on Parkinson’s disease research. As a part of their investigative research, the team is seeking healthy older adults to participate in a study. As well as those with Parkinson’s, as researchers investigate the validity of a new web base application for …

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Lake Cruises Return to the Keweenaw Today

UPDATE: The Ocean Navigator arrived in Houghton at 7:15 Friday morning. The first cruise ship of the summer will arrive in Houghton today (Friday). American Queen Voyage’s Ocean Navigator will dock near Roy’s Pasties and Bakery this morning. Around 200 passengers will explore the area until the ship departs at …

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Lake Trout Festival Returns Saturday

The Copper Country’s first major summer event takes place Saturday. The Baraga County Lake Trout Festival will be held at L’Anse Waterfront Park. After two years off because of COVID-19 concerns, Barb McEwan of the Baraga County Convention and Visitors Bureau says the community is ready to celebrate. Interest is …

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Two Local Schools Receive Great Lakes-Based Grants

Two local school districts will receive state money to develop Great Lakes-based science, technology, engineering and math programs.  The Arvon Township School will get $5,000 to support students’ adoption of two beaches in the township. Lessons and activities will be developed, in partnership with the Alliance for the Great Lakes. …

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Roller Skating Returns to the Gipp

Roller skating returns to the George Gipp Arena in Laurium this weekend.  The first skating session of the season will be held Sunday between 1:00 and 4:00. Additional sessions will take place every other Sunday through the summer, and possibly until ice is installed next fall. Each session costs $2. …

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