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KML’s financial future cloudy

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EAGLE RIVER — The future of the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge is looking bleak, because the facility cannot earn a profit and the county can no longer finance its operation. “At the end of this year, we will have $920,923 in our fund balance. That’s our savings account,” Don Piche, board ...

Telephone scam warning

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HANCOCK — A possible telephone scam is making the rounds in Hancock and Houghton regarding a request for money to support sports at Hancock Public Schools, about which Monica Healy wants people to be aware. Healy, who is Hancock Public Schools superintendent, said she received a call from a ...

Patient safety guideline change

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Due to increased occurrences of upper respiratory infection and influenza, UP Health System – Portage temporarily adopted the following visitation guideline for patient safety: • Anyone age 12 and younger will not be permitted • Only essential visitors will be permitted • If ill, ...

BAC seeking photographs

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ESCANABA—Any Upper Peninsula resident inspired by the U.P. can submit photos to the Bonifas Arts Center (BAC) photography competition now through March 4 at noon. The winners’ photographs will be showcased at the BAC’s “The Inspiring U.P.” exhibit April 6 through May 4 with the ...

10 things to know today – Thurs., Feb. 16, 2017

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT’S BEEN INEVITABLE IN NEW ADMINISTRATIONS Every recent president has had a doomed Cabinet nomination or two, and after labor candidate Andrew Puzder’s withdrawal, Trump is ...

Drug bust in Ahmeek

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AHMEEK — Detectives from UPSET West executed a search warrant and served an arrest warrant on a home in Ahmeek Monday. During the search at 59 Bollman Avenue, according to a release from the Michigan State Police Calumet Post, police found marijuana, packaging, a scale and $2,000 in cash. ...

STEM success story featured at MTU Black History Month presentation

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HOUGHTON — As the first African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. from Michigan Technological University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics (MEEM), Robin Johnson-Cash was the featured speaker Tuesday at a Black History month presentation hosted by Tech’s Center for ...

County OKs $8.5M contract for Medical Facility remodel

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HOUGHTON — Construction on the Houghton County Medical Care Facility's remodel will be underway within a month. Administrator Tammi Lehto and project manager Jim Heikkinen updated the Houghton County Board on the project at its meeting Tuesday night. The board then signed a contract for ...

Speaker’s advice: Forge shield to protect weakness

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HOUGHTON — Robin Johnson-Cash spoke at Michigan Technological University’s Alumni Room of the Memorial Union Building on campus Tuesday evening. She was the featured speaker of Michigan Tech’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion’s Improved Social Justice Lecture Series. Johnson-Cash, ...

County dues support resource conservation and development

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L'ANSE — U.P. Resource Conservation and Development Council received dues Monday from the Baraga County Board, with two commissioners named to the council. "Without the support that we receive from the U.P. counties in the form of dues, we will not be able to sustain our council and will ...

Big swing to warm weather might stay around for a while

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HOUGHTON — As most residents of the Copper Country know, weather can quickly change during the winter, and that will be the case for the upcoming week, according to Jim Salzwedel, meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Negaunee Township. Salzwedel said temperatures will ...

Housing taxes still debated

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ONTONAGON — The decision on giving the village-owned Housing Commission a break on taxes has become an issue at Village Council meetings for the past four months. Once again it was brought up at Monday night’s meeting, and once again it was tabled to the next meeting. However, the end ...

Enterprise immerses students in real-world experiences

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HOUGHTON — Students at Michigan Technological University have opportunities for practical, real-world experience before they graduate, thanks to an enterprising initiative offered at the university. Tech’s Enterprise program allows students the opportunity to become part of ...

Baraga school report card is ‘very good’

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HOUGHTON — The Baraga Area Schools Board of Education approved the Annual Education report for last year when it met Monday. "Our overall report card was very good," said Superintendent Richard Sarau, noting the school received a B. "If you look at all the schools in the ISD (Copper Country ...

10 things to know today – Wed., Feb. 15, 2017

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. INVESTIGATIONS INTO RUSSIA TO CONTINUE AFTER FLYNN'S EXIT Democrats contend an independent investigation is the best way to answer questions about the Trump administration's ties to ...

State OKs mineral drilling in Porkies

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HOUGHTON — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) issued a use permit last week for exploratory drilling in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. Orvana Resources U.S. Corp., a subsidiary of Highland Copper, began exploratory drilling Feb. 4 on a square mile along the ...

Drilling produces outrage

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HOUGHTON — Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition (UPEC) members expressed outrage and frustration about mineral exploration in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness Park. “The DNR’s actions — allowing a mining company to conduct exploration drilling in the Porkies — will outrage a ...

Comment policy draws public’s ire

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ONTONAGON — The Village Council’s policy on public comment during meetings drew a wave of complaints from resident commenters. With reports from numerous residents being contacted by the Michigan State Police regarding open meeting laws and public comment, a number of village residents ...

LL-H board updated on MTSS

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LAKE LINDEN - Teachers updated the Lake Linden-Hubbell Schools Board on the progress of the Multi-Tiered Support System instituted last year. The program, which began in the elementary school last year, features data-based decision making aimed at improving behavioral and academic outcomes ...