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Ontonagon gets, considers selling land

For the GazetteLand was the topic at this week's Ontonagon village council meeting. While the village council agreed to accept a gift of land from one land-owner, they sent the issue of selling village property to a local business owner.An Ontonagon property owner wanted to sell a parcel of ...

Hancock announces master plan for CCCAC

HANCOCK - A good sized crowd attended open house Monday for the city's proposed master plan at the Copper Country Community Arts Center in Hancock.The purpose was to get input from city residents about what possible changes they would like to see in the city, or what they think works well. ...

Calumet students participate in GRACE

CALUMET - Over the summer, some Calumet High School students got some experience in real-world applications of digital technology, and Tuesday the Public Schools of Calumet, Laurium & Keweenaw Board of Education heard about the program.MIke Roland, CHS computers teacher, said nine CHS ...

No new jail in Houghton County budget

HOUGHTON - The Houghton County Board approved an $11.35 million budget for the coming fiscal year at its meeting Tuesday.The county is budgeting $11,350,312 for all expenditures in the coming year, versus $11,369,363 in revenues. For the general fund, the numbers are $9,420,056 in revenues and ...

Ontonagon County resident working at South Pole

As Western Upper Peninsula residents are getting ready for minus-zero winter temps, Ontonagon County resident Darren Lukkari of Mass City has been working in 100-degree-below-zero temps for the past year.Lukkari works at the South Pole for Pacific Architects and Engineers (PAE), which operates ...

Raises approved for LL super, support staff

LAKE LINDEN - Lake Linden-Hubbell Public Schools Superintendent Craig Sundblad and the district's non-professional personnel received 0.75 percent raises at Monday night's board meeting."What we generally do is mirror the teachers' salary, and the teachers got 0.75 percent," Sundblad said.The ...

LWVCC to print voter guide

The League of Women Voters of the Copper Country (LWVCC) in cooperation with the Daily Mining Gazette, will be printing the Voter Guide again this year. The scheduled publishing date for the Voter Guide to published is Tuesday, October 18.Letters to 236 Candidates from Houghton and Keweenaw ...

Square with the house

LAKE LINDEN - A former Lake Linden-Hubbell Public Schools Board of Education member gave a donation to the district equal to the amount that would have been owed in back taxes to the district for a structure he built on a Schoolcraft Township campground.Kevin Codere gave the district $363.06, ...

First responders recognized: Ceremony honors those lost in 9/11

HOUGHTON - Michigan House of Representatives honored recently fallen Beartown firefighters James Shelifoe, Jr. and Alan Swartz Thursday at the house's annual Sept. 11 commemoration ceremony honoring those lost in 2001 and recognizing first responders serving in Michigan communities today.Chris ...

CCHPC to host Project Homeless Connect

HOUGHTON - The Copper Country Homeless Prevention Coalition will host a Project Homeless Connect event on Thursday, September 15 at the Hope Fellowship Church in Houghton, John Niemela, chair of the CCHPC said."The event is for people who are homeless, about to become homeless, or are facing ...

10 things to know today

By The Associated PressYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. PNEUMONIA DIAGNOSIS FUELS QUESTIONS ABOUT CLINTON'S HEALTHFor weeks, the Democratic presidential candidate dismissed questions about her health as little more than a ...

Pipeline project blocked

BISMARCK, N.D. - Supported by the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, the Standing Rock Sioux's effort to block a four-state oil pipeline got a lifeline when the federal government temporarily stopped the project, a move some say likely may forever change the way all energy infrastructure projects ...

Mass City woman arrested for car theft

ONTONAGON - A Mass City woman was arraigned in 98th District Court for allegedly driving away a missing car in Ontonagon after being arrested wt. the car downstate.Candi Finley, 38, is charged with unlawful driving away of an automobile.The car, a 2013 Dodge Dart, was reported stolen in ...

Sheriff offers distracted driver stats

HOUGHTON - The Houghton County Sheriff's Department wants to educate and remind motorists to keep school buses and children safe while on the roads.Dristacted driving can be as much of a hazard as driving while intoxicated.The department, in its campaign, "Just Drive" to protect school ...

Schultz: I’m not a racist – Yik Yak student speaks out

HOUGHTON - A former Michigan Technological University student expelled from the university after a social media post investigated as threatening broke his silence Thursday with a press conference as part of an effort to clear his name.Matthew Schultz, 22, who filed a suit in federal court ...

10 things to know today

By The Associated PressYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. NORTH KOREA SAYS IT CONDUCTED 'HIGHER LEVEL' NUCLEAR WARHEAD TESTPyongyang trumpets that it can build "at will" an array of stronger, smaller and lighter nuclear ...

MDEQ fields questions on Warden Electric

L'ANSE -- Michigan Department of Environmental Quality officials fielded a battery of questions about the L'Anse Warden Electric Company Wednesday, primarily from Friends of the Land of the Keweenaw.Ideally FOLK would like to see the L'Anse power plant run on natural gas, which produces less ...

KBIC Summer Youth Conservation Corps work with DNR

BARAGA -- Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Tribal Council last month heard from Summer Youth Conservation Corps students who'd recently worked on projects led by members of the tribe's Natural Resources Department and the Superior Watershed Partnership.This year's inter-related projects were ...

Laurium wants to improve Public Works fleet

LAURIUM - The village of Laurium has an aging fleet of Department of Public Works vehicles, and village officials are hoping voters will approve a millage request on the Nov. 8 ballot to improve the fleet.Ed Vertin, Laurium village administrator, said the proposal is for an increase of 2.5 ...

10 things to know today

By The Associated PressYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:1. TRUMP, CLINTON TANGLE OVER SECURITYThe candidates confront their key weaknesses in a national security forum, with the Republican defending his preparedness to be ...