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Cops search for larceny suspect

ONTONAGON - The Ontonagon County Sheriff's Office is looking for suspects in the larceny of an automobile.The Sheriff's Office received a call at 8:13 a.m. Monday that a vehicle was stolen from the Strong Dental Center in Ontonagon.The owner of the vehicle reported the Silver 2006 Pontiac Grand ...

Scholarships awarded earlier

LAKE LINDEN - Students in Lake Linden-Hubbell High Schools' Early College program who received scholarships will now be able to receive them upon graduating.The district board of education made the change at Monday's monthly board meeting. Previously, students were unable to receive the ...

10 things to know today: Tuesday, June 14, 1016

By The Associated PressYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. ORLANDO MOURNS AS POSSIBLE MOTIVES EMERGE FOR GUNMANDespite Omar Mateen's pledge of support to the Islamic State group, other possible explanations emerged such as ...

Grant aids Lake Linden industrial arts students

LAKE LINDEN - Building materials just keep getting more expensive. So when Lake Linden-Hubbell High School industrial arts teacher Jason Erva found a way to offset the costs of his program, he leapt at it.The class put the finishing touches Friday on a mini-garage built through a Lowe's Toolbox ...

CCCS expanding preschool

CHASSELL, MI - While there is a lack of preschool placement availability in the four-county area, The Copper Country Christian School is expanding it preschool seating, according to Dylan Perelmutter, CCCS administrator.The current classroom used for preschool and kindergarten is being ...

ETC closing for roof replacement

EWEN - The Ewen-Trout School will be closed to the public for the next three weeks, as a new roof is put on the building.The E-TC school board decided last month to close the school for this project, citing safety concerns while the roof is torn off, exposing electrical wires. The school board ...

Ghost Signs

CALUMET - In many Copper Country communities there are features, some more than 100 years old, which even long-term residents haven't noticed, and a Keweenaw National Historical Park tour on Saturday highlighted those features.Park ranger Lynette Webber, who conducted the "Ghost Signs: Messages ...

Man found dead in roadway

L'ANSE - A pedestrian is dead after being run over Saturday morning in Baraga County, but it is unknown if he was killed in the accident, died of unknown causes or was only unconscious beforehand.Michigan State Police Calumet Post responded at 3:30 a.m. Saturday to a report of a pedestrian dead ...

50 bodies removed from club

By JASON DEARENAssociated PressORLANDO, Fla. - Dozens of bodies were slowly removed late Sunday from a popular Orlando gay club after a gunman sprayed the helpless crowd with bullets in violence that left 50 dead and devastated a city famous for family-friendly theme parks.When the attacker ...

Botany enthusiasts learn on Isle Royale

HOUGHTON - Aspiring botanists learned about the area's plant life during an expedition this week to Isle Royale National Park.Participants in the Isle Royale & Keweenaw Parks Association's 10th annual Isle Royale Botany Workshop explored early-season plants in the Rock Harbor area on ...

Nabbed: Jail jumper caught

HOUGHTON - After nearly a year on the run, Houghton County inmate John Saatio has been caught in Costa Rica.Authorities in the Central American country apprehended Saatio, 35, who escaped while being escorted back from a court hearing on June 19, 2015.The Houghton County Sheriff's Office had ...

Ojibwa culture celebrated with dance

BARAGA - One teacher making an impact on students and residents in L'Anse and Baraga had people dancing in the school gyms last week.Darrell Kingbird, an Ojibwa language teacher hired by Keweenaw Bay Indian Community to teach in area schools, ended his first year on the job with an educational ...

Lubinskis take ownership of Lakeside Inn

By Vanessa Dietzvdietz@mininggazette.comBARAGA - Gary and Jan Lubinski are the new owners of the Baraga Lakeside Inn, located on beautiful Keweenaw Bay, along U.S. 41 in Baraga.Current owners of the Franklin Square Inn in Houghton, the ambitious couple decided to purchase the Baraga hotel and ...

Sarazin: Bootjack fires may be arson

BOOTJACK - Police are seeking information on a suspicious fire on Bootjack Road Wednesday.A Michigan State Police fire marshal is investigating the fire at several outbuildings at 50277 Bootjack Road, which occurred about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday.There is also evidence of an attempt to break into ...

Podcasters receive key to Houghton

HOUGHTON - On the steps of the Houghton County Courthouse Thursday afternoon, Eric Fadie had a message for the haters in his 2003 graduating class,"A lot of people made fun of me in high school, and now I'm in Houghton, Michigan, getting the key to the city," he said.Fadie and Kevin Nowak, ...

Scholarships assist Jeffers High School students going to MTU

PAINESDALE - For Tim Keteri, local scholarships available to Jeffers High School students are helping many of them attend post-secondary educational institutions with a more tolerable financial burden.Keteri said the Ruth L. Jose Scholarship established by John and Ruanne Opie, which begun in ...

Calumet prepares for sesquicentennial

CALUMET TOWNSHIP - The Calumet Township sesquicentennial celebration is about two and a half months away, and the committee organizing the events met Wednesday to work out some of the remaining details.Before the start of the meeting in the Calumet Township hall, committee member and Calumet ...

No cause revealed in collapse

HOUGHTON - While neither the owner nor the city have revealed the cause of the partial February collapse of the former Kirkish building, rebuilding activity on the downtown building will be ramping up.This week, building owner Craig Kilpela declined to comment on the cause of the collapse but ...

Michigan counties losing statutory revenue sharing

HOUGHTON - While a Michigan Municipal League survey found cuts in revenue sharing have negatively impacted basic community services across Michigan, data provided by the Michigan Department of Treasury shows a small, but steady, increase in the amount of money received from the state through ...

10 things to know today: Thursday, June 9, 2016

By The Associated PressYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. WHERE AMERICANS FIND COMMON GROUNDThis spring, AP journalists fanned out across the country and interviewed dozens of Americans about the state of their nation. They ...