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Couple more nights of frigid air with warmer temps by weekend

Cold air is sticking around for a little bit longer for the next couple of days with scattered snow in between. Snow chances will mostly stick around in the northern portions like Houghton and Keweenaw counties. But a light to moderate system approaches from the northwest in the overnight of Wednesday into Thursday morning. That system will be done by Thursday morning but winds are expected to ramp up which means lake effect snow will be along the NW wind belts for most of Thursday into Friday.
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Police identify suspects in Houghton, Keweenaw county theft cases

CALUMET, MI— Law enforcement is investigating a series of breaking-and-enterings in Houghton and Keweenaw counties. Michigan State Police from the Calumet Post, the Houghton County Sheriff’s Office, and members of UPSET West have identified several suspects in connection with receiving and concealing stolen property. Troopers say the incidents happened at seasonal homes, camps, and other places of opportunity.

Library Services Closing at 6 p.m. Monday, January 30th

The Van Pelt and Opie Library will be closed Monday, January 30th, at 6 p.m.. The 24-hour areas of the library will remain open and are accessible to patrons with an active HuskyCard. For any questions, please contact us at

Some heavy lake effect snow plus frostbiting cold through Tuesday morning

NWS alerts in effect HERE. Continuing this evening: Moderate to heavy snow falling over the west wind belts of the Copper Country and Eastern U.P with fewer flakes over the central counties. Monday night through Tuesday morning U.P. wide: Frost biting cold settling in, with a National Weather Service wind...

MACVB elects Visit Keweenaw Exec to develop the visitor experience

KEWEENAW, Mich. (WZMQ) – The Michigan Association of Convention and Visitors Bureau elected a new position. Earlier this month Visit Keweenaw’s Executive Director, Brad Barnett, was elected to the board by voting members. According to data provided by the state, in 2021, around $100 million dollars was spent...

KYP will hold their third Murder Mystery event

HANCOCK, Mich. (WZMQ) – The Keweenaw young professionals program, which started in 2013, will host another Murder Mystery event since their first in 2016. This event brings volunteers from the community to act, write and even perform live music in the show. The story will take place in Hawaii...

Chassell, January 30 High School 🏀 Game Notice

The Watersmeet High School basketball team will have a game with Chassell High School on January 30, 2023, 14:45:00. #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 img { margin: 0; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 div { margin: 0; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 p { margin: 24px 0; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; font-size: 16px; line-height: 26px; letter-spacing: -0.24px; color: #333; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .icon { background-repeat: no-repeat; background-position: center; background-size: 100% 100%; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .item:last-child { border-bottom: none; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .item { padding-bottom: 32px; border-bottom: 1px solid #f9f9f9; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .contest-card { padding: 24px; border: 1px solid #F2F2F2; border-radius: 8px; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .contest-card .teams { display: flex; margin-bottom: 26px; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .contest-card .teams .team { display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex: 1; justify-content: flex-start; align-items: center; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .contest-card .teams .vs { width: 40px; height: 97px; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .contest-card .teams .team .logo { width: 120px; height: 120px; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .contest-card .teams .team .name { margin-top: 11px; color: #333; font-weight: 600; font-size: 16px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center; letter-spacing: -0.31px; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .contest-card .info-item { margin-left: -8px; margin-top: 8px; display: flex; align-items: center; font-weight: 400; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px; letter-spacing: -0.15px; color: #888; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .contest-card .info-item .icon { margin-right: 4px; width: 12px; height: 12px; background-repeat: no-repeat; background-position: center; background-size: 100% 100%; }

Visit Keweenaw seeks applicants for destination development program

HOUGHTON AND KEWEENAW COUNTIES, Mich. (WJMN) – The Upper Peninsula is an all-year round playground, and Visit Keweenaw wants to continue to make the U.P. and the Copper Country an outdoor enthusiasts’ destination. Visit Keweenaw is currently seeking applicants for its 2023 Destination Development Program. Destination development is...

Heikinpaiva Returns to Hancock After Two Year Hiatus

Heikinpäivä made a joyful return to Hancock Saturday, after a two-year absence caused by COVID-19 concerns. Despite temperatures in the high single digits, crowds lined Quincy Street for the annual parade. The toris reported brisk business, and people enjoyed the circle dance, the wife-carrying contest, and the kids kicksled races. The annual buffet and dance was well-attended Saturday night. Finnish American Heritage Center Director David Maki said it was great to have the festival back…

PREVIEW: Tech Tennis Takes on Tiffin Wednesday

HOUGHTON, Mich. – Both of Michigan Tech's tennis teams serve up their first ball Wednesday at Gates Tennis Center in Houghton. The women host Tiffin at 10 a.m. followed by the men at 2 p.m. Matches are free to attend. The Huskies played two September events, including the ITA...

De Yampert joins Superior Health Foundation’s board of directors

Dr. Fredi de Yampert will represent Houghton, Keweenaw and Baraga Counties on the Superior Health Foundation’s board of directors. De Yampert currently serves as VP of Academic Affairs and dean of the. College of Health Sciences at Finlandia University. “I look forward to being part of the great work...

Blake Pietila named CCHA Goaltender of the Week

HOUGHTON, Mich. – Michigan Tech senior Blake Pietila has been named the CCHA Goaltender of the Week for the second straight time the league announced on Monday. Pietila received the honor for the fifth time this season and for the 12th time in his career. Pietila backstopped the Huskies...

The Heikinpaiva celebration event is finally back after two years

HANCOCK, Mich. (WLUC) - The Houghton and Hancock communities were excited to celebrate their notorious Heikinpaiva Festival at the Finnish Heritage Center in Hancock. Finnish theme Committee Chairmen Jim Kurtti said the return of this event is full of fun. “It begins with the market where we are now. Then...

Keweenaw Snowmobile Club cookout grooms the view of the Copper Country

HANCOCK, Mich. (WZMQ) – This winter season, the Keweenaw Snowmobile Club had its fair share of challenges, on top of grooming the 200-plus miles of trail and maintaining the grooming machines. The Club will host its “Cookout and Bonfire” on Saturday, January 28th. The Club President Ryan Laporte commented...

Heikinpaiva celebration takes over Hancock Saturday

HANCOCK, Mich. (WZMQ) – Get ready Copper Country! The winter Celebrations have just gotten started. Earlier on Friday, family and friends were testing out the sleds on Finlandia’s Quincy Green as they prepared for the Heikinpaiva Celebration. The celebration will feature toris, or markets, to shop at. It...