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Makinen Says This Is His Last Term

Houghton County Prosecutor Michael Makinen says this will be his last term. Makinen was reelected following a campaign that saw him pitted against former county prosecutor Doug Edwards. Makinen said the campaign was tough because he’s not able to publicize why certain decisions are made as a prosecutor. Makinen said …

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Bergman Says He’s Ready For Washington

Newcomer Jack Bergman will be one of nine Republicans, along with five Democrats, to represent the state of Michigan in Congress. The former Marine was elected Tuesday, defeating his Democrat opponent, Lon Johnson. Bergman says his prior military experience will be beneficial for veterans. Bergman says he looks forward to …

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Sheriff McLean Begins SixthTerm

There’s not a new sheriff in town–that’s because voters reelected current Houghton County Sheriff Brian McLean to his sixth consecutive term on Tuesday. McLean has spent his entire law enforcement career in the Houghton area, a job he is happy to continue doing. Houghton County Sheriff Brian McLean said, “Oh, …

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County Millage Apportionment Approved

The Houghton County Board of Commissioners approved a county millage apportionment of 10.230 at Tuesday night’s monthly meeting. Equalization director John Partanen gave the board a report on where the millage will be allocated. It was passed unanimously. Health rates and options for county employees were discussed at length. Eric …

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2016 General Election Results

Click below for full county results Baraga County Keweenaw County Houghton County Ontonagon County For a full list of election results in Michigan, visit http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/2016GEN_CENR.html PRESIDENT Hillary Clinton 218 Donald Trump 278   1st Congress District of Michigan Republican Bergman, Jack 201,154 55.32% Democratic Johnson, Lon 144,319 39.69% Libertarian Bostow, Diane …

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