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Massive Road Project: January meeting to outline College Avenue plan

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HOUGHTON — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will hold a meeting in January to provide more details on the road reconstruction and turn lane installation project to be done on College Avenue. Slated for 2021, the project will include the installation of a left turn lane on ...

CTE cyber students get ahead playing computer games

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HOUGHTON — Students in the cybersecurity course run through the Career and Technical Education center have been learning about computers, networks and how to protect them since the beginning of the year. The inaugural class meets at Michigan Technological University (MTU) and was developed ...

Fresh horses: Garth Brooks tribute band in concert

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Fresh Horses, a Garth Brooks tribute band, will be bringing country music hits and charm to the Calumet Theater this weekend with one performance beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 1. Les Smith, the front-man for Fresh Horses, is a long-time Garth Brooks fan and has seen him live in concert many ...

Medical condition linked to crash

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CALUMET — A Calumet man died after he suffered a medical emergency Thursday night while driving, leading to a two-car crash. About 5:15 p.m., Jeffrey Ruona, 56, had lost control of his vehicle and accelerated, leaving the roadway, the Michigan State Police said in a release. His vehicle ...

UPPCO to refund ratepayers

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MARQUETTE — Upper Peninsula Power Company customers will see their monthly bills reduced by an additional $3.50 for the next six months. Under a Michigan Public Service Commission ruling on Nov. 21, UPPCO will return a total of $1,668,691 to its electric customers, according to an MPSC ...

Fear of food shortage becomes reality

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The Lake Superior mining district communities were very frail frontier establishments in the 1840s. Their only lifeline was Lake Superior which then, like now, was prone to violent temper tantrums. Severe storms on the Lake during late spring, and throughout summer, were not a cause for alarm, ...

Laurium man gets prison for OWI crash causing injuries

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EAGLE RIVER — A Laurium man will serve prison time for a July drunk-driving crash that injured two people in the car he hit. Devin Joyal, 23, was sentenced to 18 months to five years for two counts of operating while intoxicated - causing serious injury. Two charges of reckless driving ...

Ontonagon River to be featured on postage stamp

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IRONWOOD, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan river will be featured in a new set of postage stamps highlighting scenic rivers. The Ontonagon River in the Upper Peninsula will be one of 12 stamps to be released in 2019. The stamp shows a branch of the river in Gogebic County. Sections of the ...

Hard Thing Rule will help raise kids who won’t quit

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The best indicator of success in life is not talent or test scores. The best indicator falls under a term often refered to as “grit.” Grit is resilience, stick-to-it-iveness and pushing past quitting points. Angela Duckworth’s brief definition of grit is simply: “Perseverance and ...

Managing holiday stress is by no means easy

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As a child, the holiday season was magical. Memories of the goodies baking, cutting a tree, and watching the annual holiday cartoons are still fresh. I know that I never slept on Christmas Eve because I was listening for jingle bells, footsteps on the roof and that infamous red-nose sighting ...

Houghton to post draft of rec plan

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HOUGHTON — A draft of Houghton’s recreation plan will be available on the city’s website in early December. The council set a public hearing for the plan for its Jan. 9 meeting. The plan will be posted to the city’s website 30 days prior to the meeting. The recreation plan, also a ...

Hancock High sees significant increase in fund balance

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HANCOCK — The Hancock Public Schools received good news from its 2018 audit, when it demonstrated a fund balance of $418,356, and increase of $118,142 over the 2016-17 fund balance. Superintendent Kip Beaudoin said that is a significant increase, and the highest fund balance the school system ...

Cheer Club collection begins

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HOUGHTON — December is almost here, and once again the Daily Mining Gazette Cheer Club is collecting toys for families in need of a little holiday cheer. The Gazette traditionally partners with the Hancock Salvation Army for the collection each year. “It's a tradition that we want to ...

Turbine blaze at UPPCO site: Fire starts during installation

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HOUGHTON — The Adams Township Fire Department was called to the UPPCO plant on Canal Road on Wednesday morning in response to a fire that broke out in the combustion turbine that was being installed. “We were called on standby,” Fire Chief Dan Coponen said. There were no injuries ...

Dashboard numbers for Houghton strong

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HOUGHTON — Houghton’s state performance dashboard will show results largely similar to the year before. The council approved the dashboard report, which will be posted on the city’s website at cityofhoughton.com. Houghton posted positive progressions in four areas, neutral in six ...

VA town hall focused on HCMCF deferment

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CALUMET — At a Wednesday town hall at the National Guard Readiness Center in Calumet, representatives from the Oscar G. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Iron Mountain addressed the issue of deferring VA admissions from the Houghton County Medical Care Facility (HCMCF). Brad ...

MSP warns motorists to stop for school buses

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CALUMET — The Michigan State Police Calumet Post is reminding motorists of a law for them to stop for school buses when its red lights are flashing. “This is in response to a the increase in complaints received regarding motorists passing school buses with the flashing red lights ...