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NMU Names Interim President

Northern Michigan University named their Interim President on Friday. Kerri Schuiling will take over the role for the university while the schools Board of Trustees searches for someone to fill the role permanently. Schuiling was appointed to Provost and Vice President in 2014. She is the lead developer of the …

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Chassell Township Schools Hosts 1st Annual Autumn Festival

  Chassell Township Schools is starting the school year with something new. On Saturday there will be the first autumn harvest festival at the Chassell school building. The event is being put on by students, who have worked together across grades says English Teacher Sarah Guidotti and Title One Aid …

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Eighth Annual Ride Against Abuse revs up Monday

Bikers will be on the road for a good cause Monday evening. The 8th Annual Ride Against Abuse is a community awareness event for the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home held early in October, coinciding with the start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Few things raise awareness like a convoy …

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Houghton County Commissioners hold special meeting

The Houghton County Board of Commissioners met at noon on Wednesday to pass a budget for the new fiscal year which began today. In general, revenue and expenditures were in line with past amounts with one notable exception. Over $3.7 million is courtesy of federal sources thanks to recent COVID …

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National Park Service funding inspection of the Calumet Theatre

At Thursday’s Calumet Village Council work session, the gallery was nearly full. Dozens of people attached to the Calumet Theatre Company, along with Wendy Davis and Sean Gohman from the National Park Service were in attendance. There has been some discussion among the council that it look at potentially breaking …

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COVID cases rise to new seasonal high

The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department says they will be prioritizing contact tracing efforts for high-risk cases, namely nursing homes and potential school outbreaks. The decision comes as COVID activity hits a six-month high for the period ending September 29th. Over seven days, Houghton County recorded 78 cases. Luckily, that …

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Water shutoff expected this morning north of Hancock

Franklin Township Treasurer Jodi Mikesch says one fire hydrant is in need of emergency repairs. That will result in a shut off for Quincy Franklin Water customers North of Lake Annie Road starting at 8:00 am. Work is expected to be completed by noon. Run your taps to allow the …

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Hancock closing Ingot Street next week

Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources is making improvements to trails running through the City of Hancock, installing better drainage for heavy rains. To complete the work, Ingot Street will need to be closed to through traffic between Lynn and Prospect near the Houghton County Fairgrounds. The Hancock-Calumet trail has handled …

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The Community Talks about Life After the Parking Deck

The City of Houghton and the public convened last night to discuss the future of the downtown parking deck. The first half of the public forum was headlined by a presentation with Pat Coleman, a renowned city planner, who has worked on a number of projects in the city over …

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Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition Holding Enbridge Line 5 Webinar

Oil and water don’t mix. A natural phenomenon that shows up often during oil spills. The Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition believes that Enbridge, the Canadian company who owns Line 5, needs to stop manipulating public opinion around the condition of the pipeline. The coalition’s Presidents Horst Schmidt, says that there …

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