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Houghton Prepares For Saturday’s Treat Street

The City of Houghton is making preparations for this weekend’s Treat Street. The 8th annual downtown Trick-or-Treating event brings roughly 2,000 kids to visit merchants along Shelden Avenue and tour the City Center’s haunted house. The event, which traditionally has been held on Friday nights, has been moved to Saturday. …

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Houghton’s Fire Insurance Rating Upgraded

The City of Houghton is getting high marks from the agency that sets their Fire Insurance Rating. Houghton City Manager Eric Waara said the Insurance Services Office said the city’s Public Protection Classification was upgraded from a 6 to a 5. Waara said that rating is used to determine fire insurance …

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Lots Of Work Done On Make A Difference Day

Many hands make light work, and that was the result of the recent Make A Difference Day. Houghton City Manager Eric Waara said almost 120 volunteers from Michigan Tech came out to work with the city’s Department of Public Works and members of the Beautification Committee on several projects around …

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Houghton Abandons Red Oak Lane

The City of Houghton is proceeding with the abandonment of Red Oak Lane, an undeveloped road within the subdivision project in West Houghton. By formally abandoning the seventy-foot wide right-of-way, including a sixty-foot radius cul-de-sac, the road can be realigned to fit the layout of the subdivision. A public hearing …

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Calumet Village Administrator Resigns

There are a number of changes coming to the leadership of the Village of Calumet. With positions of trustee, president and clerk all up for election in November, the Village will also be looking for a new Administrator. Current Administrator Rob Tarvis is resigning after two years on the job. …

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UPDATED: Chamber Office Temporarily Closing

UPDATE: Chamber President Brian Donnelly issued this statement today regarding the office hours of the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce: “The Chamber of Commerce has hired temporary office help to remain open for business as we transition to a new staff model. Combined with our active Board of Directors, we will …

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Local Organizations Showcase Their Services

There are many services available to local residents, but how do residents get the help they need if they don’t know what services are out there? The Local Human Services Expo held at the Copper Country Mall brought together many of the agencies that are there for those that need …

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MDOT Pushes Back Quincy Street Expectations To This Afternoon

As work on the Michigan Department of Transportation’s US-41 (Reservation and Quincy streets) streetscape project winds down, traffic in downtown Hancock will revert to normal flow later today. The traffic change had been expected this morning. Final pavement markings are now expected to be completed today, with one-way northbound traffic …

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Final Weekend Of Fall Clean Up Approaching

CITY OF HOUGHTON Fall Clean-Up City of Houghton residents may bring the following items to the City Garage at the corner of Technical Avenue and Gundlach Road and dispose of them. There is no attendant present. Drop off is by self-serve only. Activities will be recorded by camera. HOURS: September …

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New Program Seeks To Bridge Gap In Senior Care

A new program is underway designed to make sure area seniors are being taken care of. Senior Reach provides home based help for older adults who may be sad, anxious, forgetful or showing sudden changes in behavior that are worrisome. Program coordinator Kelli Garrison says they are encouraging people to …

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