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Laurium Sets Public Meeting for Master Plan Input

Laurium officials are looking for community input to help shape the village’s new Master Plan. A meeting has been set for Monday between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the CLK Schools Upper Commons Room. For more information, visit the Laurium village website.

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Houghton, Hancock Transit Reach Service Milestones

The public transit services in both Houghton and Hancock recently passed milestones. The Michigan Department of Transportation and the Michigan Public Transit Association recently honored the City of Houghton for 40 years of transit operations, and the City of Hancock for 20 years of service. Brian Kass, U.P. project manager …

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Local COVID-19 Cases Ease

COVID-19 cases dropped again in the Copper Country last week. Thirty-three confirmed cases were reported by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services in Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga and Ontonagon Counties. That compares to 40 the previous week. The CDC now lists all four counties as low-risk. Iron and Dickinson Counties, …

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Return North Job Fair will Include Virtual and In-Person Events

The sixth annual return North Professional Career Fair will return again this November. The regional career fair seeks to bring back alumni, former residents, and friends of the upper peninsula back to the area. Return North invites local professionals and those wishing to relocate to the Upper Peninsula to meet …

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Aging in Place and Universal Design Presentation Tonight

Approximately 23.2 percent of people in the western Upper Peninsula are 65 or over.   A recent AARP survey found that 77% of older Americans want to age in place; that is, to live in their own home safely, independently, and comfortably.  AARP’s HomeFit program is designed to help people live comfortably …

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Baraga County Board Accepts Roof Replacement Bid

Financial hits keep coming for Baraga County. At last night’s county board meeting, commissioners accepted a $118,400 bid from Nasi Roofing of Menoqua, Wisconsin, to replace the leaking roof on the administration building. Work will likely be done next spring. That money will come from American Rescue Plan funds. The …

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L’Anse Council Mulls Increased EDC Support

At a quiet L’Anse village council meeting last evening, Roy Kemppainen from the Baraga County Economic Development Corporation discussed that organization’s mission, and their joint projects with the Lake Superior Community Partnership to support local businesses… They work from a mom-and-pop all the way to large corporations. They have a …

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Houghton County Fair Exhibitor Checks Ready

Houghton County Fair exhibitor checks will be ready for pick up Wednesday between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the fair office in the Houghton County Arena. Livestock exhibitors may have other paperwork to pick up also. More than 300 exhibitors took part in this year’s fair, earning more than …

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Airport Access Road Dedicated to Late County Board Chair

The late chairman of the Houghton County Board of Commissioners was honored yesterday. A section of Airpark Boulevard leading to the Houghton County Memorial Airport was dedicated to the memory of Albert Koskela. Current board chair Tom Tikkanen said Koskela was a champion of the airport… He felt that it …

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Houghton County to Consider Arena Sale

The Houghton County Board of Commissioners will discuss selling the Houghton County Arena at its meeting this afternoon. The City of Hancock is proposing to buy the building for one dollar. The city would invest $350,000 in capital improvements over the next 10 years, including a new Zamboni, an elevator …

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