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Hancock Renames Committee Members

Hancock will now offer free city transportation for veterans. The ride share program is now under way and drivers have been trained on what id’s qualify for a free ride. The winter tax bills for the city of Hancock will also be sent out soon. Those will need to be …

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Public safety in focus at Houghton Council meeting

The burned out home at 915 College Avenue must be torn down within 30 days, barring an appeal by the property owner. The structure was deemed a total loss after a fire earlier this year, and the Houghton County Building Inspector has officially listed it as a tear down. The …

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Houghton Council fails to fill seat

The Houghton City Council will have just six members until a special election in May. Eight candidates threw their hat in the ring to be considered at Wednesday night’s meeting to replace Dan Salo, but the group could not make a decision. The seating process has multiple steps. First, a …

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Vaccine mandate scrapped

The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced on its web page Wednesday that it no longer intends to pursue enforcement of COVID-19 vaccine requirements. The Biden Administration rule was set to apply to employees who work at companies with staffs of at least 100 people, beginning …

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Update: Portage Lake Lift Bridge Work Ending Soon

UPDATE: MDOT has reached out to clarify the schedule for the Portage Lake Lift Bridge work. No firm date has been set for work to end on the north bound lane. And work on the towers may cause lane closure during the winter. The story has been changed to reflect …

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Keweenaw Mountain Lodge Applied to IDA in April, Hopes for Certification Soon

Only in darkness can you see the stars. At the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula the International Dark Sky Association could add another dark sky park to the list of 200 IDA certified parks. The Keweenaw Mountain Lodge hopes after going through the application process they can become the headquarters …

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Commissioner Tikkanen Wants a New Bridge

The Houghton County Commission approved a number of administrative items during their meeting last night. Approving accounts payable and paying the bills was at the top of the list. As well as approving union contracts with the county employees and the county airport. The county also plans to purchase five …

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National Park Service Final Update for Horne Fire

Isle Royale sent out the official final update on the Horne Fire that started back in August. The final count for the area burned is 335 acres of the national park. Original estimate for the range of the wild fire were over 500 acres. The wild fire started on August …

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Copper Island Academy Purchases Land from County

Correction: Steve Aho is the Principal of Copper Island Academy. His title has been changed to reflect that. The Copper Island Academy will purchase an adjoining parcel of land from the county. At the County Commissioners meeting last night the board approved the purchase of a parcel of land by …

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WUPHD COVID-19 Clinic Moves to Hancock Tomorrow

Throughout the month the Western UP Health Department t has been posting popup vaccine and testing clinics for COVID-19. Tomorrow starting at 8 am in Hancock the health department will have a clinic in collaboration with the national guard. The clinic site will be at, 821 Water Street, Hancock, MI, …

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