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Houghton’s Fire Insurance Rating Upgraded

The City of Houghton is getting high marks from the agency that sets their Fire Insurance Rating. Houghton City Manager Eric Waara said the Insurance Services Office said the city’s Public Protection Classification was upgraded from a 6 to a 5. Waara said that rating is used to determine fire insurance …

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Houghton Abandons Red Oak Lane

The City of Houghton is proceeding with the abandonment of Red Oak Lane, an undeveloped road within the subdivision project in West Houghton. By formally abandoning the seventy-foot wide right-of-way, including a sixty-foot radius cul-de-sac, the road can be realigned to fit the layout of the subdivision. A public hearing …

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Pistons Drop NBA Opener – Thursday Sports Wrap

Click on the highlighted scores for more game details. High School The regular high school volleyball season wraps up tonight… – Lake Linden-Hubbell and Ewen-Trout Creek play in a triangular at Dollar Bay. – Baraga and Wakefield-Marenisco play in a triangular at Chassell. – L’Anse travels to Ontonagon. MTU The …

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Calumet Dominates WestPAC Volleyball All-Stars

Calumet swept all three major awards, as the Western Peninsula Athletic Conference All-Star Volleyball Team was announced this afternoon. Hailey Wickstrom was named Player of the Year. Amber Johnson received Defensive Player of the Year honors. Lisa Twardzik was named Coach of the Year. Calumet and Houghton finished in a first-place tie in …

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Calumet Village Administrator Resigns

There are a number of changes coming to the leadership of the Village of Calumet. With positions of trustee, president and clerk all up for election in November, the Village will also be looking for a new Administrator. Current Administrator Rob Tarvis is resigning after two years on the job. …

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UPDATED: Chamber Office Temporarily Closing

UPDATE: Chamber President Brian Donnelly issued this statement today regarding the office hours of the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce: “The Chamber of Commerce has hired temporary office help to remain open for business as we transition to a new staff model. Combined with our active Board of Directors, we will …

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Local Organizations Showcase Their Services

There are many services available to local residents, but how do residents get the help they need if they don’t know what services are out there? The Local Human Services Expo held at the Copper Country Mall brought together many of the agencies that are there for those that need …

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MDOT Pushes Back Quincy Street Expectations To This Afternoon

As work on the Michigan Department of Transportation’s US-41 (Reservation and Quincy streets) streetscape project winds down, traffic in downtown Hancock will revert to normal flow later today. The traffic change had been expected this morning. Final pavement markings are now expected to be completed today, with one-way northbound traffic …

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