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Disease killing forest animals could strike U.P.

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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, ...

Embezzlement trial pushed back to May

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HOUGHTON — A South Range woman’s trial on a charge of committing a larceny at the bar where she worked has been pushed back to May. Sasha Anderson, 37, told police in December 2015 a man stole a large amount of money from the bar at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in South Range while ...

Stockero recognizes CCISD school board

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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 ...

Man in motorcycle chase pleads guilty

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HOUGHTON — A Houghton man pleaded guilty to fleeing police in April in Houghton County Circuit Court Wednesday. Rudolph Voght, 31, had been scheduled for a two-day trial starting Thursday. Voght fled police on his motorcycle after an attempted stop on Houghton Canal Road in April. He ...

CCISD is getting a new bus

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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

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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

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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 ...

School During Vacation: Students enjoy summer youth program at Tech

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HOUGHTON — Summer for many middle school and high school students is a time for not worrying about school, but some students actually chose to spend at least part of their vacation doing more school work. Liz Fujita, assistant director for Pre-College Outreach at Michigan Technological ...

Local Sister March: Show of support for national event

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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

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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, ...

New member on Ontonagon County Board

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ONTONAGON — Newly elected Ontonagon County Commissioner David Nykanen joined the board Tuesday after being sworn in by Clerk Stacy Preiss. Preiss said the county’s website at ontonagoncounty.org is up and running, and reminded everyone the county building will be closed until 1 p.m. ...

H-PT re-elects officers

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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 ...

Trump differs on House GOP tax, health care plans

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WASHINGTON — It came as news to most congressional Republicans, but turns out President-elect Donald Trump isn’t crazy about their tax plan and has a dramatically different goal for health coverage than they do. On health care, he declared that his approach after repealing the Affordable ...

Dianda Responds to Snyder’s State of the State Address

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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

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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 ...

10 things to know today – Wed., Jan. 18, 2017

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. EMBRACING CLEMENCY POWERS LIKE NEVER BEFORE Obama is planning more commutations after a dramatic move to cut short convicted leaker Chelsea Manning’s sentence. 2. WHAT’S AT STAKE ...

Missing: No reason for Hancock-area man’s disappearance

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HANCOCK — Kenneth Ryan Clark, 33, of the Hancock area, is missing, according to a release from the Houghton County Sheriff’s Office. Clark was last seen last Thursday night at around 11:30 p.m. Clark, who goes by Ryan, left home on foot sometime between 11:30 p.m. Thursday night ...

Living the Dream

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HOUGHTON — Michigan Technological University’s 28th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration took place Monday evening at the Memorial Union Ball Room, celebrating King’s legacy of justice, civil rights, and equality — work that is still being carried on today, 49 years after King was ...