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Calumet Looks To Stabilize Old Railroad Depot

The historic buildings in Calumet all tell a story, and most of those stories began t the old railroad depot, built in 1909. The last train departed from the station in 1968 and the building has fallen into disrepair ever since. Calumet Township recently purchased the building for $40,000 to …

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Calumet’s Postives Highlighted At Community Meeting

Moving forward while preserving the past–that’s the goal of community leaders working on the revitalization of Calumet. The public heard an update on those efforts at a community meeting Wednesday. Main Street Calumet Executive Director Leah Polzien said there was a positive tone to the night’s message. Highlights of the …

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Results In From SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge

Students had to battle ice, wind gusts greater than 50 miles per hour and single digit temperatures at this year’s Clean Snowmobile Challenge hosted by Michigan Technological University. Despite the challenges, the teams—hailing from many northern US and Canadian universities—overcame the wintery conditions. Michigan Tech won first place in the …

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Michigan Tech Graduate Engineering Programs Rise in US News Rankings

Michigan Technological University’s College of Engineering has been ranked among the top 100 graduate engineering schools in US News & World Report’s new “Best Graduate School” rankings.   Michigan Tech ranked 85th of 214 engineering schools that grant doctoral degrees. “We are glad to see that these rankings continue to recognize …

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Missing Houghton County Man Found

A Portage Township man is safe this morning after being reported missing Tuesday. The Houghton County Sheriff’s Office reported that 22-year-old Joshua Patrick Abbott walked away from a mental health facility Monday night around 9pm. It was believed at the time that Abbott may have been headed downstate in a …

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Calumet Township Acquires Old Railroad Depot

Calumet Township is the new owner of the Calumet Railroad Depot building. The depot on the corner of 9th and Oak Streets has been acquired by the township for the purpose of historical preservation. The building will require extensive renovation but ownership by the township will open up opportunities for …

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Main Street Calumet Hosting Community Meeting

Main Street Calumet is hosting a community gathering Wednesday at the Keweenaw Heritage Center at St. Anne’s Church. The meeting will begin at 6pm and will include pizza and cake to celebrate the anniversary of the incorporation of the Village of Calumet on March 19, 1875. Updates from community leaders will …

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Overcrowding At Jail Breaking County Budget

The problem of overcrowding at the Houghton County Jail isn’t going away anytime soon. Sheriff Brian McLean updated the board of commissioners on the inmate population. The jail has been at or above capacity for 6 out of the first 14 days in March. Of those being held at the …

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Board Told To Sell Houghton County Arena

Should Houghton County sell the Houghton County Arena? The suggestion was given to the county board of commissioners at their March meeting Tuesday by Calumet Township Supervisor Paul Lehto. Lehto said the county should get out of the ice rink business and sell the arena to the city of Hancock, …

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