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Hancock May Need $2.5 Million For Emergency Fund Match

Local municipalities are anxiously awaiting President Trump’s decision on whether to declare Houghton County a federal disaster area. The city of Hancock reported damages of $3.3 million for the Federal Highway Administration and more than $7.5 million for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The city may be required to pay …

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New Hancock City Manager Contract Approved

The contract for the new manager of the city of Hancock is now approved. The City Council unanimously approved the contract for former Hancock mayor Barry Givens at their regular meeting Wednesday. This concluded a second round of negotiations after an initial personnel committee was unable to reach an agreement …

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Auditions Being Held For Webseries Film Shoot

Houghton, MI – Tuesday, July 17, 2018 The filmmakers behind the Michigan-based Northbound series are seeking actors to be extras in an upcoming film shoot at the Great Lakes Research Center (GRLC) on the Michigan Technological University campus. Auditions can be done either by submitting a video, or in person …

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Lock In Propane Prices Ahead Of The Heating Season

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan’s propane customers are advised to lock in fuel prices now, well ahead of the heating season, says the Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE). “While U.S. propane stocks are slightly higher than last year’s levels at this time, they are 27 percent below levels seen in 2016,” …

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Copper Country Strong Together In Group Photo

An estimated 150 people are being featured as the faces of “Copper Country Strong” in a group photo taken Tuesday at UP Health System—Portage. While that is still only a fraction of the number of people who were impacted by the Father’s Day Flood or volunteered during the cleanup, the …

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