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Special Houghton Organizational Meeting Tonight

The Houghton City Council will hold a special organizational meeting this evening at the City Center. The results of last Tuesday’s election will be read and the elected members will be sworn in. That will include Philip “Buck” Foltz…who ran unopposed to fill the seat being vacated by the retirement …

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Shopko Supports Feeding America & Toys for Tots

GREEN BAY, WI (November 11, 2016) – With more than 43.1 million Americans living in poverty, the upcoming months can prove to be a stressful time. In an effort to support families in crisis this holiday season, Shopko is partnering with Feeding America and the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation …

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MCACA Arts Grants Information Workshop Nov. 22nd In Ironwood

HANCOCK, MI – The Copper Country Community Arts Council (CCCAC) is the administrator for the Regional Re-granting program of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). The CCCAC facilitates funding opportunities for arts projects in the six counties of the Western Upper Peninsula; Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, …

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DNR Clears Up Confusion Over Deer Licenses

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says there has been some confusion concerning certain deer hunting licenses. DNR Conservation Officer Grant Emery says one involves the Mentored Youth License. The Mentored Youth License is a package available to young hunters up to age 10. Older hunters choose between a single …

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Hunters Can Expect Warmer Temps, More Deer

The Firearms Deer Hunting season begins tomorrow. The last couple of seasons, the deer herd has been rather thin following some tough U.P. winters. So what is the outlook this year? Wildlife Biologist John DePue from the DNR says archery hunters have seen an improvement. Though the milder weather has …

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Coppo Named New Houghton County Undersheriff

Houghton County has a new Undersheriff. Captain Kevin Coppo has been promoted to the position, which opened last month when Roy Britz left for Michigan Tech. Sheriff Brian McLean described Coppo as organized, forward-thinking, dedicated and fiscally responsible–all excellent traits, McLean added, for running one of the largest departments in …

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