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Pewabic Street Community Garden 14th Annual Plant Sale Fundraiser

The Pewabic Street Community Garden is a beloved plot of land in Houghton. Gardeners rent spaces to grow their own produce during the non-winter months. Garden manager, Elena Busova, explained that the Pewabic Street Community Garden needs this fundraiser for more than paying water bills and buying fertilizer.   “All the …

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Lakeshore Drive Parking Structure Demolition Begins Next Week

The Lakeshore drive parking lot will begin the deconstruction process next week. “Starting on the end by Suomi or the Library, however you want to look at it, [they’ll] be starting at that end and be going up to what old-timers know as the old Swift warehouse where that narrow …

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Houghton City Council Preview: Lakeshore Dr. Maintenance Crew and Bicycle Day

The Houghton City Council is expected to have a rather light agenda tonight at their meeting. Besides the usual approval of the accounts payable, they will discuss multiple resolutions. There will be one resolution to fund and appoint a Lakeshore drive maintenance and management crew, which was a condition of …

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Double Red Flags At Beaches Means To Not Go Into the Water

To help save lives and boost awareness of changing conditions at Great Lakes beaches, double red warning flags are now in place at beaches in Michigan state parks. It’s a change to the Great Lakes flag warning system that the Michigan Department of Natural Resources began integrating last year at …

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Over 4500lbs of Trash Collected In Copper Harbor

The 3rd annual cleanup in Copper Harbor hosted by KORC was a smashing success. Over 75 volunteers attended the event. Together they collected over 4,500 pounds of trash from areas like High Rock Bay, Keystone Bay, Schlatter Lake, Fish Cove, Hunter’s Point, Brockway Mountain Drive, Copper Harbor streets, and motorized …

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Hancock Planning Commission Receives Update on Master Plan Findings with Progressive Architects & Engineers

Progressive Architects and Engineers, James Kilborn, presented the group’s findings from Hancock’s master plan sessions. In April about 90 Hancock residents participated in guiding the city’s future during two separate master plan sessions. Hancock is using the city’s resources with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to work with Progressive Architects …

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Houghton Planning Commission Meeting Preview: Master Plan Review, Food Truck Ordinance Proposal

The City of Houghton Planning Commission is set to review multiple issues submitted to the board at their meeting tonight. There was a request to rezone an area on Canal road about half a mile west of Chutes and Ladders park. The area is currently zoned as a single-family residence, …

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New Home Coming for L’Anse Farmer’s Market

The L’Anse Farmers Market will be getting a new home. At last night’s council meeting, Village Manager Bob LaFave announced that the Portage Health Foundation has approved a grant request to build a permanent home for the market at Meadowbrook Field. The market has operated for many years at the …

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Structure Fire in Lake Linden Under Investigation

A fire in downtown Lake Linden Sunday night has damaged multiple buildings. At approximately 11 pm, first responders reported to a structure fire at 207 Calumet Street in Lake Linden. Fire crews from several local fire departments reported to the scene, and worked through the night to control the blaze. …

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