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Houghton City Council Approves Marijuana Ordinances

Ordinances 2020-310 and 2020-312 were approved at last night’s city council meeting in Houghton. Now that they’ve been approved, there is no limit to the number of licenses that can be granted for recreational and medicinal marijuana shops. The public hearing brought people from Negaunee and Iron Mountain, to speak …

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Michigan Tech Enter Step Three Monday

Michigan Tech enters Step Three of their Return to Campus Plan on Monday. Step Three is the final step, in which Michigan Tech resumes campus operations, in preparation of the Fall semester that begins on August 23rd. Students and staff will be following the Health and Safety Levels system, when …

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Finlandia Promise Now Known As Hancock Promise

The Finlandia Promise, going back to 2009, is now known as the Hancock Promise, after being extended for the next seven years, by Finlandia University and the Hancock School District. In 2009, Hancock gave Finlandia the old high school building, but held onto the old bus garage. Now, Finlandia has …

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Houghton County Planning Commission Meets Virtually

The Houghton County Planning Commission meets virtually today. Topics to be discussed include updates from the solid waste committee, trails committee, an update on the new jail, and Houghton County Emergency Measures. Michigan Tech  Professor Chelsea Schelly will speak regarding community input and policing in Houghton County and Brad Barnett …

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Gogebic County Has Multiple New COVID-19 Cases

An explosion in COVID-19 cases in Gogebic County. This from the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department. In the last two days, 15 confirmed cases, along with one probable case, which is being treated as a positive. Houghton County also reported two new confirmed cases, along with one recovery. Baraga County …

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