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Fire In Downtown Houghton

A fire broke out in downtown Houghton Friday evening sometime around 9:oopm. Fire crews responded to the area around LB’s Chill & Grill on Shelden Avenue. As you can see by this video taken by a witness to the fire, flames could be seen coming from the rear of the …

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WUPPDR Announces Microgrant Awards to 7 Western U.P. Municipalities

The Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region (WUPPDR), based in Houghton, today announced that its 2016 Placemaking Microgrant Program has awarded funding to seven municipalities in its sixcounty Western U.P. region. The agency, which hosted a public informational session on placemaking in May, funded the project-oriented program via the State of Michigan’s …

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Scam Targets Dish Network Customers

Don’t get scammed! The Houghton County Sheriff’s Office has received complaints that a scam has been targeting Dish Network customers. The scammers are calling residents using the name “Info-Tech” and stating that they are contracting with Dish Network. The scam involves asking for account information and payment information to adjust …

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