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DEQ Holds Warden Power Plant Public Hearing

For more on this story by ABC-10’s Melanie Palmer, click here. A public hearing was held Wednesday evening by the Department of Environmental Quality regarding the L’Anse Warden Power Plant Air Quality permit. The DEQ had recently heard complaints from residents around L’Anse about the Warden Power Plant creating fugitive dust …

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NPS’s Calumet Visitor Center Changes Hours

(Calumet, MI) The National Park Service’s Calumet Visitor Center has new days and hours of operation for the fall and winter. The visitor center will be open from October 1 – 31 Wednesday-Saturday 9:00-5:00 and Sunday 12:00-5:00. November 1, 2016 – April 30, 2017, the Calumet Visitor Center will be …

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House Candidate Dianda Criticizes GOP Plan for Failing to Fix Roads

The following press released was issued by State Representative Scott Dianda’s office: CALUMET — State Representative Scott Dianda, running for reelection in House District 110, expressed his deep concern over the lack of road funding available for state roads in 2017. Despite the funding increases that were promised by the Republicans’ …

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New Literacy Coach Gives Presentation To CCISD Board

The new Literacy Coach for the Copper Country Intermediate School District is ready to start making a difference in local schools. Angela Emblad gave a presentation to the CCISD Board of Education at their regular meeting this week. Emblad said she is here to support local teachers and schools by helping …

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Zoning Changes Approved For West Houghton Subdivison Project

One less concern for the developers of a new subdivision in west Houghton–the Houghton City Council Wednesday approved a resolution to change the zoning of a portion of the property on the hill from Community Business to One-Family Residential. Moyle Construction is the project developer. In other business, work on …

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Houghton’s New Fire Truck Is Here

The new fire truck for the Houghton Volunteer Fire Department is here. The 2015 Pierce model arrived Monday and was brought out to the City Center prior to Wednesday’s meeting of the Houghton City Council.   Houghton Fire Chief Mike Reynolds said, “The monitor system, that is actually in the …

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Calumet Colosseum Sports New Boards & Glass

When the hockey season opens at the Calumet Colosseum, the rink will be encircled by new boards, glass and netting. The renovations, including some modifications to the rink itself, cost roughly $180,000, paid for by local donations and some grants. It was the last piece of a major overhaul of …

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Emergency Responders Attend UP-EMS Conference

Nearly 500 EMS personnel will be attending the 35th Annual UP-EMS Conference in Marquette this week. The conference is Michigan’s most comprehensive educational program for rural emergency responders. Most of the Upper Peninsula’s 75 EMS organizations will have members attending, along with EMS personnel from throughout Lower Michigan and Northern …

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Youth Advisory Council Announces Fall Granting Cycle

Hancock, Michigan—The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) of the Keweenaw Community Foundation (KCF) is now accepting applications for its fall granting cycle. $15,100 is available from the Kellogg Youth Fund for local organizations benefiting youth in grades 6-12. To be considered, grant applications must be submitted to the KCF office no …

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