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Overcrowding At Jail Becoming Critical

Perhaps the inmates can sleep in tents outside? That may be a drastic move but the overcrowding situation at the Houghton County Jail is at a critical point. Sheriff Brian McLean has once again informed the county that the population at the jail exceeds their maximum capacity. There are reportedly …

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Library Millage Renewal Passes

The millage renewal for the Portage Lake District Library received overwhelming support from voters in Tuesday’s election. The seven-year renewal received 1,071 yes votes to only 131 voting against. The millage is the primary funding source for the library and its programs, bringing in an estimated $460,000 in revenue annually. …

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Crash Temporarily Closes M-26

A car accident in Adams Township led to M-26 being closed for a short time on Tuesday. The Houghton County Sheriff’s Office says the two-car crash happened just before noon near Erickson Drive. A vehicle driven by a 37 year old woman from Atlantic Mine was turning into Moyle Concrete …

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Coast Guard Warns Of Cold Water Dangers

CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is reminding mariners and outdoor enthusiasts, Monday, of the extreme dangers presented by cold water throughout the Great Lakes region. Freezing air and water temperatures significantly decrease survival time for persons immersed in the water or trapped on the ice. Coast Guard Ninth District units conduct hundreds of ice …

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Jason Allen New State Director for USDA Rural Development

EAST LANSING, Nov. 6, 2017- The Trump Administration has announced the appointment of former state Sen. Jason Allen as the new State Director for USDA Rural Development in Michigan. “It is an honor to be selected by the President to fill the extremely important role of State Director of Rural …

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