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Houghton County Land Bank accepting development proposals

Four properties in northern Houghton County will be the subject for development proposals. The documents need to be in by March 31st, delivered via email to treasurer@houghtoncounty.net or in person at the courthouse building on Houghton Avenue in the City of Houghton. All parcels are owned by the county’s Land …

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Lift Bridge closures anticipated next week

Correction: MDOT says the snow will be placed back on the lift bridge next week. “Providing all goes as planned and the test lifts are completed in those two nights, the club will be able to place snow again after Wednesday and the trail should be open for the remainder …

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Potential Celtic House renovations highlight property’s history

A joint effort to renovate the Celtic House in Hancock is highlighting the incredible history of one of the city’s oldest properties. Dating back to the 1860’s, it was first owned by Ransom Shelden before being sold to Dr. William Perry. Michigan Tech archivist Emily Schwiebert says the home quickly …

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Lisa McKenzie to Fill Empty Hancock Council Seat

A familiar face will be joining Hancock’s city council. Hancock’s new interim council member will be Lisa McKenzie. She will take over Will Lytle’s seat. Lytle left Hancock Council about a month ago, after receiving a job offer in Moscow, ID. McKenzie previously served on the city council from 200 …

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CopperDog 150 Volunteer Spots Open

The CopperDog 150, 80 and 25 return to the Upper Peninsula’s gem this weekend. And the race can’t start without teams of dogs, mushers, spectators to cheer, and most important the many volunteers who keep the race going. For the CopperDog to run safely year in and year out, organizers …

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Copper Island Academy celebrates Laskiainen

It goes by many names around the world: Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras, Pancake Day, or in parts with strong Finnish heritage, Laskiainen. A theme throughout is fattening food, one last celebration before the Lenten season. Copper Island Academy figured out one way to burn off some of those calories. The …

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Houghton middle school play this weekend

Tomorrow and Saturday night, along with a matinee Sunday, offers you three chances to see The Story Seller’s Tale, a play put on by the Houghton Middle School. David Crowley is overseeing the production and he explains the general premise. Esme is the Story Seller, who is trying to make …

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Markkanen supports effort to lower taxes

The GOP majority in Lansing is pushing to reduce state income taxes, something that has gotten the support of representative Greg Markkanen. Senate Bill 768 helps drop the rate for workers and also provides seniors with additional exemptions. Under the Republican plan, the income tax rate would be slashed from …

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CopperDog still needs volunteers

Organizer Doug Harrer says volunteers are still needed for this weekend’s CopperDog 150 race. Interest in helping out is already high, as seen by turnout on Saturday, February 27th at Calumet High School. We had between 80 and 100 people. I would say three-quarters of them raised their hands and …

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MSP makes meth arrest in Houghton

Michigan State Police – Calumet Post personnel served an arrest warrant in the City of Houghton Tuesday afternoon. An apprehension was made and the individual was taken to Houghton County Jail where he faces at least one charge of Possession of Methamphetamine. Members of the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team …

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