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Distinction: Difference exists between protestors, rioters

Protests and riots have organized and are taking place all over the country over the past week and into the unforeseeable future, following the killing of George Floyd. Who are the protesters, who are the rioters, and what are the goals of each? On May 25, an African American man, George ...

New appointments to Keweenaw National Historical Park advisory commission

Keweenaw National Historical Park (NHP) is pleased to announce two appointments to the Keweenaw National Historical Park Advisory Commission. Glenn Anderson is a new appointment representing the interests of the State of Michigan. Karin Cooper, representing the Houghton County Board of ...

PLDL announces plan to reopen

The Portage Lake District Library (PLDL) will soon be able to resume library services due to the lifting of Governor Whitmer’s Safer at Home Executive Order. On Monday, June 8th, PLDL will begin the first phase of their reopening plan, which sees library staff return to work to clean the ...

U.P. Energy Task Force to meet online June 9

The U.P. Energy Task Force’s next meeting is Tuesday, June 9, and will include an explanation of how electricity is transmitted throughout the Upper Peninsula. The Task Force will meet from 12:30 to 3 p.m. using Microsoft Teams with time allotted for discussion about the electrical ...

NPS, Keweenaw National Historical Park award Heritage Grants

CALUMET — The Advisory Commission and National Park Service at Keweenaw National Historical Park are pleased to announce that 17 Keweenaw Heritage Grants have been awarded for projects across Michigan’s historic Copper Country. A total of $124,574.00 was disbursed, with an emphasis on ...

And the band played on

Covid-19 quarantine bound, Adam Meckler (VPA), Michigan Tech's director of jazz studies, and his students in three of the Michigan Tech jazz ensembles, refused to let the quarantine stop the music: Michigan Tech students, from wherever the quarantine found them, teamed up via shared videos to ...

Reopening the Keweenaw safely

HOUGHTON – In a collaborative effort to provide continued support to the business community of the Keweenaw Peninsula in dealing with the effects of the COVID 19 pandemic, the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce, Keweenaw Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and Keweenaw Economic Development ...

BHK Foundation awards six $500 scholarships to area students

HOUGHTON – Six area high school seniors who participated in BHK Child Development early childhood education programs have been awarded educational scholarships through the BHK Foundation. Sienna Anderson (Lake Linden-Hubbell High School), daughter of Beth Anderson of Lake Linden, is planning ...

Two new positive COVID-19 cases in Houghton County

HOUGHTON COUNTY – The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD) is investigating two unrelated new positive COVID-19 cases in Houghton County. The first person recently traveled from another state to visit family. Local testing reports will list this case as a non-Michigan positive ...

Local scouting invites the public to join them on a hike-in this weekend

MARQUETTE — Lace on those hiking boots, and plan a family hike for the last weekend in May. The Bay-Lakes Council is pleased to invite the general public to join Scouts and Families from across the Upper Peninsula and Northeast Wisconsin for a Hike-In this weekend. Send us your pictures as ...

BHK Community Action Food Pantry receives $1,250 gift

HOUGHTON — With food lines growing across the country, food pantries everywhere need help providing free meals to hungry families. Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula is no exception. Recently former Calumet resident, retired Air Force lieutenant colonel turned artist, Gary Olds, ...

New Keweenaw restaurant map app

In an effort to help local residents of the Keweenaw support area restaurants, the Keweenaw Convention & Visitors Bureau and Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce are launching a new interactive web map. The map, hosted on Keweenaw.info and Keweenaw.org shows the location of area restaurants and ...

Hancock opts in on recreational marijuana

HANCOCK — The Hancock City Council held their regular May meeting over Zoom on Tuesday evening. A number of matters were addressed including moving forward with scheduling the opening of the Hancock Campgrounds and the city’s spring clean up, pending further lifting of social distancing ...

The U.P. is in severe critical need for O-, A-, A+, B- blood types

The UP Regional Blood Center is currently experiencing a SEVERE CRITICAL NEED for O-, A-, A+, B- blood types. The UP Regional Blood Center has collection sites in Marquette, Hancock, Escanaba and is the primary supplier of blood to 13 UP hospitals. Currently, the Marquette Center is open from 8 ...

Pasty Fest 2020 canceled due to potential COVID-19 restrictions

CALUMET - Main Street Calumet is dedicated to holding fun, safe community events in downtown Calumet, and we're not going anywhere! While we are very excited to see the Upper Peninsula re-opening for business the future is still uncertain. Main Street Calumet's Pasty Fest requires months of ...

Community Mental Health Careers Scholarship Award Recipients announced

The Rice Memorial Clinic Foundation is very pleased to publicize the Community Mental Health Careers Scholarship Award Recipients. — Baraga High School: Riley Koski — Calumet High School: Ellen Sturos — Chassell High School: Katie Huhta — Ewen-Trout Creek High School: Gracie ...

Copper Country Mental Health Services Board will meet via Zoom

Due to Executive Order 2020-21, the May 27 Copper Country Mental Health Services Board meeting will be held virtually with Board Members and Staff attending remotely through Zoom conferencing.
 Public Participation:
 There will be two options for public participation in this meeting: ...