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L’Anse Raises Electric and Garbage Rates, Adds Perigo to the Village Board of Trustees

L’Anse will raise electricity and garbage rates for residents in the village. Considering recent rises in inflation, the village will increase electricity for the first time in three years. L’Anse will raise electricity rates by 7 percent, representing $6.29 added to a household’s bill each month. The garbage rate will …

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Copper Shores Extends Meals on Wheels Cookie Fundraiser Order Deadline

Some may have logged online last night to place a last-minute order with Copper Shores Meals on Wheels for the group’s last day to purchase cookies with the holiday fundraiser. Well for those who think they may have missed out on the delicious fundraiser, Copper Shores says there is still …

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DNR Preparing for Visitors to the Porkies Winter Sports Complex

With winter settling into the western Upper Peninsula many will begin searching out ways to stay active during those cold snowy days. Michigan’s DNR operates the Porkies Winter Sports Complex within the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park as a winter recreation opportunity for visitors seeking out powder days this season. …

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Houghton County Transfer Station Repairing Scale, Only Taking Bagged Waste Today

The Houghton County transfer station will not operate its scale today. Due to a system failure, the transfer station’s scale will not operate. The Houghton County transfer station says that workers are working to fix the scale, and get it back up and running. Residents who pay by the bag …

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MDOT Pauses US-41/M-28 Roundabout Project

The Michigan Department of Transportation will suspend roundabout work in Ishpeming for the winter. Last week the state’s transportation department ended work for 2023 for its 6.4 million dollar infrastructure project that will construct a roundabout and widen a bridge over the Carp River. The project additionally includes drainage work, …

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Protect the Porkies Nears 10,000 Petition Signature Goal

Michiganders and visitors to the state flock to the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park for a variety of reasons. Though fantastic hiking trails, and expansive views of the Upper Peninsula’s majestic wilderness are just a couple of reasons. Some of these visitors are even taking action to protect the wilderness …

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Highland Copper Release Copperwood Mine Economic Impact Study

The Highland Copper Company reveals estimates on the economic impact of the Copperwood Mine in Gogebic County. The company asked Public Sector Consultants from Lansing to conduct a study based on its construction analysis and operational plans. If the project was to continue on schedule, and Highland Copper was able …

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Injuries Avoided in Friday Morning Houghton Crash

No one was hurt in a vehicle crash Friday morning in Houghton. The Houghton Police Department was called to the intersection of M-26 and Razorback Drive at around 9:35. Officers discovered that a northbound vehicle driven by a 60-year-old Chassell man had collided with a vehicle driven by a 63-year-old …

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Superior Health Foundation Accepting Gala Partner Proposals Until End of December

The Superior Health Foundation has already begun putting together plans for its annual gala for 2024. With all of the planning ahead, the foundation also hopes non-profits in the Upper Peninsula will do a little planning themselves. The Superior Health Foundation plans to commit funding to a health-centered project at …

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Dixon’s Preliminary Exam Rescheduled for January

Evan Dixon’s preliminary examination in Houghton County 97th district court has been rescheduled for after the start of the New Year. Originally scheduled for court this morning, Dixon’s preliminary exam has been rescheduled to January 5th. He has been charged with the first-degree murder premeditated, and a felony firearm charge. …

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