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Baraga Correctional Facility hosting open house events

The Baraga Maximum Correctional Facility is hosting three open houses beginning on February 8th until early April, meant to entice potential job seekers. Prisons across the state are suffering from a staff shortage and looking to hire. Applications will be accepted on site. The announcement recommends dress attire along with …

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“Sink the Sled” returns

Houghton Rotary hopes all eyes will be on the Portage Canal this spring. They’ve placed a sled on the ice and will closely monitor how long it stays afloat before the spring thaw chips away at its frozen support. A webcam has been trained on the snowmobile, time stamped for …

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Houghton waiting on decision regarding potential KFC

A case was argued last week in 12th Circuit Court that will determine the future of a potential Kentucky Fried Chicken location on Houghton’s west side. The proposed site is an outlot located between Tadych’s Marketplace and Evangel Community Church. The site plan review was approved by Houghton’s Planning Commission …

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Adams Township hosts public meeting on zoning ordinance

Representatives from the Adams Township Board of Trustees and Planning Commission, along with attorney Kevin Maki presided over a public hearing on a new zoning ordinance Tuesday evening. Maki said the township’s version clocks in at around seven pages. He says it is short, concise, easy to understand, and generally …

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Calumet Theatre announcing 2022 raffle

The Calumet Theatre will host a special screening of Brewster’s Millions Friday night, immediately following an announcement about the organization’s annual fundraiser. Jacob Mihelich from the Friends of the Calumet Theatre says this year’s raffle is a format that has never been tried before. I’m chairing our annual fundraiser this …

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Michigan Tech Ride The Waves program continues GM partnership

The Michigan Tech Great Lakes Research Center stresses educational outreach, with one of the most popular options being a chance to climb on board the research vessel Aggasiz. One of the key corporate partners to ensure the opportunity exists is General Motors, a supporter of the Ride the Waves program …

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Vacancy opening up on Hancock Council

Hancock Councilman Will Lytle will be resigning from the body at Wednesday’s meeting. Since he was awarded his doctorate from Michigan Tech, various interview opportunities have opened up outside of the Copper Country for Lytle. The opening means the council will soon be accepting applications for the seat. To be …

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COVID test results slow to come back

It is taking longer to get test results back for COVID-19 samples than the length of the actual isolation period for a person suspected to be positive for the disease. Commissioner Glenn Anderson asked about testing available in the wake of the omicron surge at Monday’s Western Upper Peninsula Health …

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Inmate walks away from work crew

Update: Harri was located and returned to the Houghton County Jail according to a department release shortly after 6:30 PM. The Houghton County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the MSP Calumet Post, Laurium Police Department, MSP K-9, and Superior Search and Rescue. Houghton County Sheriff’s Department personnel are actively searching …

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Laurium hires new manager

Laurium’s new manager comes from a background in aerospace and the defense industry. Now her goal is to strap a rocket to the back of the village as it attempts a comeback story. Laurium has changed from an administrator role to village manager for the first time in its history, …

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