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Brewers Clinch Playoff Berth – Thursday Sports Wrap

Click on the blue links for more details. High School In high school volleyball tonight… – Houghton plays at Hancock. – Calumet visits L’Anse. – Chassell travels to Ontonagon. – Jeffers plays at Dollar Bay-Tamarack City. In cross country, Houghton, Calumet and Chassell will be among the teams competing at …

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Two Community Flu Shot Clinics Available From Aspirus

LAURIUM, Mich. – Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital and Clinics is holding two community flu vaccination clinics in Houghton and Laurium in September and October. Flu vaccinations are available for people ages 6 months to adult. Children under the age of 18 will need parental consent. All vaccinations will be entered into the Michigan …

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Parade Of Nations Winners Announced

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s float took first place for community floats in the 29th annual Parade of Nations on September 15. The Bridging Communities float, built by Interact Clubs in Houghton-Portage Township and Hancock school districts, placed second in that category. In the University floats category, Michigan Tech Indian Student …

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UPPCO Seeks Approval Of Latest Filing

Marquette – Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO) is requesting Michigan Public Service Commission approval of the Company’s latest filing. According to UPPCO officials, the filing, if approved, returns the full benefit of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) to customers, recovers investments being made in the UPPCO …

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Update Given On County Road Projects

Though repairs have been made to many of the flood-damaged roads in Houghton County, many others will have to wait until spring. The Houghton County Road Commission says they have already spent $2.7 million in repairs. Several large box culverts installations should be completed by the end of this week.  …

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Crew Closes In On Playoffs – Wednesday Sports Wrap

Click on the blue links for more details. High School In high school volleyball last night… – Hancock fell to Negaunee 3-1. – Calumet swept Ishpeming 3-0 (25-15, 25-15, 25-18). – Lake Linden-Hubbell v Chassell – not reported. – Dollar Bay-Tamarack City v Ontonagon – not reported. – L’Anse lost …

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Skatepark Construction Underway

Skateboarders in the Keweenaw may have a chance to use its newest park before winter. Construction began on the Houghton Skate Park recently and it’s expected to be completed within the next few weeks, giving its skaters a quick glimpse of the facility before it’s hidden by a blanket of …

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DNR Predicts Successful Deer Season

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is predicting a successful deer hunting season. The DNR has provided a forecast of the upcoming deer seasons in the 2018 Michigan Deer Hunting Prospects report. Deer numbers appear to be up over last year and biologists are expecting the number of deer taken …

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School District Getting Upgrades

Residents in the Houghton—Portage Township School District are seeing the money raised from the recent bond proposal put to work. In the Houghton High School newsletter, School Superintendent Doreen Klingbeil listed the items that were completed over the summer. Among them were new lockers and benches in the Middle School …

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UPPCO Launches Smart Meter Program

Many Upper Peninsula Power Company customers will soon have smart meters installed to monitor energy usage in their homes. The company says UPPCO’s advanced metering solution utilizes new infrastructure, state-of-the-art technology and smart meters to modernize the power grid. The primary benefit of this new system is the ability to …

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