Recent Updates

Another Rental License Denied

The Rental Housing Board in the city of Houghton continues to scrutinize applications for new rental licenses. The latest request that was denied was for 106 West Douglass Avenue. Neighboring residents voiced their opposition to the license application after years of dealing with problems from renters under the previous owner. …

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Ontonagon County REA Announces New Power Deal with Wolverine

ONTONAGON—The Ontonagon County Rural Electrification Association (Ontonagon REA) has announced a new, long-term wholesale power supply agreement with Wolverine Power Cooperative (Wolverine) that begins next year and will reduce the UP Cooperative’s future power supply costs. These cost reductions may allow Ontonagon REA to consider future retail rate reductions and/or …

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No Investigation Into Councilman’s Residency

There will not be an investigation into Hancock Councilman Ted Belej’s residency at this time. Fellow Councilman John Haeussler questioned whether Belej actually lived in the city at their regular meeting last week. Haeussler contends that Belej should not be allowed to continue serving on the city council if he …

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