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Houghton County Task Force Pursues Four Jail Options

The task force investigating replacement options for the outdated and overcrowded Houghton County jail is pursuing four possibilities. Houghton County Commissioner Tom Tikkanen provided the board with an update at yesterday’s meeting. The task force has split into sub-groups. One is revisiting an expansion proposal similar to that which was …

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U.P. Energy Task Force Holds First Meeting

The new U.P. Energy Task Force met for the first time yesterday. The group was established by Governor Gretchen Whitmer to find sustainable ways to provide more reliable and less expensive energy in the Upper Peninsula. Members include energy providers and users, along with consumer and environmental advocates. In the …

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Application Deadline for Bogan Health Ad Scholarship Nears

Applications are due soon for this year’s James Bogan Health Administration Scholarship. The $5,000 award is presented by the Portage Health Foundation to a resident of Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga or Ontonagon Counties pursuing a Master’s level degree in the healthcare field. Completed applications and cover letters must be received at …

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State Creates New Mining Advisory Council

The State of Michigan will create a committee of industry experts to help guide development of the mining industry. Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed House Bill 4227 into law yesterday, officially creating the Committee on Michigan’s Mining Future. Introduced by state Rep. Sara Cambensy (D-Marquette) in February, the committee will make …

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Aspirus At Home Honored for Hospice Care

As received from Aspirus: Aspirus At Home has been recognized by Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) as a “Superior Performer” for achieving an overall caregiver and family satisfaction score that ranked in the top 20 percent of all eligible SHP clients for the 2018 calendar year. The annual SHPBest™ award program …

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Lamprey Treatments Scheduled Today

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service personnel are scheduled to apply lampricides to several waterways in the Keweenaw today. Areas set for treatment include the Trap Rock River and Hungarian Creek, and the area offshore from the Trap Rock River in Houghton County, and Eliza Creek and the area offshore from …

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