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Feeling Squeezed: Unpaid Guard families look for understanding

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Michelle Anderson's husband has been working at Station Portage in Dollar Bay for the U.S. Coast Guard — without pay — since Dec. 21. She said that some of the Coast Guard members have been able to get help in the form of short-term, interest-free loans through Coast Guard Mutual ...

Lake Linden considers fire millage

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LAKE LINDEN — Lake Linden’s 117-year-old fire hall still has the fixtures for the tack and harness of its original horse-drawn engines. Built to accommodate technology of several generations back, the hall can be a tight fit for more modern engines, said Lake Linden Clerk Bob ...

A discussion of race

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Monday, Jan. 21, is Martin Luther King Junior Day. The national holiday celebrates the life and achievements of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK), a prominent twentieth century civil rights activist. The holiday commemorates his birthday on Jan. 15, but is traditionally celebrated on the ...

UPHS-Portage’s Emergency Department is there when needed

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People know that UP Health System–Portage’s Emergency Department (ED) is there when it is needed. But, when is it needed? “We honestly see everything from heart attacks to stubbed toes... It’s often hard for anyone without a medical background to decide whether something is ...

Baraga seminar explains medical facts on cannabis

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L’ANSE — Cathleen Graham delivered a presentation about the medical benefits and dangers of marijuana to a small group of people at the Baragaland Senior Center on Thursday. Graham is a registered nurse and the founder and CEO of Cannabis Nurse, a company focused on educating the public ...

Wolf poaching arrest in Ontonagon

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ONTONAGON — An Upper Peninsula man confessed Tuesday to committing wolf poaching on Monday in Ontonagon County, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced Friday. The DNR withheld names of the 67-year-old man from Greenland pending an arraignment in District Court. On ...

Why dead potatoes impacted the copper district

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We have talked a lot about the isolation of the Lake Superior copper district, and its affects on the local pioneer residents of far-flung mining locations. But in another sense, a very real sense, the new mining district was no so isolated at all. In fact, events and policies occurring in ...

Drugs, soliciting bust in Calumet

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CALUMET — A Calumet man was arrested Friday after a two-month Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) investigation into reports of illegally selling prescription drugs and attempted solicitation of sex for drugs. The 54-year-old man was arrested after UPSET detectives executed a ...

No two ways about it, I am a creature of habit

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I am notoriously a creature of habits. (Although I honestly don’t mean to be…) I get up for school at the same time every day and follow my usual routine. If I happen to order a to-go lunch from Denali because I want a “treat” that day - it’s always a Cobb Salad with bleu cheese ...

Hancock Student Council president to conduct Inaugural Address

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HANCOCK — High School Student Body Council President Elect Canden Kyro will give his Inaugural Address Monday to coincide with Martin Luther King Day. The program will include guest and featured speaker State Representative Greg Markkanen of the 110th District, who will also swear in the ...

Scramble for Snow Removal

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CALUMET — The Village Council is faced with finding money to replace broken down snow removal equipment when Street Department Supervisor Marc Klein announced that among other equipment issues, the snow-go used for cleaning streets is broken and would cost far more to repair than the machine ...

Statue Bulking

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Joshua Vissers/Daily Mining Gazette Phi Kappa Tau members are in the “bulking” phase of building their Winter Carnival statue on Quincy Street in Hancock. On top of the highest wall are Zach Tibbits (left) and Jake Jones. On the bottom are (left to right) Braeton Ardell, Seth Olson, Cam ...

Copper Country Shopkos staying open

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HOUGHTON — Shopko locations in the Copper Country are not among those that will be closed in the company’s recently announced restructuring. Three Michigan locations — Wetmore, Standish and Dowagic — will be closed, according to a list posted on the Shopko website. Standish is ...

Gas drilling causes car fire

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The cause of a Wednesday afternoon car fire in Calumet appears to have started in the brain of a resident on Portland Street. The Calumet Police Department reported it was called to the scene of a car fire at a residence on Portland Street at 4:33 p.m. The car, a 2000 Lincoln sedan, was ...

Deer harvest up; No trend seen yet

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BARAGA — More deer were harvested in 2018, but a further breakdown of numbers complicates the forecast for future years, the Western Upper Peninsula Citizens Advisory Council heard Wednesday. The buck harvest was up about 10 percent last year, said Terry Minzey, Michigan Department of ...

Keweenaw County Board sets panels, officers

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EAGLE RIVER — The Keweenaw County Board conducted its annual organizational meeting Wednesday evening, which was called to order by County Clerk Julie Carlson. Commissioner Don Piche was elected to serve again as chairman after being nominated by Commissioner Bob DeMarois. The vote was ...

After no citizen input, city says ‘no’ to retail marijuana

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HANCOCK — The City Council voted Wednesday against adoption of an ordinance which would have opened the city to regulated recreational marijuana business. At the meeting, the council discussed how Hancock would approach the statewide legalization of recreational marijuana. The meeting was ...

Ontonagon receives, misses revenue, grants

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ONTONAGON — The Village Council was urged to comply with requirements to receive state revenue sharing funds during its public comment session at Monday’s meeting. Sue Lockhart asked about the village’s status in receiving any money through revenue sharing. She stated she has letters ...