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Houghton Building Supply on the rise

Houghton Building Supply has continued to grow in size and business ambitions as the company’s drive-through lumber yard has brought its area to 22,000 square feet compared to 3,000 square feet two years ago. The expansion of Houghton Building Supply has come from the desire of the local ...

City Council OKs Hodge Building sale

HOUGHTON — The Hodge Building has a new owner. The Houghton City Council approved the sale of the building to Portage Land Company, LLC at 902 College Ave. at its meeting Wednesday. Portage also bought sites east of the Hodge building that had been owned by Gregg Nominelli. In ...

Pride Parade on MTU’s Campus

Local community members gathered under Michigan Tech’s Alumni Way arch on June 12 for a Pride Parade. They celebrated Pride Month, and honored the lives lost during the Pulse Nightclub Shooting, the anniversary of which coincided with the Pride Parade. The shooting took place on June ...

Vernacular architecture draws experts to Keweenaw

CALUMET — A scholarly organization called the Vernacular Architecture Forum (VAF) is conducting its 2024 conference in the Keweenaw Peninsula. Sarah Fayen Scarlett, associate professor of History in the Social Sciences Department, at Michigan Technological University, is the chair of the ...

KBIC acquires 760 acres in Baraga County

BARAGA — The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community received 760 acres of Baraga County forestland from The Nature Conservancy at a ceremony Wednesday. The land is within the boundaries established in the 1842 treaty that created the reservation. TNC purchased the land in 2021 from a local owner. ...

L’Anse approves budget, millage rates

L’ANSE — The L’Anse Village Council approved the budget and millage rates for the coming year Monday night. General fund expenditures for the coming year are $1,548,589, versus revenues of $1,675,683. Projects for the year will include finishing up work connected to a Department of ...