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Calumet Township approves rezoning to allow business expansion

Calumet Electronics’ expansion continues, what Vice President and Chief Operations Officer Todd Brassard calls the campus concept. To help facilitate that, the Calumet Township Board of Trustees voted to rezone several parcels of land from C1 (Commercial) to M1 (Manufacturing). Supervisor Timothy Gasperich says it allows for current plans and …

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Houghton holding special council meeting

There will be a special session of the Houghton City Council tonight at 5:30 related to a finding in the audit for Fiscal Year 2021, which ended last June. Manager Eric Waara says the problem is a minor one. A pass-through fund, which doesn’t have money allocated to it unless …

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Houghton schools end mask mandate on buses

Changes in masking guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are allowing districts to relax mandates on buses. Those requirements fell under the purview of the federal government, although there is some disagreement on who has jurisdiction. School buses have usually been exempt from most restrictions imposed …

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Calumet passes 2023 budget

Calumet Village Council held a special session Monday night to pass a budget for the new fiscal year, which was set to take effect just hours later. The budget passed 4-0, along with an allowance to collect up to the maximum amount of taxes permitted by the Headlee Amendment. Before …

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Houghton, Adams Township declare let run notices

Continued below average temperatures have more municipalities declaring a let run notice for water customers. Adams Township Manager Heather Platzke sent a warning on Saturday. “Due to extreme cold weather conditions, the towns of Baltic, Trimountain, and Painesdale in Adams Township should let their water run to prevent freezing. Water …

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Mental health transport bill moves out of committee

The Director of Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services was in Marquette recently discussing transportation for mental health patients. It is currently required that anyone involuntarily committed to treatment must be moved by an officer of the court, meaning law enforcement. With few mental health beds available in Marquette …

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L’Anse Village Fire Chief to Retire

Longtime L’Anse Village Fire Chief Mike Bianco is retiring. Bianco told the village council last night that he’ll step down at the end of the year. He said there’s new leadership ready to take over. I think it’s time for the newer guys. I know we’ve got a couple on …

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Dam Jam returning this summer

Houghton Community Broadcasting General Manager Jeff Harju and Josh Mortti gave a presentation about plans for Dam Jam this summer at Friday’s Calumet Township Board of Trustees meeting. After a two-year hiatus, the duo felt it important to remind members about what they should expect from the event. Camping is …

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Olympic biathlete reflects on time at Tech

Deedra Irwin secured the best American finish in the biathlon in OIympic history earlier this month, and she says her time at Michigan Tech as a varsity cross country runner, Nordic skier, and track and field athlete positioned her well for success at the world’s preeminent competition level. I learned …

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Laurium passes new budget

The Village of Laurium held a special session of its council to pass a budget for the new fiscal year, beginning on March 1st. The meeting was scheduled for 6:00 PM but didn’t officially get gaveled in until 6:17 when a quorum was reached. After a 15-minute public comment session …

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