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Heat on at OVHC special meeting

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ONTONAGON — The atmosphere at a special September meeting of the Ontonagon Village Housing Commission (OVHC) Board meeting Monday was set right at the pounding of the gavel. During the public comment period, Jackie Ernest questioned the board’s security deposit refund policy for her ...

Training trappers in Ontonagon County

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SILVER CITY — The Lake Superior Sportsman Club will hold its 8th Annual Trapping Workshop on Sept. 30 at its Ontonagon County facility. This workshop is open to the public at no cost. According to a Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) release, the workshop is for both experienced ...

H-PT referendum-funded capital project set to start

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HOUGHTON — Phases of the Houghton-Portage Township Schools’ capital project funded by a voter-approved bond issue referendum will begin shortly, a Johnson Controls representative told the board Monday night. Bob Graham, the on-site operations supervisor for Johnson Controls, said energy ...

Student aid counseling

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LANSING, Mich. – Michigan families and students looking for help paying for college should come to Michigan Tech’s Wood Gym on Wednesday at 9 a.m. for one of MI Student Aid’s new financial aid traveling one-stop shops visiting the Upper Peninsula this month, according to the Michigan ...

Several quality candidates offer to serve on H-PT Schools Board

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HOUGHTON — The Houghton-Portage Township Schools Board appointed its newest member Monday, unanimously choosing Amanda Massaway to fill a partial term. Massaway, who works in retail accounting, will serve out the term of Amy Schrank, who moved to Minnesota. “It blends both an ...

Dianda ready to listen to locals

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LANSING — State Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) will hold coffee and happy hours in House District 110 to give residents a chance to ask questions and share their concerns with him. “The good people of HD 110 hear me talking about what is going on in Lansing, and now I want to hear from ...

No injuries in Chassell crash

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Daver Karnosky/Daily Mining Gazette Police and emergency personnel clear the scene of a two-vehicle crash Monday afternoon on U.S. Route 41 just south of Broemer Road in Chassell. No injuries were reported in the accident, which involved a compact car, pictured here being loaded on a wrecker, ...

Mission gets funding to continue its mission

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CALUMET — New Beginnings Angel Mission of Calumet receives help from the Portage Lake United Church of Houghton and the Keweenaw Community Foundation (KCF), as well as other funds, according to Hailey Hart, communications coordinator of the KCF. The Angel Mission Free Store was founded in ...

Candidate visits Ontonagon GOP picnic

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ONTONAGON — Even when rain put a damper Friday on the Ontonagon Republican Party’s annual Fall Picnic, it didn’t stop 38th state Senate candidate Ed McBroom from meeting with attendees of the event. The Vulcan resident made the long trek to Ontonagon to listen to the concerns of the ...

Public hearing on utilities Tuesday in Marquette

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MARQUETTE — A public hearing will be held Tuesday by the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) at Northern Michigan University to solicit feedback from utilities, public interest groups, clean-energy businesses and concerned citizens, according to a release from the Upper Peninsula Power ...

Tech pushing again for H-STEM complex

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HANCOCK — Michigan Technological University's request for a new engineering and health technologies complex wasn't approved last year, but the university remains encouraged.  The project, which would include construction as well as renovation of an existing facility, would cover 60,000 to ...

New Hancock principal looking to shift focus

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HANCOCK — Hancock High School’s new principal, Ezekiel Oham, said he wants to expand the academic horizon to make the school resemble a magnate school. He would like to do this by including an increased focus on vocations, because not every student is cut out for college, something George ...

Discussing the needs for Michigan Tech in search

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HOUGHTON — Embracing technology. Doing outreach to the community. More opportunities for collaboration. Those were some of the characteristics wanted for Michigan Technological University's next president during a town hall meeting Thursday morning.  Julie Tea, partner with search firm ...

Anniversary upcoming for KNHP

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CALUMET — In the late 1980s and early 1990s, many people were working to create a national park to recognize the importance of the copper mining era in the Copper Country, and on Oct. 27, 1992, legislation passed creating the Keweenaw National Historical Park. On Sept. 22 and 23, the 25th ...

Tech health initiative has partners

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HANCOCK — The partnership with Central Michigan University has been one of the highlights of Michigan Technological University's human health initiative, Jason Carter said at Wednesday's Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance meeting. CMU established a satellite program on campus for those ...

Tech research project explores human health

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HANCOCK — In the early stages of Michigan Technological University’s strategic hiring initiatives, it opened a campuswide competition for areas to expand. Other parts of the campus looked to expand on existing strength. But kinesiologist Jason Carter, in conjunction with a biomedical ...

The benefits of using essential oils

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CHASSELL — Humans have been using extracts from various kinds of vegetation to treat various maladies, and Dr. Kemmy Taylor thinks essential oils are still important for health. Taylor, who is a practicing chiropractor with an office on U.S. 41 north of Chassell, said the quality of ...

Changing technology restricting broadband growth

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Keweenaw County resident Theresa Ahlborn has been urging the County Board to invest in bringing broadband internet to the county, particularly in the Bete Gris and Lac La Belle areas. At a recent Keweenaw County Board meeting, she said there are current providers willing to start their own ...