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Deadline Nears for District Two Houghton County Board Applications

Houghton County is fast-tracking the appointment of a replacement for late Second District Commissioner Albert Koskela. New county board Chair Tom Tikkanen says anyone who resides in the district can apply online… If you go to the county website, you’ll find a tab for employment opportunities. Click on that, and …

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Copper Country Residents Demonstrate in Response to the Supreme Court

Monday night news broken by politico detailing a decision has been made in the case of Dobbs v Jackson, which has sparked demonstrations across the country. Based on the leaked opinion it will overturn 1973’s case of Roe v Wade. The Burger court’s 1973 decision gave protections to the privacy …

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Dee Stadium Made it Through Another Winter, Will Get New Controllers for Ice Production

It was a long winter for many, and none more than Dee Stadium. Over the winter, with no hiccups, ice production felt seamless to those that took to the ice. Dee Stadium operated throughout the winter with a broken controller, an essential tool for employees to create a flat sheet …

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Waddell to Join Houghton Council – Area Election Results

Craig Waddell will join the Houghton City Council, after winning yesterday’s special election. Waddell garnered 272 votes, edging out Robyn Johnson, who collected 262 votes. Michael Salmi finished with 106. Waddell will fill out the unexpired council term of Dan Salo, who stepped down late last year after giving up …

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Whitmer Calls for Women’s Choice Protection

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is urging the United States Congress to move quickly to protect a woman’s right to an abortion. Following the leak of a draft opinion that indicates the U.S. Supreme Court is about to strike down the landmark Roe v Wade decision, Whitmer and 16 other governors …

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Local Schools Receive State Security Upgrade Grants

Several Copper Country schools will benefit from state grants to help improve security. Houghton-Portage Township schools will get $25,238. The Lake Linden-Hubbell District will collect $62,238. The Copper Island Academy will receive $35,000. Money will go toward the purchase of equipment or technology to improve the safety and security of …

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WUPHD Grant Will Help Those with Substance Use Disorder Reconnect

Western Upper Peninsula Health Department is getting a $150,000 grant from the Superior Health Foundation. The money will be used for a project designed to reconnect people with Substance Use Disorder to their families and communities by improving understanding of SUD, reducing stigma and developing easier access to treatment.  The …

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Houghton Keweenaw Conservation District Tree Sale Closeout on Saturday

Everything must go! This Saturday is your last chance to support the Houghton Keweenaw Conservation District tree sale. And there are many options to choose from, including apple, cherry, plum, pear, and apricot trees. The Conservation District has plenty of trees that still need homes, and front yards to thrive …

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Copper Country Senior Meals is Looking for More Locally Grown Foods

Tomorrow is the last day for local growers to register for the Copper Country Senior Meals’ open house. Senior Meals is hosting local food producers at their office next Monday, as the organization looks to fill a large need. Copper Country Senior Meals wants to implement more locally grown produce …

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Local Elections Take Place Today

It’s election day in several Copper Country municipalities. In the City of Houghton, three candidates are running for the opportunity to fill out the unexpired council term of Dan Salo, who stepped down late last year after giving up full-time residence in the city. The remaining councilors were unable to …

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