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Peters: USPS halts proposed changes to Kingsford

WASHINGTON — Proposed changes to the mail processing center in Kingsford and other U.S. Postal Service facilities are on hold until at least 2025, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said in a letter to U.S. Sen. Gary Peters Monday. Last week, the USPS announced it had finalized plans to ...

Finlandia in court: Bank seeks foreclosure sale of residence hall

HOUGHTON — A bank with a mortgage on the Finlandia Hall building is seeking to proceed to foreclosure. Attorneys for IncredibleBank appeared at a hearing in Houghton County Circuit Court Monday. IncredibleBank is looking to be declared in the superior position for their mortgage. ...

Played their cards right: Copper Shores celebrates 10 years

HOUGHTON — With black tie and roulette wheels, the Copper Shores Community Health Foundation celebrated 10 years with a James Bond-themed gala event at the Rozsa Center Saturday. While the foundation began 34 years ago as a supporting foundation for the Portage Hospital, it became a ...

‘A fabulous first step’: Houghton to pursue return of downtown recycling

HOUGHTON — Recycling is on the way to coming back to downtown Houghton. At Wednesday’s meeting, the Houghton City Council voted to pursue adding about five recycling dumpsters at select downtown locations for businesses and residents. The city had received numerous requests for the ...

Stamp sand to be blocked, transported in Buffalo Reef plan

HOUGHTON — One of the administrators working on the efforts to protect Buffalo Reef from encroaching stamp sands provided an overview and status update during Wednesday’s Wake Up Keweenaw presentation. Bill Mattes, Great Lakes section leader for the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife ...