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New Facade Mini-Grant Program Announced

Small businesses in the city of Houghton could get a free frontal makeover under a new program.  Houghton City Manager Eric Waara presented the Facade Mini-Grant Program at Wednesday’s regular city council meeting.  This program can help local businesses restore the front of their building without incurring a huge expense. …

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Houghton Director of Public Works Resigns

The City of Houghton will soon begin searching for a new Director of Public Works.  Houghton City Manager Eric Waara announced the resignation of former Director Mark Zenner at Wednesday’s regular scheduled meeting. Waara said Zenner had been in discussions with the city over the last few weeks before deciding …

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Snyder Proposes New Budget

Governor Rick Snyder has proposed a new state budget for next year that totals 54 billion dollars. The proposal includes a significant increase in education funding, translating to about 75 dollars per pupil. That would bring Michigan’s total per pupil foundation grant to 73-hundred-26 dollars per student. And publicly funded …

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