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Two-Way Traffic on College Avenue Promised Before Winter

Despite construction delays, the contractor working on the College Avenue rebuild in Houghton still hopes to have traffic mostly back to normal by the end of fall. At last night’s Houghton City Council meeting, a representative from Upper Peninsula Engineers and Architects, which is overseeing the project, said Bacco Construction …

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UPPCO Pursues Rate Increase

Upper Peninsula Power Company wants to raise its rates. The company has filed a request with the Michigan Public Service Commission for an additional $17.3 million per year in revenue. The increase would be phased in over a two-year period beginning in July of 2023. In its filing with the …

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Oktoberfest Saturday in South Range

South Range will celebrate autumn on Saturday. The day-long Oktoberfest event will begin with a pancake breakfast at the Range Lounge. The Jeffers High School 5k Walk/Run and 10k Run will begin at 9. From 10 until 3, a classic car show will be held on Main Street. Activities at …

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WUPHD’s Special Meeting on Saturday Makes Up for Lost Time

The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department is holding a special meeting on Saturday. The special meeting is to make up for last week’s cancelled regular meeting for the Board of Health. The meeting will start at 10 am, at the health department’s Hancock office, and is available to connect with …

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Michigan Tech is Celebrating 101 Years of Robots with Various Events During October

Coined in 1920 the term “robot” is a newer term in language, and was first used in Czech playwright Karel Capek’s hit R.U.R., or Rossum’s Universal Robots. University of Michigan Science Historian and Professor, Howard Markel, has said the word comes from an old Slavic term, rabota, meaning forced labor. …

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Houghton Council to Consider Transit ADA Policy Tonight

The agenda for tonight’s Houghton City Council meeting appears to be a light one. The council will be asked to approve an updated Americans with Disabilities Act policy for Houghton Transit. The policy includes a complaint process that citizens can use if they feel the policy has been violated. The …

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Gas Price Increase Blamed on Refinery Fire

Gasoline prices in Michigan continue to surge. Yesterday, the statewide average price of a gallon of unleaded regular jumped to $4.12 per gallon. That’s 13 cents higher than it was on Monday, and 32 cents higher than a week ago. The average price in Houghton County climbed to $4.18 per …

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Additional Details Released About Mongozid Crash

Additional information has been released about the death of an 18-year-old L’Anse man in a single-car crash late last week. Virgil Mongozid was reported missing Thursday. After searching through the weekend, his pickup truck was found by Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Tribal Police Sunday afternoon in a wooded area off …

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Volunteer VA Medical Drivers Needed

Drivers are needed to help transport local veterans to appointments at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. Officials at the Center say there is a critical lack of drivers in Houghton, Keweenaw and Baraga Counties.  It’s a volunteer job, with no pay. Chief of Voluntary Services …

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