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Hancock Students Turn Shop Into Art

With the holidays right around the corner, Hancock middle and high school students are keeping busy and preparing to supply local retailers with gift ideas that’s an Upper Peninsula favorite. Gary Mishica’s Industrial Arts students are busy making things that will soon make their way to area gift shops, then …

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Ranger III Proposed Rates for 2018

Houghton, MI – The Ranger III, the National Park Service’s ferry to and from Isle Royale, has been sailing under the same fare structure since 2013. Isle Royale National Park is now proposing to update the Ranger III passenger and freight fares for 2018, and encourages the public to comment on these proposed …

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Public Input Sought On Keweenaw County Recreation Plan

Keweenaw County is working with the Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region (WUPPDR) to update its five-year Recreation Plan. Keweenaw County residents can assist in the planning effort by taking a short survey. The survey is available on the Keweenaw County website at https://tinyurl.com/KeweenawRec. Paper copies are also available …

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Houghton To Widen Testing Of Water For Lead

Though they are concerned, there’s no need to worry. That’s the message from the City of Houghton following test samples that showed a few homes with slightly higher lead levels in the drinking water. City officials stress that, out of 20 homes surveyed on the three-year cycle, only three had …

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Local Teachers & Students To Attend Diwali Night

Twenty-five teachers and middle and high school students from Houghton Middle and High Schools and from Calumet High School will be able to attend Diwali Night at Michigan Tech for free. A $1,000 grant to provide the tickets was awarded to the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative and the Copper Country …

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Overcrowding At Jail Becoming Critical

Perhaps the inmates can sleep in tents outside? That may be a drastic move but the overcrowding situation at the Houghton County Jail is at a critical point. Sheriff Brian McLean has once again informed the county that the population at the jail exceeds their maximum capacity. There are reportedly …

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Library Millage Renewal Passes

The millage renewal for the Portage Lake District Library received overwhelming support from voters in Tuesday’s election. The seven-year renewal received 1,071 yes votes to only 131 voting against. The millage is the primary funding source for the library and its programs, bringing in an estimated $460,000 in revenue annually. …

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