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Houghton City Council Preview: City to Consider Sell Property

The Houghton city council will consider selling piece of city property during tonight’s meeting. The city of Houghton has been approached by Rassio homes incorporated, inquiring to purchase a small section of a city owned lot near their offices, for the construction of a pull barn. Raasio has asked to …

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Excitement Builds as the Area Prepares for the Houghton County Fair

Carnival foods, fair rides, the livestock auction and monster trucks are just around the corner. Tomorrow starts the Houghton County fair, and there are plenty of fun great activities for throughout the entire weekend. Thursday will start out quiet, while fair organizers prepare for the big day on Friday with …

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MSHDA Awards MIHOPE, and NEP Funds to Local Organizations Working with Residents

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority is hopeful that organizations will continue to assist residents make repairs to their homes. Yesterday Executive Director of MSHDA, Amy Hovey, met with local organizations in charge of dispersing funds for the MIHOPE, and other state programs. To date MIHOPE has been used to …

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Hancock Asks Residents for Feedback on Recreation Habits in the City

In the midst of Hancock working on the city’s updated master plan, officials are also working to update the city’s recreation plan. The city has released a recreation survey, asking for resident feedback, helping to guide Hancock’s five year recreation plan. Residents are asked to respond to questions about their …

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Kinterra Capital and Highland Copper Tour White Pine Site

Kinterra Capital Corporation visits the White Pine Mine location to review its opportunities with the Highland Copper Company. Late last week the two groups visited their White Pine North project to meet with stakeholders and continue ongoing conversations with local communities. Highland Copper leadership say they believe the visit with …

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Leonard Replaces Fay as Board Vice President, School Board Meets New SRO Officer

The Houghton Portage Township School district has replaced Rob Fay on the board of trustees, following his transition to the role of Athletic Director. With Fay’s departure from the board of education, trustees voted Scott Leonard to the position of Vice President, and adding Mike Salmi to the board. “First …

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Hancock SRO Officer Olsen Gets a New Backpack for the Upcoming School Year

Officer Darron Olsen will get a new backpack ahead of the upcoming school year. Hancock Public Schools will purchase a tactical backpack for the SRO Officer for an approximate price of 750 dollars. Officer Darron Olsen works throughout the Hancock Public Schools at the elementary, and high school and middle …

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Hancock Public Schools Begins Search for Superintendent

Hancock Public Schools’ Board of Education welcomed its new trustees to their first regular meeting. Ahead of getting into the board’s action items, members needed to complete some housekeeping with new members in attendance. Michael Lancour has been promoted from secretary to vice president of the board of education. Emily …

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Sarah Rawashdeh Earns Scholarship Award from the Parade of Nations

While the rest of campus finishes moving in, Michigan Tech University Parade of Nations organizers are hard at work preparing for yet another grand festival celebrating the region and university’s diverse cultural backgrounds. As with each festival, the parade of nations awards a student with a scholarship. This year’ recipient …

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Slim’s Cafe and John “The Hammer” Bates Retain Top Awards at Pasty Fest

A couple thousand people visited Calumet to celebrate Pastys, and come together for the pasty festival’s very first pasty Olympics. The day started early, with many lining up near the Keweenaw National Historic Park’s Visitor center to pick up a pasty voter’s kit. Vendors also gathered near the Calumet Theater …

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