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Postal Lease: Agreement clears way for building repairs

PAINESDALE - U.S. Postal Service signed a new 10-year lease agreement which paves the way for Adams Township Schools to replace the leaky roof on the Painesdale Post Office.School Superintendent Tim Keteri has been working on getting a new lease in place, to guarantee the school will be able to ...

Road Rally: Lake Superior Pro Rally adds city trek

HOUGHTON - Preparations are underway for the Lake Superior Pro Rally this weekend.The route for the race was painted out Wednesday afternoon for placement of concrete barriers Friday night and Saturday morning, Houghton City Manager Eric Waara reported at Wednesday's City Council meeting."This ...

Campaign devolves into ugly fight over treatment of women

LAS VEGAS - Already deeply divisive, America's campaign for president is quickly devolving into an ugly fight over who has treated women worse: Donald Trump, whose White House bid is floundering, or former President Bill Clinton, who isn't on the ballot.Trump's campaign is now openly signaling ...

GOP’s residency attack provokes Dem countercharge

HOUGHTON - In September, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) released a television campaign ad questioning the residency of Democratic congressional nominee Lon Johnson.In response, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) counterclaimed that Republican nominee, ...

3rd-party look at 1st District residency issue

HOUGHTON - While the primary residency attacks continue between 1st Congressional District candidates Lon Johnson of Kalkaska and Jack Bergman of Watersmeet, the Daily Mining Gazette has examined the accusations of each. So, too, has another independent source - the Bridge, an online magazine ...

Elm River Township supervisor content to let people decide

TOIVOLA - After a year as supervisor of Elm River Township, John Reynolds hopes to continue his work.Reynolds joined the board as supervisor last August. Since then, he said he has reduced the amount the township is paying for garbage pickup by $20,000 a year, used the township's back building ...

CHS athletics program gets ‘exemplary’ tag

CALUMET - Earlier this year, Calumet High School received an athletic administration award from a state organization, and Tuesday the Public Schools of Calumet, Laurium & Keweenaw Board of Education heard about it.Sean Jacques, CHS assistant principal and athletic director, told the ...

Grant provides college credit for vocational class

CALUMET - Many high schools around the country are putting an emphasis on trade programs, and Calumet High School is one of those schools.At the regular meeting Tuesday of the Public Schools of Calumet, Laurium & Keweenaw Board of Education, CHS principal Christopher Davidson said he ...

Student trip will feature US history in the making

HANCOCK - Some Hancock students will get a firsthand experience with American democracy when they visit Washington, D.C., in January for the presidential inauguration.The trip to the capitol is being organized by Hancock Middle School and Hancock Central High School social studies teachers Matt ...

Web publishing good for grad credit

LAKE LINDEN - Students at Lake Linden-Hubbell Public Schools can now use the web publishing class to meet the state's Visual/Performing Arts credit graduation requirement.The Lake Linden-Hubbell Public Schools Board approved the change at Monday's meeting. Web publishing joins music, band, ...

Trump’s ’05 comments disgust women, but change few opinions

MANCHESTER, N.H. - Women voters in swing states are expressing deep disgust about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's assertion that an old tape featuring him talking about groping women amounted to "locker room talk" and not sexual assault.But interviews with several dozen on Monday ...

Emails show how Clinton statements clash

WASHINGTON - Behind closed doors, Hillary Clinton adopted a rather more accommodating tone with Wall Street than she has on the campaign trail.In private paid speeches to financial firms and interest groups before she declared her candidacy, the Democratic presidential nominee comes off as a ...

Campaigning Camper: Candidate rallies ’round UP in RV

HOUGHTON - Democrat Lon Johnson is touring the 1st Congressional District to campaign against Republican Jack Bergman in the U.S. representative race to be decided next month.Johnson and Julianna, his wife of five years, arrived at the debate in Ontonagon last week in a no-frills, 1985 ...

Johnson’s other issues and positions

Other issues and positionsJohnson has an "A" rating from the National Rifle Association and would not commit his support to gun-control reforms proposed by the Obama administration. Rather, he said, gun violence should be addressed with more mental health funding and enforcing current gun ...

Buzzer Beaters: Houghton wins Blizzard Bowl

HOUGHTON - Ten teams from seven high schools in the Upper Peninsula tested their knowledge base and buzzer skills Saturday at the Blizzard Bowl at Michigan Technological University.This is the second year Michigan Technological University has hosted the competition, following one last spring. ...

Digging in: Trump signaling aggressive close to campaign

WASHINGTON - His presidential campaign in peril, Donald Trump left no doubt he'll spend the final weeks before the election dredging up decades-old sexual allegations against Hillary Clinton's husband, even if it turns off voters whose support he desperately needs.Questioned at Sunday's debate ...

Holiday dinner preparation

HANCOCK - Thanksgiving is a little more than a month away, and Christmas is a month after that, but the people at Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly are already getting organized for their annual holiday dinners.Carol Korpela, LBFE program director, said volunteers are needed for many jobs ...