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Press Releases

RESCHEDULED: Business Skills-Building Series Kicks Off

HOUGHTON, MI – The previously announced Caffeinated Conversations business skills-building series kick-off has been rescheduled to October to make room for more and big business ideas. The adjusted schedule can be found here.

CCISD board president resigns

The Copper Country Intermediate School District Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday. The Copper Country ISD Board of Education accepted the resignation of Board President, Robert C. Tuomi, leaving an open seat on the Board. Dr. Nels S. Christopherson has been ...

State Police launch smart phone app

LANSING — Beginning today, Michiganders can download a free mobile app that allows users to follow the Michigan State Police (MSP) post that covers their area to receive breaking news and information. The app, called MSP Mobile, is available for download in the Apple App Store and Google Play ...

Critical need for blood in the U.P.

The UP Regional Blood Center is currently experiencing a critical need for O-pos, O-neg, A-pos, and A-neg blood types. The UP Regional Blood Center has collection sites in Marquette, Hancock, Escanaba, and Sault Ste. Marie and supplies 13 UP hospitals. Please see our website at ...

Business Skills-Building Series Kicks Off

HOUGHTON, MI — The MTEC SmartZone (MTEC) and Invent@NMU (Invent) are collaborating with Main Street Calumet and Keweenaw Coffee Works on the series event – Caffeinated Conversations – at Keweenaw Coffee Works (KCW) in Calumet, Michigan. KCW is a community space that offers opportunities ...

New Member Induction

Pictured from left to right (back row): Phillip Anderson, eXp Realty, Marquette; Daniel Grille, Coldwell Banker Schmidt, Marquette; Alex Ledford, Coldwell Banker Schmidt, Marquette; Jacob Miller, Select Realty, Marquette; Jessica Pelto, Key Realty of Delta County, Escanaba. Pictured from left ...

SHF anual gala benefits Little Brothers

The Superior Health Foundation held its Eighth Annual Gala on Saturday, Sept. 14, in the Grand Ball Room in the new Northern Center on the campus of Northern Michigan University in Marquette. More than 400 guests were treated to an elegant dinner, a program and entertainment by The Pulse, an ...

Beethoven and Banjos music festival

AMASA – The Beethoven and Banjos fifth annual music festival will take place during the first week of October. Since the first year, it has drawn together folk and classical music and musicians from around the country and world. Brother and sister Evan and Laurel Premo grew up in the Upper ...

Finnish language classes beginning soon at Finnish American Heritage Center

HANCOCK — If you’re looking to learn the basics of the Finnish language, refresh what you’d learned years ago, or expand on your existing skills, the Finnish American Heritage Center (FAHC) is your must-go destination this fall. The FAHC is offering two Finnish language classes this ...

Portage Health Auxiliary Grants

The Portage Health Auxiliary announces its Fall grant application period from September 15 to October 15, 2019. Application forms are available at the Guilded Rose gift shop at UPHS-Portage or by emailing Barb Worrall at gbworrall@live.com. Non-profit groups in Keweenaw, Houghton, Baraga, and ...

Deputies to be honored for Father’s Day flood efforts

The Houghton County Sheriff's Department in conjunction with the Police Officer's Association of Michigan (POAM) will be awarding four deputies on Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the Houghton County Circuit Courtroom. The ceremonial awards are for the heroic efforts involving the 2018 Fathers Day flood ...

Hancock Library awarded foundation grant for media lab

A previously nondescript meeting room located in the Hancock School Public Library will soon see some exciting improvements. Made possible by a grant from the Hancock Public Schools Foundation, the room will be transformed into a media lab for students, teachers and public patrons visiting the ...

Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition Announces 2020 Photo Contest

The Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition’s annual photo contest is now open. UPEC invites photographers to share their best shots representing the beautiful UP, including photos from any season of the year. There are four categories: 1. Nature panoramas, wildlife, and landscapes 2. ...

Boot-making masters to teach at Finnish American Folk School

Whether we travel across the seas ourselves, or simply watch the evening news, we take for granted that in the 21st century most people around the world dress pretty much the same as we do. It’s very much unlike when the Upper Peninsula and the rest of the United States was settled more than ...

FUNctional, an exhibition of ceramics by William Thompson

HANCOCK — Copper Country Community Arts Center is pleased to present FUNctional, an exhibition of ceramics by local artist, William Thompson in the Kerredge Gallery now through Oct. 5. From early on in William's childhood he enjoyed working with his hands, making things that were personalized ...

State Police Adds AEDs to Weigh Stations and 
CVED Patrol Vehicles

LANSING — Michigan State Police (MSP) motor carrier officers will soon have instant access to AEDs, or automatic external defibrillators, while on patrol and assigned to weigh stations statewide with the purchase of 159 new devices. "This equipment has proved to be lifesaving," said Capt. ...

Finnish American Folk School sauna building workshop postponed

CALUMET, Mich. — The Finnish American Folk School organizers, along with their partners at the Calumet-Laurium-Keweenaw School District, regret to announce that the Finnish log sauna building workshop slated to begin this month will have to be postponed. Due to prolonged delays within the ...

Local youth develop employment skills while building community connections

SAIL Press release HOUGHTON — This summer in Houghton and Keweenaw counties, Superior Alliance for Independent Living, Disability Network of the Upper Peninsula (SAIL) and the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) - Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) partnered ...