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Parking Fines In Houghton Questioned

There is no perfect solution for parking downtown in the city of Houghton.  That was the answer given by Police Chief John Donnelly when a local business owner raised the question of parking tickets at the regular meeting of the Houghton City Council. Donnelly explained that visitors are given one …

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Update on Adenoviral Illnesses in the U.P.

Local public health would like to update residents on the cluster of adenovirus cases that have been seen in the central U.P. since mid-August of this year. As noted before, this virus is a very common cause of cold-like illness (occasionally with accompanying diarrhea) each year. Typically, healthcare providers do …

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day This Saturday

DETROIT – After collecting a total of more than 9.9 million pounds (nearly 5,000 tons) of expired, unused and unwanted prescription medications during 15 previous events over the past eight years, the Drug Enforcement Administration expects to reach a total of 10 million pounds collected following the upcoming fall 2018 …

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Quincy Haunted Mine Opens Thursday

A half-mile in and seven levels below ground, a 15-by-15 dark tunnel awaits the brave souls who dare to enter. The Quincy Mine’s annual haunted tour is Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 25-27. This is the second year Michigan Technological University students in sound design and audio production and technology programs …

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M-26 Now Open

M-26 south of Mass City in Ontonagon County is now open to traffic. The roadway had been detoured since October 8th for an ongoing Michigan Department of Transportation repair project.  MDOT is investing about $600,000 to repair settling of the westbound lane and shoulder of M-26 south of Mass City. …

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MTU Faculty Awards Presented

As Michigan Tech continues to educate the next generation of engineers, researchers, and innovative thinkers, faculty members are also being honored for their role and advancements. “Tonight we had a celebration to honor our premiere faculty and staff for research and teaching and outreach and diversity awards,” said Michigan Tech …

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Logging Truck Loses Its Load And Causes Accident

A close call happened this week on an Upper Peninsula road when a logging truck lost its load.  The accident happened Monday shortly after 3pm on County Road 550 near Eagle Nest Road in Marquette County. According to the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office, the logging truck, owned by a McInerney …

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Chassell Township Recreation Millage On November Ballot

Chassell Township residents will vote on a recreation millage on November 6th. The 0.5 mills will be used to help fund recreation priorities set by township residents through a recreation survey completed in the summer of 2017.  Revenue from the millage would fund projects identified in Chassell Township’s new five-year …

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Final Presentations On Jail Proposal

Houghton County residents have two more opportunities to learn about the new jail expansion proposal. Presentations will be held at the Houghton County Courthouse tonight and at the Franklin Township Hall tomorrow.  Both meetings begin at 7pm. The county is looking to borrow $11 million for up to 20 years …

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