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Snyder OK’s New Oversight Authority For Enbridge Tunnel

The following press release was issued by Governor Snyder’s office: LANSING — Legislation signed today by Gov. Rick Snyder will protect the Great Lakes, provide energy security for Michigan residents, and create better infrastructure connections between the state’s peninsulas. The new Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority (MSCA) will oversee construction and …

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UP Lawmakers Voice Support For Enbridge Tunnel

State Representative Scott Dianda is voicing his support for a tunnel to replace the Enbridge Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac.  The Michigan House of Representatives voted this week to enact the agreement between Governor Rick Snyder and Enbridge. Dianda said, “I am just as concerned about protecting our …

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Kevin Manninen Is 2018 Hankookin Heikki

HANCOCK — Kevin Manninen has made Finnish-American culture his business, literally. He’s the president of the Finnish American Chamber of Commerce U.P. Chapter, the dean of Finlandia University’s International School of Business, and a leader in the recently-founded FinnZone, which helps businesses from Finland make inroads into the U.S. with …

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Casperson’s Logging Bill Draws Criticism

The following press release was issued by the County Road Association of Michigan: County road agencies, county commissions, townships strongly oppose permit-free log hauling on Michigan roads in spring Lansing, MI – A bill now pending before a Michigan House committee would eliminate the permit requirement restricting weight on county …

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Marquette County Man Confesses To Killing Buck Within City Limits

A 37-year-old Marquette man confessed Monday to Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers to illegally killing a buck inside the city limits. The man’s name has not been released. County prosecutors are reviewing charges in the case, which could be either misdemeanors or civil infractions. At about 10:30 p.m. …

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Bond Falls Mitigation Fund Proposals Sought

Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO) is now accepting proposals through February 22, 2019, for the annual Bond Falls Mitigation and Enhancement Fund (MEF) grant. The goal of the MEF grant is to create tangible, measurable improvements to aquatic and terrestrial environments within the Ontonagon River watershed. This watershed includes UPPCO’s …

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(Christmas) Party Like It’s 1849

Downtown Houghton will celebrate its annual Victorian-Inspired Christmas this Saturday. Lt. Nick Roberts of the Houghton Police Department says the city hopes to build on the success of last year’s inaugural event.  “Last year was our first year and we felt it a huge success so we’re going to continue …

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Survey Will Help Houghton’s Online Communication

The City of Houghton is currently seeking public input through an online survey about present as well as future needs in digitalization, email & Facebook communications, and website presence. Results from this survey will be used to improve communication for the City of Houghton.  The survey will take 10-15 minutes …

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