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Help Beautify Houghton Tonight

The Houghton Beautification Committee is looking for a little help tonight, as they change the city’s look for the new season… Julie Waara invites anyone who wants to help to meet at 6:30 at the parking deck across from the Ambassador. The committee also looks after more than 60 gardens …

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Eagle East Produces First Ore

The first load of ore from the new Eagle East Mine in Marquette County has been delivered to the Lundin Mining Company’s Humboldt Mill for processing. Mine Managing Director Kristen Mariuzza says it’s the result of a lot of effort… The Eagle East project is headquartered at the same site …

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KCVB – Losing Pure Michigan Would Hurt

Reaction to Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s line item budget vetoes has been partisan and predictable. Republican State Representative Greg Markkanen of Hancock accused the governor of wanting to raise taxes rather than address problems by spending money more wisely.  Some are pointing to possible political motives for Whitmer’s cuts. Medical research …

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Flu Vaccinations Available for Vets

Flu vaccinations are now available for area veterans enrolled in VA health care. Veterans may request the flu shot at their regularly scheduled VA appointments. They can also get the shot during a walk-in clinic at the Hancock VA office on October 23rd. No appointment will be necessary if you …

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Lamprey Treatments Set for Ontonagon River

Lamprey treatments in our region continue. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service personnel are scheduled to apply lampricides (Lampricid and Bayluscide) to the Ontonagon River in Ontonagon and Houghton counties. The selective poison will kill sea lamprey larvae burrowed in the stream bottom. Applications could begin as early as today, and …

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U.P. Energy Task Force Welcomes New Member

The Upper Peninsula Energy Task Force has a new member. Tonya M. Swenor of Marquette is the energy assistance program manager for the Superior Watershed Partnership. She replaces Emily Leach, also of the Superior Watershed Partnership, who has resigned. The Task Force is charged with developing ways to provide more …

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Copper Country Roads Receive Mixed Grades

We know that decades of underfunding have left Michigan’s roads and bridges among the worst in the nation. But, how do our roads compare community-to-community within the state? Michigan’s Transportation Asset Management Council has surveyed the state, and crunched the numbers. Baraga County fared well, with a only quarter of …

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Woman Trapped, Injured in Two-Car Crash

A driver was hospitalized after a traffic collision trapped her in her car just north of the Houghton County Memorial Airport this morning. State Police troopers tell us that 32-year-old Rebekkah Mikkola was southbound on US-41 around 8:00. A northbound vehicle driven by 77-year-old Lila Hobmeier made a left turn …

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