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Children’s COVID vaccination clinic today

The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department is teaming up with the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community to offer a youth COVID-19 vaccination clinic today between 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM. According to last week’s COVID-19 update, Baraga County is trailing the rest of the region in vaccination rate for the age …

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Ten indicted for meth ring, several from Baraga County

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Michigan has gotten an indictment returned from a federal grand jury implicating several area residents in a methamphetamine ring. Ten individuals in total are charged with distribution or possession with the intent to distribute meth. The arrests all occurred in …

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Hancock students get outdoor ice rink

Outdoor exercise is important in all four seasons. Physical Education teacher Stacy Bussiere wanted to reinforce that concept for her students at Hancock School District. What started as an idea has turned into a $5,000 project and a functioning ice rink located next to the auditorium. Principal and Athletic Director …

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Local organization highlighted by Department of Justice

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Michigan, which covers the Upper Peninsula, announced a new emphasis on combating human trafficking. The press release included praise for an organization operating in the Copper Country. The directive comes from United States Attorney General Merrick Garland. Many of the …

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Baraga Correctional Facility hosting open house events

The Baraga Maximum Correctional Facility is hosting three open houses beginning on February 8th until early April, meant to entice potential job seekers. Prisons across the state are suffering from a staff shortage and looking to hire. Applications will be accepted on site. The announcement recommends dress attire along with …

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“Sink the Sled” returns

Houghton Rotary hopes all eyes will be on the Portage Canal this spring. They’ve placed a sled on the ice and will closely monitor how long it stays afloat before the spring thaw chips away at its frozen support. A webcam has been trained on the snowmobile, time stamped for …

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Houghton waiting on decision regarding potential KFC

A case was argued last week in 12th Circuit Court that will determine the future of a potential Kentucky Fried Chicken location on Houghton’s west side. The proposed site is an outlot located between Tadych’s Marketplace and Evangel Community Church. The site plan review was approved by Houghton’s Planning Commission …

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Adams Township hosts public meeting on zoning ordinance

Representatives from the Adams Township Board of Trustees and Planning Commission, along with attorney Kevin Maki presided over a public hearing on a new zoning ordinance Tuesday evening. Maki said the township’s version clocks in at around seven pages. He says it is short, concise, easy to understand, and generally …

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Calumet Theatre announcing 2022 raffle

The Calumet Theatre will host a special screening of Brewster’s Millions Friday night, immediately following an announcement about the organization’s annual fundraiser. Jacob Mihelich from the Friends of the Calumet Theatre says this year’s raffle is a format that has never been tried before. I’m chairing our annual fundraiser this …

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Michigan Tech Ride The Waves program continues GM partnership

The Michigan Tech Great Lakes Research Center stresses educational outreach, with one of the most popular options being a chance to climb on board the research vessel Aggasiz. One of the key corporate partners to ensure the opportunity exists is General Motors, a supporter of the Ride the Waves program …

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