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New Truck Will Carry The Load Of Recycling

The ink is barely dry on the contracts between Waste Management and the cities of Houghton and Hancock, but the company is already bringing in help with the heavy lifting. It’s a new Split-Body Rear Load Combination Trash-Recycling Truck. Waste Management Site Manager Scott Reed said, “We can actually pick …

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Commissioner Ala Explains Why He Left Board Meeting

UPDATE: 8/12/16 Commissioner Scott Ala released this statement regarding the August meeting of the Houghton County Board of Commissioners. “I’ve received many phone calls and texts why I left the Commissioners meeting right after the mers vote. Was I that mad and it’s unprofessional, “Ala said. “I left because I …

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Come Learn About The National Marine Sanctuary Program

The Houghton-Keweenaw Conservation District invites you to come learn about the National Marine Sanctuary Program for the Great Lakes. Featured Speakers will include Sandra Clark from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Ellen Brody, Great Lakes Regional Coordinator from the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. You’ll also learn …

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Copper Country Rock and Mineral Show This Weekend

The annual Copper Country Rock and Mineral Show returns to the Houghton Elementary School this weekend. The event features gems, minerals, rocks, jewelry and historic mining stock certificates from the Keweenaw and around the world. There will be grab bags for kids, and opportunities for them to search for copper …

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Baraga County Fair Begins

The Baraga County Fair begins today at the fairgrounds in Pelkie. The next three days will feature several great attractions at the fair, including the Junior Horse Show, Chicken Poop BINGO, live music and fireworks. Friday begins with the Senior Day Program at the Performance Hall, followed by the presentation …

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Warnings Issued About Rabies

It’s peak season for rabies, so make sure you and your furry companions are safe. The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development says you should report all animal bites to your local health department so the animals can be tested for rabies.   Even though rabies is dangerous, Director of …

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Michigan Rail Conference In Marquette Next Week

The 4th annual Michigan Rail Conference will take place in Marquette Aug. 17-18. This year’s theme is Connecting the Dots: Business, Communities and Technology. The program at Northern Michigan University will feature over 30 speakers in panel discussions and breakout sessions on topics including the future of rail in Michigan; …

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Detour Scheduled For US-41 Near Delaware Next Week

Motorists in Keweenaw County will want to watch out for a detour next week. Crews contracted by the Michigan Department of Transportation will be performing a $22,000 maintenance project to remove and replace two culverts on US-41 near Delaware. On Tuesday, US-41 will be closed 8 miles north of the …

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