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Calumet officials concerned about open street hole

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CALUMET — A large hole in the sidewalk of the Monkey Business building on Elm Street between Fourth and Fifth streets has begun to open up, as snow that was covering it has begun to melt. In an email sent to the Daily Mining Gazette late Monday, Trustee Virginia Dwyer stated the situation ...

‘Portrait’

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Provided image The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) in Hancock is featuring artwork from local students throughout March to celebrate Youth Arts Month. Pictured here is “Portrait” by Uriah Klein, a sixth-grade artist at Washington Middle School.

Fusion Reminder: More similarities than differences

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HOUGHTON — Iranians and other residents of the Copper Country rang in the Persian New Year with music, dancing, food and humor Sunday night at Michigan Technological University. The Persian New Year, or Norooz, falls on the first day of spring. It has been celebrated for more than 3,000 ...

March 2019 Press Releases

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DNR awards $100,000 in Upper Peninsula Deer Habitat Improvement grants Michigan Department of Natural Resources release Projects on private lands aimed at improvements for white-tailed deer A white-tailed deer braves the winter in Marquette County. The Michigan Department of Natural ...

Baraga SP upgrade will modernize its facilities

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A $1.2 million improvement project at the Baraga State Park will mean more electric hookups available but fewer camping sites. “We’re combining sites and adding pull-throughs,” said Dan Dowdy, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) unit supervisor for Baraga State Park. The park, which ...

Village Hall leak contained with bucket-and-pump fix

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CALUMET — A leak in the roof of the Calumet Village Hall was recently discovered, and grew to the point that its required immediate attention and a temporary fix, a topic briefly discussed at the March 19 regular Village Council meeting. It is not known how long the roof has been leaking, ...

Enter Matrix: Citizens rank capital projects

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EAGLE RIVER — The Keweenaw County Planning Commission conducted a meeting on March 5, to discuss future project ideas for the next three to 20 years. The meeting was conducted for county department heads, along with two county commissioners. It was the beginning of the annual County Capital ...

‘Chinese New Year Dragon’

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Provided image The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) in Hancock is featuring artwork from local students throughout March to celebrate Youth Arts Month. Pictured here is “Chinese New Year Dragon” by Maev O'Leary, a first-grade artist at Houghton Elementary School.

Lake Linden shores up street budgets with transfer of funds

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LAKE LINDEN — Lake Linden may move about $20,000 from its General Fund to fill a deficit in the Major Street Fund. A projection for the 2019 fiscal year showed the major street fund with a net income of $40,000. But that figure is deceptive, said Clerk Bob Poirier. It includes $55,082 of ...

UP Health opens Express Care facility in Calumet

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UP Health Systems has opened a new Express Care location in Calumet. The location shares 56720 Calumet Avenue with Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center and Rehab and Sports Medicine. The facility is staffed by a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant and radiology technician. ...

Hungry wolf 6-pack moved to Isle Royale

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A U.S.-Canadian team has successfully relocated about half a dozen gray wolves to Isle Royale National Park in Michigan. One of two private organizations helping to fund the effort reported Sunday on its Facebook page that the relocation involved six wolves from a ...

Distracted driver gets jail

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HOUGHTON — A Calumet man who hit two Hancock residents on motorcycle with his car in Osceola Township last July was sentenced to 30 days in jail Friday. Justin Beigh, 29, was sentenced in 97th District Court for a moving violation causing serious impairment of a body function to another ...

‘Drawing’

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Provided image The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) in Hancock is featuring artwork from local students throughout March to celebrate Youth Arts Month. Pictured here is “Drawing” by Rylan Guibault, a fourth-grade artist at Houghton Elementary School.

‘The Beautiful Vase’

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Provided image The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) in Hancock is featuring artwork from local students throughout March to celebrate Youth Arts Month. Pictured here is “The Beautiful Vase” by Janel Kangas, a second-grade artist at Dollar Bay Elementary School.

Hancock community reaches out to students

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HANCOCK — Repairs at Barkell Elementary School are progressing, and principal Dan Vaara said he hopes the school will be ready when the students return from spring break on April 1. “I know they’ve got contractors in there, and I know they’re working hard to get everything ready to ...

Group wins Spark Plug Award for beautifying city

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Residents of and visitors to Houghton have noticed an increase in murals, creative crosswalks and colorful flowers in the city over the last couple of years. The organization behind these changes, the Houghton Beautification Committee, which was formally recognized for its efforts at the ...

Lake Linden to bid for street equipment

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LAKE LINDEN — Lake Linden is look to upgrade its street equipment after the Village Council on Thursday authorized spending up to $30,000 to buy a used loader-mounted snowblower and a street sweeper in an online auction later this month. Both are expected to come in between $10,000 to ...

Some new miners to Copper Country knew little, learned less

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Early in 1843, Charles H. Gratiot was contracted by DeGarmo Jones, of Detroit, to explore a number of mineral leases for which he and his business associates held permits from the federal government. Gratiot arrived in the Lake Superior copper district in June, 1843, with 10 Cornish miners, ...