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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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Houghton County Advances in Energy Competition

Houghton County is hosting a community-wide celebration tomorrow as Georgetown University announces that the county has advanced to the semi-finals in the national Georgetown University Energy Prize.     The national competition is geared for communities to reduce their electric and natural gas consumption over the next two years and win …

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Benishek To Propose New Wolf Hunting Bill

Legislation to negate a federal judge’s ruling that prevents wolf hunting in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota is expected to be introduced in the U.S. House this month. The measure will be co=sponsored by Congressman Dan Benishek, Reid Ribble of Wisconsin and Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming. Benishek says it will allow …

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Bridge Closing This Saturday

Only a few days remain until the bridge closing. The Portage Lake Lift Bridge between Houghton and Hancock is scheduled to be closed for 10 hours this weekend. The Michigan Department of Transportation says the bridge will close beginning at 9 p.m. Saturday and is scheduled to reopen at 7 …

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Wind Turbine Lawsuit

Heritage Sustainable Energy is suing Schoolcraft County in the Upper Peninsula over new wind turbine regulations that the company says are too restrictive. In the complaint, the company says the restrictions take away its personal property rights by depriving it of its economically beneficial use of leases, easements and generator …

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Damage to I-94 From Crash

Pits and gouges will remain on Interstate 94 in southwest Michigan between Kalamazoo and Battle Creek until crews can repave the areas where several vehicles burned in a massive pileup on Friday. Michigan State Police say 123 vehicles were involved in the crash that closed both the east and westbound …

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Gas Prices Rise Slightly

Gas prices increased slightly from last week, AAA Michigan reports. Michigan’s current statewide average is about $1.95 per gallon, about 3 cents more than last week’s average and about $1.43 less than this same time last year. This is the second week in a row that statewide average weekly gas …

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Postal Facilities Closing

Want that birthday card to arrive on time? You should probably drop it in the mail a day or two sooner. The U-S Postal Service is shutting down three facilities that postmark and sort mail in Michigan. By the summer, mail sent from Lansing and Kalamazoo will go to Grand …

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