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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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State Rep John Kivela Dies

Hours after he was arrested for drunk driving on Monday, State Representative John Kivela (D-Marquette) was found dead Tuesday morning. The Detroit Free Press reports that Kivela’s body was discovered at a home he owned in Lansing. He was 47 years old. The Free Press report indicates that his death may …

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SUV Goes Over A Cliff In Houghton

One man is injured after he drove his SUV off a cliff Tuesday morning. The accident happened shortly around 10:40am on Razorback Drive, across the street from the Goodwill Store in Houghton. Witnesses say the driver, a 36-year-old Calumet man, was speeding straight for the edge of an empty lot …

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