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DB-TC Schools Proceed with Millage Projects

The Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Board of Education has taken the first step toward realizing the improvements voters authorized in August. At its meeting Monday, board members unanimously approved the bond authorizing resolution, which will allow the district to begin moving forward with bond-related projects. Superintendent Christina Norland told us several …

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17th Honor Flight Takes Place Today

The latest U.P. Honor Flight is scheduled to take 85 veterans to Washington D.C. this morning. The group includes three from World War Two, 13 from the Korean conflict, and 69 from the Viet Nam campaign. The Honor Flight will deliver the veterans to the nation’s capital, give them a …

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Financial Assistance Offered at MTU

A group of financial aid experts from the Michigan State Treasury Department will stop at Michigan Tech this morning. Michigan Student Aid Outreach team member Steve Bo says the goal is to help students find and take advantage of financial aid programs offered by the state. They’ll be set up …

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Portage Health Auxiliary Accepting Grant Applications

The Portage Health Auxiliary is accepting applications for its fall grant process. Non-profit groups in Keweenaw, Houghton, Baraga, and Ontonagon counties are eligible. Selection is based on the auxiliary’s mission of improving the health and well-being of youth and the elderly. Application forms are available at the Guilded Rose gift …

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Lamprey Assessments to Begin Today

The battle against lampreys moves to two more locations today. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service crews will assess the Trap Rock River and Hungarian Creek. Young lamprey live in the sand and silt at the bottom of Great Lakes tributaries for several years between the time they hatch, and the …

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County Road Commissions Tag Best Fall Color Drives

Fall color is developing rapidly, with peak season expected to begin as early as this weekend. The Houghton and Keweenaw County Road Commissions have contributed their “must-see” fall drives to a statewide list compiled by the County Road Association of Michigan. Houghton County included Covered Drive Road, Freda Road, and …

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Calumet Theatre to Elect Board Members

The Calumet Theatre board of directors is expected to get an infusion of new blood tonight. A recent spate of resignations has prompted the Calumet Theatre Company to call a special meeting to fill the slots. There is no shortage of candidates. The ballot includes David Crowley, Justin Cygan, Mark …

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Houghton School Board to Appoint New Member

The Houghton-Portage Township Board of Education will consider appointing a new member at tonight’s meeting. The vacancy on the board was created by the departure of Bob Wheeler, who stepped down in August, after a dozen years of service. The meeting begins at 6:00. See the agenda here. School boards …

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Mass City Man Hurt in Motorcycle Crash

A Mass City man was badly hurt in a motorcycle crash Saturday evening. Ontonagon County Sheriff Dale Rantala tells us Arthur Longpre was westbound on M-38 around 8:30. He tried to turn onto Greenland Road, but struck a curb, and lost control. Longpre was thrown off the motorcycle onto the …

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Gasoline Prices Dip Slightly

Gasoline prices are slightly lower in the central U.P. today than they were a week ago. AAA Michigan reports their Marquette region average is at $2.61 per gallon. That’s a penny less than a week ago, a dime less than a month ago, and 35 cents less than a year …

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