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MDOT truck and vehicle collide in Houghton

A vehicle driven by a 19-year-old student from Port Huron was on First Street next to McNair Hall when he lost traction on ice coming down the hill Friday morning. After sliding out onto US-41 the automobile was hit by a Michigan Department of Transportation maintenance truck. The accident is …

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YouthWork UP still busy through winter

YouthWork UP is known for its summer projects, but this year they will be busy throughout the winter time. Crew Leader Kevin Weir says that in June, July, and August the program has upwards of 80 participants, all paid up to $15 per hour. There are tuition benefits on top …

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A Christmas for every kid in Keweenaw County

The Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Office is helping Santa out again. Now in its 23rd year, ‘No Kid Without a Christmas’ accepts monetary and some clothing and toy donations. Drop boxes will be set up at Lassila Insurance of Mohawk and the Glacia Tavern. Sheriff Curt Pennala lists some of the …

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COVID-19 activity at pandemic highs

Houghton County blew through 300 COVID-19 cases in the seven-day period ending Wednesday. That is easily the most recorded at any time since March 2020. Keweenaw County has also seen a surge in cases, now at 32. Baraga has been relatively level for a while, recording 49 in the most …

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Hancock Renames Committee Members

Hancock will now offer free city transportation for veterans. The ride share program is now under way and drivers have been trained on what id’s qualify for a free ride. The winter tax bills for the city of Hancock will also be sent out soon. Those will need to be …

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Public safety in focus at Houghton Council meeting

The burned out home at 915 College Avenue must be torn down within 30 days, barring an appeal by the property owner. The structure was deemed a total loss after a fire earlier this year, and the Houghton County Building Inspector has officially listed it as a tear down. The …

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Houghton Council fails to fill seat

The Houghton City Council will have just six members until a special election in May. Eight candidates threw their hat in the ring to be considered at Wednesday night’s meeting to replace Dan Salo, but the group could not make a decision. The seating process has multiple steps. First, a …

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Vaccine mandate scrapped

The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced on its web page Wednesday that it no longer intends to pursue enforcement of COVID-19 vaccine requirements. The Biden Administration rule was set to apply to employees who work at companies with staffs of at least 100 people, beginning …

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Update: Portage Lake Lift Bridge Work Ending Soon

UPDATE: MDOT has reached out to clarify the schedule for the Portage Lake Lift Bridge work. No firm date has been set for work to end on the north bound lane. And work on the towers may cause lane closure during the winter. The story has been changed to reflect …

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Keweenaw Mountain Lodge Applied to IDA in April, Hopes for Certification Soon

Only in darkness can you see the stars. At the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula the International Dark Sky Association could add another dark sky park to the list of 200 IDA certified parks. The Keweenaw Mountain Lodge hopes after going through the application process they can become the headquarters …

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