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New Chassell Trail Explores the Town’s Lumber Industry History

A new half mile trail in Chassell’s centennial park takes visitors through historic structures, with tons of help from various groups in the community. Nestled in the south east corner of the park, is the newest addition to Chassell recreation options available to visitors and residents, that traverses a former …

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Paul LaBine to be Sworn in as County Prosecutor Today

Former Hancock Mayor Paul LaBine will be sworn in today as the newest Houghton County prosecutor. LaBine presided over his final council meeting with the city of Hancock last week, after serving with the city for the past seven years. He was recently re-elected to the council this past November. …

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Practice Before Getting in the Air

Today students from areas around the region earn the opportunity to take flight for the first time. But just like with a real flight plan, students had a lot to do in preparation of getting in the air. Part of that included working in the classroom with instructors with the …

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Ten Lake Linden – Hubbell Students Awarded Nearly 100,000 Dollars in Scholarships

Ten Lake Linden Hubbell students have been awarded nearly 100,00 dollars in scholarship funds from the Lake Linden Hubbell Public Schools Foundation. The scholarships awarded to students ranged in amounts from 250 dollars to 28,000 dollars, totaling 95,950 dollars toward higher education pursuits. The foundation takes satisfaction in helping students …

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Michigan Tech Offers Research Excursions During Lake Superior Day in Copper Harbor

Any day on Lake Superior is one to celebrate, but this Sunday might be a little more special. For Lake Superior Day on Sunday Michigan Tech Great Lakes researchers will offer scientific excursions aboard the research vessel Agassiz out of Copper Harbor. The 40 minute tour will show those aboard …

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Parking Deck Down Onto the Next Phase

Since early June, work crews in Houghton have been hard at work safely dismantling the city’s Lakeshore Drive parking deck. The phase did take a little longer than expected, but took longer out of an abundance of caution. Houghton City Manager, Eric Waara, says that the next phase will start …

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Lake Linden Man Arraigned on Sex Charges

A Lake Linden man is facing child sex charges, following an investigation by the Michigan State Police. Forty-three-year-old Erick John Alatalo was arraigned in 96th District Court in Marquette County Monday on charges of accosting a child for immoral purposes, child sexually abusive activity, and using a computer to commit …

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Keweenaw County Commission Wrap: Keweenaw County 911 Committee Tower Audit Taking Place Next Week

Keweenaw County has tabled action for a change order to the sheriff’s new building project. The change order will install waterlines in the floor of the garage for the in-floor heating, and add additional space for parking between the sheriff office and garage. The county will look to receive bids …

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Hancock Council Wrap: Mayor Paul LaBine Resigns

Hancock Mayor Paul LaBine has officially resigned from the city council ahead of being sworn in as the newly appointed Houghton county Prosecutor. LaBine’s position on the council is an at large position on the council until 2024. At the upcoming regular August council meeting the city council will appoint …

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Keweenaw Public Safety Day Returns to the Mohawk Park

Public safety is often taken for granted, or is seen as a mystery that saves people’s lives. Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Office will once again be hosting the Kewenaw County Public Safety Day. There will be various officers, personnel and equipment from multiple fire departments, law enforcement, an ambulance, the Keweenaw …

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