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After 99 days in decline, gas goes up

ESCANABA — After 99 consecutive days of declining gasoline prices, the cost for a gallon edged a penny higher Wednesday. The national average price rose to about $3.68 per gallon, according to the AAA, but prices have been in steady decline. Wednesday’s average is lower than the week-ago ...

Houghton County COVID-19 cases update

HOUGHTON — Houghton County saw double the number of new confirmed COVID-19 positives from the previous week, while Keweenaw County recorded another death blamed on the coronavirus, according to state data Tuesday. Houghton County had 37 confirmed positives since Sept. 13, up from 18 a week ...

Coleman to retire as Bay president

ESCANABA — Bay College President Laura Coleman announced her intent to retire during the College’s Board of Trustees meeting September 21. Coleman will retire effective June 30, 2023, as the fifth and longest-serving president in Bay College’s 60-year history. “The Bay College team has ...

What’s Flying: Still much to enjoy, soak in

“Is this not a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love — that makes nature and life harmonize.” — George Elliot After another bout of near 80F weather, it got here — Autumn. The fondness many have for summer’s warmer temperatures and the crisp fresh air of autumn ...

H-PT does well in M-STEP testing

HOUGHTON — Houghton-Portage Township Schools students had strong showings in last year’s standardized test results, Superintendent Anders Hill said. Third through eighth grade Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress results were released last week. Scores were stable from previous ...

IM considers permit for ice cream shop cows

IRON MOUNTAIN — An ordinance change to accommodate two cows outside an Iron Mountain ice cream shop is in the works, although the city manager says its location makes “establishing a good policy difficult.” Ice Cream Barn owner Bill Neuens brought the cows to stalls at the site when he ...