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Join Ahmeek Fire on the Fourth of July, Check Out Their New Truck

Ahmeek has a few new bells and whistles. A couple weeks ago the fire department welcomed to the department their newest vehicle. Last year the department’s volunteers worked through fundraisers, and grants to purchase a 2021 Ford F550 XLT 4X4 truck. A lot more work has been done to fully …

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Houghton Planning Commission Mulls Plants, Animals and Food Trucks; City Council Meets Tonight

With three members absent, the Houghton city planning commission took no action on agenda items last evening. Conversations will continue about several issues. The city is reviewing the food truck ordinance it adopted in 2018. Officials are discussing plants and animals, after having received questions and comments about residents raising …

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Region’s Largest Credit Union Adopts New Name

One of the Copper Country’s largest financial institutions has a new name.  As of yesterday, the Michigan Tech Employees Federal Credit Union is now officially known as Breakwater Credit Union.  Breakwater President and CEO David Rautiola says the old name reflected the roots of the organization… Our credit union was …

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State House Candidate Forum Set

A joint appearance by three of the four candidates for the 109th State House of Representatives seat has been organized by the Marquette County League of Women Voters.  Republican Melody Wagner, and Democrats Joe Boogren and Jenn Hill have agreed to take part. Organizers say Republican Ron Gray declined their …

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Berry Cleaners Needed for Strawberry Fest

Volunteer berry cleaners are needed for next week’s Strawberry Festival. If you can help, report to the Chassell Centennial Park Pavilion July 7th at 4:00. Bring a paring knife, a bowl and some newspapers if you have them. No experience is necessary – they’ll show you how it’s done.

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Extended Bridge Lifts Scheduled for Tonight

Maintenance on the Houghton-Hancock Bridge will cause some traffic delays tonight. Weather permitting, the Michigan Department of Transportation will grease the bridge’s cables. Several lifts will be required between 11:00 tonight and 6:00 tomorrow morning. They could last as long as 30 minutes.

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MTU Bids Adieu to Provost

Michigan Tech is saying goodbye to a longtime administrator. Jacqueline Huntoon is leaving the university at the end of the week to become director of the Division of Graduate Education at the National Science Foundation. Huntoon joined the Tech staff in 2005 as a professor in the Department of Geological …

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Viking Octantis Set to Make First Stop in the Copper Country

Tomorrow morning the Viking cruise ship Octantis will make their first arrival in the Copper Country. Previously weather prevented the 665 foot long vessel from making their initial visit to Houghton a couple weeks ago. The plan will have the ship anchored near Dollar Bay, and ferry passengers three miles …

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Houghton Planning Commission Reviewing Food Truck Ordinance at Tonight’s Meeting

Tonight’s Houghton Planning Commission will consider their recommendation regarding a new food truck ordinance in the city. The ordinance will set up how food trucks and mobile food vendors operate throughout the city, where they can be located and the process for permitting. The ordinance is fairly standard to other …

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Cable Maintenance Closures Tonight for the Portage Lake Lift Bridge

The Portage Lake Lift Bridge will have expected closures tonight and into early tomorrow morning. Crews will perform routine maintenance, greasing the lift’s cables. Maintenance is expected to disrupt vehicle and pedestrian traffic in half hour intervals several times, starting at 11 pm Wednesday. Michigan’s Department of Transportation expects crews …

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