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Houghton residents Chalk the Vote

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HOUGHTON — Sunday morning, Jana Nyberg and her family filled the sidewalk next to the Portage Lake District Library with colorful designs, voter information messages and slogans like “Vote out hate.” The drawings were part of #ChalkTheVote, a national get-out-the-vote effort in which ...

Newcomer Hakola challenges Eilola for Baraga’s first ward

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Gale Eilola, the 28-year veteran of Baraga County’s board of commissioners, is being challenged this election by Liz Hakola, a new candidate with experience in management. Liz Hakola - D Liz Hakola is not trying to sell voters on her long experience as a politician. “This is the first ...

Three challengers running in Houghton

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HOUGHTON — Three new candidates are running for the Houghton City Council in November. At least one of the three challengers — Virginia Cole, Brian Irizarry and Joan Suits — is guaranteed a spot on the council. They are running against incumbents Buck Foltz and John Sullivan, with ...

Ontonagon faces meeting changes and write-ins

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For years the Ontonagon Village Council has met twice a month. The past few years the meetings were held on the second and fourth Monday of the month. However the meeting scheduled for Sept. 28 was cancelled. Then the meeting for Oct. 12 has been postponed until Monday, Oct. 19. Unlike ...

People call on Kasieta, Smith to step down from roles

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HOUGHTON — Fallout from an alleged threatening phone call to the Houghton County clerk involving her opponent continued Thursday. Residents of the downstate Davison Community Schools district are petitioning the district to oust Matthew Smith, a school board member and Genesee County Board ...

Houghton OKs central business district ordinance

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HOUGHTON — Houghton approved an ordinance designating a central business district Wednesday to fall in line with state guidelines. The Central Business Overlay District is required by The Michigan Economic Development Corp. as part of Redevelopment-Ready Community status. Being part of the ...

Main Street Calumet to Host Downtown SCARE-venger Hunt

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CALUMET — Main Street Calumet (MSC) is not allowing COVID-19 pandemic to cancel holiday festivities in the village, including a Halloween celebration. MSC Executive Director Leah Polzien announced in a Thursday release that MSC is hosting a Halloween SCARE-venger hunt on Friday, Oct. 30, from ...

Michigan reports record number of new cases

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan on Thursday reported more than 2,000 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus — the highest yet during the pandemic — as COVID-19 continued spreading more rapidly across the state. The record case count, 2,030, topped the previous record of 1,953 from early ...

Houghton County preparing RFP for transfer station

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HOUGHTON — Houghton County will put out a request for proposals for waste collecting companies that would buy or lease the county transfer station as part of operating a county-wide recycling program. The county is working with its attorney to iron out the language in its draft of a ...

Michigan Legislature OKs unemployment, legal liability bills

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LANSING, Mich. — Michigan’s Republican-led Legislature on Wednesday voted to keep intact longer-lasting unemployment benefits and other coronavirus-related orders issued by Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, while also striking a deal on liability protections for businesses. The move ...

Proposed rental ordinance public hearing

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Pursuant to MCL 117.3(k) notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Hancock, Houghton County, MI, proposes to enact the following Ordinance numbered 2020-306 summarized as follows: Residential Rental Property Ordinance An ordinance to regulate rental properties in the city of ...

Public Accuracy Test for the Nov. 3 election

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HANCOCK — Notice is hereby given that the Public Accuracy Test for the Nov. 3 General Election has been scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. at the Hancock City Hall, 399 Quincy St., Hancock, Michigan. The Public Accuracy Test is conducted to demonstrate the computer program used to ...

Public notice- All night parking prohibited in winter

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HANCOCK — Ordinance No. 146, Section 8.25a. All night parking prohibited in winter. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to stop, stand or park a vehicle, or to cause or permit a vehicle to be parked or left unattended between the hours of 2:30 a.m. and 7 a.m. on any day ...

Temporary ORV bridge closure slated for Dickinson County

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An off-road vehicle bridge connecting Michigan and Wisconsin will be temporarily closed for construction work, beginning Oct. 19. The bridge, which connects Michigan's Dickinson County to Florence County, Wisconsin, will undergo bridge approach work in advance of deck and railing replacement ...

Local economic development organization’s COVID-19 response

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Local economic development organizations demonstrate leadership during coronavirus pandemic As state and national governments struggle to combat COVID-19’s adverse health and economic consequences, local economic development organizations have played a critical leadership role in the ...