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Overcrowding At Jail Breaking County Budget

The problem of overcrowding at the Houghton County Jail isn’t going away anytime soon. Sheriff Brian McLean updated the board of commissioners on the inmate population. The jail has been at or above capacity for 6 out of the first 14 days in March. Of those being held at the …

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Board Told To Sell Houghton County Arena

Should Houghton County sell the Houghton County Arena? The suggestion was given to the county board of commissioners at their March meeting Tuesday by Calumet Township Supervisor Paul Lehto. Lehto said the county should get out of the ice rink business and sell the arena to the city of Hancock, …

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Hancock To Hold Public Meeting On Master Plan

The City has developed a draft Master Plan and your opinion is necessary to finalize the Plan. Please come and provide feedback on the draft Plan. YOUR INPUT IS NEEDED! P U B L I C MEETING The Copper Country Community Arts Center 126 Quincy Street, Hancock, MI 49930 March …

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Post-Secondary Scholarship Recipients Announced for the 2016-2017 Academic Year

HANCOCK, Mich., March 10, 2017 – For the 2016-2017 academic year, the Portage Health Foundation (PHF) awarded $50,000 in scholarships to 17 local students from Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw, and Ontonagon counties who are seeking health-related degrees or certificates. Currently, PHF has scholarship programs with Finlandia University, Gogebic Community College, Michigan …

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Bergman Releases March Mobile Office Hours

Traverse City, MI – Congressman Jack Bergman (MI-1) announced March mobile office hours last week to give constituents across the First District the opportunity to meet and discuss issues with the Congressman’s staff. “As Representative of Michigan’s First District,” Bergman said, “part of my job is to help constituents in …

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Calumet Structure Fire Under Investigation

CALUMET– According to the Michigan State Police a structure fire occurred Sunday night in Calumet. The fire occurred on Liberty Street around 8:00 p.m. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. No injuries were reported. The Calumet Fire Department, Laurium Village Fire Department, Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Office, …

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Snowmobiler Injured While Drag Racing

The Ontonagon County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Greenland fairgrounds for a snowmobile accident around 1:45pm on Saturday. Deputies report that Cameron Lee Lundry of Iron River was drag racing his snowmobile at the fairground races. When he took off, the skis came off the ground and then the …

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