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Free Spotting Scope Coming To Houghton Waterfront

You’ll soon have a new way to scope out the Portage Canal. Houghton City Manager Eric Waara says a group is donating a spotting scope, to be installed at the Houghton Waterfront in memory of their friend, Ken Steiner, who passed away last year. The scope will be free to …

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City Of Houghton Passes Budget

The 2017-2018 budget for the city of Houghton is now approved. The Houghton City Council adopted the budget, along with the Capital Improvement Plan, Public Participation Plan and amendments to the property maintenance code. The overall $12 million budget on paper shows a deficit of more than $112,000 in the …

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Watch Out For Baby Falcons On The Ground

Keep an eye out for fledgling falcons by the bridge. The Portage Lake Lift Bridge has been the home to a nest of Peregrine Falcons the last few years and there is the possibility that people may come across a baby falcon. Houghton City Manager Eric Waara says the city …

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“Bike The Boulevard” Group Ride Saturday

Come bike the boulevard! The City of Houghton is calling for all bike enthusiasts to join them on Saturday to celebrate the opening of the Houghton Avenue Bike Boulevard. Mayor Pro-Tem Robert Megowan will lead the ride, starting at 11am at Ray Kestner Waterfront Park. There will be free water …

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UPSET West Making A Difference

The new UPSET West team is making a big difference in the area’s fight against drugs. Houghton Police Chief John Donnelly, who was instrumental in getting the local narcotics team formed, gave an update to the city council at their regular meeting Wednesday. Donnelly said there are eight suspects, apprehended …

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Big Traverse Bay Harbor To Be Dredged Again

LANSING — State Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) announced today that the state Department of Natural Resources has agreed to pay for the emergency dredging of Lake Superior’s  Big Traverse Bay Harbor in Schoolcraft Township. Stamp sand has again nearly completely blocked the harbor and stopped boat traffic, potentially harming the …

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Keweenaw Time Traveler Launch Party Tonight

Wondering what once stood where your favorite building is now is a thing of the past. Researchers at Michigan Tech have developed a digital map-based product called the Keweenaw Time Traveler, which allows users to explore the history of the region from 1850-1950. MTU Assistant Professor of History and Co-Director …

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Congressman Bergman Among Republicans Present During Shooting

One of the many members of congress at the baseball field that was attacked by a lone gunman Wednesday morning was Michigan’s First Congressional District Representative, Congressman Jack Bergman. Representative Bergman spoke by phone with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos shortly after the shooting. The former marine described the scene when the …

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Michigan Tech Reaches Settlement In Yik Yak Case

Michigan Tech says they have reached a settlement with former student Matthew Schultz of Norway, MI, who was expelled by the university in 2015 following a controversial social media post. In a press release issued by Tech, the university says Schultz has asserted that the post was not intended as …

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Summer Reading Program Begins at Portage Library

Opening day activities and registration for the Portage Lake District Library Summer Reading Program begins Saturday, June 17, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Kids are invited to make crafts and participate in activities both inside and outside the library and everyone can create their own ice cream sundae in …

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