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Calumet wraps up manager’s interviews

Calumet’s Village Council completed its Zoom interview round on Wednesday, with four candidates participating in total. You can read about the first night here. The second evening featured a local candidate who has asked to remain anonymous for the time being. The other interviewee was a masters student from Central …

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Antibody treatments effective in COVID-19 fight

Aspirus Keweenaw says the Regeneron antibody treatment continues to show effectiveness against COVID-19, including a recent set of cases at Canal View – Houghton County. The therapy has been offered since November 2020 by Asprirus Health across its network of hospitals and clinics. Director of Pharmacy Jessica Bessner says patients …

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L’Anse Schools Captures Kids Hearts

L’Anse school teachers joined Vern Hazard over the last two days for a training session. Faculty learned from Hazard the importance to building relationships with students and the positive effects they can have. Darren Koskuhl said that being present is the most important thing for both at work and home. …

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M-26 at the Silver River down to one lane until fall 2022

The trip between Eagle River and Copper Harbor is going to have a traffic snarl for at least a year. The Michigan Department of Transportation has closed the east lane of M-26 as it passes over the Silver River in northern Keweenaw County. Spokesman James Lake says the historic stone …

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Lakeshore Center dock collapses

The waterfront platform that runs along the north side of the Lakeshore Center in downtown Houghton collapsed just after 5:00 Wednesday evening. It is currently blocked off from pedestrian traffic and much of the concrete is now submerged having fallen down the bank of the Portage Canal. The water line …

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MacInnes Drive detour for Thursday only

Emergency water repairs is closing MacInnes Drive for one block Thursday only between US-41 and Woodland Drive. The work is expected to last until 6:00 PM. Woodland will serve as the detour route. It goes behind Wadsworth and McNair Residence Halls, and the Daniell Heights Apartments. There are four streets …

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Houghton City Council August 25th, 2021

The city of Houghton held their council meeting last night. The council would first hear from the public about two proposed ordinances. The proposed ordinance 322 will clean up language for areas zoned r-3 in conjunction with the city’s new master plan. And ordinance 323 will rezone lots on College …

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Seven candidates to interview for sheriff position

Houghton County’s Appointment Committee met Wednesday, revealing seven potential replacements for the open sheriff position. All have prior law enforcement experience, and several have served in the department at one time. The three member hiring panel consists of Prosecuting Attorney Brittany Bulleit, Probate Judge Fraser Strome, and Clerk Jennifer Kelly. …

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Omega House benefits from Canal Run

The Canal Run Gives Back program proudly presented proceeds from this year’s event to the Omega House on Tuesday. The facility received $5,000. Since 2017, the program has now put $15,000 into nonprofits that serve Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw or Ontonagon counties. “Omega House is a beloved organization whose impact goes …

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KISMA hosting orientation event

The Keweenaw Invasive Species Management Area is one of 21 in the State of Michigan tasked with keeping out unwanted, non-native plants. It is unique in that its fiduciary partner is a university, in this case Michigan Tech, and its coordinator is a professor with extensive experience in the field. …

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