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Apportionment Commission working under tight timeframe

Following the census, Houghton County is required to go back to the drawing board to remap districts. The Apportionment Commission is made up the County Clerk, Prosecuting Attorney, Treasurer, and the heads of the county chapters of the Republican and Democratic Parties. They have 60 days to complete their work, …

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Copper Harbor Trails Club opens new downhill

By the time Trails Fest kicks off Friday, there will be a new downhill route in place on East Bluff. Speed is the name of the game, one of many options for competitors this weekend. Christopher Guibert says across the entire spectrum, most courses are designed for intermediate riders. Given …

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In-person interviews for Calumet manager taking place

The first of two finalists for the Calumet manager position was in town Monday. Kelly Beattie says it is his first time ever visiting the village and it has left him impressed. Everyone I’ve talked to today, people that, you know, my friend that grew up here, when I called …

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Colleges without vaccine mandates seeing less COVID-19 transmission

UPDATE: Michigan Tech confirms that it has never reached levels seen at Duke the past week. It records over 14-day intervals, and has always been under 100 cases during that period, equating to just under 700 per 100,000 on a weekly timeframe. UNC-Chapel Hill is seeing a milder COVID outbreak …

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Ahmeek Fire gets coveted FEMA grant

Ahmeek’s Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department has won a sought-after grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Captain and Administrator Michael Defina says that the department only gets money through the efforts of its members, which makes the nearly $214,000 coming its way a true lifeline. With a budget annually …

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Keweenaw Co-op moving downtown

The former Keweenaw Buick GMC location at 612 Quincy Street is about to have a new tenant. For the first time since 1986, the Keweenaw Co-op is on the move. The organization has signed a purchase agreement for the building, but so far has not said when the relocation will …

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Public losing faith in COVID-19 vaccines

A growing percentage of the general public is being driven away from vaccines of all kinds due to concern over the COVID-19 immunizations. UP Health Systems Pediatrician Colleen Vallad-Hix said During Michigan Tech’s COVID town hall Thursday that many in this new group were previously open to administering shots protecting …

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Fair Board presents first-ever Agnes Ahola Award

The Houghton County Fair Board handed out more than just silver plates Friday afternoon.  The group also presented the Agnes Ahola Award for the first time. It is meant for someone who has gone above and beyond for the annual event. The committee took pains to hide their decision from …

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Tech students ready to enjoy an “Afternoon on the Town”

Houghton’s business community gets the chance to introduce itself to Michigan Tech freshmen on Saturday in an event called “an Afternoon on the Town.” There is a virtual option, featuring 45 establishments. Molly Fitzgerald from the University’s Student Leadership and Involvement Office says students registered for the in-person tour will …

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