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Sink The Sled Winner Just 5 Minutes Off

The Johnson vintage snowmobile that was on the Portage Canal near the Lift Bridge in Houghton sank into the water at 2:40 pm on Wednesday, March 29th.  The sled had been put on the ice as part of the Houghton Rotary’s “Sink the Sled” Contest which began in February. The …

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UPPCO Names Larsen New CEO

MARQUETTE, MI — Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO) announced today that utility industry veteran James Larsen has been appointed as its new CEO, effective April 3. Larsen comes to UPPCO from the SEMCO Energy Gas Company in Port Huron, where he served as President. SEMCO provides natural gas to approximately …

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Sexual Assault Survivor To Speak At Michigan Tech

Author, speaker and sexual assault survivor Aspen Matis will speak at Michigan Tech at 8 p.m. Wednesday (April 5) in Fisher 135. Her best-selling book, “Girl in the Woods,” has been called “a powerful read” by O, The Oprah Mazazine. The New York Times named Matis “a hero” and Lena …

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14 Local Students Win Portage Health Foundation Making a Difference Scholarships to Michigan Tech

Four students who are entering Michigan Technological University this fall to pursue health-related careers have received $8,000 Making a Difference scholarships from the Portage Health Foundation.  Another 10 entering first-year students received $1,000 awards. The $8,000 scholarships went to: Peter Alger, Houghton, computer engineering. Alexa Destrampe, Lake Linden, exercise science. Hannah …

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Location Of Portage Lake Little Evaluations Changed

The Portage Lake Little League evaluations that were scheduled starting Monday, April 10th at Houghton County Arena have been moved to Jeffers High School Gymnasium. All the dates and times for the evaluation sessions will remain the same. Only the location has changed, due to Houghton County Arena being closed …

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Dianda Announces State Senate Candidacy

HOUGHTON — State Representative Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) announced his candidacy for Michigan’s 38th State Senate District today amongst supporters across the Upper Peninsula.  Dianda toured the U.P. making stops in Houghton, Marquette, Escanaba, Iron Mountain, Crystal Falls and Bessemer. “I’m running to be your next State Senator because the status …

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Ice Breaking Operations Begin In The Keweenaw

Starting today, the United States Coast Guard will be conducting ice breaking operations in the Keweenaw Waterway. The cutter will make its way from the east and enter at Keweenaw Bay, then continue west through Portage Lake before returning to the open waters of Lake Superior. Coast Guard officials are …

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Yooper Relief Convoy Delivers!

The Yooper Relief Convoy is a success. Seven truckloads of hay and a 30 foot stock trailer of supplies departed Friday from Settlers Co-Op in Bruce Crossing, bringing the relief supplies to Oklahoma to help victims of wildfires in that part of the country. Several updates on their Facebook page …

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