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2020 Census Update

How are we doing in terms of the 2020 Census? Glen Anderson, Chair of Houghton County’s Complete Count Committee. Anderson also said census workers will be going door to door before the end of August. You also have a new way to complete the census. The Portage Lake District Library …

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State Troopers Assist In Rescuing Swimmers

State Troopers from the Negaunee Post, were sent to rescue three swimmers, who were swept out in Lake Superior. Yesterday afternoon, approximately 1pm, troopers responded, as three swimmers, a 38 year old male, an 11 year old male and 10 year old female, got caught in an undercurrent from Little …

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Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order

Governor Whitmer has signed an Executive Order strengthening a previous order in terms of requiring Michiganders wear masks in indoor public places, as well as crowded outdoor places. The new order clarified that if an unmasked customer enters a building, businesses shouldn’t automatically assume they cannot medically tolerate one, although …

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Latest COVID-19 Statistics

The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department has issued a press release with the latest COVID-19 statistics. Gogebic County has 1 new confirmed case, along with a probable case being elevated to positive and one recovery. Houghton County also has one new confirmed case, and has also moved a probable case …

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Bicyclist Killed in Portage Township Crash

A Houghton man was killed in a car-bicycle crash in Portage Township Friday afternoon. Houghton County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the intersection of US-41 and the Nara Park Road around 2:20. Their preliminary investigation indicates that a vehicle driven by 24-year-old Jordan LaTendresse of Marqueette was northbound. 69-year-old Roger …

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