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Portage Lake District Library Hires New Director

The Portage Lake District Library Board of Trustees has hired Dillon Geshel as the new Library Director. Geshel served as interim director since the retirement of Shawn Leche in late August. The vote to hire Geshel was unanimous.   “Dillon understands this community and its library needs,” said Jennifer Donovan, …

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Boat Found By Houghton County Sheriff's Department

Looking for your boat? The Houghton County Sheriff’s Department has recovered a small 12-foot older model aluminum boat. It was found on the shores of Agate Beach in Stanton Township on Friday. It has a Minnesota registration on it and is dented all over with two small cracks in the …

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Makinen Will Continue To Serve As Special Prosecutor

The counties of Houghton and Keweenaw will continue to share the same prosecuting attorney for the time being. That’s according to Attorney General Bill Schuette–who appointed Houghton County Prosecutor Michael Makinen as Special Prosecutor in March of this year after the license to practice law of then Keweenaw County Prosecutor …

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