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Local Communities Receiving Recreation Passport Grants

Houghton and Baraga Counties are among 36 communities in the state that will benefit from the latest round of Recreation Passport grants. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is providing $45,000 for upgrades to the Houghton County Arena. The project calls for the development of modern engineered aluminum seating to …

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Investigation Underway Into Fulton House Fire

An investigation is underway into the cause of a house fire in Fulton last Friday that claimed the lives of two people. The Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Office says the State Fire Marshall began his investigation on Tuesday, which may take several days to complete due to the amount of damage …

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Finlandia Responds To Criticism During Internal Investigation

Finlandia University has a long standing reputation in the community for providing a quality education–especially in the fields of nursing, business and the arts. Recently, a rash of student conduct issues has taken the focus from education–and in some people’s minds–earning the school a different reputation entirely. School policy prohibits …

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Casperson Hopeful Wolf Hunting Will Be Allowed

While there aren’t enough wolves on Isle Royale, many believe there are far too many in the Upper Peninsula. Recent legislation has opened the way again for the possible hunting of wolves in the U.P. State Senator Tom Casperson says that corrects an issue with the original legislation. Casperson said …

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Openings On The Houghton County Planning Commission

Want to get involved in local government? The Houghton County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications for two open positions on the Houghton County Planning Commission. One is to represent Local Government Planning and Zoning. The other is to represent Economic Development and Tourism. Applicants must provide documentation with their …

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Isle Royale Draft Wolf Plan/EIS Available For Public Review

HOUGHTON, MICHIGAN – Isle Royale National Park (ISRO) released for public review and comment the draft Environmental Impact Statement to Address the Presence of Wolves. (draft EIS). The wolf population has declined to just two wolves in the past five years and scientists believe that natural recovery of the population is unlikely. The draft EIS is open for public review …

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