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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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Calumet Township approves rezoning to allow business expansion

Calumet Electronics’ expansion continues, what Vice President and Chief Operations Officer Todd Brassard calls the campus concept. To help facilitate that, the Calumet Township Board of Trustees voted to rezone several parcels of land from C1 (Commercial) to M1 (Manufacturing). Supervisor Timothy Gasperich says it allows for current plans and …

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Houghton holding special council meeting

There will be a special session of the Houghton City Council tonight at 5:30 related to a finding in the audit for Fiscal Year 2021, which ended last June. Manager Eric Waara says the problem is a minor one. A pass-through fund, which doesn’t have money allocated to it unless …

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Houghton schools end mask mandate on buses

Changes in masking guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are allowing districts to relax mandates on buses. Those requirements fell under the purview of the federal government, although there is some disagreement on who has jurisdiction. School buses have usually been exempt from most restrictions imposed …

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Calumet passes 2023 budget

Calumet Village Council held a special session Monday night to pass a budget for the new fiscal year, which was set to take effect just hours later. The budget passed 4-0, along with an allowance to collect up to the maximum amount of taxes permitted by the Headlee Amendment. Before …

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Houghton, Adams Township declare let run notices

Continued below average temperatures have more municipalities declaring a let run notice for water customers. Adams Township Manager Heather Platzke sent a warning on Saturday. “Due to extreme cold weather conditions, the towns of Baltic, Trimountain, and Painesdale in Adams Township should let their water run to prevent freezing. Water …

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