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Governor Whitmer Extends Executive Orders

Governor Whitmer has been busy extending previous executive orders. Yesterday, she extended her order, which limits places of public accommodation, meaning establishments such as theaters, gyms and barbershops, remain closed, while restaurants can continue serving take out and drive through, and delivery orders. Establishments such as grocery stores and pharmacies …

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2020 Census Update

It’s been one month since the 2020 Census Day. Houghton County has improved, with close to 61% of residents  responding. The Village of Calumet remains low with 43%. Lake Linden remains the leader with 65% reporting. If you have a post office box, your house will have to be canvassed, …

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Baraga County Confirms First Covid-19 Case

Baraga County has recorded its first case of COVID-19 infection. The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department confirmed the report in a press release this afternoon. Health Officer Kate Beer said the victim is a male with a recent history of travel. The Health Department continues to investigate to determine if …

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MDOT Releases Updated Death And Injury Report

Michigan’s Department of Transportation has issued the latest updates on Michigan Roadways. During the past week, 8 motorists died on Michigan Roadways, for a year to date total of 205.  Thirty Nine more were also seriously injured, for 999 this year.  From the same time last year, Michigan saw forty …

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Governor Whitmer Updates State

Governor Whitmer held a press conference, updating the state on the COVID-19 battle yesterday afternoon. She began by thanking an Upper Peninsula resident, named Linda, who recently renewed her nursing license, as she couldn’t sit on the sidelines, while people needed help. She recapped steps she’s taken since the crisis …

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Houghton Community Broadcasting Takes Part In Radiothon

Today Houghton Community Broadcasting takes part in the “Radio Cares: Feeding America Emergency Radiothon.” It’s a one day fundraiser, which benefits Feeding America, the largest hunger relief organization in the United States. It supports 200 local food banks across the US, and all funds donated go directly to them. Included …

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Houghton Holds Second Parking Forum

The City of Houghton held their second forum with the parking consultants last night. This meeting was for the public, with the morning forum yesterday, for business owners. Andrew Baglini, from Walker Consultants, explained what time downtown Houghton sees the most need for parking, based on his firm’s research. One …

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