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CCISD Seeking Millage To Support CTE Program

The Copper Country Intermediate School District is urging residents to support its popular Career and Technical Education Program. A millage of 1 mill for ten years is on the August ballot throughout the district. CCISD Superintendent George Stockero said the CTE Program offers classes in Auto-Tech, Health Careers and Certified …

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Houghton To Buy More Recycling Bins

More recycling bins are on their way. The city of Houghton had received a grant to purchase the bins and then offered them to residents for $10 each, far below the actual cost of the bins. The $10 charge was to help offset part of the matching funds provided by …

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Houghton Police Crack Down On Cigarette Butt Littering

Throwing cigarette butts on city streets is littering. That’s the message the Houghton Police Department is trying to get through to smokers who simply toss their cigarette butts on the ground. Police Chief John Donnelly said his department has been handing out flyers to local businesses in hopes of curbing …

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City Contracts Approved With 3% Pay Raise

Many employees of the city of Houghton will be getting a raise. The city council approved contracts with the Department of Public Works, the Houghton Police Officers Association and the city’s Non-Union employees. Approval for the contract for Houghton Police Supervisory Employees was put off until the next meeting. Employees …

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Stamp Sands Clogging Waterways

The Upper Peninsula’s beaches and lakes attract many visitors each year, but what if the history of the area is impacting the view? This looks to be the case in parts of Schoolcraft Township. Over the past few decades, dark stamp sands have taken over what once was white sand …

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Experience New Rozsa Center Website

HOUGHTON, MI, Wednesday, June 21, 2017– Immerse yourself in the arts at Michigan Tech. See the exciting variety of events produced and presented by the Rozsa Center and Department of Visual and Performing Arts—visit our new website . The site was moved into the new Michigan Tech content management system template, designed …

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Get Help Understanding Medicare & Medicaid

Medicare has become much more complicated over the past several years, with choices on how to receive your health benefits, as well as offering prescription drug coverage. Many people have a difficult time understanding their options. UPCAP’s Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program is offering a free seminar to help those new …

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Kids Learn About Isle Royale Beavers

It’s quite unusual to find beaver dams anywhere but near the water, but at the Portage Lake District Library, they are found in the Community room. Families gathered to learn from Ranger Lori Honrath about the behaviors and habitat of Isle Royale beavers and even made their own beaver faces. …

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