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China property market troubles could have effect in the UP

A gigantic Chinese real estate developer is fighting for survival after it missed a debt payment earlier this week, sparking fears over what the global financial repercussions could be. Michigan Tech Professor Gary Campbell has spent time in China, even visited one of the country’s famed ghost cities. Whereas the …

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Hancock Schools has Ability to Test for COVID, and Received MSTEP Results

At the Hancock School Board meeting last night Superintendent Steve Patchin informed the group there are a couple of students who are quarantining. The students did not contract the illness at school, but rather a family member tested positive. And students and families are playing it safe right now. Patchin …

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Houghton schedules first parking deck open house

The City of Houghton has organized a public engagement event to discuss the future of the downtown parking deck next Wednesday at 5:30 PM. It will last two hours and is being hosted at the Bonfire at the Continental Fire Company on Montezuma Avenue downtown. Houghton is working with Patrick …

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Houghton discusses “missing middle” housing

The Master Plan subcommittee of Houghton’s Planning Commission convened Monday afternoon to discuss a fairly new housing concept called the “missing middle.” It is driven by affordability and offering options that mostly simulate owning a single family residence, while not foisting as much responsibility on an individual as being a …

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Parade of Nations brings the world to Houghton

Between a pandemic and construction, Saturday’s Parade of Nations looked different than past iterations, but the same uplifting message still came across in spades. Lining up near the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce office next to Franklin Square, Tech and Finlandia students hailing from dozens of countries around the world walked …

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Businesses still flummoxed when trying to fill positions

The Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget released August employment numbers for the state late last week. The survey was done just weeks before federal emergency unemployment benefits ended and offers a sobering assessment of how many jobs remain unfilled. Around 241,000 fewer Michiganders are working compared to the …

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Two kayakers drown near Pictured Rocks

Two people are dead after high winds and unforgiving waves turned a kayak trip into an emergency. Kimberly Aiello of Troy, Michigan and David Delegato of Shelby Township, Michigan were on the water near Pictured Rocks Thursday when they went intoLake Superior. The United States Coast Guard was alerted to …

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Motorcyclist severely injured after crashing into turning vehicle

On Sunday afternoon, Houghton County Sheriff deputies were called out to an accident involving a motorcycle and a vehicle on M-203 near North Cloverland Road in Calumet Township. The biker failed to stop as the car in front of him attempted a left turn. The 57-year-old Minnesota man was ejected …

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Protest against vaccine mandate locally; FDA rejects booster shots

UPDATE: Aspirus said last month when announcing their new policy there are some conditions that can be met for those who refuse vaccinations and want to keep their job. “Aspirus has been advancing its safety measures as the pandemic environment has evolved. Our internal Covid-19 safety program is requiring that …

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Veterans Health Fair Saturday

The L’Anse American Legion Post #144 is hosting a free Veterans Health Fair Saturday from 1:00 to 6:00 PM. No appointments are necessary and a variety of nursing services will be available, including blood pressure/vital sign screening, oxygen saturation screening, blood sugar screening (glucometer), med-minder set up (with current med …

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