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Houghton County Getting Closer to Building New Jail

Houghton County Commissioner Roy Britz was absent at last night’s meeting. Commissioner Tikkanen wanted to thank State Senator McBroom and State Representative Markkanen for their effort on the state budget, and getting the county the funding needed to pay off debts resulting from the Father’s Day flood. He also said …

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More overnight bridge closures expected

If you are commuting over the Portage Lake Lift Bridge between 2:00 and 5:00 AM the next two nights, be prepared for potentially lengthy delays. The last project had closures lasting around ten minutes. This time around, cars could be queuing for up to a half hour at a time. …

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Pay bump coming for Baraga County employees

Many Baraga County employees will be getting raises. Last night, the Board of Commissioners approved annual salary increases of $1,200 per year for elected officials and department heads. It’s their first raise in at least three years. Union employees will get a 45 cents per hour boost. As the county …

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