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MTU prof speaks on U.S.-Russia relations

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HOUGHTON — With Russia allegedly sponsoring the hacking of Democratic candidates and operatives, and the inauguration of a president whose relationship with the Kremlin is unclear, the relationship between U.S. and Russia is at a flux point. Roman Sidortsov, an assistant professor of social ...

Trump takes charge as 45th US president

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WASHINGTON — Pledging emphatically to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a riven nation facing an unpredictable era under his assertive but untested leadership. Under cloudy, ...

Heikinpaiva is extended this year

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HANCOCK — In years past, the organizers of the Heikinpaiva Mid-Winter Festival ended it on the last Sunday of January with a dinner and musical events. This year, David Maki, chairman of the Hancock Finnish Theme Committee, said the decision was made to extend the festivities for another ...

Calumet chief not certified at time of hiring in August

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CALUMET — In this past Thursday’s edition of the Daily Mining Gazette, an article appeared entitled “New Calumet chief removed on technicality.” The article stated that the Calumet Village Council voted to remove the recently hired police chief, Joel Dobis, based on his not having been ...

KBIC member gets donation for mom’s medical care

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BARAGA — The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community donated $1,000 to help a tribal member’s mother with travel and living expenses while undergoing medical treatment. “I think it’s a noble cause, myself” said Tribal Councilman Gary Loonsfoot Jr., who presented the donation request at ...

The Great Depression brought changes

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The Lake Superior Copper Country had seen hard times since it was opened by the government in 1843. The Civil War had brought frequent labor strikes by workers demanding a higher wage for forced double shifts or extended workdays, while companies struggled to meet war-time metal demands that ...

Plan looks at Superior erosion at McLain State Park

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BARAGA — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will spend about $1.25 million on McLain State Park this year, on the first phase of construction to address relentless Lake Superior erosion. MDNR finalized a master plan for F.J. McLain State Park, with $1.25 million appropriated ...

With hopes and fears, a divided America watches inauguration

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ADRIAN, Mich. — In living rooms, cafes and offices, people across America watched Donald Trump become the nation's 45th president. Among them were a retired autoworker in Michigan who was awe-struck by the inauguration and an immigrant in Phoenix worried about the future. Others avoided ...

Lead not an issue at KML

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EAGLE RIVER — After concern over the presence of lead-based paint at the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge was voiced at a recent KML board meeting, board chairman Don Piche said that the Health Department would need to be called in to test the facility. Board member Jim Vivian expressed doubt that it ...

KBIC fighting back against drug abuse

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BARAGA - The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community is fighting back against drug abuse. In addition to hosting a talk by the UPSET commander Monday, the tribal council discussed reviving its drug task force with representatives from several departments, as requested by Police Chief Duane Misegan ...

City to develop a sewer asset plan

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HANCOCK — Keeping storm and sanitary sewers operating as best they can is an important function of a community’s officials, and Hancock is taking a step toward that goal with a grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Mike Markham, civil project manager for OHM ...

CCISD hires new instructional coach

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HANCOCK — The Copper Country Intermediate School District Board moved to hire a new Special Education Instructional Coach for Autism Disorder and other Special Education eligibilities. Janel Summers, a teacher in the L’Anse school district, has been selected for the ...

LL hires police chief

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LAKE LINDEN - Lake Linden has a new police chief, but will have to find a new fire chief. The village board approved hiring Tom Rosemurgy as police chief, while accepting the resignation of Ron Williamson as fire chief. Rosemurgy, who will be retiring from his post as detective ...

Houghton talks about downtown recycling

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HOUGHTON - Houghton launched residential curbside recycling pickup through Waste Management in August. A similar option in the downtown is hoped for eventually, but there are some logistical hurdles to overcome first, City Manager Eric Waara said at Thursday's Downtown Business Association ...

Soup and Art Auction fundraiser set for Saturday

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The Young Women's Caucus for Art at Finlandia University is hosting its annual Soup and Art Auction fundraiser Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Finnish American Heritage Center. The fundraising event includes all-you-can-eat homemade soup, including a couple unique Finnish recipes ...

10 things to know today – Fri., Jan. 20, 2017

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. INAUGURATION DAY: TRUMP TO BECOME AMERICA’S 45TH PRESIDENT The real estate mogul and reality TV star who upended American politics and energized voters angry with Washington is ...

New Calumet chief removed on technicality

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CALUMET — The Calumet Village Council Tuesday night voted to remove the village’s recently hired police chief, Joel Dobis, due to a legal technicality. The General Law Village Act states when a police officers is hired, he must be certified by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement ...

Cat out of bag? Lead issue raised at Mountain Lodge

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EAGLE RIVER — Discussion became heated at the Keweenaw County Keweenaw Mountain Lodge board meeting Wednesday night when the topic was abruptly switched from possible ways of working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development lodge loan to something much more contentious when ...

County to consult Health Dept. on lead

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EAGLE RIVER — The question of lead-based paint being present throughout the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge was brought up by a county resident at the recent Mountain Lodge Board meeting, which caused the board to need to act on the allegation, which would necessitate calling the Health ...