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New Day & Time For Treat Street

Treat Street in downtown Houghton is going to be a little different this year. The 8th annual event will still feature many of the businesses passing out candy and the haunted house at the city center. But instead of being on Friday, the event has been moved to Saturday. Lt. …

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Houghton Considers Creating Redevelopment Ready District

The City of Houghton is considering establishing a new zoning district. On Tuesday, the Planning Commission decided to recommend the creation a Redevelopment Ready District. The R-4 zoning designation would be for areas where redevelopment could occur to renovate or replace existing buildings. Houghton City Manager Eric Waara said the …

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Winter Parking Restrictions Begin Nov. 1st

Snow will be here before you know it, but local parking bans will go into effect even sooner. Most municipalities begin their Winter Parking Restrictions on November 1st. Houghton Police Chief John Donnelly said they are starting to issue warnings to remind people not to park in the streets or …

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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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