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Keweenaw County’s Economic Development Survey

Keweenaw County’s Economic Development Committee (KCEDC) is polling the public to help determine its priorities for development. “After working for a year on priorities we generated ourselves, it has become obvious that there are plenty of opportunities for creating new economic ...

Ninety-mile People of the Heart Water Walk starts Saturday in Copper Harbor

The People of the Heart Water Walk will join people of all colors, faiths, and philosophies to work together for life’s most precious resource, Nibi (water). The Water Walk is conducted through Anishinaabe ceremonial protocol and ways of understanding the natural environment. In this work ...

Return North is back this Thanksgiving season

HOUGHTON — MTEC SmartZone will once again be hosting its Return North event this November. Return North is an event aiming to connect job seekers with local, hiring companies and support the attraction and retention of quality professionals in the area. In collaboration with the Innovate ...

Calumet Lions Club member: John Ryan

The Calumet Lions Club held its October meeting at the Miscowaubic Club in Calumet. Long time member John Ryan was honored for over 36 years of dedicated service to the Calumet Lions Club. John has served faithfully on the many clubs projects, Board of Directors and has served as past Club ...

UP Honor Flight benefit

The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 90 of the Lake Linden American Legion Post 90 held their sixth annual benefit to raise money for the UP Honor Flight. The benefits are held in the spring of each year at Post 90 (Lakes Lounge). To date, they have raised over $43,000 for the UP Honor ...

IncredibleBank rebranding open house celebration

Join us for our Open House Celebration, celebrating commitment to community, incredible customers, a new name, and being recognized as America’s most innovative bank. Celebrate with us at one of IncredibleBank’s two locations on Oct. 22, 2019: Calumet - Festivities Begin At 1:30 p.m. ...

Hancock winter parking notice

Ordinance No. 146 Section 8.25a. All night parking prohibited in winter. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to stop, stand or park a vehicle, or to cause or permit a vehicle to be parked or left unattended between the hours of 2:30 a.m. and 7 a.m. on any day on any of the ...

Finlandia ranked one of best online colleges in Michigan

Finlandia University has been named one of the 2020 Best Online Colleges in Michigan by SR Education Group. The rankings were based on a combination of manually researched tuition, accreditation and PayScale salary data. Finlandia currently has one online program, the online RN-BSN program, ...

Planned community meeting focuses on creating safe walking routes to school

Houghton schools are participating in a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) project this year in collaboration with the City of Houghton. The project goal is to make walking or biking to school easier and safer by changing infrastructure and creating new programs. The project team is holding a ...

Update to the CCISD board on the green house project

The Copper Country Intermediate School District Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 Karyn Juntunen, Special Education Transition teacher gave an update to the board on the green house project. The exterior walls of the CCISD greenhouse are now ...

Local Families Make Global Impact Through Operation Christmas Child

HOUGHTON — This month, sites in the Houghton area will be among 5,000 U.S. drop-off locations collecting shoe box gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child's National Collection Week, Nov. 18-25. Houghton families, churches and groups are busy transforming empty shoe boxes ...

Michigan crop yield predictions: Setting all the wrong records in 2019

As Michigan farmers head to the fields between unrelenting rainfall events, many unfortunately will discover new record-low yields, if projections in the latest USDA October Crop Production Report for the state are realized. Based on conditions as of Oct. 1, USDA's National Agriculture ...

Rep. Markkanen invites residents to October office hours

Rep. Greg Markkanen of Houghton announced his October office hour for residents of the 110th district. “We have been working on a number of important things in Lansing,” Markkanen said. “I look forward to being back in the district to provide an update and hear what is on the minds of ...

Asemma (tobacco) teachings & processing workshop

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Natural Resources Deptartment invites you to engage in a workshop focused on asemma (tobacco). Our teachers will begin by sharing traditional teachings and where their knowledge comes from, acknowledging that every community has their own ways. While ...

MTU Professor chosen for Steel Curriculum Development Grant

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The Association for Iron & Steel Technology Foundation announced Timothy C. Eisele of Michigan Technological University the winner of the 2019–2020 Steel Curriculum Development Grant. Eisele will receive $25,000 over the course of three years. Established in 2005, ...

Free sports medicine community event to network with Aspirus health experts

HOUGHTON - Keeping you on top of your game. That's what the area's most complete sports medicine and orthopedic team will discuss during a free Sports Medicine Community Health Event on Monday, Oct. 21, in Houghton. The event takes place at 5:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom at Michigan ...

FBI warns the public about business email scams

The FBI is warning potential victims of a scheme that targets business and has resulted in massive financial losses in Michigan and throughout the United States. The scam, called Business Email Compromise (BEC), cost companies throughout the State of Michigan over $27 million in 2018 ...

Keweenaw Lions Club New Members

The Keweenaw Lions Club held their monthly meeting at the Mariner North in Copper Harbor on Monday, Oct. 7. Guest speaker, Erika Vye, made an enthusiastic presentation on geotourism in the Keweenaw, explaining the interrelation and value of our heritage, geology and natural features. Syd ...