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The Search Continues For Trailhead Water Source In Greenland Township

The DNR will begin the search for the source of the unregulated water supply in Greenland Township at the head of Bill Nichols Rail-Trail, off M-38 near the historic Lake Mine. The springtime weather will now allow the search to continue. State, county, and local entities are working cooperatively to …

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Road Under Bridge From Hancock To Dollar Bay Closes Temporarily Monday

MDOT is investing $4.3 million in repair work on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge to replace elevators and install false decking under a bridge span. There will be a major traffic detour starting next Monday, May 15-18, and again May 22-25. The road under the bridge from Hancock towards Dollar …

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Houghton County Emergency Manager Updates Leadership on Flood Assessment Plans

Estimates on damage from recent flooding in Houghton County should be available soon. Houghton County’s flooding this year has had a strange progression, according to County Emergency manager Chris Van Arsdale. That is due to the pace of storm systems moving through the region, broken up by periods of warm …

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Bridgefest Searching For Parade Entries

Bridgefest parade entries are open, with the 2023 parade theme announced to be Keweenaw Treasures. Rev up your imagination and register your entry by June 13. The parade lineup will start on South Lincoln drive, Hancock, and the parade will take place through the usual route in Hancock and Houghton …

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What’s In Your Drinking Water? EGLE’s Drinking Water Week

EGLE’s Office of the Clean Water Public Advocate, in collaboration with various state divisions and agencies, is using this week to educate the public on their drinking water and provide tips that residents can use to make sure they have good tap water by connecting residents to drinking water resources. …

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Houghton City Council to Vote on Beekeeping Ordinance Tonight

The Houghton City Council meeting will hold a public hearing for ordinance 2023-330 tonight, which will place rules and restrictions on animals within city limits, such as beekeeping, rabbits, and poultry. The proposed ordinance accepted the suggestions of the Copper Country Beekeeping Club, which limits the number of beehives to …

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Thank Our Educators During Teacher Appreciation Week

National teacher appreciation week is recognized this week, and the Copper Country Intermediate School District is not missing out. James Rautiola wants to extend his sincere thanks to all the faculty. “I mean it’s a very difficult job that these folks do, and often times it’s a very lonely profession, …

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Recent Flooding Will Not Impact Start of Trail #3 Project in Lake Linden, KORC Keweenaw Clean Up Day Coming Up

Despite the recent flooding near the Trail #3 project in Lake Linden, the project remains on schedule. Keweenaw ATV club leadership assured membership, that the damage around project sites did not harm conditions any further. In the meantime bids on ATV projects around Eagle Harbor have come in, and will …

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Houghton County Commission Preview

The Houghton County Commission will finalize a few things tonight according to their agenda. The ordinance to change the pricing of trash and recycling pickup will be finalized tonight, as will the sewage plan for the Houghton County Airport. There will also be resolutions put up for vote regarding the …

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