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Soldano, DePerno Campaign in Houghton

Matt DePerno at Houghton rally Michigan Republican gubernatorial candidate Garrett Soldano and Attorney General endorsee Matt DePerno brought their campaigns to the Copper Country Sunday. At a joint appearance at the Mine Shaft Entertainment Center, they spoke to about 70 supporters. The themes were familiar. Both assailed Democratic Governor Gretchen …

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NWS Schedules Storm Spotter Training

The National Weather Service is looking for help monitoring the weather in the Keweenaw. Storm Spotter training is scheduled for tomorrow at 6:30 at the ATDC Building at Michigan Tech.  Especially with radar’s limited effectiveness on the peninsula, Matt Zika says the Weather Service relies on residents to be their …

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Houghton County Rejects SkyWest Airlines’ Proposal to Lower Service

SkyWest Airlines wants to drop service down to a single round trip flight a day at Houghton County Memorial Airport (CMX). In the county commissioners’ special meeting this morning, all five members agreed to deny SkyWest’s proposed plan to slow service in the county until the end of their contract …

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Keweenaw Co-Op Raising Funds for Relocation with a Capital Investment Campaign

Keweenaw Co-Op’s capital campaign is under way. And the community oriented grocer has already found many new members investing into their plans, and current members reaffirming their commitment to the store. As a part of their move downtown, the Co-Op needs to raise 1,000,000. If we can hit the minimum …

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Houghton Fraternity House Damaged by Fire

An early morning fire damaged the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity house on College Avenue in Houghton. The Houghton Fire Department arrived at the scene around 4:30 this morning. Heavy smoke from the blaze was observed for several hours. Officials say there were people in the home when the fire broke …

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Houghton County Commissioners Call Special Meeting

The Houghton County Board of Commissioners has called a special meeting this morning. The agenda includes one new item, titled “Airport Operations.” It could include information about SkyWest’s attempt to discontinue service to the Houghton County Memorial Airport. Commissioners will also continue discussion about the use of $6.8 million of …

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Houghton City Voting Precinct Boundary Changes

The City of Houghton has changed its voting precinct boundary.  The adjustment was required after redistricting reassigned some city residents to a different county board of commissioners district.  The precinct boundary change mostly affects voters in West Houghton between Bridge Street and M-26 and voters along West Lakeshore Drive. Those …

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Local Students Honored for Volunteerism

A couple of local students have been honored by Governor Gretchen Whitmer for their volunteer work. Timothy Bendick from Forest Park High School received a Youth Changemaker Award, for documenting more than 400 hours of community service. Ani Schneiderhan from Calumet High School received a Community Impact Award for more …

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Urgent Need for Blood Donations

The Upper Peninsula is critically short of all blood types. The UP Regional Blood Center has issued a plea for immediate donations. There are no blood drives in our area in the immediate future, but donations may be made at the Blood Center office in Hancock. Call 483-1392 for an …

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COVID Surges in Baraga County, Ebbs in Houghton County

Baraga County is seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases.  Figures from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services show confirmed cases in the lightly vaccinated county more than doubled last week, from 14 to 30. On a prorated basis, that makes Baraga County the hottest COVID-19 spot in the …

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