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Parade of Nations crowds into Dee Stadium

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HOUGHTON — An international crowd turned out to the streets of Hancock and Houghton to welcome each other to Copper Country as another school year begins. “We all celebrate together, we all celebrate the same,” said Kiran Udayakumar, an international student from India who earned two ...

Parade day marred by act of vandalism

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HANCOCK — Police are investigating the recent spray-painting of Nazi symbols on Temple Jacob in Hancock. The graffiti was reported about noon Saturday by someone bringing his daughter home from a soccer game, said David Holden, president of Temple Jacob. “She spotted the writing on the ...

Former air base on the radar again

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EAGLE RIVER — Two potential sites in Keweenaw County are under consideration for a facility for launching low-orbiting satellites. One site is the former Keweenaw Rocket Range, on the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula, and the other is at the former Calumet Air Force radar base on Mount Horace ...

Protesters march for climate action

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HOUGHTON — “What do we want?” “Climate action!” “When do we want it?” “Yesterday!” Shouting slogans and carrying signs, about 200 marchers took to the Portage Lake Lift Bridge on Friday afternoon as part of a global day of protest to urge action on climate ...

CLK High School artwork on display

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Learning about local history through art is a theme that CLK High School art teacher Susan Rosemurgy explores with her class each fall. This year, students were asked to create a painting that would focus on an issue, topic, or concern and explore symbolism and social realism in their ...

Bake Sale Fundraiser

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Join Sacred Heart Court 517 of Calumet and enjoy delicious fall treats while raising funds for Sts. Martha and Mary Conference SVdP. All are welcome! The fundraiser will be held Friday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at River Valley (Incredible Bank) US HWY 41 in Calumet. Let us remember, on ...

Viking group to invade Quincy Green

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HANCOCK — Reports of a Viking invasion in Hancock on Oct. 5 have proven true, but locals don’t need to worry – the Finns invited them. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. that day, a living history event, dubbed “Balagard,” will take place at Quincy Green on the Finlandia University campus. ...

H-PT solar panels up

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HOUGHTON – The new solar panels outside Houghton High School are up and running, and the public can find out how effective they are. Drew Cramer, owner of Solar Up, a Hancock-based solar installation company, showed the interface to Houghton-Portage Township District School Board members ...

JR Richardson honored

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At the annual joint meeting between the Western and Eastern Upper Peninsula Citizens Advisory Council, former Natural Resources Director Chairman J.R. Richardson was honored. Richardson, an Ontonagon native, was one of the only Ontonagon County residents to ever serve as chairman of the State ...

CLK elementary students invited to Hockeyville

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CALUMET — Calumet-Laurium-Keweenaw elementary students have been invited to participate in Kraft/NHL Hockeyville activities during the upcoming week of Sept. 23. According to an email from Calumet Schools, the activities will include the Stanley Cup, welcoming the players into the ice rink, ...

Former air base is for the birds

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EAGLE RIVER — The Keweenaw County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a motion allowing the Copper Country Audubon Society to mount a small, high-tech antenna at the top of Mount Horace Greeley. David Flaspohler, professor of forestry at Michigan Technological University, requested ...

MTU holds bystander engagement training

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HOUGHTON — In many cases of assault or harassment, there are people who could have done something to intervene, or done more. Getting people to understand the importance of speaking up or acting was the subject of a seminar by Michigan Tech’s Title IX program Thursday. The presentation on ...

Hancock mulls water rate hikes

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The Hancock City Council discussed a number of issues including complaints regarding the condition of area rental properties, a proposal to add a waterpark attraction to Hancock Beach, and a proposed water rate increase at their regular September meeting on Wednesday. The waterpark requires ...

Officers honored for Father’s Day Flood heroics

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HOUGHTON — Four Copper Country officers received a statewide honor for their heroism during the Father’s Day Flood Wednesday. Houghton County deputies Angela Miles, Hans Tolkkinen, Tyler Harju and Keweenaw County Sgt. Brad Pelli received the Police Officers Association of Michigan award ...

Wagers demolition begins

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ONTONAGON — The demolition of the former Wagers building in downtown Ontonagon began on Monday morning. The demolition contract was awarded to Norm Pestka Construction at the July 22 meeting.  The contract was for $76,500.00. There were only three bids for the contract, with the biggest ...

SNB buys downstate bank

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HANCOCK — After nearly 130 years, Superior National Bank and Trust is expanding below the bridge.  Superior’s parent company, Keweenaw Financial Corp., announced the impending purchase of North Star Financial Holdings and its subsidiary, the Bingham, Michigan-based Main Street Bank, ...

GS Engineering founder talks about federal case settlement

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HOUGHTON — Paying $1 million to the federal government to settle allegations of false claims by GS Engineering was the company’s least-bad option, its founder said Thursday. “We strongly disagree with the allegations, but it would cost more to take it to court through lawyer costs than ...

Parade of Nations this weekend

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The 30th annual Parade of Nations is set to take place in Hancock and Houghton on Saturday, Sept. 21. The event begins with the parade but continues throughout the day with a cultural fair. The event is meant to showcase the cultural diversity in the area and also serves as a welcome to ...