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L’Anse wind project gets zone change

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L’ANSE — Zoning ordinance changes concerning wind turbines dominated the discussion Monday at a meeting of the L’Anse Township Board. The new ordinance, which passed by a 4-1 vote, allows for a waiver of setback requirements on wind turbines between participating properties. Under the ...

Kiosk launch could put Calumet at an advantage

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CALUMET — Invent@NMU Marquette SmartZone celebrated the launch of its remote kiosk Tuesday at the Keweenaw Coffee Works on Fifth Street. Calumet’s kiosk creates the opportunity for inventors and entrepreneurs to submit an idea for a product, invention, or a business, and receive a ...

MTU Mushers: Puppy club will race in CopperDog

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TAPIOLA — Michigan Technological University (MTU) is now host to the only university-based dog sledding club in the country, the MTU Mushing Club. Club president Claire Hendricks said the club is open to non-students. Its main focus is getting people involved in the sport any way they ...

Women’s health primary concern for Holladay

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Dr. Theresa Holladay is a gynecologist for UP Health System - Portage with a new office in Internal Medicine. Her specialization in gynecology, as well as her position within the internal medicine suite, allows her the ability to give specialized attention to the residence of the Copper ...

Isle Royale wolf dies

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ISLE ROYALE NATIONAL PARK — One of the wolves transported from Minnesota to Isle Royale National Park this fall has died, the National Park Service announced Tuesday morning. No cause of death was apparent. There were also no signs of violence from another wolf. The wolf was one of four ...

Status quo in Houghton

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HOUGHTON — The leadership of Houghton’s City Council will look the same over the next two years. The council re-elected Bob Backon as mayor and Robert Megowen as mayor pro tem in Tuesday’s reorganizational meeting. Both were chosen 4-0 to serve two-year terms. Backon praised the work ...

CTE students give rave reviews of CCISD center

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HANCOCK — Students, faculty and staff from the newly renovated Career and Technical Education (CTE) Center on Quincy Street were putting their work and their classrooms on display for the public Tuesday evening. “I’ve taken apart disc brakes about seven times in the last two weeks,” ...

MTEC not worried about competition from kiosk

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CALUMET — While there is a high degree of excitement in the village in regard to the launching of the new remote kiosk at Keweenaw Coffee Works, there is also some local concern that the Marquette SmartZone is encroaching on the territory of the MTEC SmartZone in Houghton. However, MTEC ...

County will get public’s thoughts on future jail

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HOUGHTON — Before Houghton County considers another proposal to resolve jail overcrowding, it will see what the public has to say. That was the consensus of board members Tuesday at the first meeting after the defeat of a proposed $11 million millage for a jail addition. The measure ...

Mobility experts use new traffic signals in Houghton

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One day soon cars will talk to traffic signals—and the stoplight will talk back. It’s one step towards more widespread connected and autonomous vehicles. Researchers at Michigan Technological University worked with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to bring this technology ...

Voters to decide on wind project

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L’ANSE TOWNSHIP — Canvassers from the Friends of the Huron Mountains (FOHM) group turned over 400 signatures to Clerk Brian Jentoft on Friday. The petition calls for holding a referendum on recent changes to the township zoning ordinance previously approved by the board. The changes ...

County Sheriff sponsoring toy drive for 20th year

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EAGLE RIVER — The Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Office is conducting its 20th annual No Kid Without a Christmas drive, said Bill Luokkanen, sheriff. “Last year, more than 40 families were helped through this program,” said Luokkanen, “and I can’t even tell you how many kids were ...

Sundblad announces retirement as LL-H Schools superintendent

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LAKE LINDEN — After 34 years with Lake Linden-Hubbell Public Schools, including 10 as superintendent, Craig Sundblad is stepping down at the end of the school year. The school board accepted Sundblad’s retirement with regret at Monday’s meeting. “Thirty-four years of service is a ...

Ontonagon School renews contracts

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The contracts for the administrative staff in the Ontonagon Area School District (OASD) were renewed with unanimous support from the School Board. This includes the contract for Jim Bobula, superintendent/principal; Linda Karttunen, Business Services manager and Kristie Ollila, Business ...

No-ground growing: Aquaponics is self-sustaining system to grow food

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HOUGHTON — Students at Michigan Technological University’s (MTU) Sustainable Development House (SDH) have combined fish and plants into a sustainable farming system called aquaponics. The arrangement of pipes and tanks uses plants and bacteria in an inorganic substrate as the filter for ...

Water testing in Lake Linden shows nothing out of ordinary

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LAKE LINDEN — Voluntary waster testing at Lake Linden-Hubbell Public Schools revealed nothing out of the ordinary, Superintendent Craig Sundblad said Monday. “We’re pleased,” he said. “We thought it would be that way, but now we know for sure,” he said. Sundblad said the ...

MTEC SmartZone appoints new chief executive

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HOUGHTON — Daniel Jamison has been appointed as chief executive officer of the MTEC SmartZone effective Dec.1. Jamison succeeds current CEO Marilyn Clark, who announced her retirement earlier this year after six years in the position. Jamison has an extensive background in finance, legal ...

New board sworn in

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BARAGA — Before the regular monthly meeting of Baraga's village council, four members of the council were sworn into their previously held positions. Diane Mayo, Tony Cerroni and Paul Stark were sworn into council seats and Wendell Dompier was sworn back in as village president. Mayo was also ...

Honoring Service: Col. says US strength is those who serve

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CALUMET — On the 100th anniversary of the World War I armistice, the Calumet Readiness Center honored veterans from throughout the nation’s history at its annual Veterans Day Dinner. Delivering the keynote address was recently retired Army Col. Dylan Carlson, a Houghton native who ...

Entrepreneur portal opened in Calumet

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CALUMET — The Downtown Development Authority has partnered with local companies and the Marquette SmartZone to establish a remote kiosk which offers a portal for inventors and entrepreneurs to learn about available services, how to submit ideas for a product, business or invention, and ...