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Houghton City Council To Vote On Social District And Approve Capital Improvement Plan

The Houghton City Council will hold public hearings at their meeting. There will be a public hearing for the 2023-24 proposed operating budget, and for the 2023-28 Capital Improvement Program. Some highlights of the Capital Improvement Program include a dog park, a splash park at Kestner park, improvements to Dee …

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PHF, Dial Help, and Copper Country Senior Meals Combined to Form Copper Shores Community Health Foundation

Local historic nonprofit organizations are moving forward all under the same name with the introduction of Copper Shores Community Health Foundation. The name represents all services, programs and opportunities offered by Portage Health Foundation, Dial Help and Copper Country Senior Meals. Their mission continues to be the same- to positively …

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Winners of Michigan Tech’s Research Excellence Fund Award Announced

Michigan Tech announced the winners of the Research Excellence Fund award. Principle investigators of the awarded projects were named.  Research Seed Grants: Briana Bettin (CS/ICC) Julia Burton (CFRES/ESC) Elena Giusarma (Physics) Vijaya V. N. Sriram Malladi (ME-EM/MARC) Mohammed Sadeghi (CEGE/MTTI) Chunxiu Yu (BioMed/HRI) Scholarship and Creativity Grants: Sue Collins (HU) …

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Tourism In Keweenaw Contributed $140M In 2022

The Keweenaw is a popular destination for tourism, and Visit Keweenaw finalized the numbers for visitor spending for last year. The total number of visitors stayed about the same as 2021 at 400,000 overnight visitors, but spending increased to about $140 million. This was a 35% increase in spending towards …

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Houghton County Property Tax Increase Public Hearing Tonight

The Houghton County Commission meeting will hold two separate public hearings. One hearing will be on the topic of the proposed increase of property taxes in Houghton, following the proposed additional millage. If approved, property taxes will increase operating revenues of 5.54%, based on the value of the property. If …

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L’Anse Village Approves Budget

The Village of L’Anse has a new budget. At last night’s council meeting, Village Manager Bob LaFave reported that the current fiscal year is closing out with the books balanced. Next year’s general fund budget comes in at just under $1.6 million. The various street maintenance budgets total slightly more …

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Baraga County to Review Courthouse Condition

Baraga County has taken a first step toward reviewing the physical condition of its historic courthouse. At last night’s board of commissioners meeting, commissioner Bill Menge noted a lot of deterioration… The wall is crumbling. The cap on the wall is broken, water leaks in there, creating more problems for …

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Culvert Replacement Closes Road in L’Anse Tomorrow

Travelers around L’Anse should expect a road closure starting tomorrow morning near Dynamite Road. Crews will work to replace a box culvert in the area. Forcing crews to shut down a portion of Dynamite Road between Barbo Road and Piney Road. Travelers are asked to find an alternative route around …

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Stickers To Be Placed On New Trash/Recycling Bins, Which Continue To Be Delivered

The City of Houghton announced the delivery of trash and recycling bins will continue. Waste management will come place stickers on them to identify which one is for trash, and which one is for recycling. Landlords are asked to put away the bins that have already been delivered at residences …

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Houghton Local Dante Cyrus Commissioned As Second Lieutenant In U.S. Air Force

Houghton High School and Michigan Tech graduate Dante Cyrus was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. He recently graduated from the U.S Air Force Academy officer training program as a Distinguished Graduate with Scholars, which is only awarded to the top 10% ranked cadets in the …

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