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HoCo Roof To Be Patched, Studied

The leaky roof on the Houghton County Arena will get a patch this fall, and could undergo significant repairs as early as next summer. Last evening, county commissioners gave Lake State Roofing the go-ahead to do some immediate emergency work. Longer term, commissioners agreed that the 40-year-old arena needs a …

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County Approves $9.1MM Budget

For the first time in a decade, Houghton County is facing a fiscal year with a little… just a little… breathing room. County commissioners passed a 9.1-million dollar budget last night. That’s based on a projected 4.4-percent increase in revenues. The only dissenting vote came from Board Chairman Scott Ala… …

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Parade of Nations Founder Honored

The founder of the Parade of Nations and Multicultural Festival was honored last night at the opening of an exhibit about the event’s history at the Carnegie Museum. Betty Chavis was presented with a quilt that included panels made from many of the t-shirts that have been featured each year… …

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Keweenaw-Bound Shipwreck Discovered

The remains of a ship that sank 115 years ago while on its way to the Keweenaw have been discovered. Researchers from the Great Lakes Shipwreck Society located the remains of the Nelson in 200-feet of water off the coast near Grand Marais. The Nelson was a three-masted schooner, but …

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Houghton County to Hold Budget Hearing

It’s budget time for Houghton County, and commissioners will open their monthly meeting today with a public hearing on the proposed spending plan. County Controller Eric Forsberg says the nine-million dollar budget will start out in the black… unlike last year’s budget, which began in the red. Forsberg credits the …

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Houghton County Walkaway to Face Felony Escape Charge

The Houghton County prisoner who walked away from a work release job site last week will face a felony escape charge. 27-year-old Kevin Michael Anderson was arraigned Friday… a day after he disappeared from a crew working on the grounds at the Houghton County Memorial Airport. Anderson was captured several …

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MGH Releases More Info on New Hospital

Marquette General Hospital has released more details about the agreement with the City of Marquette to locate its new facility on the old roundhouse property adjacent to US-41. Here is their full press release: Duke LifePoint and City of Marquette Sign Agreement Regarding Site for New Marquette General Hospital New …

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PON 25th Celebration Continues

The 25th anniversary celebration of the Parade of Nations and Multicultural Festival continues today with the opening of a new exhibit at the Carnegie Museum. Darnishia Slade from the International Programs and Services office at MTU says the collaboration is just one example of how the community and the university …

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Marquette Commission Approves Hospital Site

The Marquette City Commission has accepted Duke Lifepoint’s offer to locate the new Marquette General hospital on the city’s old roundhouse property. The city will sell that location and the site currently occupied by the city Municipal Service Center for four-million dollars. Details still need to be worked out. Duke …

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Torch Run Passes Through Keweenaw

The annual Law Enforcement Torch Run kicked off in the Copper Country yesterday. Keweenaw County Sheriff Ron Lahti again ran the first five-mile stretch, beginning at noon in Copper Harbor. In Eagle Harbor, team co-captain Stephen Salladay said it’s all about raising money and awareness for Michigan Special Olympics… SALLADAY. …

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