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Brockway Drive Now Open

Brockway drive is now open to vehicle traffic today. The scenic, 8.8 mile winding stretch of road is beloved by locals and tourists alike, drawing thousands per year to look at the incredible views.

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Scammer Pretending To Be L’Anse Robotics Team

It has been reported that someone has been pretending to be the L’Anse High School robotics team. They have been in contact with multiple businesses asking them to donate money to sponsor them and have their logo put on some t-shirts. This is a scam, and the Robotics group is …

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Houghton Council Approves Beekeeping and Livestock Ordinance, Two Public Hearings Scheduled in June; Council Wrap

Houghton City Council

City residents now have a rule book for urban livestock and beekeeping practices. Previously, Houghton’s animal ordinance limited molestation of birds. As the years have gone by, city leadership has begun to field questions from residents wondering if they can keep common livestock animals such as chickens or rabbits. As …

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Stamp Out Hunger Is This Saturday

stamp out hunger

Stamp out hunger is coming up again this weekend. Place your unexpired, non-perishable food in a bag out by your mailbox for your local mail carriers to pick up. The mail carriers will then drop off the bags at the Hancock post office, where it is weighed and then distributed …

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South Boundary Rd. Partially Collapsed In Porcupine Mountains

The Porcupine Mountains Wilderness Park closed South Boundary Road due to huge damage in a culvert, collapsing part of the road. More updates about detours will come as they are released. The part is still open, but expect longer hikes without the opening of the road. See full map on …

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The Search Continues For Trailhead Water Source In Greenland Township

The DNR will begin the search for the source of the unregulated water supply in Greenland Township at the head of Bill Nichols Rail-Trail, off M-38 near the historic Lake Mine. The springtime weather will now allow the search to continue. State, county, and local entities are working cooperatively to …

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Road Under Bridge From Hancock To Dollar Bay Closes Temporarily Monday

MDOT is investing $4.3 million in repair work on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge to replace elevators and install false decking under a bridge span. There will be a major traffic detour starting next Monday, May 15-18, and again May 22-25. The road under the bridge from Hancock towards Dollar …

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Houghton County Emergency Manager Updates Leadership on Flood Assessment Plans

Estimates on damage from recent flooding in Houghton County should be available soon. Houghton County’s flooding this year has had a strange progression, according to County Emergency manager Chris Van Arsdale. That is due to the pace of storm systems moving through the region, broken up by periods of warm …

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Bridgefest Searching For Parade Entries

Bridgefest parade entries are open, with the 2023 parade theme announced to be Keweenaw Treasures. Rev up your imagination and register your entry by June 13. The parade lineup will start on South Lincoln drive, Hancock, and the parade will take place through the usual route in Hancock and Houghton …

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