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Man is dead after Houghton County traffic crash

HOUGHTON, Mich. (WLUC) - A man is dead after a traffic crash in Houghton. According to the Houghton County’s Sheriff’s Office, it happened around 3:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon on Tapiola Road near Donken Road. The Houghton County’s Sheriff’s Office says that a 67-year-old man from Pelkie and a 35-year-old man...
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Houghton gas price comparison: Cheapest gas in the area

(HOUGHTON, MI) For bargain hunters there may be no better target than gas, with the cheapest station in the Houghton area offering savings of $0.12 per gallon. According to a survey by GasBuddy, Murphy USA at 997 Razorback Dr was the cheapest station in the area, with regular listed at $2.97 per gallon at the pumps Wednesday. That was compared to Krist at 47775 Us-41, where a gallon of regular was selling for $3.09.
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