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First Keweenaw Pridefest draws bigger- than-expected crowd

HOUGHTON — What started as an idea for a 20-person potluck grew into an event bringing hundreds of people to the East Houghton Waterfront park for the first LGBT+ Keweenaw Pridefest. “The turnout’s been amazing, and we’re just so thankful for the community support and everyone who’s ...

Forecast: Average summer, mild El Nino winter in cards for UP

IRON MOUNTAIN — After a hot start, seasonable weather could be in store for the rest of June as the National Weather Service has a neutral outlook on temperatures through August in the Upper Peninsula. But because the eastern Pacific Ocean is turning warmer, the odds point to temperatures ...

Marshfield to start cancer center project

IRON MOUNTAIN — Marshfield Clinic Health System started construction Monday on a regional cancer center in Iron Mountain. The new building will be an extension of the Radiation Oncology Department at Marshfield Medical Center-Dickinson, located on the east end of the campus near the ...

Norway Elementary named among nation’s ‘Showcase Schools’

NORWAY — Norway Elementary School has been named one of the Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools for the 2022-2023 school year. The recognition comes from the Flippen Group that honors districts where “educators go above and beyond to create safe and connected learning ...

Portage Lake District Library launches first phase of redesign

HOUGHTON — After closing for two weeks, the Portage Lake District Library reopened with a revamped look in what will be the first phase of its redesign. The changes, which include a new carpet, new teen room — and shortly, new meeting rooms — weee intended to meet changing community ...

Moyle responds to airport manager’s resignation

ESCANABA — Delta County Board of Commissioners Chair Dave Moyle responded Friday to statements made by former Delta County Airport Manager Andrea Nummilien that pointed to him and his leadership of the county board as the primary reasons for her resignation. “This comes as a surprise for ...