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Beartown driver pleads guilty

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ANOKA, Minnesota — A Baraga man pleaded guilty this month to charges related to the deaths and injuries of fellow firefighters last year in Minnesota. Michael Allen Johnson, 29, entered the plea Aug. 8 on two counts of criminal vehicular homicide and one count of criminal vehicular ...

DB-TC Schools Board approves teacher contract

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DOLLAR BAY — The Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Area Schools Board of Education ratified the 2017-18 contract for district teachers at its regular meeting Monday, but several teachers in attendance questioned the process. Matt Zimmer, Dollar Bay High School math and science teacher, said the ...

New principal settling into job

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HOUGHTON — A couple of weeks into his position as Houghton High School principal, Cole Klein says things are going smoothly. “I’ve been meeting students, staff and parents as they trickle in from the summer, and everyone’s been positive,” he said. “The administrative staff has ...

Eclipse Glimpse

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Craig Peterson/Daily Mining Gazette A distorted reflection off the surface of the Pilgrim River at U.S.-41 during Monday’s solar eclipse shows the altered shape of the sun.

H-PT Schools searching for new board member

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HOUGHTON — Houghton-Portage Township Schools is looking for a new board member. The person will replace former board member Amy Schrank, who had announced during the last school year she would be leaving the board due to a change in residence. The vacancy will be posted, at which point ...

Permit Approved: State DEQ renews Warden

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L’ANSE — After considering public concerns voiced at a hearing last month he Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has approved a permit for a L’Anse plant. MDEQ Air Quality Division (AQD) Assistant Division Director Mary Ann Dolehanty approved the L’Anse Warden Electric ...

Art in the Park: 30th year for Copper Harbor event

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COPPER HARBOR — As folk music drifted across the green, people milled around booths for a piece of art to catch their eye during Art in the Park’s 30th anniversary fair this weekend. About 60 artists showed their wares Saturday and Sunday, including at least three who have been at the ...

Little Brothers group holds Mustang raffle

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HANCOCK— The Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly Mustang raffle has been going on for many years, and it’s a very important fundraiser for the organization, according to Sandy Lewin. Lewin, who is LBFE director of development, said the Mustang offered for raffle is always a ...

Mural taking shape in Houghton

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HOUGHTON — The large wall facing the Portage Lake Lift Bridge on the Houghton side has been a drab grey since it was constructed. That started changing Friday, as artist Nicole Weyandt and a team of volunteers began preparing it for a large mural. The mural, done primarily in pastel ...

Crash on U.S. Highway 41

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Daily Mining Gazette/Craig Peterson A midday traffic crash Friday on U.S. 41 at the southern end of Houghton resulted in a mangled front end but only minor injuries. Seen here, at the intersetion of Wylene Drive, the vehicles were towed from the scene just before noon. The accident occurred ...

Favorite foods are Mich.-made

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It’s almost midnight. and my house it totally quiet. Kids are in bed. The pug has worn herself out and is quietly sleeping on the living room floor. I have not eaten all day — and I am blissfully enjoying a “Mom snack,” something I saved, hidden in the back of the fridge. I didn’t ...

Staff gets much of credit for KML’s success

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EAGLE RIVER — As the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge moves through a successful summer season, Harvey Desnick, KML coordinator offered praise for the dedication and performance of the lodge employees. “Overall, I’m happy with the way things are going this summer,” Desnick told the KML Board ...

We mix up family members’ names out of love

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When searching to say your name in a crunch, does someone you know run through a list of names, sometimes even the family dogs, before they retrieve the correct one? Perhaps you have done this yourself. Don’t worry. This doesn’t mean you are losing it. It does not mean your memory is poor ...

Slight menu changes impact Mountain Lodge’s restaurant

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EAGLE RIVER — While the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge is doing very well this season, Harvey Desnick, KML coordinator said for July the bar and grill needed to be addressed. “The bar and grill was at a break-even for July.” he told the KML board at Wednesday’s meeting. “The grill menu ...

Lake Linden Village Board plans to add more camping sites

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LAKE LINDEN — Lake Linden’s campground could add two seasonal slots for summerlong camping. Clerk Bob Poirier said the spots could go on the rustic site road behind the shower/restroom building. Electric service for the shower/restroom building comes over the hill from the back side, he ...

Hancock recycling participation holds steady

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HANCOCK — At the regular meeting of the Hancock City Council Wednesday, City Manager Glenn Anderson updated members about various issues in the city, including a report that the recycling program is holding steady at about 25-26 percent participation. “We’re still strong,” he said. ...

Lightfoot tribute artist to perform tonight in Laurium

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LAURIUM — As part of its summer concert series, the village of Laurium will present Gordon Lightfoot tribute artist, Mike Fornes, according to Patricia Golus. Golus, who is Laurium clerk, said Fornes, who is based in northern Lower Peninsula, will be at Daniell Park tonight from 7 p.m. to ...