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Help With SBA Loan Applications Available

After heavy rains in June washed away many roads and damaged several hundred homes in Houghton County, many were left with unanswered questions about recovery. Although FEMA has agreed to provide public assistance to repair roadways and infrastructure, the agency made the announcement earlier this summer that it would not …

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No Ban On Rental Houses In Houghton

Two more homes in Houghton may soon have renters occupying them after being granted licenses Wednesday by the Rental Housing Board.  It’s a trend in this college town that has many homeowners concerned about the affects on neighborhoods as they become dominated by student rentals. The Planning Commission presented the …

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Road Repairs Hampered By Labor Dispute

A labor dispute involving a contractors association and a road workers union is threatening the flood reconstruction effort in the Keweenaw. Houghton City Manager Eric Waara informed the city council at their regular meeting Wednesday that work on many of the road projects has essentially ground to a halt because …

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Calumet Students To Build Finnish Row Boat

Students at Calumet High School will build a Finnish Row Boat The Finnish Boat Building Project was presented to the CLK Board of Education Tuesday by Robert Bohlsen and Jim Kurtti. Finlandia University, through the Finnish American Heritage Center, has been awarded a $300,000 grant by the Cargill Foundation.  This …

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Finlandia/Suomi Alumni Invited Back For Finlandia Homecoming, Oct. 4-6

Finlandia University alumni and friends are invited back to campus the weekend of Oct. 4-6 for FinnU’s first ever football Homecoming celebration. “We’re extremely excited to welcome alumni back to campus and have planned an entire weekend of events to celebrate,” said Coordinator of External Relations Olivia Myers. “Obviously, the weekend centers around the football …

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