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Houghton Water, Sewer Rates to Rise

Water and sewer rates will be going up in Houghton. The first increase in fees in nearly seven years will cost the average residential customer an extra $4.54 cents per month on the combined water, sewer and trash bill (from $54.58 to $59.12). City manager Eric Waara said Houghton’s water …

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Waara Updates Houghton Flood Recovery

Houghton still has a long way to go to restore damage caused by the Father’s Day Flood in June, 2018. City Manager Eric Waara provided the city council with an update at last night’s meeting. Waara explained that two federal agencies are providing money for repairs. The Federal Highway Administration …

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Lottery School Support Hits $1 Billion

For the first time ever, the Michigan Lottery has contributed a billion dollars to the state school aid fund. Last year’s record contribution was $129 million larger than 2018. 26 cents of each dollar spent on the lottery goes to the school fund. The largest amount – 62 cents – …

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Two Hurt in Ontonagon County Crash

Two people suffered minor injuries in a crash in Ontonagon County Monday afternoon. Officials say a vehicle driven by John Nix of Hurley, Wisconsin, was traveling south on M-26 when he lost control because of some black ice. Nix’s vehicle crossed the centerline, hit a guardrail, and then struck a …

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Heikinpäivä Events Begin Tomorrow with Special Film

The first of this year’s Heikinpäivä events will take place tomorrow. The January Nordic Film Series feature is Sirkka: Past and Present. The new film details the life of 99-year-old Sirkka Tuomi Holm, a life-long activist and longtime contributor to the locally-produced Finnish-American Reporter. David Maki from the Reporter says …

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Woman Injured in Dollar Bay Car Crash

A woman was injured yesterday in a two-car crash near Dollar Bay. State police troopers from the Calumet pot tell us 21-year-old Cortney Vannorman was southbound on M-26 near Coal Dock Road around 1:30 in the afternoon. As she slowed to turn into a driveway, she was rear-ended by a …

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Swartz to Continue as KBIC Leader

Warren “Chris” Swartz will continue to lead the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community for another year. Swartz was elected president of the Tribal Council at its organizational meeting Saturday. Gary Loonsfoot will serve as vice president, Kim Klopstein as secretary, Toni Minton as assistant secretary, and Doreen Blaker as treasurer. Robert …

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