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Lake Linden discusses water rate increases

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LAKE LINDEN — Lake Linden is considering raising its water rates. The village's engineer, Dick Zupena, has been compiling a water asset management plan for the village. The plan, which is now mandated by the Department of Environmental Quality, lists all assets within the water system, the ...

Helping the homeless: Coalition discusses ways to provide service

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The Copper Country Homeless Prevention Coalition discussed possible solutions to the challenge of reaching those that need services at the meeting on Thursday. The members enjoyed lunch while talking about agencies prior efforts to seek those who are homeless or in need of support, to no ...

Research Forum tackles climate change

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HOUGHTON — Sarah Green, professor of both the Department of Chemistry and the Great Lakes Research Center at Michigan Technological University, gave a presentation at the Spring 2018 Distinguished Lecture of the Michigan Tech Research Forum Thursday. Green’s presentation, “Expanding ...

Skate park designers seek input

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HOUGHTON — When Spohn Skate Parks designs Houghton’s new park, it won’t be missing out on response from local skaters. Spohn Ranch designer Charlie Wilkins showed community members a range of possible design elements during a workshop Tuesday. Photos of elements that would work for ...

Entrepreneur Advice: Go with strengths

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HANCOCK — “This area is bursting with entrepreneurial spirit and energy,” said MTEC SmartZone CEO Marilyn Clark Wednesday in giving the keynote address at Finlandia University’s Business Professionals of America (BPA) Day. Clark shared characteristics for creating a successful ...

Ontonagon set to welcome governor candidates

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For over a month, volunteers of the Ontonagon County Republican Party have been working on the details necessary to setup this Saturday’s Ontonagon Town Hall meeting. The meeting will feature three of the four Republican candidates for Michigan governor in attendance. The meeting will take ...

Houghton seeks grant funding for town square

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HOUGHTON —The city is pursuing a grant project to develop a new gathering place and additional parking in the downtown. The Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) indicated downtown placemaking grants may be available for what City Manager Eric Waara called “a really transformational ...

Industrial Park developing

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Construction on the L'Anse Industrial Park Lambert Road is moving along and has rectified some major issues. “Things are working pretty well right now,” said Village Manager Robert LaFave, who has been working with various agencies for several years to develop the park. “Everybody's ...

Staffing efficiency could improve with jail/courthouse expansion

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HOUGHTON — The Houghton County Sheriff’s Department won’t add new staff in the event of a proposed jail addition, said Sheriff Brian McLean. However, he said, the move will allow the department to better use its existing staff. For instance, he said, moving the work camp to the jail ...

Library hosts film screening

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HOUGHTON — The Portage Lake District Library invites everyone to watch “Do It for Daniel,” a documentary about Daniel Olson’s struggles with anxiety and depression which ultimately led him to take his life at age 19. This event will take place on Tuesday, at 6 p.m. This film tells ...

New Portage CEO to be named soon

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HANCOCK — A new CEO at UP Health System - Portage hospital could be hired soon, the interim CEO said. Speaking at Wednesday’s Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance meeting, interim CEO Roy Vinson said two candidates have been interviewed. The top candidate, a resident of New York, is ...

CLK gets new lathe

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CALUMET TOWNSHIP — The Calumet High School has received the donation of a new dual process CNC Lathe for the industrial arts program. The lathe was donated by Doug Jurmu from Royale, Inc., and is a great benefit to the program, said Christopher Davidson, CLK superintendent. “It has the ...

Students to give Horizons School new look with paint

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MOHAWK — Alan Sunn, manager of Sherwin Williams Paints in Houghton, has donated 10 gallons of primer and paints, paintbrushes, hats, can keys, and stir sticks to the Horizons Alternative High School to be used to cover and replace existing murals at the school. “We’re looking at ...

Ontonagon Housing Commision looks at improvements

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At the monthly meeting of the Ontonagon Village Housing Commission (OVHC), the board approved a motion to propose changes in their capital improvements budget. While the changes would have to go through a legally-mandated protocol, it is the first step toward improvements to area ...

Baraga EDC seeks local involvement

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The Baraga County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and the village of L’Anse are seeking input and active involvement from local people and businesses involved with EDC committees and non-confidential economic development. The committees or “pillars of excellence” will focus on ...

Elks hosting fish fry and dance

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CALUMET — Celebrating 150 years of Elks charitable work, the local Copper Country 404 Lodge will host a fish fry and dance this Friday. The event is open to all and will run from 5 p.m. to midnight, with the meal from 5-8 p.m. and dance from 8 p.m. to midnight. The lodge often holds fish ...

Houghton skate park designers hold workshop

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HOUGHTON — A new skate park could be underway in Houghton this summer. Some of those features will spring from what local skateboarders had to say at a design workshop held Tuesday night in Houghton. Charlie Wilkins, a designer from the Los Angeles-based skate park design firm Spohn Ranch ...