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“Beyond Brothels and Bars” livestream talk with Jean Ellis

HOUGHTON — The Carnegie Museum building will remain closed through summer but will continue to be open virtually and continue to release new on-line exhibits and programs throughout the season. To best ensure the health and safety of both our visitors and our volunteers, at a recent board ...

Finlandia commits to provide a safe opening for all

Finlandia University President Philip Johnson addressed students in an email on June 5, regarding Finlandia's safe open commitment as a university. I want to reach out and let you know that Finlandia is planning and preparing for safe living and learning as we come together on campus this ...

MDHHS invites public comment on Title V Block Grant application

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) invites the public to comment on the Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Services Block Grant application. Title V of the Social Security Act of 1935, as amended, provides funding to states to improve the health of ...

The Calumet Theatre reopens with Erik Koskinen

CALUMET — The Calumet Theatre will reopen its historic doors for a performance on July 3, starring Copper Country favorite Erik Koskinen & his top-shelf band. The Theatre has been closed to the public since March due to Covid-19 state-mandated closures. The State of Michigan's Upper ...

Dollar Bay-Tamarack City school graduation

DOLLAR BAY — Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Area Schools held its unique 2020 Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, June 6, at 10 a.m. at the Dollar Bay Baseball Park. The honored seniors were seated along the fence of the ball field in golf carts and side-by-sides! Families were parked in vehicles ...

UPCAP honors direct care workers Ddring COVID crisis

Since the COVID-19 crisis began much has been said and written about the heroism displayed by the front- line health care workers across the country. They truly deserve our thanks and admiration. But the often forgotten and underappreciated direct care workers (DCWs) also deserve that same ...

Curbside pickup June 8 at the Calumet Public School Library

We have great news! Curbside pick-up will begin on Monday, June 8 at the Calumet Public School Library. Please consider the following: 1. Reserve items through the online system or by calling the library at 906.337.0311 ext. 1107. View the online catalog HERE. 2. The library will pull your ...

Governor Whitmer announces plans for police reform to promote racial equity

LANSING — Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced her support for a series of policy plans for police reform in Michigan, calling on Michigan law enforcement agencies to enhance their training and policies to help create a police culture where all Michiganders are treated with dignity and ...

Dollar Bay School hosts unique graduation ceremony

DOLLAR BAY - Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Area Schools will hold its unique 2020 Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, June 6, at 10 a.m. at the Dollar Bay Baseball Park. The honored seniors will be seated along the fence of the ball field, facing the parking lot in golf carts. Families will be in ...

First West Nile virus activity of 2020 detected in Michigan

LANSING - The first West Nile virus activity for Michigan in 2020 has been reported in a captive hawk from Lapeer County. Residents are reminded that the best way to protect themselves against West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne illnesses, including Eastern Equine Encephalitis, is to ...

Markham, Halonen win Houghton’s top athletic honors

Houghton High School seniors, Daityn Markham and Ty Halonen receive top athletic honors. Daityn was named the recipient of the Herman “Winks” Gundlach Women’s Athletic Award. Ty was named the recipient of the Einer Andersen Memorial Award. Daityn Markham Daityn was an outstanding ...

Treasury: Bottle deposit returns to phase back in

LANSING — Today, Treasury issued a Notice Regarding Phased Reestablishment of Michigan’s Bottle Deposit Return Program. Beginning June 15, some retailers must reopen their bottle return facilities and resume the collection of returnable beverage containers and refund of customer bottle ...

New appointments to Keweenaw National Historical Park advisory commission

Keweenaw National Historical Park (NHP) is pleased to announce two appointments to the Keweenaw National Historical Park Advisory Commission. Glenn Anderson is a new appointment representing the interests of the State of Michigan. Karin Cooper, representing the Houghton County Board of ...