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Public Meetings On Jail Proposal Begin

As jail overcrowding has been an issue of concern in Houghton County for many years, local residents will have two more opportunities to voice their thoughts and concerns on the current proposed solution. Residents voiced their opinions this week at the Laird Township Hall in Alston and two more public …

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Elderly Woman Injured In Car Accident

A two-vehicle accident in Houghton sent an elderly woman to the hospital Monday. The accident happened shortly before 11:30am at the intersection of Sharon Avenue and M-26. The Houghton Police Department says a Toyota driven by an 85-year-old Hancock woman was traveling south on M-26 and failed to yield while …

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Portage Library Hosts Travelogue about Hawaiian Islands

The Portage Lake District Library will host a travelogue about the Hawaiian islands on Tuesday, March 27, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Join Ayla Miller, 6th grade student at the Chassell Township Schools, as she presents a slideshow about her family’s adventures on the big island of Hawaii, Oahu, and …

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Aspirus Health Experts: Understand Your Risk On Diabetes Alert Day

LAURIUM, Mich. – One in three American adults is at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, a serious disease that can lead to complications like kidney failure, heart disease, stroke, blindness, and amputations. But type 2 diabetes doesn’t have to be permanent—it can be prevented or delayed with healthy lifestyle modifications. The first …

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World Water Day Celebration Begins

Although global recognition of World Water Day was last week, the Great Lakes Research Center is celebrating it’s involvement today and tomorrow and featured a lecture last night from Greg Kleinheinz, professor of environmental engineering technology of the University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh. Originally created by the United Nations in 1993, …

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DNR Holding Public Engagement Meetings On CWD

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Michigan Natural Resources Commission will host a series of public engagement meetings on chronic wasting disease – a fatal central nervous system disease found in deer, elk and moose. The meetings will provide an opportunity for the commission and department to hear …

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Michigan Tech Celebrates World Water Day

Michigan Technological University’s Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) has several events planned for World Water Day. This year’s theme is “Nature for Water.” While World Water Day is traditionally celebrated on March 22, the Michigan Tech celebration is scheduled for March 27-29. The Michigan Tech observance features a keynote lecture, …

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