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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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Let-Run Advisories Still In Effect

The frost line is slowly beginning to lift but the cool temperatures that we have been experiencing means some residents are still in danger of having their pipes freeze. Houghton City Manager Eric Waara says some previously frozen lines have opened up but he doesn’t recommend turning off the faucet …

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Slow Spring Slowing Pot Holes

The way Spring has been creeping into the area may not be fun for residents, but Houghton City Manager Eric Waara says it is actually helping with the fight against pot holes. The slow melting of snow and ice leads to less carnage, according to Waara, who is also acting …

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End Of The Civil War Commemorations Today

This afternoon…the City of Hancock will be participating in the National Park Service’s initiative “Bells Across the Land: A Nation Remembers Appomattox,” commemorating the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. A ceremony will begin at 3:15pm at Lakeside Cemetery, where 11 Civil War veterans are buried. It …

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Meet & Greet For Transitioning Students

How do I find affordable housing?  Do I need to get health care?  Where can I get help if I need it? These are all questions seniors face as their high school years count down to graduation. Copper Country Intermediate School District Transition Coordinator Lois Weber says the Copper Country …

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Standoff Suspect Takes Plea Deal

A Marquette man involved in a standoff with police in March has accepted a plea agreement in Marquette County District Court. 28-year-old Christian Nutini was initially charged with two felonies, but he pleaded guilty to reduced charges. The charge of felonious assault was reduced to a drunk and disorderly person …

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DEQ Tightens Restrictions On Eagle Mine

The Department of Environmental Quality has approved revisions to the surface water discharge permit for the Eagle Mine’s Humboldt Mill near Marquette. The permit safeguards wetlands and the middle branch of the Escanaba River. The DEQ placed a draft permit on public notice in December and held a public hearing …

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Expired & Unwanted Prescription Drug Drop Offs Scheduled

The Superior Watershed Partnership is teaming up with a number of churches across the Upper Peninsula to collect expired and unwanted prescription drugs later this month. The “Protect The Great Lakes” drop-off date is set for April 25th, and there are drop-off points in all 15 U-P counties. This is …

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Eat Safe Fish Guides Available

The Michigan Department of Community Health has released its 2015 regional Eat Safe Fish Guides. Officials say the Eat Safe Fish Guides help residents plan their fish meals to be sure that they’re getting all of the health benefits eating fish can provide, while avoiding the chemicals from the environment …

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