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One Dead in ORV Crash in Nahma Township

There was a fatal off road vehicle (ORV) crash on 27.25 Rd near KK Rd in Nahma Township, Delta County. There were two individuals involved in the crash on Friday afternoon (April 15). The female passenger from Rapid River, LeeAnne Moore, was found deceased at the scene. The driver, also …

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MiHOPE Lowers Energy Bills

Michigan Housing Opportunities Promoting Energy Efficiency program (MIHOPE) is a program that aims to provide energy efficient appliances to help reduce energy bills. The Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region (WUPPDR) partnered with Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) to serve the Houghton, Baraga, Keweenaw, and Iron counties.  Many …

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Houghton County In Local State of Emergency Due to Flooding

The Houghton and Keweenaw Counties Office of Emergency Measures declared Houghton county in a local state of emergency due to the flooding in areas between Lake Linden and Dollar Bay. Widespread damage started on Tuesday. This happened due to the temperatures reaching as high as 70 for multiple days in …

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Hancock Master Plan Sessions Generate a Variety of Ideas for the City

A second large group of Hancock’s residents joined at the Houghton County Arena last night to brainstorm ideas for the city’s future. Hancock’s two master plan sessions have generated a number of big ideas for the city’s future and potential developments. Once again Progressive Architects and Engineers led residents through …

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New Fuel Cell Created at Michigan Tech

Research at Michigan Tech has revealed a new type of fuel cell- one that significantly reduces the running temperatures, and can run on methane and other hydrocarbons. Like batteries, fuel cells use an electrochemical process to produce energy, but they do not face the same issues as running out or …

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WUPDH Advisory: Floodwaters May Be Contaminated

If you live in the Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Keweenaw, and Ontonagon Counties, the Western U.P. Health Department (WUPHD) encourages everyone to avoid contact with any floodwaters. Floodwaters may contain sewage or other contaminants that may be harmful to public health.  Combined sewer systems are common across the area and are …

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Ontonagon River Flooding Shuts Down a Section of M-28

Travelers headed toward Ironwood on M-28 will be rerouted around a flooded bridge. The Michigan Department of transportation will close M-28 at the bridge over the South branch of the Ontonagon River in Ewen. Spring run off has raised the river above the roadway between Elm St and Choate Rd. …

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Local Robotics Team to Compete in World Championship

The Houghton High school FIRST Robotics team is heading to Houston, Texas next week to compete in the world championship. There will be both national and international teams attending the competition. Last week, The Houghton high school team competed at the state championship at Saginaw Valley State University. They are …

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Copper Country Wellness Fair April 15th

Come to the 2nd Copper Country Wellness Fair to meet many of your local wellness providers. Services will include massage therapy, chiropractic care, fitness, supplements, yoga and more. This year there will also be a speaking rotation to learn about different services offered in the community.  It is held at …

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Ms. Jennifer Saaranen Nominated for Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award

Ms. Jennifer Saaranen from Lake Linden – Hubbell Middle School & High School has been nominated for Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year award. More information on the award here.  All nominees receive $500, and the winner of the award receives $10,000. The nominees are teachers who demonstrate a commitment …

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