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Nine Façade Grants Awarded in L’Anse; Mystery Hydrant Painter Sought

Nine businesses in the village of L’Anse will get help from the Downtown Development authority to spruce up their buildings. The DDA had planned to award five grants in this year’s façade program. At last night’s council meeting, village manager Bob LaFave said they increased the number because of the …

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Calumet Council to Hear About Theatre “Thermal Envelope” at Rescheduled Meeting Tonight

The Calumet Village Council could learn more tonight about how secure the thermal envelope of its historic village hall and theatre complex is. U.P. Engineers and Architects is scheduled to make a presentation about the building’s thermal envelope. A thermal envelope is the structure that keeps the outside out, and …

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Marquette Woman Killed in Crash

A Marquette woman was killed in a two-car crash on US-41 in the city Monday afternoon. Marquette police report that the 66-year-old woman was southbound in a minivan near the Welcome Center on the city’s south side when she crossed into the northbound lane, and collided with a truck. The …

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EGLE and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Invites the Public to a “Beach Walk” on Wednesday

This week the Department of Environment Great Lakes and Energy, with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will travel between three Upper Peninsula cities to conduct beach walks. For the first time, the two departments are introducing “Beach Walks”, as a way to engage the community and scientists to talk …

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Day One of Sen. McBroom’s Economic Round Table Discusses Mining and Electric Vehicles in Michigan

Michigan’s economy has been linked heavily to the automotive industry for over one hundred years, and the industry will continue to play a role in the state’s economic future; as will another long standing industry, mining. Today, Senator Ed McBroom, hosted an economic round table, to talk about how Michigan …

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Semi Rollover Closes M-26 at Painesdale

A semi-truck rollover closed both lanes of M-26 at the south edge of Painesdale for five hours late Friday. No one was injured in the incident, which occurred around 5:00 in the afternoon. The truck was southbound, and flipped at the sharp curve near the Kearsarge Street intersection. The truck’s …

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Houghton Begins Hydrant Flushing Today

Fire hydrant flushing begins today in the city of Houghton. Crews will work each weekday between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. through August 5, opening the valves on hydrants to make sure they work properly, and to clear sediment from the water lines. When work is being done in your …

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MTU Lakeshore Center Parking Changes Today

Rules for Michigan Tech staffers parking near the Lakeshore Center change today. University Faculty/Staff parking permits will no longer be valid for City of Houghton Lot Seven, near the center. College officials recommend using the city’s free two-hour parking spaces in the area for brief visits. The free parking lot …

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State Legislative Leaders to Discuss Economic Development in Houghton

A group of Michigan legislators has gathered in the Copper Country for two days of economic development discussions. The focus will be on land-based industries. Talks are scheduled to take place at the MTU Memorial Union Building this morning and tomorrow morning between 9 and noon. Participants scheduled to be …

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