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UPPCO Says Electric Bills Going Down

Upper Peninsula Power Company says customers will be seeing additional reductions on their monthly energy bills because of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. A residential customer consuming 500 kilowatt hours per month will save $3.40 on their monthly energy bill. Commercial, Industrial and Lighting customers will also see a …

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Senator Peters Views Flood Damage For Himself

While the federal government is deciding whether to declare Houghton County a disaster area, local municipalities have a powerful ally in their corner. US Senator Gary Peters toured the damage done to the county during the June 17th storm and was impressed with the recovery work already done. “But now …

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No More Late Fees At Library

Patrons of the Portage Lake District Library (PLDL) can borrow books, movies, music and more without accruing overdue fines beginning July 1. It is a change that should increase patrons’ access to the fifty thousand-plus materials they can borrow from PLDL with their library cards. “Research shows that overdue fines …

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Hancock Marine Hailed As Hometown Hero

A local Marine is being highlighted as a Hometown Hero by those she is serving. Hancock native Catherine Salvador was featured in an article from the US Marine Corps Forces Reserve. Salvador is an avionics technician with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 775, Marine Aircraft Group 41, 4th Marine Aircraft …

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Record Crowd For Dam Jam

Despite intermittent rain showers over the weekend, record attendance was reported in Calumet as many came to show their love of music and the outdoors. Music, camping, fun, and games was the weekend scene at the Calumet Lions Park Friday and Saturday as folks came from across the Keweenaw and …

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18 Beaches Now Open & Safe For Swimming

WESTERN UPPER PENINSULA – Western U.P. Health Department staff continue to monitor surface water quality at 41 locations throughout the Western Upper Peninsula. Based on the most recent lab results, 18 beach locations are classified as open and safe for swimming, and one additional location is open under an advisory …

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Roads Hold Up Under Friday’s Storm

(Houghton, MI) – Following are the latest updates regarding the flood recovery efforts in Houghton County. Roads held up well during Friday’s midday storm. There were spotty areas of minor damage and lost power, but nothing major was reported. The storm did slow some work activity, but nearly all crews …

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