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Flu Shot Clinic This Saturday In Hancock

Flu season is here–though if you are one of the ones suffering already, you don’t need to be reminded of that. The Western U.P. Health Department, U.P. Health System—Portage and Aspirus Keweenaw will provide flu shots at a fast, convenient vaccination clinic this Saturday from 9:00am to 11:00am at the …

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Illegal Dump Site Found In Portage Township

The Houghton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an illegal dumping complaint. The site is located near the intersection of Paradise Road and Gundlach Road in Portage Township. Large slabs of concrete and debris had been dumped near the roadway. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the …

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Trash Collection Center Will Accept Fall Cleanup Items

Fall Cleanup efforts will be underway over the next few weeks. Houghton residents are invited to bring debris from their cleanup to the Trash Collection Center between October 2nd and November 1st. The hours are Fridays between 4:00pm and 8:00pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The center …

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Facade Project Complete–Recap Of The Houghton City Council Meeting

The 2013 Façade Project for businesses in downtown Houghton is now officially complete. The city council wrapped up the project with a final public hearing at their regular meeting on Wednesday. The project funded improvements for the Douglass Agency building, the Statewide Real Estate building, the Blue Iris Building and Joe …

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Mechanical Problems Cause Small Plane Crash

Two people are recovering after their small plane crashed in a field in Sanilac County on Tuesday afternoon. A 69-year-old man and 64-year-old woman were found wandering around outside the plane following the crash that occurred around 2:30 p-m. The Harrison Township residents had taken off from the Sandusky airport …

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Capitol Dome Sale

The public will soon have a chance to own a piece of the Michigan State Capitol dome. The Michigan State Capitol Commission decided Tuesday to make available 100 decorative sandstone pieces, or modillions, that are being replaced as part of a $6.5 million overhaul of the dome. Commissioner Kerry Chartkoff …

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Bills Would Make Coercing a Woman to Have an Abortion a Crime

State lawmakers are considering bills to make coercing a woman into an abortion a crime. The legislation would define coercion in cases of abortion and set up varying penalties depending on the severity of the crime. But Shelli Weisberg of the American Civil Liberties Union says the bills don’t go …

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Woman Finds Winning Lottery Ticket In Stack Of Old Mail

Michigan Lottery officials say a Kentwood woman found a one-million dollar Mega Millions ticket in a stack of old mail. Linda Tuttle showed up at the lottery office in Lansing to claim her prize Tuesday. She told officials she was going through the mail and found the ticket but had …

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Bill Would Keep Strip Clubs That Sell Liquor From Going Full Nude

Legislation to ban full nude entertainment at businesses that serve alcohol is advancing through the state legislature. A court recently ruled Michigan’s ban on full nudity at businesses that serve alcohol unconstitutional. Bill sponsor, Senator Rick Jones says his legislation would bring the state in-line with the ruling. The court …

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Bill Would Make Step Parent Adoptions Easier

A bill headed to the state Senate would make it easier for a step-parent to adopt their spouse’s child. Bill sponsor, Senator Tonya Schuitmaker says currently in Michigan a parent has to petition the court for sole custody of a child before filing to terminate parental rights. She says this …

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