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Let’s Rebuild Community Needs Volunteers

 Let’s Rebuild Community is a local non-profit organization formed to help seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities who have difficulty with painting their own homes or keeping up with landscaping. After this year’s application process, 4 homes have been selected in the Calumet-Laurium area to kick off the program this …

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Farm to School: Fresh Local Produce Supporting the Local Economy

Farm to School (F2S) is not a new concept, but has developed significantly over the years. The Western UP Planning and Development Region (WUPPDR) aims to foster and create strong connections between local farmers and food service directors. The team running the operation identified barriers to sourcing fresh, local foods …

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Canal Run Ties Into Key Ingredients This Weekend

Canal Run is a popular local event, and now it’s tied with the bustle of Key Ingredients in Downtown Hancock. Key Ingredients offers a variety of vendors and foods from local businesses.  “Racers often look to ‘carb-load’ before a long endurance event, like the half marathon in the Canal Run. …

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Hancock City Council Special Meeting Preview: Keeping and Improving Dangerous Buildings?

The Hancock City Council will hold a special meeting regarding the enforcement of the Dangerous Building Ordinance at the old abandoned church just north of La Cantina at 501 Reservation Street, as well as the building across the street from the Magnuson hotel at 228 Hancock Avenue. There will be …

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Houghton City Council Preview- Downtown Parking Ordinance

Houghton City Council will review the ordinance regarding parking in downtown Houghton. There have been small changes to the definitions of certain phrases to clarify them, and small changes to reword and clarify how long a car can park and forbid any reparking within a parking block. The council will …

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Household Hazardous Waste: Automotive Fluid and Where To Dispose Of It.

The Copper Country Recycling Initiative is working hard to increase opportunities for recycling in our community through grants, sharing resources with teachers, and meeting with local officials. They currently have a Household Hazardous Waste survey available to the public, and need 100 more surveys before they can move forward. They …

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18th Annual Kid’s Fishing Derby This Saturday

The Keweenaw is an incredibly popular place to fish, and residents start young. The Calumet-Keweenaw Sportsmen’s Club has partnered with the National Park Service, Keweenaw National Historical Park, and National Park Foundation to put on their 18th annual Kid’s Fishing Derby at the Swedetown Pond. Lunch will be served after …

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Finlandia Folk School’s Midsummer Gallery

The Finlandia Folk School is currently hosting its new gallery, titled The Folk School At Midsummer. There’s sculpture, pottery, and textiles all in vivid colors at the Finlandia Gallery in the Finnish Heritage Center. The gallery is hosted until September 13, and there’s an artist reception on August 31. Find …

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Learn The Mystery Behind the Bon Voyage’s Deadly Fire In 1901

The Keweenaw is rich with maritime history, but with that history comes many sinking ships. There were boats called “packet steamers”, which were medium-sized and made for transport across rivers, canals, and possibly lakes. The Bon Voyage packet steamer set off on May 10, 1901 with a crew and passengers …

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BCMH to Add Embedded VA Health Coordinator

Veterans will soon have more convenient access to healthcare in the Copper Country. At last night’s Baraga County Commission meeting, Baraga County Memorial Hospital CEO Rob Stowe explained that the hospital will soon offer an embedded VA resource person on staff… It’s going to be an LPN, who will help …

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