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“Do It For Daniel” FIlm Showing Tonight At MTU’s Fisher Hall

The inspirational film, “Do It For Daniel”, will be showing tonight on the campus of Michigan Tech. The film is hosted by the Houghton and Keweenaw Suicide Prevention Coalition with representatives from the RSVP Program, Dial Help, MTU Counseling Center, CLK Schools, Finlandia University, Copper County Mental Health and other …

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Calumet Art Center & Trap Rock 4-H Club Receive Funding

What happens when you combine a lifelong artist and an enthusiastic youth group? You get a wonderful partnership between the Calumet Art Center and the Trap Rock 4-H Club! The Trap Rock 4-H Club has youth from five area schools, including those being home schooled. Thanks to a grant through …

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Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club Receives Grant

Keweenaw Community Foundation’s Keweenaw Cross Country Endowment recently awarded the Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club $1,750 to help defray the cost of purchasing a new snowmobile for cross country ski trail grooming and track setting. Keweenaw Community Foundation is a non-profit, community organization created by and for the people of Houghton and Keweenaw counties. Established …

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Houghton Council Member Kurtz Retires

Winter isn’t here yet, but the City of Houghton is preparing for it. At last night’s meeting, the council was informed by City Manager Eric Waara that city crews have been working on road repairs and other projects to get ready for the winter season. The council OK’d the closing …

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Makinen Says This Is His Last Term

Houghton County Prosecutor Michael Makinen says this will be his last term. Makinen was reelected following a campaign that saw him pitted against former county prosecutor Doug Edwards. Makinen said the campaign was tough because he’s not able to publicize why certain decisions are made as a prosecutor. Makinen said …

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Bergman Says He’s Ready For Washington

Newcomer Jack Bergman will be one of nine Republicans, along with five Democrats, to represent the state of Michigan in Congress. The former Marine was elected Tuesday, defeating his Democrat opponent, Lon Johnson. Bergman says his prior military experience will be beneficial for veterans. Bergman says he looks forward to …

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Sheriff McLean Begins SixthTerm

There’s not a new sheriff in town–that’s because voters reelected current Houghton County Sheriff Brian McLean to his sixth consecutive term on Tuesday. McLean has spent his entire law enforcement career in the Houghton area, a job he is happy to continue doing. Houghton County Sheriff Brian McLean said, “Oh, …

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County Millage Apportionment Approved

The Houghton County Board of Commissioners approved a county millage apportionment of 10.230 at Tuesday night’s monthly meeting. Equalization director John Partanen gave the board a report on where the millage will be allocated. It was passed unanimously. Health rates and options for county employees were discussed at length. Eric …

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