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Press Releases

Copper Range Historical Museum reopening

SOUTH RANGE — The Copper Range Historical Museum, located at 44 Trimountain Avenue, South Range, will be open in July and August on a limited basis (Mondays and Fridays only), following COVID-19 guidelines. It will start on Monday, July 6, and the final day will be Friday, Aug. 28. Operating ...

Copper Country Strawberry Festival 2020 canceled

CHASSELL — Due to the coronavirus and in the interest of public safety, the Chassell Lions Club canceled the traditional Copper Country Strawberry Festival this year. The Lions are exploring alternative options to celebrate the spirit of the Festival. Please stay alert for future notices.

Chippewa County shooting

TROUT LAKE — On Saturday at approximately 1:15 a.m., Michigan State Police Sault Ste. Marie Post Troopers were dispatched to a Chippewa County, Trout Lake Twp. residence following a 911 call requesting assistance for a gunshot victim. Upon arrival at the residence, a male subject was ...

Health, Wellness, and Technology Survey

Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress (UPCAP) is seeking older adults to participate in a Health, Wellness, and Technology Survey. Due to COVID-19 guidelines, UPCAP’s programming is going online and virtual. The survey will help determine what future health and wellness programs UP ...

Stay safe while gathering during the holiday weekend and summer events

HANCOCK – The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD) encourages residents to continue practicing safe steps to reduce the chances of getting or spreading COVID-19 during this holiday weekend and as summer weather continues. The more low risk choices people make during a gathering, ...

Finlandia to resume on-campus visits

First and foremost, Finlandia's top priorities throughout the decision-making process for the Safe Open Plan for Fall 2020 include: — the health, safety and welfare of students, faculty, staff, and our neighbors in the Hancock community; — limit and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 ...

Many Dial Help services still available during COVID-19

HOUGHTON — Dial Help is the local non-profit crisis center that has been serving the Upper Peninsula since 1971. Although some programs are temporarily on hold, such as school-based supports and educational classes, many are still active. Because of the generosity of funders and donors, these ...

SHF accepting health-centered grant applications for fall funding cycle

MARQUETTE – The Superior Health Foundation is now accepting grant applications for its fall 2020 funding cycle. SHF will award more than $50,000 in grants during the fall cycle. Eligibility information and on-line application forms are available on the SHF’s website at ...

PLDL begins Step Three of reopening: Grab-and-go services

HOUGHTON — The Portage Lake District Library is moving into step three of their phased reopening, which includes limited access to the building by patrons. The service is available beginning Monday, June 29, and will include a return to the regular schedule of open hours at PLDL. The library ...

Houghton Lions Club has a new name

At their first group meeting since March, the Houghton Lions club changed its name to Houghton - Hancock Lions, installed new officers for the 2020/21 fiscal year and set the date for the annual Matt Manderfield Chicken Barbecue for Friday, Aug. 7.

“Third Time Charm”: Calumet Theatre reschedules Erik Koskinen

CALUMET — Hoping that the third time is the charm, The Calumet Theatre is rescheduling the July 3 performance of Copper Country favorite Erik Koskinen & his top-shelf band. The performance date change is necessitated by a previously unforeseen band schedule conflict. The new show date ...

Retired School Personnel cancels all fall meetings of local chapter

The Executive Board of the Houghton-Keweenaw Chapter of MARSP (Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel) voted to cancel all three Fall meetings of the local chapter due to the continued instruction for social distancing and the high risk status of our members. Should you have any ...

Baraga County Chamber Golf Tournament registration open

L’ANSE — The Baraga County Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual Golf Tournament on July 25 at the L’Anse Golf Club. The tournament will feature two flights. Each four-person team will be competing for cash prizes among their flight. Don’t miss two chances to win $5,000 for a ...

Bayside Village performs baseline COVID-19 testing for all staff and residents

L'ANSE – Bayside Village announces that three employees have tested positive for COVID-19. The facility recently performed baseline testing of all residents and staff as required under new Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) regulations. Employees were tested on Monday ...

Department of Justice announces launch of Civil Rights Reporting Portal

GRAND RAPIDS — The Department of Justice today announced the launch of the Civil Rights Reporting Portal. This new online tool will make it easier for the public to report a civil rights violation. “The Department is committed to upholding the civil and constitutional rights of all people ...

City of Hancock accepting nominating petitions for city council

HANCOCK — Nominating petitions for persons desiring to qualify as candidates for the Office of Council, (1) one Councilor from each of the (3) three wards for a (4) four year term and (1) At Large Councilor for a (2) two year term on a non-partisan ballot are available at the City Clerk’s ...

Movie Magic Series – Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

CALUMET — The Calumet Theatre is happy to announce the 2020 Movie Magic Series schedule, presented by Range Bank & UP Health System Portage. Family movies ($1.00 admission per person) every Wednesday at 7 p.m. July 29 through Aug. 12 beginning with Toy Story 4 on July 29. The popular ...

Calumet Players cancellation

CALUMET— The Board of Directors of the Calumet Players regretfully announce that their annual Fall Musical has been canceled for this year. The uncertainty of the situation regarding the coronavirus and the difficulty of staging a large cast musical requiring close contact between performers ...