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Beach Warning: Signs in Lake Linden advise visitors of contamination

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LAKE LINDEN — The Lake Linden Village Council approved complying with Western Upper Peninsula Health Department recommendations for signage to be placed on the Lake Linden beach area regarding contaminated soil and sediment, as well as placing a rinsing station by the beach pavilion, at its ...

State Police open house for 100 years at Calumet Post

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CALUMET — The Michigan State Police is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and the Calumet Post joined the celebration on Friday with an open house. “We’re holding the open house here so we have the community come in and celebrate with us,” said Lt. Randy Danison. “Have ...

D-I-V-O-R-C-E Emu-Style

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A while back I promised updates from Tanglewood Farm when warranted. I suppose the continuing domestic strife between Satchemu and his mate, Dolly, justifies that promise. In case you’re new to Tales from Tanglewood, I have a farm which is the animal equivalent of the Isle of Misfit Toys. ...

Fort Wilkins dig adds bits of knowledge to historical record

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COPPER HARBOR — While most visitors to the Fort Wilkins State Park are probably unaware of it, the park is actually of national historical significance for several reasons. The Lake Superior copper district is where America’s first mineral rush occurred, six years before the California ...

Green Bay man gets prison in drug case

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HOUGHTON — A Green Bay man arrested in an Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) bust was sentenced to up to five years in prison in Houghton County Circuit Court Thursday. Fountaine Gordon, 38, was sentenced to 30 months to five years in prison for attempted ...

Houghton dips into its cash to balance budget

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HOUGHTON — The Houghton City Council approved a $12.7 million budget for the coming fiscal year at its meeting Wednesday. At $3.7 million, the general fund budget is a more than 5 percent increase over last year reflecting the council’s desire to spend down some of the city’s cash ...

Campus dealer takes plea deal

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HOUGHTON — A Grand Rapids man pleaded guilty to delivery of marijuana in a plea agreement in Houghton County Circuit Court Thursday. Jon Ettinger, 19, had two identical charges dismissed of the four-year felony, as well as a misdemeanor charge of trespassing on Michigan Technological ...

2nd meeting set on fate of old Ontonagon school

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ONTONAGON — Ontonagon Village is having a second public town hall meeting on the fate of the old Ontonagon school next week. The topic is complicated. The village is considering acquiring the property, which will otherwise be put up for tax sale, and is open to community suggestions on ...

Students explore underwater at Isle Royale

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DOLLAR BAY — The Student Organization of Aquatic Robotics (SOAR) began at Dollar Bay High School in 2011, and according to Matt Zimmer, it is a program students enjoy and learn from. Zimmer, who is DBHS math and science teacher, and SOAR instructor, said students just returned from a trip ...

SOAR students learn how to use brain tool

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DOLLAR BAY — For Meg Keranen getting involved with the Dollar Bay High School Student Organization of Aquatic Robotics (SOAR) program was something she wanted to do before she even got to high school Keranen, who was SOAR assistant director for the 10th-grade class, said she heard about ...

Moment of Silence on Tech Campus

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Garrett Neese/Daily Mining Gazette Behrouz Khoshbakt Irdmousa, president of the Iranian Community at Michigan Technological University, leads the crowd in a moment of silence Tuesday to honor the victims of recent terrorist attacks in Manchester, London, Tehran and elsewhere.

Summerfest replacing Seafood Fest

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HOUGHTON — After more than 30 years, the Houghton Rotary Seafood Fest fundraiser has been relegated to the pages of history. The Rotary, however, has moved on to something else, somewhere else and sometime else. U.P. Summerfest will take place at the Dee Stadium on the waterfront June 30 ...

2 for 1: Plea cancels trials on drug charges

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HOUGHTON — A Detroit man reached a plea agreement in 12th Circuit Court Wednesday that could potentially avoid trials on drug charges in Baraga and Houghton counties. Breon Garner, 26, pleaded no contest in Baraga County Circuit Court to delivery of less than 50 grams of a substance ...

MSUE adds tourism job: Baraga County approves $40K after request

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BARAGA — Tourism and community development in the western Upper Peninsula will be the focus of a new position in L'Anse. In response to a Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) request, the Baraga County Board offered to provide it a total of $40,000 annually, partially in the form of ...