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First Friday kicks off big month in art

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The Calumet Art District will have 11 gallery openings for this First Friday featuring well-known artists from around the Copper Country and beyond. There will be demonstrations of new and interesting painting techniques at the CCAA and Calumet Floral & Gifts, as well as a fundraiser for ...

Tech hosts reunion for alumni

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HOUGHTON — Hundreds of Michigan Tech Alumni and friends are expected to descend upon the Keweenaw this weekend for the University's annual Alumni Reunion. Beginning Thursday, the three-day reunion features tours, talks, an alumni basketball game, the Pep Band celebrating 50-ish years, the ...

As the Weather Turns…

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It has been hot and dry around the Keweenaw recently, but the weather is expected to change, at least for the rest of this week, according to Jaclyn Ritzman. Ritzman, meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Negaunee Township, said precipitation totals for a 30-day period in ...

Husky Pep Band marks milestone

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HOUGHTON — Among the activities scheduled for this week's Alumni Reunion at Michigan Technological University is a celebration of a half-century (more or less) of pep. The Husky Pep Band is celebrating its 50ish Anniversary throughout the Alumni Weekend. Past and present band members and ...

Camp shows how emergency workers perform public service

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — Other Camp 911s have been held around the Upper Peninsula, but the one for Houghton and Keweenaw counties is the one that has stuck around. This is the 19th year for Camp 911, which is designed to introduce children entering or leaving fifth grade to groups such as ...

Jail Cost: $5.3M estimate for 64 more spaces

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HOUGHTON — Houghton County released the layout of a proposed 64-bed addition to the jail building, along with an engineer’s estimate of $5,534,100. The County Board last week decided to hold off on scheduling a special election in November to decide on a millage for the new addition, ...

8,600-mile trip with a message

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HOUGHTON — A woman circumnavigating the Great Lakes aims to set a couple records as she sends people a message to never give up, despite any hardship one faces. “It’s been a really great journey,” said Traci Lynn Martin, a 50-year-old competitive kayaker from Kansas City, Missouri. ...

For those about to rock, we salute you

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HOUGHTON — With PJ Olsson’s Rock Camp marking the halfway point, the budding rockers showed off their skills at the Music in the Streets event Saturday — a three-hour concert in front of 5th and Elm coffee house on main Street in Houghton, showcasing the campers playing dozens of songs in ...

Local coffee shop sign stands up against hate

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HOUGHTON — During the 2016 presidential campaign, Frank Fiala became concerned about the negative comments aimed at immigrants and Muslims, so he decided to do something about it at his restaurant. Fiala, who owns 5th & Elm Coffee House in Houghton and Calumet, said during the ...

Camp Josh raising funds

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HOUGHTON — Camp Josh is fundraising to provide outdoor recreational opportunities and education for people with disabilities, focused on hunting, fishing and the camp itself. “We have had some amazing days at Camp Josh this year,” said J.R. Richardson, one of the board members for the ...

Biblical directive to make community better place moved Langseth

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CALUMET — For the Rev. Robert Langseth, his efforts at helping to create the Keweenaw National Historical Park and at preserving Copper Country history are guided by his desire to help create and preserve community. Langseth is the chairman of the Keweenaw National Historical Park Advisory ...

Widespread support for CTE from local business, education sectors

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HANCOCK — When the Copper Country Intermediate School District (CCISD) decided to ask for a dedicated millage to fund the career and technical education (CTE) program, a mil was not a random number. Nor was it a random decision to try to maintain and expand the program. “We surveyed over ...

Health Concerns: Citizens speak out against biomass plant

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L’ANSE — The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) heard a lot of complaints from the public at its Wednesday hearing regarding the L’Anse Warden Electric Co. Permit To Install and Renewable Operating Permit renewal applications. MDEQ Air Quality Division (AQD) Assistant ...

Hope House seeks to shelter the homeless

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HANCOCK — A Hope House Homeless Shelter official clarified what it will take to offer seasonal shelter to needy area residents. Hope House president/CEO John E. Niemela said the GoFundMe Campaign for Hope House Homeless Shelter is set up and clarified the need for the money. "The goal we ...

Rock Camp: Campers come together as band for Aug. 5 gig

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HOUGHTON — Being nervous on stage can be a good thing, PJ Olsson told this year’s group of kids at PJ Olsson’s Rock Camp Friday afternoon.   “Being completely comfortable can be good, too,” he said. “But usually a little nerves helps to create an adrenaline that pushes us to ...