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Hearing on pot retailer set

HOUGHTON — Another adult-use marijuana retailer could be coming to Houghton. The Houghton Planning Commission scheduled a public hearing on Feb. 28 for a special land use permit for Nirvana Center Houghton. The business plans to retrofit the former Bambu restaurant on Ridge Road. In its ...

Calumet Village and Theatre Co. partner on boiler

By: GRAHAM JAEHNIG Daily Mining Gazette CALUMET — The Village Council adopted unanimously Tuesday a resolution to pursue a Certified Local Government grant for the replacement of the failed boiler in the Calumet Theatre. The motion was to authorize the pursuit of this grant with Calumet ...

Markkanen appointed lead Republican of two committees

LANSING — State Rep. Greg Markkanen, R-Hancock, announced his office is open and ready to assist residents of the Upper Peninsula. “I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to continue serving the residents of the Upper Peninsula in Lansing,” Markkanen said. “I encourage folks to ...

Norway church to display nativity sets

NORWAY — Nativity scenes are a common sight during the holidays — as they symbolize the reason for the celebration. These sets of figures, depicting Jesus, Mary and Joseph, can be found in all shapes, sizes and materials. Grace United Methodist Church of Norway is now working to ...

City, commission try to hash out retail pot rules

ESCANABA — The Escanaba City Council met with the Escanaba Planning Commission earlier this week to hash out the future of commercial marijuana, but it is still unclear what changes, if any, will be made to the city’s marijuana rules. As at past meetings, a significant amount of ...

‘Ride with Claudia’ fund launched for cancer patients

HANCOCK — A new endowed fund at the Portage Health Foundation will help ease the burden on cancer patients traveling for treatment. Friday, the PHF and Keller Family Community Foundation announced the Ride with Claudia Transportation Fund. The money goes towards buying gas cards for cancer ...