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Woman Who Tried To Break Down Door With An Axe Appears In Court

A Gwinn woman arrested after allegedly attempting to break into a Forsyth Township home with an axe appeared in Marquette County District Court Thursday. 46-year-old Joie Lee Graves pleaded not guilty to malicious destruction of a building and illegal entry without the owner’s permission. Both counts are misdemeanors. Graves requested …

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DNR reminds hunters to remove tree stands from public land

The deadline to remove scaffolds, raised platforms, ladders, steps and any other device to assist in climbing a tree from public land was March 1. The Department of Natural Resources reminds those who have not removed any of the previous listed equipment to please do so. Public lands are available …

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Tech Students Honored by Goldwater Program

Tech Today reports that the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation has honored two Michigan Technological University biomedical engineering students. Mitchell Kirby, a third-year student, won a Goldwater Scholarship, and Dillon Gronseth, a second-year student, received honorable mention in the scholarship program. Goldwater scholarships — established by …

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FinnFest USA 2013 profits support area activities

The board of directors of FinnFest USA 2013 has begun distributing the revenue generated by its successful festival of nearly two years ago.  “The day the festival began we looked at each other and said, ‘We’re going to be fundraising for years,’ thinking we wouldn’t meet our expenses.  But, people …

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Four Resolutions Passed By Houghton City Council

At Wednesday’s Houghton City Council meeting, the council approved resolutions updating the city’s Fair Housing policy; accepted increased funding from the Michigan Department of Transportation; showed support for a proposed new microbrewery, the Houghton Brewing Company, on Sheldon Avenue in downtown; and to officially eliminate Oak Street which was removed …

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Houghton H.S. Seniors To Earn Money For Graduation Party

Graduating Houghton High School students are working to make their final party great, and the city of Houghton is willing to help. Offered each year to the senior class, the students can earn $500 toward their party if 25 of them come out to do some volunteer work for the …

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Houghton To Put Up Evergreens Downtown

Downtown Houghton is going green, even during the winter. The city council approved up to $16,000 for baskets and evergreen plants that will be hearty enough to stay green throughout the area’s long gray winter months.

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Waiting On Hockeyville USA Decision

The city of Houghton could know as early as tomorrow if their effort to PACK the DEE was enough to earn a spot in second round in the Hockeyville USA contest. If selected, the city will begin a massive push for public support next week as the next round depends …

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End Of Tax Season Should End IRS Scams

Less than a week remains to get your taxes filed if you haven’t already done so.  Hopefully, the end of tax season will also mean the end to the current IRS Scam that is targeting local residents. Houghton Police Chief John Donnelly said that scammers have tried to pull the …

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