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Houghton City to Cash in on Pot Business

The City of Houghton is about to get a boost from its participation in the state’s retail marijuana business. Forty-two million dollars in tax-sharing payments for the year 2021 is scheduled to be sent out from Lansing next week. Houghton’s share will be $169,360.32. In addition, $49.3 million will be …

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COVID-19 Rates Remain Low Locally

COVID-19 rates continue to be low in the region. The latest weekly report from the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department shows 39 new confirmed cases across the five-county area, with 25 in Houghton County, and six in lightly-vaccinated Baraga County. One death was reported in Ontonagon County. Officials caution that …

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Markkanen: Big State Infrastructure Bill will Help Keweenaw

The massive $4.7 billion infrastructure bill that Michigan legislative leaders and Governor Gretchen Whitmer agreed to this week will bring some investment to the Copper Country. Republican State Representative Greg Markkanen voted in favor of the bipartisan legislation yesterday. It includes a combination of federal COVID-19 relief money and surplus …

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Keweenaw Snow Total Passes 300 Inches

This week’s storm pushed the official snowfall total for the Keweenaw Peninsula past 300 inches for this winter season. The Keweenaw County Road Commission measured 16 inches of snow this week, which edged the seasonal total a half-inch past the 300-inch mark. Keweenaw County typically records around 270 inches of …

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Finlandia University Hosting a Health Care Workers Self-Care Seminar

Finlandia University is hosting Healing for the Healers: an afternoon of self-care on Saturday, March 26 at the Finnish American Heritage Center. Guest speakers will be offering suggestions on ways health care workers can care for themselves while immersed in caring for others. Patrons can look forward to spending some …

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Hancock Resident Returns Home to Bring First Rose Society Chapter to the Upper Peninsula

In many home gardens one may find a few roses popping out of the soil. The genus rosa has a long and storied history. Showing up throughout as a symbol of love, beauty, war and peace. There are nearly 150 different species of roses. Today, rose gardens are celebrated and …

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Houghton Council Hears Update on Recent Apartment Fire

Fire was on the mind of Houghton city councilors as they convened last night. City Manager Eric Waara read a report prepared by the city’s volunteer fire department about the recent explosion that destroyed the apartment building at 908 College Avenue on March 13th. While the cause has still not …

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Prelim for Third Man Charged in Child Sex Case Delayed

The preliminary examination for the third of three Houghton County men facing child sex charges has been postponed. 27-year-old Jason Wesley Davis of Calumet was scheduled to appear in 97th District Court yesterday. The hearing has been rescheduled to April 11th. The two others charged in the case, 21-year-old Kahleb …

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Basis for 2022-2023 School Calendar Established

The foundation of the schedule for the 2022-2023 school year in the Copper Country has been laid. Local superintendents met last week, and decided that classes will start the day after Labor Day, Tuesday, September 6th. Christmas Break will begin on Wednesday, December 21st, and stretch a full two weeks …

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Baraga Post Office Could Bear Name of Groundbreaking Local Woman

The Baraga Post Office could soon be named after one of the most influential women in county history. Cora Anderson – from a political ad prepared by the Daily Mining Gazette Legislation has been introduced in the United States Senate to honor Cora Reynolds Anderson by placing her name on …

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