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CCISD Students Head Back To Auto Dealerships

Michigan Works! and the Copper Country Intermediate School District are working to bridge the gap between education and real life work experience by hosting Talent Tours. The Automotive Tech classes from the CCISD will be visiting three local dealerships in the Houghton County Area today. This tour will allow the …

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Critical Need For All Blood Types In The U.P.

The U.P. Regional Blood Center has played a critical role in the collection and distribution of blood in the Upper Peninsula for nearly 50 years. The center provides blood to 13 hospitals in the U.P. and all donations received through the center stay in the community. In addition to their …

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Houghton Accepts Annual Audit

The Houghton City Council accepted their audit for the 2015-16 year at their regular meeting Wednesday. City Manager Eric Waara said the audit showed an increase in net position over the previous year. Two items were noted–the city does not employ a certified public accountant, choosing instead to have a …

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Break In Snow Allows DPW To Catch Up

The unusual January thaw has had some benefits—it’s helped the city of Houghton’s DPW catch up on clearing away the snow. At their regular meeting Wednesday, Houghton City Manager Eric Waara told the city council work crews have been widening the streets at night and that they are looking forward …

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CHS Drama Club To Compete In State Theatre Festival

The Calumet High School Drama Club will once again be competing in the Michigan Interscholastic Forensics Association State Theater Festival. The competition is held February 17th and 18th at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center just outside of Lansing. This year the students have decided to do a selection from The …

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Temporary Load Restrictions Extended

The temporary load restrictions have been extended until Monday. The restrictions for Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon Counties went into effect on January 21st were set to expire today but will now remain in place until the start of next week. Maximum legal axle loads are reduced to 65 percent …

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DNR Addresses Trail Easements & Right-Of-Way Questions

The regulations regarding the use of the trail system can be confusing–even controversial. Such a situation arose recently between a property owner in Houghton County and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The issues were mainly trail easements and right-of-ways. Easements are required when a landowner has to cross state …

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Polar Bear Dive Cancelled

The recent warming trend has weakened the ice on the Portage Canal, so the Heikinpäivä Polar Bear Dive for 2017 is cancelled. The annual plunge into the icy waters is a tradition of the Finnish-themed mid-winter celebration and is usually held the same day as the Heikinpäivä parade this Saturday. …

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