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Houghton discusses “missing middle” housing

The Master Plan subcommittee of Houghton’s Planning Commission convened Monday afternoon to discuss a fairly new housing concept called the “missing middle.” It is driven by affordability and offering options that mostly simulate owning a single family residence, while not foisting as much responsibility on an individual as being a …

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MTU Hockey Third in CCHA Preseason Poll – Tuesday Sports Wrap

High School In the Calumet Invitational cross country meet yesterday… • The Houghton boys earned another easy victory. Gremlin runners took five of the top 12 positions, with Eric Weiss placing first individually. Ewen-Trout Creek’s Jonah Nordine was the runner-up. Jeffers placed second in the team competition, followed by Negaunee, …

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Parade of Nations brings the world to Houghton

Between a pandemic and construction, Saturday’s Parade of Nations looked different than past iterations, but the same uplifting message still came across in spades. Lining up near the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce office next to Franklin Square, Tech and Finlandia students hailing from dozens of countries around the world walked …

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Businesses still flummoxed when trying to fill positions

The Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget released August employment numbers for the state late last week. The survey was done just weeks before federal emergency unemployment benefits ended and offers a sobering assessment of how many jobs remain unfilled. Around 241,000 fewer Michiganders are working compared to the …

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Two kayakers drown near Pictured Rocks

Two people are dead after high winds and unforgiving waves turned a kayak trip into an emergency. Kimberly Aiello of Troy, Michigan and David Delegato of Shelby Township, Michigan were on the water near Pictured Rocks Thursday when they went intoLake Superior. The United States Coast Guard was alerted to …

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Motorcyclist severely injured after crashing into turning vehicle

On Sunday afternoon, Houghton County Sheriff deputies were called out to an accident involving a motorcycle and a vehicle on M-203 near North Cloverland Road in Calumet Township. The biker failed to stop as the car in front of him attempted a left turn. The 57-year-old Minnesota man was ejected …

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Copper Country Today – September 19, 2021

Veteran Kim Robbins of Laurium talks about her experience with opioids following a hip transplant in 2015. She is now an advocate for the NOPAIN Act, designed to elevate different, less addictive alternatives for managing pain. Portage Lake Sportsmen Club Vice President Ed Glowacki talks about hunter education class; what …

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Tech Volleyball Wins, Soccer Falls – Monday Sports Wrap

High School In high school cross country today, local teams will compete at the Calumet Invitational. See the full schedule for all our local high school teams here. College Soccer The Michigan Tech soccer team lost 2-0 to second-ranked Grand Valley State yesterday. The Finlandia women’s soccer team fell to …

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Gremlins Win, Lakes Blanked – Sunday Sports Wrap

High School In high school football Saturday… • Houghton scored twice in the fourth quarter, and then survived a bad punt snap in the final seconds to defeat Bark River 21-20. Both teams scored on their opening possessions, the Gremlins on a 5-yard run by Kaiden Zapolnik. The first of …

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‘Dogs Rip Gwinn – Saturday Sports Wrap

High School In high school football last night… • Calumet’s game against West Iron County was canceled because the Wykons didn’t have enough healthy players to field a team. Officially, the Copper Kings receive a 1-0 forfeit victory. • Hancock routed Gwinn 46-0. Chad Nordstrom ran for two touchdowns and …

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