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Houghton County Board Meeting Recap

The Houghton County Board of Commissioners chose Albert Koskela to serve a two-year term as board chairman at its organizational meeting Tuesday night. Koskela, who has served previously as board chairman, will be joined by Tim Palosaari as vice-chairman. Palossari’s term is for one year. Kim Stoker of WUPPDR gave …

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Gremlins Mercy Miners – Wednesday Sports Wrap

Click on the highlighted scores for full stories. High School In high school hockey last night… – Houghton blanked Negaunee 8-0. – Hancock built a 4-0 lead early in the second period… then gave up six consecutive goals, and lost to Kingsford 6-4. Five of the Flivvers’ goals came in …

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U.P. Power Solution Announced

A breakthrough has been announced that could moderate the anticipated increase in electrical rates in the Upper Peninsula. State officials today revealed a four-step plan that they say will provide more stable rates, and create new generation points in the U.P. The first step is an agreement in principle for …

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Study Focuses On Binge Drinking

A new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that alcohol poisoning kills an average of 77 people in Michigan each year, and three in four of those deaths involve adults ages 35 – 64 years. The report analyzes alcohol poisoning death rates across 46 …

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Push For Sales Tax Increase Continues

Governor Rick Snyder has signed legislation that’s designed to go hand in hand with a ballot proposal that increases the state sales tax from six to seven per cent. The package of bills calls for a one penny sales tax increase that would raise one-point-two (b) billion dollars in new …

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Snowprints Lead Police To Suspect

Troopers from the Wakefield Post of the Michigan State Police responded to the report of a breaking and entering in Ironwood early Monday morning. Police say the 911 call came in around 3:50 a.m. CST. When they arrived on scene troopers began assisting Ironwood Public Safety in searching for the …

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Tech Takes Part In Under-Ice Study

Michigan Tech is taking part in a joint research effort with two other universities. Research partners from the University of Michigan and the University of Hawaii joined Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center scientists and engineers to deploy 17 under-ice research instruments 16 feet below the frozen Portage Waterway last Friday …

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Portage Lift Bridge Work Explained

The Portage Lake Lift Bridge is scheduled to be closed Saturday night into Sunday morning for maintenance.  But what kind of work is being done Houghton County Emergency Measures Coordinator Jack Dueweke explains The closure will begin at 9pm Saturday and is expected to reopen at 7am Sunday. If you …

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Chassell Man Sentenced In Bear Parts Case

A Chassell man who was the target of a lengthy DNR undercover investigation for selling bear parts has been sentenced in Houghton County District Court. Danny Loyd, 56, has received a delay of sentence on two counts of selling bear parts and one count of advertising to carry passengers for …

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Houghton Middle School 8th Grade Eco-Challenge Team Wins $10,000 !!

The 8th grade Eco-Challenge Team at Houghton Middle School learned today they are $10,000 richer today! They recently learned that they have WON THE 1st ROUND of the Eco-Challenge competition which they completed in early December. They will receive $10,000 in cash to be split between the students, Houghton Middle …

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