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Houghton celebrates Winter Carnival downtown

Houghton City Manager Eric Waara says there are some events planned over the next couple days to tie in with Michigan Tech’s Winter Carnival. Ice will be delivered downtown Friday. We’ll have a carver going on Friday and Saturday. Saturday night fireworks, there is going to be some bonfires out …

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CTE holds open house

Career and technical education students in the Copper Country have enjoyed a week off, so the facility can hold an open house. The Hancock location has welcomed 10th graders from across the Copper Country Intermediate School District to tour the programs held inside the East Quincy Street building, and at …

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COVID-19 positivity rate, case counts drop

Cases continue to plummet for every county in the Copper Country and the positivity rate is now in decline as well. State data suggests hospitalizations are also receding rapidly. For the seven-day period ending Wednesday Houghton County registered 106 cases, with Baraga adding 35 and Keweenaw accounting for eight. The …

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Phi Kappa Tau Takes Home Top Honor

The results are in and unsurprisingly Phi Kappa Tau, in Hancock, took home first place for the men’s month long snow statue competition. Their statue, constructed of snow and ice depicts an old Copper Country scene, with intricate details strewn throughout the structures. They are followed by Tau Kappa Epsilon …

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Houghton seeking remediation from AT&T

At Wednesday’s Houghton City Council meeting, Manager Eric Waara said that AT&T is now delaying the use of divers to find a bundle of underwater cables responsible for phone service across the Keweenaw Peninsula. Teams will not be available until the beginning of March. After repeated inquiries over the course …

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Circle Power guaranteeing tax payments to local government

One of the thorny issues surrounding wind power in the State of Michigan is the ability of producers to dramatically reduce their property taxes after installation. Circle Power is taking the issue off the table for its proposed project in Adams Township. Vice President Chris Moore says his company is …

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Houghton exploring how to pay for parking deck demolition

With an estimated price tag of one-million dollars, how to pay to tear down the aging downtown parking deck is as complicated a problem for the Houghton City Council as figuring out what to replace it with. Manager Eric Waara gave a presentation at Wednesday’s meeting, laying out a potential …

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Winter Carnival gets off on the right foot

The 100th anniversary of Michigan Tech’s Winter Carnival roared to life Wednesday evening with the all-nighter. The Inter-Residence Hall Council entertained a boisterous crowd with a slate of All-Star Game contests for broomball’s different leagues. Pancakes, sausages, and other breakfast staples could be found in Fisher Hall. Speakers were set …

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Man hailing from Dollar Bay bleeds Honolulu blue and silver

For many, rooting for the Detroit Lions is a chore. For Gary Campioni, it is a passion. The former resident of Dollar Bay is part of a diehard contingent known as the Blue Mane Group. Campioni’s persona is the Macho Mane, where he dons attire similar to the former wrestler …

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Barnelopet this Sunday

The “children’s race” is back. Put on annually by the Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club and the Sons of Norway, the 15th Barnelopet will happen this Sunday with registration at the Four Seasons Chalet in the Hancock Driving Park. Wayne Stordahl says there are four different distances, depending on the age …

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