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Baraga Woman Injured In Alcohol-Related Crash

Police are investigating a crash that happened early Thursday morning in Baraga Township. Just before 1:30am, Troopers from the Michigan State Police Calumet Post, L’Anse Detachment, investigated a personal injury accident on Baraga Plains Road near Mansfeldt Road. A 47-year-old Baraga woman was traveling southbound on Baraga Plains Rd when …

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Houghton Residents Do Not Need Bin To Recycle

Plastic bins are not needed to participate in curbside recycling in Houghton. The city had made the containers available while supplies last at the City Center for only $10. However, Houghton City Manager Eric Waara says Waste Management will pick up the recyclables in any container as long as they …

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McLain State Park Open House This Saturday

Here are some images of McLain State Park Campground: Officials with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources are in the process of updating their master plan for McLain State Park and they’re asking for the public’s input on their plans. The DNR is going to display three master plan concepts …

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A Visit To The Jacobsville Lighthouse Inn

It’s one of only a handful privately owned lighthouses in the Upper Peninsula. Mike and Cherie Ditty bought the Jacobsville Lighthouse near the east entrance to the Portage River in 2004 and turned it into a bed a breakfast. Owner of the Jacobsville Lighthouse Inn Mike Ditty said, “Most of …

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Hydrant Flushing In Houghton Aug. 15-Aug. 21

The City of Houghton is asking residents to be aware that they have scheduled a city-wide hydrant flushing that will take place next week, Monday through Saturday. Work will be done from 7:00 am until 3:00 pm each day. This means residents may find their water supply discolored during that time. …

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Cliff Mine Revisted Presentation At Phoenix Church

Industrial archaeologist, historian and author Sean Gohman presents “The Cliff Mine Revisited” as part of the Keweenaw County Historical Society’s Adventures in History series. The first (1974) edition of Donald Chaput’s The Cliff ended with the line, “The Cliff is dead.” The updated (2015) edition of The Cliff acknowledges that …

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Take A Ride On The Ranger III

The Ranger III is sight to see whenever is traverses the Portage Canal, but the best sights can be seen while aboard the vessel. The public is invited to enjoy a three-hour cruise on the Keweenaw Waterway aboard the Ranger III on Thursday. The ship will be docked at the …

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