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10 Things to Know Today: May 23, 2017

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By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. EXPLOSION AT CONCERT BEING TREATED AS TERROR ATTACK The blast at an arena in northern England during an Ariana Grande show kills at least 19 people and injures ...

Planting flags: Placement falls on Armed Services Day

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HOUGHTON – Armed Forces Day was greeted Saturday by Paul Smigowski of the Marine Corps League Keweenaw Detachment, No. 1016, at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Portage Township. Smigowski was at the cemetery to instruct volunteers in the proper way to place American flags on veterans’ graves. ...

Firefighter hurt in Iron Mtn. blaze: Mobil/BK building a total loss

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IRON MOUNTAIN — An Iron Mountain firefighter escaped serious injury after being trapped by a partial building collapse Saturday while responding to a blaze that destroyed the EZ Stop Mobil gas station and Burger King on South Stephenson Avenue. The firefighter, who was not identified, was ...

AmeriCorps project spruces up beach

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HANCOCK — Whether they’re on the swings, playing volleyball or walking along the water, people who come to Hancock Beach this summer should notice a better beach. Superior AmeriCorps members and others from the community participated in a cleanup of the beach Saturday morning and ...

Clarks make memorial fund: KCF fund to support Dial Help

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HANCOCK — The Clark family of Hancock has established a new memorial fund with the Keweenaw Community Foundation in honor of their son Ryan, according to a release from the KCF. The purpose of the Kenneth Ryan Clark Memorial Fund is to provide ongoing financial support to one of the ...

Lake Linden raises its pay for part-time police

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LAKE LINDEN — Lake Linden could be better able to recruit part-time officers for the busier summer months. The Village Council Thursday approved Chief Thomas Rosemurgy’s request to pay $18 an hour to part-time officers through the end of the fiscal year. Rosemurgy said Lake Linden ...

A in economics

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Sue Johnson photo The Jeffers High School graduating class played a final prank on the school district by placing the Jeffers High School on Craigslist for sale for $100 — teachers included.

Public can comment on planned power plant in Baraga County

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By VANESSA DIETZ vdietz@mininggazette.com Upper Michigan Energy Resources Corp. plans to provide electricity to the Upper Peninsula will be the topic of informational meetings this week in Baraga and Marquette counties, where new natural gas-fueled generation facilities will be constructed in ...

Ontonagon’s rookie robotics team competes at worlds

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ONTONAGON — For members of the Ontonagon High School Gladiator Robotics team, getting assistance from other teams helped them move through the FIRST robotics competitions to the world competition in St. Louis, Missouri, according to Jon Ollila. Ollila, who is assistant coach of the ...

State tourism continues to grow

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MARQUETTE — As Michigan’s travel and tourism industry continues to grow, state officials continue their search for better ways to market the area, such as an updated website and advertising campaigns focused more on passions, rather than just destinations. In 2016 Michigan invested $12.9 ...

10 Things to Know Today: May 22, 2017

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By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WITH HOPES FOR PEACE UNCERTAIN, TRUMP LANDS IN ISRAEL The Republican makes his first visit to the flashpoint region with few concrete ideas of solving a problem ...

Going Dark? Disputed assessment for new store

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OSCEOLA TOWNSHIP — A dispute between Osceola Township and the owners of the new hardware store opening in the township over the value of the building is ongoing at the state Tax Tribunal level. The Campioni’s True Value Hardware, located on U.S. 41, is opening on Wednesday. The building ...

Sportsmen’s Club teaches local youths hunter safety

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Houghton-Keweenaw 4-H, in partnership with the Lake Linden-Hubbell Sportsmen’s Association, offered a hunter’s safety course to Houghton and Keweenaw County youth this spring, according to Anne Kretschmann, Michigan State University Extension 4-H coordinator for Houghton and Keweenaw ...

Experience the Keweenaw

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This Memorial Day weekend, many people in the Copper Country will be outdoors, and the people at the Portage Health Foundation have organized many activities to make the weekend fun and healthy. Kevin Store, PHF executive director, said the Foundation in partnership with other groups and ...

Honor Flight: Military service a small-town value

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Doug Morin said volunteering for the U.S. Army at age 17 wasn’t shocking back in 1953 in Stanton Township, near Houghton. “It was a small town. Everybody went in for the Second World War,” he said. “Lots when off to be soldiers, some got killed.” Morin, who ...

Awarding teachers is difficult task

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HANCOCK — Copper Country Intermediate School District Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) Chairwoman Cindy Figures said selecting winners for the Special Education Dinner Awards can be a difficult task. The process begins with nomination forms, which are emailed to special education teachers, ...

One man’s vision expands the Copper Country

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As the Copper Country began to climb out of the Great Depression in 1936, it emerged with a more diverse economy than when the depression began. Funded largely by federal programs, in less than three years, the Copper Country appeared on the national scene as one of America’s premier tourist ...

Quincy smelter dedicated as a historic landmark

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RIPLEY — The former Quincy Smelting Works site has been recognized as historic because of its uniqueness. On Friday the site received a dedication as a historic landmark. Ivor Anderson, trustee of ASM International, made the dedication and presented a brass plaque indicating the site’s ...

Engineer outlines county road projects

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The Ontonagon County Road Commission (OCRC) ended the winter snow removal season financially strong. This past winter started with what many thought was going to be a heavy snow year, but ended as what would be considered a ‘mild winter.’ “Our expenditures for this past winter were ...