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Kiwanis, Chassell Fire Department builds wheelchair ramp

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PORTAGE TOWNSHIP — When Maria Velat returns home, the ride up will be a little easier.  Members of the Kiwanis Club of the Copper Country and the Chassell Fire Department met up Saturday morning to build a wheelchair ramp for Maria, a 10th-grade student at Houghton High School. Five ...

CCCAC holds annual Party With the Arts exhibition

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HANCOCK — Area artists and art enthusiasts met for the “nearly annual” Party With the Arts and Shaft exhibition at the Copper Country Community Arts Center Friday evening. Party with the Arts is a membership drive and social event while the Shaft is an annual competition in which local ...

Roose excited to lead Michigan Tech’s new Esports program

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HOUGHTON — Kaitlyn Roose is looking at making a name for Michigan Technological University’s Esports program, both among competitors and the Keweenaw community. “I want to make this the best for Michigan Tech, because I think that impacts the community,” said Roose, who was announced ...

Deer Hunters’ Widow show this Saturday

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On Nov. 16, crafters from around the Copper Country will be converging on Houghton to display their wares at the Deer Hunters’ Widows (and Widowers) Craft Show Extravaganza. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., more than 90 vendors will have booths set up at the Copper Country Mall. Booths at the event ...

Asemma class held at Zeba Community Hall

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Asemma is the Ojibwe word for tobacco, and it is a highly important aspect of Ojibwe culture. The Zeba Community Hall in L’Anse hosted a teaching workshop on processing asemma traditionally by hand.  The class was led by Greg Johnson of the Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe. The youngest of 17, ...

Late Mailing of Property Tax Bills – Portage Township

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During Winter 2018 taxes, a taxation error caused over billing by $840.42 total for all township property taxpayers. Winter 2019 Property Taxes will include refunds of approximately $.02 to $4.00 as determined at the Dec. 9 Board of Review. Bills will not be mailed until mid-December, but the ...

Free parenting classes offered in Baraga and Calumet

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Dial Help is offering Guiding Good Choices, a free class for parents and caregivers of youth age 9 to 14. Guiding Good Choices offers a chance to learn skills for family management, including: Reducing adolescent problem behaviors, increasing communication skills, improving ...

Weather challenges continue to hinder 2019 harvest

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The weather challenges that delayed planting this past spring continue to haunt producers this fall as heavy rains throughout September and October, and now early snowfall in November, interfere with harvest activity, according to Michigan Farm Bureau Field Crops Specialist Theresa ...

Downtown business is still open after crash

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HOUGHTON — No one was was reported injured in a Saturday incident in which a vehicle traveling north on Pewabic Street lost its brakes and crashed into the southeast corner of the Print Shop, located at 224 Shelden Avenue. Tom and B.J. Litsenberger, owners of the business said that the ...

World War I: The war to end all wars

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World War I marked a change. It ended the age of Monarchies. It also ended 19 million lives. Intense use of poison gases, such as chlorine, mustard gas, bromine, and phosgene, so heavily saturated the earth that in some areas of France and Belgium, human habitation is impossible to this day. ...

Barkell Elementary honors veterans

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HANCOCK — Barkell Elementary School’s K-2 grades commemorated Veterans Day by asking parents about family members who had served in the United States Military, then displaying their findings in the hallway of the school. The idea for the project came from one of the early elementary ...

Finlandia introduces test-optional admissions policy

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Finlandia University is excited to join other progressive universities by adopting a test-optional admissions policy. As a result, students can opt-out of providing standardized test scores such as the SAT/ACT as part of their admissions decision. Instead, students will be evaluated on high ...

Activist speaks about success in fighting algorithm

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HOUGHTON — Algorithms are only as good as the data that goes into them. Marika Pfefferkorn, co-founder of the Coalition to Stop the School to Prison Algorithm, spoke at Michigan Technological University Thursday about her group’s successful effort at getting communities in Minnesota’s ...

Veterans Day’s history honors those who served

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HOUGHTON — No matter how well the Military trained the millions of young recruits for the combat they would face upon reaching Europe in 1917, nothing could prepare them for the conditions they would encounter in the combat zones. With over 4.7 million men and women serving in the regular ...

Hancock discusses recreational marijuana again

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HANCOCK — The Hancock City Council held a public information session regarding recreational marijuana on Thursday evening in the Finnish American Heritage Center on Quincy Street. After the state of Michigan legalized recreational marijuana by popular vote, the state left most policies — ...