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Houghton Planning Commission discusses parking deck results

Pat Coleman from North of 45 presented to the Houghton Planning Commission on Tuesday evening regarding the results from the two nights of public engagement discussing what will replace the downtown parking deck. Coleman is a winter city expert and has worked with Houghton in the past on a variety …

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Menominee man steals nearly $300,000 in government benefits

A 49-year-old Menominee man will spend 18 months in jail after falsifying applications for $297,768 in benefits. Edward Cornman pleaded guilty to the charges in June. He hid his work history and other relevant asset holdings when seeking approval for Medicaid assistance. The government program is income dependent. The benefits …

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Houghton Council recap

The last Houghton City Council meeting of the year covered a wide swath of topics, from public comment urging the body to stay firm in opposing the short-term rental legislation being deliberated in the state Senate to a renewal of the exemption for health care plans for city employees. The …

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Anders Hill excited to take over as Houghton-Portage Township superintendent

Starting on January 3rd, Houghton-Portage Township Schools will have a new superintendent. Anders Hill was tapped by the district’s Board of Education in November, and he officially accepted the position earlier this week. Hill is faced with the prospect of beginning his tenure in the middle of the school year, …

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The Final Houghton County Commission Meeting for 2021

The last county commission meeting for the year approved new mental helath board members, the early stages of a steering committee and updates to the opiod crisis settlement by the county. To start the meeting Commissioner Koskala recognized correspondence from the U.S. Coast Guard. The U.S. Coast Guard responded with …

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Multiple arrests made in prescription drug theft

Two people from Laurium were arrested Tuesday related to a breaking and entering case in neighboring Calumet. The Houghton County Sheriff’s Department apprehended a 47-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman. They are accused of stealing prescription pills from the apartment of a recently deceased tenant. The investigation has not concluded, …

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Auto insurance reform could impact rural healthcare

Hancock native Shannon Perkins, an auto accident survivor with lasting injuries, is warning that there is a cost to the auto insurance reforms passed in 2019. While lower premiums are a big help to drivers in making ends meet, the higher payments had created a network of medical facilities that …

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Lincoln stolen in Lake Linden

For the second time in under a week law enforcement is investigating a stolen vehicle in the Village of Lake Linden. The one taken early Sunday was located, abandoned, a day later in Calumet and no arrest was made. That case was initiated by the Houghton County Sheriff’s Office. The …

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Shakeup in administrative ranks at H-PT Schools

The resignation of Superintendent Doreen Kramer is putting familiar faces in new positions across the administrative ranks of Houghton-Portage Township Schools. At last night’s Board of Education meeting, Anders Hill officially became Kramer’s replacement, effective January 3rd. He moves from elementary school principal, which is being filled by current high …

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Hancock PD Will Move Into an Office at Hancock Schools

Hancock schools will add three new faculty members, a middle school teacher, temporary tutor for students and a new JV basketball coach for the boys team. The school board also approved a number of other actions items. Including the addition of a new CAD (Computer Aided Design) lab and a …

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