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Houghton Portage Township School District Update

Even though Michigan’s K-12 Schools have been shut down since mid-March, that doesn’t mean they’ve slowed down. In fact, they’ve kicked it up a few notches. Houghton Portage Township School District, is hard at work with their meal program, along with the Hancock School District, have prepared close to 100,000 …

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Michigan Tech To Host Virtual Town Hall

Michigan Tech will host a virtual town hall later this morning at 11am, to discuss when face to face instruction will return for the Fall semester. After the town hall, there will be a question and answer session, to further discuss plans. A link to join the meeting, is here. …

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Hancock School District Updates

In an email sent to parents late Friday, Hancock School Superintendent Steve Patchin gave updates on the district. Hancock, along with Houghton school districts, are closing in on one hundred thousand meals served, since schools were closed in mid-March. The meal program will run through June 30th, although the district …

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Increased COVID-19 Testing

Look for increased testing, in the battle against COVID-19 thanks to a collaboration between the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department, Michigan’s State Emergency Operations Center and Michigan’s National Guard. Long term care facilities such as the Lighthouse in Hubbell, Canal View in Hancock and the Gogebic County Medical Care Facility, …

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MDOT Road Construction Updates

Beginning today, MDOT will begin road work on a 14.4 mile stretch of M 26 between Twin Lakes Road North to Chassell Painesdale Road. This project is expected to wrap up in mid-August. More construction is also coming to Houghton County. Dan Winegarten, Communications Representative for MDOT, had this to …

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UPSET Breaks Up Meth Lab In Iron Mountain

The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team, has busted up a meth ring in Iron Mountain. They have been investigating for the last several months and earlier this week, arrested 64 year old Michael Benvenuto and 40 year old Charles Kline, both of Iron Mountain. Both suspects were taken to the …

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