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Flying straight: Seaplane operators, residents weigh in on Hubbell project

HUBBELL — Operators of the Isle Royale Seaplanes base in Hubbell and nearby residents weighed in on the project during a public hearing Thursday on a marina built for the plane. Isle Royale Seaplanes, which had previously operated in Ripley, plans to operate out of the Hubbell starting this ...

Development hits snags with EGLE over uranium

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP — A proposed housing development near Houghton is running into regulatory issues with the state uranium levels in the water. The River Trails condominium project lies between the Michigan Tech Trails and the Portage Lake Golf Course. Developer Don McLean is looking to build ...

Veterans recognized in visit to nation’s capitol

AHMEEK — When Emily Lanhala got back to Ahmeek after a three-day drive and her first U.P. Honor Flight, it was 3 a.m. Instead of feeling ready for bed, she said, “the adrenaline kept me awake” at the end of an inspiring day. Each year, the U.P. Honor Flight brings veterans who ...

H-PT approves bond scope, budget

HOUGHTON — The Houghton-Portage Township School District board Monday approved the scope of work and budget for a proposed bond project of more than $23 million that would fund construction of new classrooms at the elementary school and make other improvements both there and the middle-high ...

Keweenaw Search and Rescue responds to faulty distress beacon

GRANT TOWNSHIP — The Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a S.O.S. distress signal, located offshore from Horseshoe trail, in Grant Township on Monday, at approximately 2 p.m. According to a Tuesday morning press release from the Sheriff’s Office, the Sheriff’s Office ...