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Kus Reigns as Strawberry Queen

Romy Kus will reign over the 75th Copper Country Strawberry Festival as queen. Kus was crowned in the annual ceremony at the Chassell Pavilion Friday evening. She is a 2023 graduate of Marquette High School. Kus plans to pursue a career as an anesthesiologist. She was sponsored by the Citrus …

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Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly Anticipates Increase Demand for Drive to Care Program, Seeks More Drivers

Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly has provided essential services to seniors in the community for many years. Working throughout Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties, one of the organizations most successful programs is their Drive to Care program. During the year LBFE provides over 800 free car rides …

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Finlandia Foundation National to Host Finnish Dance in Ishpeming

The Finlandia Foundation National has put together the group’s first community event in the Upper Peninsula. Inviting the region’s Finnish descendants and friends to a dance. The foundation has invited Lauluaika from Minneapolis to provide music at the event. The band specializes in Finnish tunes, Nordic music, waltzes polkas, and …

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Canal Run Gives Back Will Support 31 Backpacks at 2023 Race

Racers will soon begin lining up for the annual race along the Portage Canal. Canal Run, will take place next week, with runners chasing down 10 mile, 5 mile, and half marathon race times. A major aspect to the race, beyond promoting health and wellness, includes giving back to the …

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Keweenaw Kids Take Part in MSU 4-H Exploration Days

Michigan State University’s largest pre-college program, 4-H Exploration Days have a delegation in the Western UP. The program is designed to increase a participant’s confidence, independence, responsibility, accountability, decision making, and time management skills. They also improve on their communication, team work, leadership, and citizenship skills. Students develop social and …

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Ontonagon Woman Found Safe After a Late Night Search

A missing women on Ontonagon was found safe early in the morning Thursday. At approximately 9:45 pm Wednesday night, Ontonagon County Sheriff deputies and MSP Wakefield troopers responded to a report of a 79 year old Ontonagon Township woman who had gone missing from her home. The investigation revealed the …

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Investigation Continues into Downtown Houghton Crash

The investigation into a single-car crash Wednesday afternoon in downtown Houghton continues. The Houghton Police Department reports that a vehicle driven by a 29-year-old Houghton man suffered a mechanical failure around 1:40 in the afternoon as it traveled north on Portage Street. The vehicle crossed Montezuma Avenue, entered the parking …

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“Sound of Freedom” The Man Behind a Partner of the Upper Peninsula Human Trafficking Task Force

The Upper Peninsula Human Trafficking Task Force (UPHTTF) has joined efforts with Angel Studios to bring the movie, “Sound of Freedom”, to local theaters as part of an initiative to bring 2 million people into theaters to remember the 2 million children who are trafficked each year. The movie portrays …

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Superior Search and Rescue Sets Up First Online Fundraiser

Superior Search and Rescue’s team of volunteers are called on to find missing persons, often times over difficult terrain and in dense forests. Throughout the year volunteers practice how to use their skills and teamwork to find people who are lost. Which leaves the organization little time to get involved …

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KATV’s Ride-in Picnic Lunch On Saturday

To show their appreciation to their members, the Keweenaw ATV club is hosting a ride-in picnic lunch. The event will kick off with a short meeting, and sub sandwiches will be served. The event will be held at Ahmeek Gabriel Chopp Park, and you can ride in off Trail B. …

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