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Local U.P. Basketball Team Fundraiser

A local U.P. girls basketball travel team called the Western Wild has qualified for the national tournament in Gainesville Florida taking place from June 26th to the 29th. They recently competed in the USSSA state tournament in Mt Pleasent and placed third. They are currently ranked #1 in the state …

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Levin Wants Help for Addicts

Michigan’s senior US Senator is pushing to make the powerful opiate buprenorphine more available to patients that need help breaking a heroin addiction. U.S. Senator Carl Levin, along with US Senator Orrin Hatch, said that while physicians may now prescribe the drug, the restrictions remain tight and the drug is …

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Aspirus Houghton Clinic Ribbon Cutting

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the new Aspirus Houghton Clinic located just behind Walmart Wednesday. The crowd gathered around the main entrance to hear from guest speakers, including Aspirus President and CEO Matt Heywood. Design and construction for the facility began in the fall of 2013 which incorporated …

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Hancock City Council Meeting Recap

At yesterday’s Hancock city council meeting, the $7.4 million budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year was presented. Among the highlights are $10,000 to establish a parks and recreation endowment, $20,000 for a bridge replacement at the Maasto Hiito Ski Trail and $40,000 for local street paving. The council was also …

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Portage Lake Bridge Rehab Project Meetings

The cities of Houghton and Hancock will hold a special joint council meeting later today at the Lakeview Manor Community Room. The councils will receive a presentation from MDOT Project Manager Alan Anderson on the upcoming $5.3 million Portage Lake Lift Bridge rehab project and discuss traffic detours and routes. …

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Missing Boy Found

A six-year-old boy is back home after he went missing yesterday afternoon. The Houghton County Sheriff’s office was dispatched to Lahti Road in Portage Township at around 4:30pm to investigate the missing child. Deputies arrived on scene and located the juvenile just after 5 o’clock.

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Koski Looking to Withdraw Plea

The man at the center of Michigan’s wolf hunt controversy has decided to file a motion to reopen his case. 68-year-old John Koski of Bessemer was ordered to pay $1,867 in fines and costs at his sentencing last month. However, two weeks after the decision, on May 22nd, Koski filed …

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State Jobless Rate Creeps Up

Michigan’s unemployment rate in May edged upward slightly by one-tenth of a percentage point to 7.5 percent. According to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget, total employment, the number of unemployed, and the state’s labor force were little changed from April to May. Spokesman Jason Palmer says despite …

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Aspirus Houghton Grand Opening

There is a new Aspirus clinic opening up and it is right here in Houghton. Later today, Aspirus is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony and community open house at their new Houghton clinic located between Wal-Mart and the Country Inn & Suites. On hand will be key Aspirus leadership, including U.P. …

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New Superintendent For Chassell Schools

Chassell Township Schools have found their new superintendent. Christopher Davidson has been chosed to take over for the departing George Stockero, who is leaving to become the new superintendent for the Copper Country Intermediate School District. Davidson says he is very excited for this opportunity. School board president Ken Kytta …

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