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Study to Explore Community Solar in L’Anse

Houghton, Mich. – The future for solar energy in the Western Upper Peninsula just got a bit brighter thanks to a $27,230 grant from the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD) to the Western Upper Peninsula Planning & Development Region (WUPPDR). The grant will be used to support …

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Keweenaw Roller Girls Ready To Rumble

Roller Derby fans at the Calumet Colosseum Saturday are going to see some high flying, hard hitting derby action. The Keweenaw Roller Girls will take on Wisconsin’s Chippewa Valley in their first bout ever as a league sanctioned by the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association. Wright-051017-1 Katie Jo Wright, a.k.a. …

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Burger King Is Coming Back To Houghton

Burger King is coming back to Houghton. After nearly a 15 year absence, the fast food restaurant will be moving into the former Arby’s location on Sharon Avenue this summer. The burger chain previously had a location on the east end of downtown. The Houghton City Council approved some measures …

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MI-TRALE Sponsors ATV Safety Classes

MI-TRALE strongly supports and encourages the training of all ATV/UTV riders so they are familiar with the rules and laws in Michigan as well as understand the basics of safe ATV/UTV use.  MI-TRALE recently had the opportunity to sponsor ATV training classes for over 90 6th grade students from the …

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Park Awards Heritage Grants

KHG2017-Award_Table (Calumet, MI) The Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission and the National Park Service at Keweenaw National Historical Park announce that 24 Keweenaw Heritage Grants were awarded for projects throughout Upper Michigan’s Copper Country. The grants were distributed both inside and outside of the Quincy and Calumet Units of the park, …

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Bids Still Being Accepted For Bike Auction

When lost or stolen bicycles are found but go unclaimed in Houghton, they end up at the city police department. Over the years, Houghton Police Chief John Donnelly says the bikes begin to pile up. Donnelly-051017-1 Donnelly said, “We find abandoned bikes all over town. In the springtime, they pop …

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Bad Piers At Houghton County Marina To Be Replaced

Repairs need to be done to the Houghton County Marina–and soon. County Administrator Eric Forsberg informed the commissioners of the condition of the marina at their monthly meeting Tuesday. Forsberg said a study was done about ten years ago that indicated the piers at the marina were starting to fail …

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