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Trump takes charge as 45th US president

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, ...

Calumet chief not certified at time of hiring in August

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

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 ...

With Reservation, Quincy finished, Hancock looks to next street project

HANCOCK — The reconstruction of Reservation and Quincy streets in Hancock finished just three months ago, but there is another street project set for the upcoming construction season. During his report at the regular meeting Wednesday of the Hancock City Council, City Manager Glenn ...

KBIC fighting back against drug abuse

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 ...

CCISD hires new instructional coach

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 ...

Houghton talks about downtown recycling

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

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

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 ...

Cat out of bag? Lead issue raised at Mountain Lodge

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 ...

Disease killing forest animals could strike U.P.

BARAGA — A chronic, infectious disease killing some forest animals could strike the Upper Peninsula next. Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a central nervous system disease that kills deer, elk and moose by creating small lesions in the brain. Sick animals deteriorate, losing weight, ...

Stockero recognizes CCISD school board

HANCOCK — George Stocker, Copper Country Intermediate School District superintendent, took time to recognize the board recently, as January is National School Board Recognition Month. “I personally just want to thank you all for everything that you do,” Stockero said in addressing ...

CCISD is getting a new bus

HANCOCK — The Copper Country Intermediate School District’s board voted to purchase a new school bus at a cost of $86,758. “These are the state bids, so everybody in the state would get the same price on these buses in the state of Michigan,” George Stockero, CCISD superintendent ...

Public library seeking votes for state grant

L'ANSE — A finalist for a state grant, the L'Anse Area Schools Baraga County Public Library needs your votes next week to seal the deal. The library needs the grant to make its old microfiche records of the local newspaper computer accessible, an estimated $22,000 project. This is the ...

10 things to know today – Thurs., Jan. 19, 2017

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. AVALANCHE BURIES HOTEL IN ITALY The landslide in an earthquake-hit zone covers the four-star spa lodge in Abruzzo, and authorities say 30 people are missing there. 2. WHAT CARTER IS ...

Local Sister March: Show of support for national event

HOUGHTON — On Saturday in Washington, D.C., there will a march and rally in support of women’s rights with supporting marches and rallies around the country, including in Houghton. Susan Burack, local organizer of the “Sister March” in support of the events at the Capitol, said there ...

L’Anse School Board re-elects all but one

L’ANSE - The L’Anse Area School Board re-elected all but one of its previous officers. Jason Ayres will continue to serve as board president, Chris Collins will remain secretary and Anne Koski is still treasurer, the board decided Monday at its meeting. Apparently stepping down, ...

H-PT re-elects officers

HOUGHTON - The Houghton-Portage Township School Board will retain the same slate of officers for the coming year. At its Monday meeting, the board re-elected President Brad Baltensperger, Vice President Buck Foltz, Treasurer Nels Christopherson, Secretary Crystal Verran. This is the third ...

Dianda Responds to Snyder’s State of the State Address

LANSING - Local governments are hurting because Gov. Rick Snyder fails to understand that harm he caused by lowering revenue sharing payments to communities, state Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) said Tuesday night after the annual State of the State address. Dianda, who attended the State of ...

Baraga art gallery holding reception

Come join the artists and visit with the local business community at the opening reception for the Baraga County Art Gallery located at 2 East Broad Street in L’Anse.  The reception will be held  from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday.  Refreshments will be available. A door prize drawing will be ...