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Hancock closing Ingot Street next week

Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources is making improvements to trails running through the City of Hancock, installing better drainage for heavy rains. To complete the work, Ingot Street will need to be closed to through traffic between Lynn and Prospect near the Houghton County Fairgrounds. The Hancock-Calumet trail has handled …

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The Community Talks about Life After the Parking Deck

The City of Houghton and the public convened last night to discuss the future of the downtown parking deck. The first half of the public forum was headlined by a presentation with Pat Coleman, a renowned city planner, who has worked on a number of projects in the city over …

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Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition Holding Enbridge Line 5 Webinar

Oil and water don’t mix. A natural phenomenon that shows up often during oil spills. The Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition believes that Enbridge, the Canadian company who owns Line 5, needs to stop manipulating public opinion around the condition of the pipeline. The coalition’s Presidents Horst Schmidt, says that there …

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Combating fatigue focus of tonight’s pandemic town hall

Michigan Tech’s COVID-19 town hall series returns tonight, including on air via 97.7 The Wolf. You can catch a rebroadcast Sunday on ABC 10. Kelly Kamp says communication is a key theme of the show, particularly how to keep from tuning out due to pandemic fatigue. If we don’t continue …

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Apportionment members submit preliminary maps

Houghton County Apportionment Commission members Dan Holcomb and Lisa Mattila submitted maps that look to be the early frontrunners at Wednesday’s meeting. The group needs to have its work completed by the second week of October or run the risk of requiring an extension or having to use a map …

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Townsend Drive project ending tomorrow

After a couple of delays, traffic will be returning to normal through the campus of Michigan Tech. The end of work on Townsend Drive comes at the perfect time as Homecoming and parent’s weekend create heavier traffic than normal in the area. In a press release, the Michigan Department of …

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Bolts Sweep Panthers – Thursday Sports Wrap

High School In high school volleyball last night… • Dollar Bay-Tamarack City swept Chassell 3-0 (14-25, 15-25, 9-25). On the schedule this evening… • Calumet welcomes L’Anse. • Hancock plays at Houghton. • Ewen-Trout Creek travels to Bessemer. • Jeffers hosts Wakefield-Marenisco. In cross country, several local teams will compete …

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Calumet plans tulip display for the spring

The new community garden in the Village of Calumet allows for the possible start of a new spring tradition. Over a dozen raised beds, fruit tree boxes, a fully equipped shed and more sprung up in the 400 block of Fifth Street over the summer. After an open house during …

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Michigan budget includes long delayed flood relief funds

The Republican legislature and Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer have agreed to a state budget that will finally make the Copper Country whole after 2018’s Father’s Day Flood. The Keweenaw ATV Club got word from Representative Greg Markkanen that roughly eight-million dollars are earmarked to repair the Lake Linden trail. Used …

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MEDC Plans to Visit the City of Houghton in October

City Manager Eric Waara has returned from his trip to Grand Rapids. In Grand Rapids he attended the Municipal League Conference. There Waara was able to learn about future grant opportunities that could come as a part of the infrastructure bill in Washington.  The planning commission approved the site plan …

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