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Houghton County Board Approves Budget

Houghton County has a budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. At yesterday’s meeting, no one spoke at the public hearing. The proposed financial framework was passed unanimously. Revenues for the general fund are anticipated to be $10,138,406. Expenditures are projected at $10,068,840. Even a small surplus makes County Administrator Eric …

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State Police Seek Volunteers for Addiction Program

The Michigan State Police is looking for volunteers to help those struggling with addiction. The Angel Program allows anyone to walk into any state police post, and ask for help – with no threat of arrest or investigation. Angel volunteers assist post personnel in locating the appropriate treatment center, and …

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LL-H School Board Welcomes New Buses

Members of the Lake Linden-Hubbell Board of Education got an up close look at the district’s newest school buses last night. The two buses are actually two years old. They were purchased through the Holland Bus Company after they were returned from leases. Superintendent Brad Codere said the combined cost …

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U.P. Group Wants LinkedIn Recognition

An Upper Peninsula business development group is asking the LinkedIn networking website to recognize the Upper Peninsula as a region. Currently, LinkedIn assigns Yoopers either to its Duluth, Wausau, Green Bay or Saginaw regions. Officials at InvestUP say that limits the opportunities for Upper Peninsula professionals to communicate, and often …

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Telephone Scam Alert

Fall has brought out a new wave of telephone scammers. State Police troopers at the Calumet Post remind you never to give out banking or personal information to anyone who calls on the phone. Recent complaints involve a caller who asks for money on behalf of a friend or relative …

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Ravine River Lamprey Treatment to Begin

Lamprey treatment is scheduled to take place over the next several days at the Ravine River in Arvon Township. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service personnel will apply lampricides (Lampricid and Bayluscide) to kill sea lamprey larvae burrowed in the stream bottom. Lampricides are selectively toxic to sea lampreys, but a …

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L’Anse Village Council Supports Meadowbrook

At an otherwise quiet L’Anse Village Council meeting last night, council members voted to contribute 150-dollars toward more extensive advertising of this fall’s Howl-O-Scream Haunted House. The haunted house is a major fundraiser for Meadowbrook Arena, and is looking to bring in more people by expanding its outreach. Village Manager …

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