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Bricks being replaced on Shelden Avenue

Crews will be on Shelden Avenue in Houghton replacing selected bricks that are beginning to deteriorate on the downtown stretch. Manager Eric Waara says it is the first time maintenance work has been done since the business district was resurfaced in 2009. The work will be done when weather allows …

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Health Department not offering flu shots

At Monday’s Western Upper Peninsula Board of Health meeting, Chief Health Officer Kate Beer said that there will not be any flu shot clinics put on by the department this fall. In-house clinics are just not viable for us right now, we don’t have the staff. We’re gonna have to …

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State Christmas tree being harvested Saturday

Maybe you are ready to skip Halloween and Thanksgiving, and proceed straight to Christmas. Saturday is the first opportunity, if you are willing to make a short trip. The Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget selected a blue spruce in Marenisco as the state’s Christmas tree, which will be …

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Trunk-or-Treat draws big crowd for Calumet Theatre

Monday was the monthly meeting for the Calumet Theatre Company board, now open to members. President Dan Jamison says there were at least 10 in attendance and he hopes that as word spreads more will show up to weigh in. Jamison says early in his tenure he wants to return …

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L’Anse receives grants for marina improvements

The Village of L’Anse is a step closer to getting some improvements at its marina. At last night’s council meeting, manager Bob LaFave reported that two grants have been approved that will help pay for upgrades. One will cover part of the cost of replacing the aging floating dock, and …

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COVID numbers high, may be undercounted

Houghton County reported 87 new COVID-19 cases for Thursday and Friday on a combined basis last week. Chief Health Officer at the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department, Kate Beer, says the number is accurate and not bolstered by one-off factors like a backlog of pending cases all coming in at …

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Michigan Tech, area employers have job fair

Michigan Tech and nearly 20 other employers are looking to fill full-time positions at a job fair being held today. The first session goes until 2 PM and an afternoon time slot begins at four, lasting until seven. Booths are set up in the ballroom on the second floor of …

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Food pantries cope with potential shortages

The food pantry of 31 Backpacks is well stocked for October, perhaps better supplied than a normal year. Laurel Maki still has some concerns looking toward the future. Maki says her group has been proactive, but Christmastime will test it. Each family, each student, gets about 5 13-gallon bags full …

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Missing man found Saturday morning

In the early hours of Saturday, around 1:15, Houghton County Sheriff’s personnel responded to a call about a hunter who had not returned from the field. The man lives on South Sidnaw Road in Duncan Township and is 58 years old. Deputies were able to triangulate the man’s location through …

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Two Vehicle Crash in Downtown Houghton Sends Two to UPHS – Portage

A two vehicle crash in downtown Houghton sends two people to the hospital around 12:40 pm Friday. A car driven by a 59-year-old Hancock man collided with a motorcycle driven by a 20-year-old man from Brighton, Michigan at the intersection of Shelden Avenue and Pewabic Street. Both the motorcycle driver …

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