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Rain Provides Electrical Charge

They say every cloud has a silver lining. Our extra-rainy fall could provide a little bit of relief to electric costs. Upper Peninsula Power Company tells us the high river levels have enabled it to produce 30 percent more hydroelectric power than usual. Vice President for Business Development and Communication …

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U.P. Unemployment Rate Falls

The unemployment rate fell in every county in Michigan last month. Non-seasonally adjusted rates were sampled before the General Motors strike began. The statewide rate came in at 3.7 percent… a half-point lower than in August, but two-tenths of a point above the rate one year ago. The unadjusted rate …

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Houghton Wins Copper Spike – Friday Sports Wrap

High School In high school volleyball last night… – Houghton defeated Hancock in the annual Copper Spike game. The score was not reported. – Lake Linden-Hubbell defeated Jeffers 3-1 (18-25, 25-9, 25-15, 25-16). – Dollar Bay-Tamarack City v Watersmeet – no report. – L’Anse lost to West Iron County 3-1 …

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Woman Stabbed in Osceola Township

One woman was stabbed, and another arrested after an altercation early Wednesday at a residence in Osceola Township. A Michigan State Police spokesman at the Calumet Post confirmed that the incident occurred around midnight, but was unable to provide names, the condition of the victim, or additional details because the …

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Portage Township to Begin Marijuana Discussion

Portage Township will begin the process of considering whether to allow recreational marijuana sales and growth. Like many municipalities in Michigan, the township originally opted out of the state’s marijuana program, until officials could review state rules. Those rules were posted a few weeks ago. At last night’s board meeting, …

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Former Evangel Building to House Apartments

The soon-to-be former Evangel Baptist Church building on College Avenue will be converted into apartments. Developer Derek Bradway has purchased the property. He has presented plans to the city of Houghton to renovate it, add a second level to a portion of the structure, and create 40 small efficiency units. …

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Houghton Lakeshore Drive Project

The potential redevelopment of the parking structure property between downtown Houghton and the waterfront will be known as the Lakeshore Drive Project. The effort had initially been called a “waterfront development.” The committee investigating options wanted to emphasize that there will be, in fact, no actual waterfront property involved in …

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