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Local Absentee Ballot Demand Heavy

Demand for absentee ballots continues to run high in the state. Two weeks ahead of Election Day, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said Tuesday that more than 1.8 million absentee ballots have been requested. 771,967 absentee ballots have been submitted.  Locally, in Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga and Ontonagon Counties, 7,540 ballots …

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The American Ballet Theatre Studio Company Brings the Country’s Top Talent to the Copper Country

Join the American Ballet Theatre Studio Company, as they present some of the top talent in ballet. The studio company will perform at the Rozsa Center, traveling with some of the nation’s best ballet dancers, tomorrow and Friday night. The American Ballet Theatre travels around the country, and worldwide, showing …

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MTU Students and the Quincy Mine Hoists Association are Excited for the Return of Haunted Mine Tours

Halloween is less than one week away, and the spooky times will get started tomorrow night. Michigan Tech visual and performing arts students will scare and terrify visitors to the haunted Quincy Mine tours. Quincy Mine Hoist Association Director, Tom Wright, says that students have already begun setting up the …

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Houghton Poised to Extend College Avenue Deadline – City Council Preview

The Houghton city council is expected to extend the deadline for completion of the College Avenue construction project tonight. The original contract had called for work to be completed by now. While traffic is expected to return to normal very soon, some work will need to be put off until …

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Houghton Earns High Ranking from Architectural Digest

The city of Houghton is basking in the glow of another top-shelf national ranking. Architectural Digest has rated Houghton as the eighth most beautiful small town in America.  The magazine cited Isle Royale National Park and Michigan Tech as significant amenities, and said the downtown “is filled with cafes, outdoor-apparel …

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Local Covid-19 Numbers Drift Upward

COVID-19 numbers rose slightly in our region last week. Numbers released by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services show 54 confirmed diagnoses in Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga and Ontonagon Counties. That compares to 45 last week.  Houghton County fueled the jump, with a 63 percent increase. Cases in Baraga …

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US Attorney Appoints Election Oversight Officer

It won’t be just state and local officials watching over the integrity of the November election. U.S. Attorney Mark Totten has appointed Assistant United States Attorney Justin Presant to oversee issues that arise November 8th in the Western District of Michigan. As District Election Officer, Presant will deal with complaints …

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Houghton High School Student Council Collect Returnables for School’s Gremlin Card Program

Houghton High School students are collecting cans to help support a school wide reward program. Gremlin cards are earned by students through showing exemplary behaviors, goals, respect, integrity, and team work. The cards help cultivate a positive culture at the school, and students can exchange gremlin cards for various items …

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Surplus Outlet Celebrates 60 Years in Houghton

60 years in business is a great reason for celebration. Since 1962 Surplus Outlet in Houghton has served the copper country’s outdoor enthusiast. The small family business started with military surplus items, then began helping customers find the right outdoor and work wear gear in later years. Current owner John …

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Hancock Planning Commission Endorses Co-op Zoning Change

The Keweenaw Co-op’s move to downtown Hancock took another step forward last night. The Hancock Planning Commission gave its approval for the zoning permit needed for the grocer to move to the former Keweenaw Buick-GMC location on Quincy Street. The existing building will be expanded to accommodate the co-op. The …

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