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Baraga County Board Backs Road Project Requests

The Baraga County Board of Commissioners has thrown its support behind four proposed road projects. Last night, Road Commission engineer Doug Mills presented the same two proposals he had brought to the L’Anse Village Council on Monday – reconstruction of the Broad Street-Main Street corridor in L’Anse, and replacement of …

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Lift Bridge Lane Closure Planned for Thursday

Traffic will be restricted on the Houghton-Hancock Bridge for a while Thursday. The outside northbound lane will be shut down so the Michigan Department of Transportation can install equipment to count traffic on the bridge. The slowdown will begin at 9:00 Thursday morning, and is expected to last several hours.

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Avian Flu Confirmed in U.P.

A highly contagious avian influenza virus has been identified in the Upper Peninsula. Officials from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development confirmed the diagnosis in a non-commercial backyard flock in Menominee County. The facility has been quarantined. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) can be spread in various ways, …

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Promote the Vote Webinar Tomorrow on Election Petitions

Since 2020 election security has become a well discussed topic in many circles. And over the year various petitions have been passed around the state, some even making it through Michigan’s legislative process. Governor Gretchen Whitmer has vetoed all of those bills. Tomorrow night four panelist will talk about the …

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Dial Help Reaches Nearly 4,000 People in 2021

Dial Help has a large reach throughout the copper country. Yesterday the agency released their annual report, detailing their various projects in the community and stats on their service in the region. Dial Help served nearly 4,000 people in the Keweenaw. Picking up the phone over 2,500 times with their …

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Chassell Man Hurt in Houghton Crash

A Chassell man was injured Monday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash in Houghton. City police report that a Kirkish Furniture delivery truck driven by a 55-year-old Laurium man was northbound on Bridge Street around 3:00 when the truck’s brakes failed while coming down the hill. The truck crossed Montezuma Avenue, …

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Demolition Begins on Fire-Damaged Houghton Home

A home badly damaged by fire more than a year ago in Houghton is being demolished.  The structure at 915 College Avenue, just east of Franklin Square, caught fire March 14th, 2021. It burned for hours. Firefighters were hindered in battling the blaze because of significant clutter inside.  Since then, …

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Keweenaw Chamber Office Remains Closed After Nearby Fire

The recent explosion and fire that leveled an apartment building at 908 College Avenue last month remains under investigation. Because the cause has not yet been determined, the adjacent William Hodge Visitors Center remains closed. That means the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce is without a home, but manager Tara Arens …

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L’Anse, Baraga County to Try Again for Main/Broad Street Fix

The Village of L’Anse will try again to get federal money for a long-term solution to the paving issues on Broad Street and Main Street. The town’s two main thoroughfares were part of the state’s original trunk line highway system, and were paved a century ago with concrete. Eventually, the …

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Hancock Promise Deadline Extended

The deadline for Hancock High School seniors to apply to take advantage of Finlandia University’s Hancock Promise has been extended. University officials will accept applications until May 1st. The change coincides with an extension of Michigan’s priority deadline for filing the FAFSA form, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. …

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