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Press Releases

Keweenaw Lions Club Fall

The Keweenaw Lions Club held their 2nd annual Fall Color Cruise on the Portage Canal aboard the Isle Royale Queen IV, on Tuesday evening, October 8. 92 passengers enjoyed warm weather, surrounded by gorgeous fall foliage as they cruised calm waters through the North Entry, turning around in ...

Mercy EMS, Inc. celebrates 50-year milestone serving the Keweenaw

This year marks a significant milestone for Mercy EMS, Inc., in Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula. That's because it's the organization's 50-year anniversary and Aspirus Keweenaw and UP Health System - Portage invites everyone to celebrate. Mercy EMS, Inc. is a paramedic/advanced life support ...

Keweenaw Co-op hosts community thank you event

Mark your calendars and bring the kiddos to your Keweenaw Co-op's annual "Community Thank You" Fall HarvestFEST event on Saturday, Oct. 12 from noon to 6 p.m. We will be offering free food samples of your fall favorites (cider, sausages, pretzels, caramel dip & apples) throughout the ...

Regular historical park advisory commission to meeting scheduled for October

The Keweenaw National Historical Park Advisory Commission will convene for its regular quarterly meeting at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 at park headquarters located on the corner of Red Jacket Road and US-41 in Calumet.  The meeting will include an update on the work of the ...

More Pertussis in the U.P.

Since January of this year, at least 23 cases of pertussis (whooping cough) have occurred in the U.P., 12 of them in the past two months. In the most recent case, the ill child attended the Kraft Hockeyville event held on Sept. 28. This reminds us that with so much travel across the U.P., ...

Copper Country Toastmasters host Invite Night

HANCOCK — Copper Country Toastmasters, invites residents to its Invite Night to meet members, watch four prepared speeches, and enjoy snacks and beverages on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. “The nice thing about Toastmasters is it’s helpful for the person who wants to get better at speaking in a ...

Visual arts faculty show Proof of Concept opens in Rozsa gallery

HOUGHTON — The Department of Visual and Performing Arts and the Rozsa Center are excited to announce the fall gallery exhibition, Proof of Concept, a visual art faculty show. The exhibit runs Thursday, Oct. 10 through Saturday, Nov. 9 in A-Space, the Rozsa professional gallery. Gallery hours ...

Houghton man wins ultimate outdoor ‘trip of a lifetime’

BRANSON, Mo. — A Houghton resident is on the trip of a lifetime in Branson, MO, enjoying five days of rustic beauty and outdoor bliss. Scott Carlborn is one of just 25 grand prize winners across the country in the Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper Ultimate Outdoor Adventure sweepstakes. ...

KNA car raffle in its last week

Keweenaw Natural Areas (KNA) is raffling off a brand new 2019 Subaru CrossTrek AWD Utility Vehicle. The prize includes the car plus tax and license paid, plus money to pay the IRS gift tax (total value $32,500). Tickets cost $100 each and only 1,000 tickets will be sold. There are cash prizes ...

Salvation Army Youth Programs are starting next week

HANCOCK — The Salvation Army is now accepting registration for their After-School Youth Programs. The programs will run Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting at 3:30 p.m. Programs will include Open Gym time, with crafts, and movies, Character Building Programs, Music Programs, Archery ...

Finlandia’s 2019 Campus Read author, Katya Gordon, tackles climate change

Katya Gordon of Sea Change Expeditions will be the featured author for the 2019 Finlandia University Campus Read. "The committee was intrigued by Katya Gordon's local approach to climate activism and the similarity of her Two Harbors community on the Minnesota shoreline of Lake Superior to ...

FBI warns the public about ransomware internet scams

In a ransomware scam, your computer screen freezes with a pop-up message – supposedly from the FBI or another federal agency – saying that because you violated some sort of federal law your computer will remain locked until you pay a fine; or, you get a pop-up message telling you your ...

Business community offers incentives to shop local on Small Business Saturday

HOUGHTON — The Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with many in the local business community, has announced it will promote local shopping specials and give away free donuts and refreshments on Small Business Saturday with official endorsement from the nationally-recognized “Shop ...

Baraga president among those reelected to Michigan Association of Mayors Board

DETROIT — The mayors of Auburn, Baraga and Fremont have been reelected to serve on the Michigan Association of Mayors (MAM) board of directors. Auburn Mayor Lee Kilbourn, Baraga Village President Wendell Dompier and Fremont Mayor Jim Rynberg all received three-year terms to the MAM board ...

Officers catch pair of brothers poaching swans

Conservation officers catch pair of brothers poaching swans in Baraga County A complaint called in to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources' Report All Poaching hotline resulted in two brothers being ticketed for illegally killing a pair of trumpeter swans on Sept. 28 - the opening day ...

Nordic Film Series kicks off new season with suspenseful Finnish movie

The new season of the Finnish American Heritage Center's Nordic Film Series kicks off next week with a film that sets the mood as Halloween approaches. The new season gets under way Thursday, Oct. 10 with 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. screenings of the suspenseful Finnish film "Anselmi - nuori ihmissusi" ...

“Icons Americana” opens at the Copper Country Community Arts Center

HANCOCK - A new exhibition opens at the Copper Country Community Arts Center on Oct. 11. "Icons Americana" is a collection of mixed media assemblage constructions by Charles Kirk Lucas, an artist, songwriter and small business owner from the lower peninsula of Michigan. He states, "Art and ...

Lions Club holds its annual hunting and sports dinner

CALUMET — Calumet Lions Club held its 17th annual Hunting and Sports Dinner Sept. 19 at the beautiful Siskiwit Reception Hall in Calumet, catered by the Kangas Cafe, in Hancock. This is the Club's largest fundraiser which is held yearly in the fall. Once again the event was sold out early and ...