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Yoopers go topless for the Brody Strong Foundation

Local News

For the second year in a row, we will participate in global Go Topless Day. This is a world-wide event, usually held on the third Saturday in May to raise money for charities. This year the single day event was postponed and groups were encouraged to plan their own events. Our charity is the ...

Keweenaw Community Foundation scholarship awards and board updates

Local News

The Keweenaw Community Foundation Granting Committee and Board of Trustees recently confirmed the award of several of our scholarships. Congratulations to the following students who will be continuing their education with the support of these wonderful scholarship funds. Ronald and Lou Ellyn ...

DNR’s Western U.P. Citizens’ Advisory Council to meet virtually

Local News

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Western Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council will meet virtually in a web conference from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Sept. 17. This council session is being held virtually in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Among the agenda items, discussions ...

VA schedules free drive-up flu shot clinics for veterans

Local News

IRON MOUNTAIN – Flu vaccinations are now available for Veterans enrolled in VA health care at their regularly scheduled VA appointments. Veterans may also get vaccinated during free drive-up flu shot clinics at the Hancock VA Clinic on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 22 and 23, from 8:30 a.m. ...

Wolf pups born on Isle Royale

Outdoors

HOUGHTON - Isle Royale National Park and State University of New York-College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) have documented reproduction for wolves introduced to Isle Royale in 2018 and 2019, a key element of the National Park Service wolf introduction program’s success. ...

State provides guidelines to gyms, fitness centers to open safely

Business

LANSING — Following the newly launched Ambassador Program to help businesses reopen safely, the State of Michigan is requiring gyms, fitness centers, bowling alleys, roller rinks, ice rinks, swimming pools and similar businesses to follow updated workplace safety guidelines. The new ...

UIA update: Michigan workers provided additional $300

Press Releases

LANSING — The Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) has started processing payments for Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) for eligible Michiganders. Due to the large volume of payments to be processed, workers will begin receiving LWA payments over the next week to 10 days. LWA is funded by the ...

Red Cross makes plea for disaster response volunteers

Press Releases

As you are aware, there are a large number of Disasters Response Operations (DROs) ongoing across the United States. In Oregon alone, there may be up to 500,000 people being displaced and heading to shelters because of the wildfires. There are also fires in California, Washington State, and the ...

Scene from above: Foliage patterns near Paavola

Features

Southwest of the village of Paavola, there’s a patch of ground covering several acres that shows interesting fractal-like patterns in the foliage, depending on the time of season. Seen above in a 2018 Google Maps image, the center of the fractal pattern is occupied by a brown lump of sticks ...

Houghton firefighter climbs stairs to honor 9/11 victims

Front Page

HOUGHTON — 1,980 steps. That’s what it takes to equal the 110 stories of the World Trade Center, where first responders climbed up on Sept. 11, 2001 to rescue people trapped inside. For the past four years, Houghton firefighter Cory Lightfoot spent 9/11 in Green Bay, where thousands ...

Houghton looks to provide safe learning environment

Front Page

HOUGHTON — So far, students are adjusting well to their return back to school, Superintendent Doreen Kramer said Thursday. “They’re doing a really nice job, being responsible and wearing their masks in the hallways, and when talking to others,” Kramer said. “They’re also wearing ...