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Diandia Announces Committee Appointments

State Representative Scott Dianda is going to serve as the minority vice chairman of the House Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Committee. Dianda said Upper Peninsula communities and small businesses rely heavily on tourism for their well-being, and bringing that perspective to the committee will be important to him. He will …

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Heikinpäivä Parade Leads Full Day Of Events Saturday

Winter has returned just in time for Hancock’s midwinter festival. Though there are activities throughout the month, Heikinpäivä is best known for its parade through downtown and games in the snow on the Quincy Green. The Tori Market opens at the Finnish American Heritage Center tomorrow at 10am..with the parade …

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Search Continues For Ryan Clark

It’s been nearly two weeks since 33-year-old Kenneth Ryan Clark went missing. He was last seen late in the evening at his residence in Hancock on January 12th. At some point between 11:30pm and 6:00am the following morning, Ryan left the house on foot–leaving behind his wallet and his cell …

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CCISD Students Head Back To Auto Dealerships

Michigan Works! and the Copper Country Intermediate School District are working to bridge the gap between education and real life work experience by hosting Talent Tours. The Automotive Tech classes from the CCISD will be visiting three local dealerships in the Houghton County Area today. This tour will allow the …

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Critical Need For All Blood Types In The U.P.

The U.P. Regional Blood Center has played a critical role in the collection and distribution of blood in the Upper Peninsula for nearly 50 years. The center provides blood to 13 hospitals in the U.P. and all donations received through the center stay in the community. In addition to their …

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Houghton Accepts Annual Audit

The Houghton City Council accepted their audit for the 2015-16 year at their regular meeting Wednesday. City Manager Eric Waara said the audit showed an increase in net position over the previous year. Two items were noted–the city does not employ a certified public accountant, choosing instead to have a …

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Break In Snow Allows DPW To Catch Up

The unusual January thaw has had some benefits—it’s helped the city of Houghton’s DPW catch up on clearing away the snow. At their regular meeting Wednesday, Houghton City Manager Eric Waara told the city council work crews have been widening the streets at night and that they are looking forward …

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