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Ferguson, O’Dell seeking to replace Bergman

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HOUGHTON — Two Democrats are vying for the chance to unseat incumbent Republican Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet, in the 1st District House of Representatives race.  Dana Ferguson and Linda O’Dell are running in the Democratic primary Aug. 4.  Ferguson, of Marquette, is a third-generation ...

Corrections officer receives lifesaving award

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HOUGHTON — A Houghton County Corrections officer with the Houghton County Sheriff’s Office received a plaque for a lifesaving award for saving the life of a small child. On the morning of June 30, 2020, Sheriff’s Officer Al Huhta, Corrections Officer Work Crew Supervisor, was working ...

Houghton Planning Commission delays downtown ordinance

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HOUGHTON — A Houghton Planning Commission did not send a proposed ordinance on a downtown business district to the City Council after numerous residents said the proposed height restrictions were too generous.  The ordinance would create a Central Business Overlay District between Bridge ...

Motorcycle crash sends rider to the E.R.

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HOUGHTON — A July 28 personal injury Accident (PIA) occurred on Shelden Avenue that sent a motorcyclist to the hospital. At approximately 1:23 p.m. Tuesday, officers from the Houghton Police Department responded to a car/motorcycle on the U.S.41/M-26 exchange, just off the south end of the ...

Houghton County sheriff candidates debate

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HANCOCK — The two candidates for Houghton County sheriff faced off in a debate at the Hancock Beach Tuesday hosted by the Houghton County Republican Party.  Sheriff Brian McLean is running against Steve Laux, a recently retired Michigan State Police trooper, in the Aug. 4 Republican ...

Secretary of State reminds voters of election options

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Voters can safely cast their ballots in Michigan’s statewide primary election on Aug. 4 to determine candidates at the local, state and federal levels for the general election on Nov. 3. The Aug. 4 primary election has a partisan section and voters should only vote in one party section. ...

Results are in: Houghton to host presentation on parking study

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HOUGHTON — Houghton will host a presentation on a recently completed study of parking in the downtown on Aug. 5.  The study was conducted by Walker Consultants, a firm that conducted site visits, conducted an online survey and held forums with local residents and business owners in May. ...

Planning Commission vacancy in Hancock

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HANCOCK — There is a position available to serve on the City of Hancock Planning Commission. This term will expire on Feb. 15, 2023. Interested candidates must be a resident of the City of Hancock or own real property within the City limits. The commission meets the fourth Monday of every ...

UP Lions expanding help for Kids With Cancer

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Upper Peninsula Lions are reaching out to help families with children who are battling cancer. Two fundraisers have raised more than $15,500—all of which will go directly to assist families. Graymont Community and Economic Development Fund announced on Tuesday, July 28, that it is awarding ...