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Michigan’s Primary Election Being Held Today

Today is the Primary Election in Michigan.  Polls will be open until 8pm this evening with a handful of county races to be decided and several important proposals. One to watch is District 5 in Houghton County where Roy Britz is looking to unseat incumbent Tim Palosaari in the Republican …

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Registration Open For Fall Classes At Calumet Art Center

The Calumet Art Center is offering a series of after school programs this fall, focusing on The Minis, The Muses, and The Classicists. There are art programs for students from 1st grade through 12 grade, and run from September 11th to December 11th. THE MINIS 1st Grade-3rd Grade TUESDAYS 3:30 …

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Become A Certified Master Gardener

The deadline for registering for the Michigan State University Extension’s Master Gardener Program is next Wednesday. Classes will be held at the Portage Lake District Library in Houghton on Wednesdays from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. beginning August 22 through December 12. Class will not be held on August 29, and …

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VA Medical Center Hosting Mental Health Summit

The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center will be hosting its sixth annual Mental Health Summit this month at Bay College in Iron Mountain. Local government human services, community mental health agencies, hospitals, Veterans and their families, and any other interested organizations or individuals are invited to participate. The purpose …

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All Houghton Precincts Using New Voter Equipment

New voting equipment will be used in all of Houghton County’s 31 precincts tomorrow. Houghton County Clerk Jennifer Lorenz is asking voters to have patience when visiting the polls as only a few precincts have previously used this equipment. Voters will be asked to use a Sharpie marker that will …

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Several Key Proposals On Tuesday’s Ballot

While there are only a handful of local races on tomorrow’s primary ballot, the fate of several key proposals will be decided. In Houghton County, voters will be asked whether or not to support a millage renewal along with a slight increase to support the Houghton County Veteran’s Service Office. …

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Michigan Lawmakers Applaud Federal Disaster Declaration

Now that President Trump has issued a federal disaster declaration for Houghton, Gogebic and Menominee Counties, work to fix the damage caused by the June 17th storm can continue. Friday’s announcement was followed by a series of statements from lawmakers applauding the President’s decision, including both of Michigan’s US Senators …

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