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Six Vehicles Involved In Pile Up By Bridge

The Houghton Police Department is investigating a 6-vehicle accident that happened on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge around 4:30pm on Monday. The bridge had vehicle traffic stopped so a ship could pass through.  The bridge then reopened to vehicle traffic and the congested traffic stopped quickly on the south end …

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U.P. Catholic Foundation on the Move

The Upper Peninsula Catholic Foundation, Inc, (UPCF) recently distributed $410,806 to various organizations in support of Catholic ministries in the Diocese of Marquette. Now in its third year of operations, the Foundation is on the move to establish and grow permanent endowment funds for the long-term support of Catholic ministries …

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Workspace Partnership Working Out

Earlier this year, local professionals welcomed the opening of a new business concept for this area that allows individuals a space to work without the expenses associated with maintaining a traditional office. Recently that endeavor partnered with the Portage Lake District Library, making the resource available to cardholders, and Library …

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Voters Expected To Line Up At Polls

It’s expected to be one of the busiest midterm elections in the nation’s history.  Normally, there is a significant drop in voter turnout in between presidential elections, but early returns predict a much higher rate of participation today. Local voters will have plenty to decide today as well. Michigan’s senior …

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Milder Temps But Lots Of Lake Effect Snow For This Winter

Winter is no longer coming–it’s here and this week is Winter Hazards Awareness Week in Michigan. In an effort to raise awareness about the potential dangers of the upcoming winter season, Governor Rick Snyder has declared November 4 – 10, 2018, as Winter Hazards Awareness Week in Michigan. As we …

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Use Caution Around Stopped School Buses

As school bus related accidents have made national headlines recently, local law enforcement agencies would like to emphasize the importance of driving without distractions.  Both police departments in the cities of Hancock and Houghton say that they’ve seen an increase in drivers who unlawfully pass a stopped school bus, creating …

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New Voting Equipment Being Used Again

Voters in Houghton County are being asked for their patience when they head to the polls on Tuesday. New voting equipment will be in use at all 31 precincts in the county for only the second time. Houghton County Clerk Jennifer Lorenz says voters will be provided a Sharpie for …

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