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Green Acres Rd. Traffic Light Work Starts Today

The Michigan Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin maintenance work on the traffic signal at the intersection of M-26 and Green Acres Road today. Crews will upgrade the signal control systems and traffic detection cameras. The work may require intermittent brief lane closures and signal interruptions. If all goes …

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Bergman Flips Gubernatorial Endorsement

First District U.S. Representative Jack Bergman has changed his endorsement in the race for the Republican gubernatorial nomination. Bergman had initially supported former Detroit Police Chief James Craig. Craig was the early front-runner, but his campaign hasn’t gained traction, and has suffered from some high-level staff turnover. Bergman now says …

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Salmi Addresses Houghton Parking Deck Demo Cost

Houghton city voters will go to the polls a week from today to select a new council member. Mike Salmi, Robyn Johnson and Craig Waddell are on the ballot, and all appeared on Copper Country Today this past Sunday. With a bill for more than a million dollars coming up …

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Boyne Mountain Concedes Longest 2022 Season to Mount Bohemia

Boyne Mountain gave up last week, making Mount Bohemia the last standing ski resort open in the state. Boyne shut down their artificial snow operations as temperatures in Michigan’s lower peninsula move into springtime. Driven by a solid winter of natural snow, over 300 inches in Keweenaw County, Mount Bohemia …

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Underwater and Shoreline Archeology Presentation at GLRC Tomorrow

State Maritime Archaeologist with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Wayne Lusardi, will present “Aviation Maritime Archaeology in Michigan” at 10 am tomorrow. The talk will highlight research opportunities to study underwater and shoreline archaeology and natural systems. Balloons, biplanes, helicopters, fixed wing monoplanes, jet aircraft, even rockets and satellites, …

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More Lift Bridge Closures Planned

Maintenance work will require more early morning traffic delays on the Houghton-Hancock Bridge this week. Contractors will be closing the bridge multiple times between tomorrow morning and Friday morning. Closings will range from 25 to 40 minutes each. No more than four closures are planned for any one morning. Traffic …

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Ontonagon County Bridge Construction Begins Today

Construction work will begin today on two highway bridges in Ontonagon County. The bridges on M-64 over Halfway Creek and the Floodwood River will be rebuilt. Both are located between Ontonagon and Silver City. Traffic will be reduced to one lane, controlled by temporary stoplights. Work should be completed by …

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Houghton, Spurr Schedule Vote Tests

The City of Houghton will hold a Public Accuracy Test for the May 3rd special election tomorrow morning. Accuracy tests are routinely held before each election, to assure that the computer program used to record and count the votes is operating correctly and legally. The test will begin at 9:00 …

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Houghton County Commission Chair Passes

The long-time chair of the Houghton County Board of Commissioners has died. Albert Koskela, of Traprock Valley, passed away on Sunday morning, April 24th, at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital in Laurium. Koskela’s commitment to public service also included the Copper Country Intermediate School District Board, where he served as president, and …

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Forest Service Releases Prescribed Burn Locations for 2022

The Forest Service has announced their plans for prescribed burns in the Ottawa and Hiawatha national forests. Prescribed burns will begin in late April, and can continue into the fall. The burn schedule for 2022 is weather and fuel dependent. Five locations will be burned in the Ottawa national forest, …

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