Houghton OKs furnishings for Lakeshore Drive corridors

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HOUGHTON — When preparing the Lakeshore Drive project, Houghton had originally pared back some expenses to account for costs. With the project coming in $67,000 under budget, the city can fit some of that back in. The City Council approved $23,500 to purchase furniture for the Lakeshore ...

Houghton issues statement on ex-officer in methamphetamine case

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HOUGHTON — The City of Houghton issued a statement on a former Houghton policeman and narcotics officer sentenced on a drug charge earlier this week. Scott Monette, 55, was sentenced to 90 days in jail and 18 months probation under a deferred sentence for possession of methamphetamines in ...

Local food system depends on local producers

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HANCOCK — Food production is changing, particularly as scientists gather increasing evidence on the negative impact of chemical fertilizers and pesticides on the environment. Consumer wants are shifting from large, commercial “agribusiness” produce, to locally or regionally grown ...

Volunteers make improvements to Calumet Theatre

Arts and Entertainment

CALUMET — The Calumet Theatre has been experiencing extensive upgrades in several areas over the past year. These include major repairs to the sewage system in the basement, repairs to the fire alarm and sprinkler systems, and the installation of video and other electronic equipment that ...

Wall Street falls sharply after disappointing inflation data

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NEW YORK — U.S. stocks fell sharply Tuesday after disappointing inflation data made investors confront the bitter possibility that interest rates will stay high for months longer than they were hoping. The S&P 500 tumbled 1.4% as traders delayed forecasts for when the Federal Reserve ...

CopperDog races canceled due to conditions

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CALUMET — CopperDog organizers announced Monday that due to current and forecasted weather conditions, there have been major modifications to the events, which are scheduled for March 1-3. While the CopperPull and CopperDash will still occur, the CopperDog 150, CopperDog 80, CopperDog 30 ...