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The TSgt. Robert E. LaMotte Squadron Presents the Annual POW/MIA 5K Tomorrow

Runners, get ready, set , go. The MTU Air Force ROTC’s Prisoner of War/Missing in Action 5K run start bright and early tomorrow morning. Those that are interested but haven’t signed up yet will have one last chance before the race starts at 11 am. This year’s race even has …

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State Report Blasts Local Nursing Home – “Immediate Jeopardy”

A Copper Country nursing home is in serious trouble with the State of Michigan. A recent investigation by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services discovered numerous violations at the Mission Point facility in Hancock. The 106-page report details a litany of complaints from both residents and staff members. …

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Houghton County Adopts Budget

Houghton County has a new budget. At a special meeting Thursday, county commissioners approved the general fund spending guideline, with projected expenditures matching anticipated revenues of $10.9 million. You can see a budget summary here: Page 1 Page 2 Note that an additional $10,000 was added to the allocation for …

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Houghton to Christen Pier at Fall Fest Saturday

The City of Houghton will celebrate its new waterfront pier Saturday. The long-awaited project will be saluted with a Fall Fest, with autumnal activities for the whole family. Those who attend can take a tractor ride along the Portage waterfront, press apple cider, pick out a pumpkin for Halloween, taste …

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Houghton Fall Clean-Up Starts Today

The City of Houghton’s fall clean-up effort begins today. Residents can drop off wood, brick and metal at the Public Works Garage on Gundlach Road through the end of October. Dumpsters will be available Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only. Wood should be cut to four-foot lengths or less. Items such …

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Tessman Named NMU President

From Northern Michigan University: Brock Tessman, who grew up in Plymouth, Mich., will become the 17th president of Northern Michigan University, effective Feb. 1. He has served as deputy commissioner of higher education for the Montana University System since 2018, and has previous experience as a faculty member and campus …

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Fall Color Festivals and Activities are Starting Up This Weekend

Fall foliage and autumn skies are right on the verge of showing their incredible display. And the Copper country has so many events and things to check out. In town during October Houghton, Bruce Crossing, Baraga, and South range all have fall harvest, and autumn themed festivals. “(They’re) Near downtown, …

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Luke Kreider Enters Insanity Defense for Caleb Lynum’s Murder

The Houghton man charged with beating a L’Anse man to death on September 1st, has plead insane. Luke Kreider pleaded insane during his preliminary examination on Monday. Kreider is charged with open homicide after an incident occurred at the Arbor Green apartments, where Caleb Lynum had been beaten. Lynum was …

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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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