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Anti-wind vote petition OK’d

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L’ANSE — Township clerk Brian Jentoft confirmed he has verified 410 signatures for the petition for a referendum on the zoning ordinances concerning wind turbines in the township at Wednesday’s Township Board meeting. Now the board must decide on when the election will be held and the ...

Competition in full swing as businesses decorate trees

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L’ANSE — Christmas trees line the streets of the village this month, decorated by participants in the Downtown Development Authority’s (DDA) decorating contest, now in its 10th year. The DDA bought more than 40 trees for participants this year. The trees are decorated by businesses with ...

Conservancy looks to buy land to keep access for public use

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The North Woods Conservancy (NWC) is fundraising to purchase another parcel of land in Keweenaw County. The 546.3-acre parcel is the last parcel needed to complete Gratiot River/Lake Superior Coastal Conservation Area, according to NWC president John Griffith. The objective, Griffith said, ...

Recent lockdown drill taught many lessons at Hancock

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HANCOCK — The recent lockdown drill at the Middle and High schools more than accomplished its goals, according to Ezekiel Ohan, principal of both. “The lockdown was a success for starting out the initiative of trying to figure out where our weak spots were,” he said, “having our ...

DMG Craft Show: CC Mall event now a holiday tradition

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PORTAGE TOWNSHIP — The Daily Mining Gazette and the Copper Country Mall are hosting the second annual Holiday Craft Show on Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Many vendors and others who participated in November’s Deer Hunters’ Widows Show will again be in attendance. Because the November ...

Treasurer resigns: Leaving office with praise for land bank

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HOUGHTON — Almost everyone in the room thanked Kathleen Beattie, who is resigning as Houghton County treasurer and wished her well during Tuesday’s County Board meeting. She was particularly praised for her role in creating the Houghton County Land Bank. John Haeussler from Hancock said ...

Candidates discuss drugs, blood levels at forum

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L’ANSE — Eight Tribal Council candidates and one Chief Judge candidate answered questions compiled by the Keweenaw Bay Ojiibwa Community College (KBOCC) Tribal Government class and the student government on Thursday night at KBOCC. Warren ‘Chris’ Swartz Warren “Chris” Swartz is ...

Several options available for diagnostic imaging

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It could be said that the first step to fixing a problem is identifying it. In order for your doctor to solve a problem they need to know what they are looking at. But how does your doctor know what they are looking at if they cannot see it?  That is where diagnostic imaging comes in. ...

Feds putting up roadblocks in giving up road fix funding

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HANCOCK — Street damage and repairs dating back to the June 17 flooding have been the ongoing topic of discussion among the City Council, the Downtown Development Authority, and the Planning Commission since the flooding occurred. “Projects on the FEMA (Federal Emergency Management ...

Ontonagon debates lighting projects throughout village

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ONTONAGON — Village lighting projects were discussed at Monday's Village Council meeting. The discussion included a quote from Robert C. Shaver Co. for retrofit of LED lights on the Ontonagon River Bridge. Erickson informed the board that the Department of Public Works crew was able to ...

CLK gets reading, early literacy grants

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CALUMET TOWNSHIP — The Calumet-Laurium-Keweenaw Schools recently received $17,374 in funding for an Additional Instructional Time and Interventions grant to help students improve reading. Some students have been identified as being below grade level in reading using Michigan Department of ...

Baraga Cnty Board rebuffs pending bill

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L’ANSE — Pending state legislation providing property tax exemptions for disabled veterans was opposed Monday by the Baraga County Board because property tax exemptions by the state burden local governments, and the proposed reimbursement procedure burdens veterans. During discussion of a ...

Local resident wants to help homeowners

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ONTONAGON — Local homeowners on fixed or low incomes need financial assistance to do critical home repairs, resident Dan Szymanski told the Village Council on Monday. “I understand the Critical Home Repair program is only available to homeowners in Houghton, Baraga and Keweenaw ...

Approval of rural broadband plan held for review

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ONTONAGON — The Village Council on Monday delayed a decision on a proposal from Northern Michigan University (NMU) to install wireless internet service in the Ontonagon County area as part of the rural broadband access project. The service would provide households with school-age children ...

Candidates offer views at KBOCC forum

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L’ANSE — On Thursday night at the Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College (KBOCC), eight candidates for Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s (KBIC) Tribal Council gathered to answer questions assembled by the KBOCC’s tribal government class and student government. Suzie Elmblad Suzie ...

Calumet Theatre executive director retires

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CALUMET — Laura Miller, executive director of the Calumet Theatre, retired from the position she has held for a nine and a half years. Miller began as a part-time box office clerk in March, 2004, and soon became operations manager, a position she held until she was named executive director in ...

Retiring crafter has loyalty for Chassell holiday bazaar

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CHASSELL — Holiday shoppers had a chance to browse locally made, handcrafted items on Saturday at the Holiday Handcrafts Bazaar, hosted in the Chassell School as part of the 2018 Old-Fashioned Christmas in Chassell. Business was good, and several crafters found themselves selling out of ...

Tribal Council candidates offer views, plans at election forum

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L’ANSE — Candidates running for the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) Tribal Council gathered on Thursday night to answer questions in a debate-style forum hosted at the Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College (KBOCC). Dale Goodreau Dale Goodreau is running as a challenger to the ...

Chance to speak: Tribal Council candidates debate

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L’ANSE — Candidates running for the four open seats on the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s (KBIC) Tribal Council answered questions in front of an audience at the Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College (KBOCC) on Thursday night. The forum was the fourth organized by the KBOCC tribal ...