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Road Construction Update

Make sure you enjoy the holiday weekend, because when it’s over, more road construction comes to Houghton County. Dan Winegarten, MDOT Spokesman. The project is expected to finish in mid-July, and traffic regulators will manage single lane closures. It’s also coming to Negaunee. This project is expected to wrap up …

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Update On Prickett Dam

With the City of Midland underwater, due to dams breaching, Keweenaw Report spoke with Jeff Hubbard, Baraga County Emergency Manager, to get an update on Prickett Dam, south of Pelkie. Earlier this week, the City of Midland, northwest of Saginaw, became flooded, when two dams breached after heavy rainfall. The …

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Free WiFi Coming Thanks To Partnership

Free WiFi hotspots are coming to Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon Counties,  thanks to a partnership between the Portage Health Foundation, UP.Net, Peninsula Fiber Network and REMC1. Executive Director Kevin Store spoke of the need for connectivity, especially in a time where online learning and working from home are the …

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Governor Whitmer Loosens Some Restrictions

Earlier today, Governor Whitmer held a press conference. She began with an update on the flooding in Midland, and also had this to say. She also commented on a series of executive orders she signed. Retail establishments are also allowed to reopen by appointment with 10 or less customers at …

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Michigan Tech’s Board Of Trustees Meets

Michigan Tech’s tuition will go up 3% for in state students, and approximately 3.8% for out of state students. The news came from their monthly Board of Trustees meeting yesterday. The Board also approved a balanced budget for the 2021 fiscal year. There will be an $18 million deficit, due …

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Hancock Approves Marijuana Ordinanace

The City of Hancock’s application to take part in the national flood insurance program, has been approved, in a letter from FEMA. This was announced last night, during Hancock’s City Council Meeting. Acting City Manager Mary Babcock gave updates. The city campground hopes to open on June 15th, provided Governor …

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Isle Royale Delays Opening Again

Keeping in line with guidelines set forth by the White House, CDC and State of Michigan, Isle Royale National Park has delayed their seasonal opening until further notice. Ferry service for Ranger III, Voyageur II, Sea Hunter III and Royal Queen IV will not be running this year. The Rock …

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