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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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Lake Linden-Hubbell Students Receive Scholarships

Ten of this year’s Lake Linden-Hubbell High School graduates were recently awarded scholarships through the Lake Linden-Hubbell Public Schools Foundation. The awards ranged from $200 to $22,000, for a total of $127,050 in scholarships. Scholarship recipients were: Mason Codere, Troy Corrigan (Valedictorian), Camaryn Crouch, Brenden Davis, Andrew Heikkinen, Ariana Jeffery …

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Adopt a Beach with the Alliance for the Great Lakes

As great lakes week moves forward, another thing to keep in mind is Michigan’s many beautiful beaches. And why not take some time to help clean up our coastlines with the alliance for the great lakes. The organization makes it very easy for people to sign up for a cleanup …

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Coppo to Plead Guilty in 86th District Court in August

Houghton County Under-sheriff Kevin Coppo will plead guilty to two charges in 86th District Court. He is scheduled for a sentencing hearing on August 1st. Coppo chose to take a plea deal for his drunken driving incident occurring back in March in Grand Traverse County. He will plead guilty to …

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Baraga Exchange Student Wins Parade of Nations Logo Contest

A Baraga High School foreign exchange student has won this year’s Parade of Nations logo contest. Seventeen-year-old Chiara Rapacci is from Italy. She’s staying with Gina and Irv Smith of Baraga.  Rapacci’s logo illustrates this year’s Parade of Nations theme: “The World is One.” Hers was one of a number …

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COVID-19 Numbers Dip Slightly in Region

COVID-19 infection rates in the western Upper Peninsula remain among the highest in the state, although they are still far below where they were earlier this year. Sixty-seven new cases were confirmed in Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga and Ontonagon Counties in the past week. That’s 10 fewer than in the previous …

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NMU Rolls Out New Tourism-Related Master’s Degree Program

Northern Michigan University is introducing a new post-graduate level program. The master’s degree in Administration of Outdoor Recreation and Nature-Based Tourism will be part of the university’s College of Graduate Studies and Research. It will be delivered mostly online, with just two in-person summer seminar courses.  School officials say the …

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