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International Entrepreneur’s Startup Program Starts At Michigan Tech

Michigan Tech is now the fourth university to join Global Detroit’s Global Entrepreneur In Residence program, helping immigrants and international entrepreneurs launch high-growth startups in Michigan. The program places international entrepreneurs in universities for coaching, education, and visas. Michigan Tech and Global Detroit’s agreement means the recruitment process will begin …

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Houghton Planning Commission Hears Update on Parking Task Force and Parking Deck Demolition Bids

City Manager Eric Waara informed the city planning commission last night that after the parking deck is demolished, Houghton will need to rethink parking in the city. Years of poor parking culture has led to underutilized parking lots, numerous types of parking permits, and locals using parking meant for consumers …

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Dial Help’s Third Annual Puppy Parade Tonight

April is sexual assault awareness month, and Dial Help is putting on the third annual Puppy Parade.  “So the Puppy Parade is a way for us to spread awareness during sexual assault awareness month during April. Sexual assault awareness can be a really difficult topic for people to talk about, …

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Houghton City Council Meeting Preview: Summer Preparation

The Houghton City Council is preparing for the upcoming summer season. The meeting tonight will address a few important topics. There will be a final decision on ordinance 2023-330, which regulates animals and nuisance animals within city limits. Last meeting, there were proposed changes to the ordinance. The changes limit …

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Fatal Workshop Accident in Negaunee

There was a fatal accident in Negaunee Township at Superior Auto Parts. On the morning of April 25, Negaunee State Police Troopers were dispatched to a first aid incident. The 57 year old employee sustained serious injuries in a workshop accident. He was transported to UP Health System Marquette where …

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Houghton Budgets For Worst-Case Scenario Against Walmart

Back in 2018, Walmart began litigation suing Houghton in the state tax tribunal court to lower their tax value by 60% by using the legal strategy called “dark store theory“.  In February the city of Houghton began moves for litigation in federal court due to the city’s belief that actions …

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Local Progress Updates at Wake UP Keweenaw

Local municipality updates will be available tomorrow (April 26) through a Wake UP Keweenaw event. City manager’s Megan Haselden of Calumet, Mary Babcock of Hancock, and Eric Waara of Houghton will have a panel discussion for progress reports and updates. The breakfast and speaker series will be held tomorrow at …

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Hancock Planning Commission: Finlandia Property and Approval for Senior Housing

The City of Hancock announced at the Planning Commission meeting last night that they would begin the process of putting in formal offers for Quincy Green and the community gardens currently being sold by the receiver of Finlandia. During public comment, a concern was raised about those buying Finlandia property, …

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L’Anse DDA Offers Façade, Flower Grants

The L’Anse Downtown Development Authority is expanding its efforts to improve the appearance of the village this summer. The DDA is again offering its popular Façade Grant Program. Five grants of up to $2,500 each are available to help business owners upgrade their buildings’ appearance. Property owners must match the …

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