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County Commissioner Holding Public Office Hour

County commissioners represent the residents within their districts, so setting aside time to meet with them is important to understanding their needs. Houghton County Commissioner Gretchen Janssen understands that so she will be holding a public office hour this Saturday at the Portage Lake District Library. Janssen said, “This was …

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Hancock Principal Subject Of Online Petition

Ezekiel Ohan An online petition has been started demanding that Hancock Public Schools does not renew the contract for High School and Middle School Principal Ezekiel Ohan. The petition was started by an anonymous person listed only as “Concerned Parent” and accuses Ohan of not doing “half of what the …

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Calumet Theatre Releases 2019 Season Schedule Lineup

The following press release was issued by the Calumet Theatre: The Calumet Theatre Announces 2019 Season Schedule Highlighted By Multiple Grammy Award Honorees Plus Finalists from The Voice & America’s Got Talent. The Calumet Theatre announced its complete show schedule for 2019 on February 14. The impressive lineup includes two-time …

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Michigan State Police Offers Variety Of Career Opportunities

The Michigan State Police is currently seeking candidates to join the force with many positions available including that of patrol troopers. People commonly think of police officers in association with traffic violations and tickets, but enforcing and upholding the State of Michigan’s laws isn’t the only responsibility of a state trooper. …

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UP Lawmaker Sees Upside Of Free College Plan

Free community college and 2-years of tuition assistance at a university, they are part of Governor Whitmer’s 3-paths to education plan to reach her goal of 60 percent of Michiganders with a post-secondary credential in the next 10 years. State Representative Greg Markkanen was teaching in the Baraga Area Schools …

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UPPCO Sets 56% Renewable Energy Goal By 2022

Upper Peninsula Power Company is setting a goal to achieve 56 percent renewable energy by 2022. The utility company has released an Integrated Resource Plan outlining how the company plans to provide reliable, cost effective electric service to its customers while addressing the risks and uncertainties inherent in the utility …

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