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Little Brothers Seeks Easter Dinner Help

Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly is asking for help to produce and deliver Easter dinners to seniors in the community who would otherwise be alone on the holiday. Executive Director Cathy Kass-Aten says volunteers are needed that Sunday… Kitchen help, which is at 8:00 in the morning at most sites, …

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Ballots Set for May Election

The next round of local elections is less than a month away. Voters in several jurisdictions in the Copper Country will be deciding on local issues on May 3rd. In the City of Houghton, three candidates are running for the opportunity to fill out the unexpired council term of Dan …

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Redd Preliminary Hearing Delayed Again

The preliminary hearing for one of the three Houghton County men charged with child sex crimes has been postponed again. Thirty-four-year-old Jeffrey David Redd of Laurium was supposed to have appeared in court on Monday. His new hearing date is April 29th. The other two charged in the case also …

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Keweenaw Bay Fishing Tournament Registration Now Open

The 2022 Keweenaw Bay Classic Fishing Tournament returns once again June 10th and 11th. Described as one of the largest fishing tournaments in the state, the Keweenaw Bay has a long history of anglers pulling out some of the largest trout and salmon Superior has to offer. Chase Palosaari volunteers …

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CES, SXSW and Now… Computing [MTU]

You’ve heard of CES, SXSW, Black Hat USA and now Computing MTU. Last night kicked off the Institute of Computing and Cyber Systems’ three day show case, that focuses on the research and developments made by students and faculty at the university. There are various seminars and displays taking place …

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PLDL Celebrates Return to Full Service

The Portage Lake District Library is celebrating a return to normalcy during National Library Week this week. Michael Stanitis says full operations have resumed, after two years of COVID-19 limitations… [STANITIS A]. “A lot of our patrons know we are fully open again, and people are back in the library …

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Lift Bridge Closures Planned

Watch for closures of the Houghton-Hancock Bridge tonight and tomorrow night. Contractors will be testing the new motors that have been installed to move the decks up and down. Weather permitting, multiple lifts will take place between 10:00 this evening and 5:00 tomorrow morning, and again between 10:00 tomorrow evening …

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Chassell Student to Develop Talent on Isle Royale

A local student has been chosen to participate in the Isle Royale National Park Teen Artist Exploration program this summer. Elizabeth Bergstrom from Chassell and Carly Goodlund from McFarland, Wisconsin, will develop their talents on the remote island, as part of the 2022 Artists in Residence program. Three alternates were …

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PHF Small Grant Applications Due Friday; Volunteer Emergency Services Grant Window Opens

Applications for the Portage Health Foundation’s Small Grant program are due Friday. The Small Grant program awards up to $3,000 for projects that will have an impact on community health and wellness. A total of $20,000 is available. Last year, money was awarded to the Ahmeek Village Volunteer Fire and …

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Menominee HS Students Charged with Making Threats

Three Menominee High School students face charges for making threats against fellow students and school staff members. On March 16th, a fellow Menominee student alerted police to the threats to “shoot up the school.” A 14-year-old girl, a 13-year-old girl, and a 15-year-old boy will be arraigned today. The threat …

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