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Volunteers Needed For Canal Run

Volunteers are needed to help with the 44th annual Canal Run. The event takes place on Saturday July 20th. The Canal Run includes a 2 mile fun run/walk, 5 mile walk, 5 mile run, 10 mile walk, 10 mile run, half marathon, 5 mile blade (single and/or double leg amputee …

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Jail Task Force To Split Up

The Houghton County Jail Task Force continues to look at options to solve the jail overcrowding issue. Commissioner Tom Tikkanen shared his concerns about the need for facilities in the county for the mental health treatment of inmates. The Board of Commissioners also discussed the need to divide up those …

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2019 County Millage Rate Authorized

The 2019 Houghton County millage rate is set following the Truth in Taxation hearing at Tuesday’s regular meeting of the County Board of Commissioners. Deputy Equalization Director Jaikob Djerf said the 2019 taxable value of Houghton County is roughly $941.5 million.  The millage reduction faction is 1.0 and the base …

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Author Of Book On Russian Five To Visit Houghton

The following press release was issued by the Portage Lake District Library: Keith Gave, author of the 2019 Michigan Notable Book The Russian Five: A Story of Espionage, Defection, Bribery and Courage (now a feature film), will visit the Portage Lake District Library on Thursday, June 20, at 6:30PM to …

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Don’t Be Chicken–Help Support SKY

When is chicken poop a good thing? When it lands on your number and you win while helping to support Simple Kindness For Youth. Chicken Bingo returns to Bridgefest this Saturday at Ray Kestner Waterfront Park. SKY’s Bubba Megowen explains the simple rules of the game.  “This is where you …

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Finnish American Heritage Center Wins Historical Society Award

The following press release was issued by the Historical Society of Michigan: LANSING, Mich.—The Historical Society of Michigan announces the winners of its 2019 Upper Peninsula History Awards, which will be presented during its 70th annual Upper Peninsula History Conference in Escanaba, Michigan, June 28-30, 2019. Each year, the Historical Society of …

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Aspirus Welcomes New U.P. Regional President

The following press release was issued by Aspirus: UPPER PENINSULA, Mich. – Aspirus has hired Christine Harff, JD, MBA, BSN, as the Aspirus Upper Peninsula Regional President, effective June 24. In this role, Harff will be responsible for leading strategic direction and growth, aligning Aspirus’ regional hospitals and clinics, and overseeing …

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