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10 things to know today: Thursday, July 7, 2016

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. MOTORIST FATALLY SHOT BY POLICE IN MINNESOTAThe 32-year-old man was inside a car with a woman and a child in a suburb of St. Paul and authorities are also investigating video which ...

Township deputy clerk seeks move up

CHASSELL TOWNSHIP - Chassell Township's current deputy clerk is looking to fill the top spot.Lynn Gierke is running for the clerk position. She would replace June Michaelson, who is not running for another term.Gierke has been working as deputy clerk for three years. She has also worked as an ...

More than a museum

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University's Beaumier Upper Peninsula Heritage Center (BUPHC) offers a unique perspective that does not confine itself to the pursuit of history of the area, but focuses on a continuing cultural legacy forged throughout the U.P.Daniel Truckey, who acts as both ...

Computer workshop teaches teachers

Teachers at all grade levels who want to learn how to bring computer science into their classrooms are invited to participate in a free three-day workshop at Michigan Technological University this summer.The workshop is scheduled for Aug. 15-17 at Michigan Tech in Houghton, Michigan. It is ...

Looking for bait shop? There’s an app for that

LANSING (AP) - Looking for a place to get bait for your next fishing trip? The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has a new Internet tool that can help.The web-based application is called the Retail Bait Shop Locator. It's embedded in a page on the DNR website that focuses on the ...

Returned to sender

MILTON, Fla. - John Saatio's latest escape was short-lived.Saatio, 35, was recaptured Sunday night by police in Florida, a day after he escaped from a transport van at a rest stop on I-10 in Santa Rosa County, located at the western end of the Florida panhandle.The Arkansas-based Inmate ...

Saatio escapes custody again

SANTA ROSA COUNTY, Fla. - John Wesley Saatio is on the run for a third time, after escaping from a state prison van traveling through Northwest Florida, Florida-based ABC affiliate WEAR reported Sunday.Saatio made his getaway from a prison van enroute to Houghton around 11 p.m. Saturday, after ...

CCISD lighting project nears completion

HANCOCK - The lighting conversion project for the Copper Country Intermediate School District Service Center on Hecla Street in Hancock is nearly complete, according to George Stockero, CCISD superintendent."We used to have have four lights in most places, or three. We're down to two in most ...

CTC consists of phases

HOUGHTON - The goal of Communities That Care is to implement processes that result in better, healthier communities where children grow up with more hope, more opportunities, and better outcomes.There are five phases employed through CTC, Ginny Machiela, CTC coalition coordinator for Houghton ...

Local police urge caution in using holiday fireworks

HOUGHTON - The Houghton Police Department is reminding people to be careful while using fireworks when enjoying Independence Day festivities.Houghton Police Lt. Nick Roberts advises having fun but using precautions when handling and setting off fireworks."We have small towns here. If you shoot ...

Prevent illness with food safety

HANCOCK - Taking extra food-safety precautions to avoid illness makes for an enjoyable Fourth of July holiday celebration."Food safety should be an integral part of all community and family gatherings this summer," said Lynne Madison, director of Western Upper Peninsula Health Department ...

Stay out of ‘danger zone’

By VANESSA DIETZvdietz@mininggazette.comHANCOCK - United States Department of Agriculture says the danger zone for food to spoil is the temperature range between 40 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit.At those temperatures, food-borne bacteria can grow rapidly to dangerous levels that can cause illness. ...

Career Tech students show automotive skills

HANCOCK - Career and Technical Education (CTE) Automotive students attended the Automotive Student Skills Challenge recently held at Northern Michigan University's Jacobetti Complex, Shawn Kolbus, CTE director, announced at the June Copper Country Intermediate School District Board meeting.The ...

10 things to know today: Friday, July 1, 2016

By The Associated PressYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. TURKISH SECURITY FORCES KILL MASTERMIND OF PREVIOUS BOMBINGAnkara flexes its muscle as it presses ahead with a probe into this week's suicide attack in Istanbul.2. ...

Airport receives $820K

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP - The Houghton County Memorial Airport will be better able to keep its runways safe during winter with a $820,000 Federal Aviation Administration grant.The money will help replace the airport's snowblower, which it received in 2004."It's a critical piece of equipment for ...

Yankee Doodle Dandy

Independence Day celebrations in the western Upper Peninsula offer plenty of fireworks, parades and other events to mark the birth of the nation.The highlight for many will be fireworks displays set for dusk in many communities during Fourth of July festivities.White Pine will have fireworks ...

10 things to know today: Thursday, June 30, 2016

By The Associated PressYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. RAIDS NET ISTANBUL AIRPORT SUSPECTSPolice detain 13 people - including three foreign nationals - in connection with the attack that killed more than 40 people at ...

Lyme disease threat up in UP

WASHINGTON - Lyme disease cases in the Upper Peninsula have increased in recent years, making it is essential to protect yourself and pets from ticks, according to the Western Upper Peninsula District Health Department.People heading out to enjoy the beauty of the U.P. should remember the ...

Prevention tips from WUPDHD

WASHINGTON - Whenever possible, avoid entering areas that are likely to be infested with ticks, such as wooded areas with abundant leaf-litter and grassy or brush dominated areas. If you are going to be in areas that may be tick infested, there are several ways you can protect yourself, ...