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Qualified workforce good for economy

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HANCOCK — The passage of the millage proposal to fund career and technical education (CTE) through the Copper Country Intermediate School District (CCISD) will not only benefit participating students, but it also will benefit the community as a whole, according to Tina MacKenzie, secretary of ...

Yik Yak student received $42K

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HOUGHTON (AP) — A former Michigan Technological University student has been awarded more than $42,000 compensation after agreeing to settle his lawsuit against the school over an alleged internet threat against black people. Matthew Schultz filed an agreement to settle the case in June, but ...

B&E call leads to pot operation

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LAURIUM — The Laurium Police Department responded to a complaint of a breaking and entering in progress on Calumet Street at 11:55 p.m. Monday, reported by a neighbor who heard breaking glass, and saw a person near the scene, according to a written statement from the police ...

Crowd goes batty: Rapt audience at bat program

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HOUGHTON — There are many misconceptions about bats, and Ian Ableson came to Houghton Wednesday to clear up some of them. Ableson, who is from the Organization for Bat Conservation in Pontiac, Michigan, gave a presentation in the community room at the Portage Lake District Library. The room ...

Tori business hit by road projects

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HANCOCK — The Hancock tori has been around for more than 20 years, but this year participation by both vendors and customers has dropped significantly. Sandy Soring, spokeswoman for the tori, said the construction on Quincy Street last year, and on Front Street this year, has probably ...

Lakeshore Ave. to reopen to traffic

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HOUGHTON — Lakeshore Drive should soon be reopened to traffic, City Manager Eric Waara said Wednesday. The east end of Lakeshore Drive has been paved, with another layer yet to be added. “We wanted to just put the bottom course down, let the construction happen, then put the top ...

Break-in through gate at Hancock Beach

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HANCOCK — Hancock Police Lt. Jerry Hiltunen is asking for information regarding an illegal entry at the Hancock Beach, which occurred sometime between 10 p.m. Tuesday night and 2:35 a.m. Wednesday morning. During a routine patrol Wednesday, officers discovered that the lock securing the ...

Biofuel plant construction set to begin

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ONTONAGON — Thousands of construction workers could be employed next year to begin constructing a new biorefinery plant in the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan. “That should be happening soon,” said Brian Buckta, SynSel Energy senior vice-president administration. “Ontonagon will ...

Jazz Central back at Central Mine

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KEWEENAW COUNTY — The third annual Jazz Central music festival is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday at Central Mine, just off of U.S. 41 in Keweenaw County. The event will take place in the main parking lot near the visitor’s center. Jazz Central will feature live music by Denny McKaig and the ...

Stamp sand research project wins national competition

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LAKE LINDEN — Fresh off winning a nationwide competition, the three Lake Linden High School ninth-graders on Lake Linden’s eCYBERMISSION team are making another run. Siona Beaudoin, Beau Hakala and Gabe Poirier won first place in June at the national competition, sponsored by the U.S. ...

Funds help old town become self-sufficient

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CENTRAL MINE — Keweenaw County’s Central Mine ended operations on Aug. 1, 1894, and miners and their families began leaving the company town for employment elsewhere, most commonly in Houghton County. Through the efforts of a handful of dedicated people, however, the town of Central, which ...

Homeless shelter plan moves forward

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Plans for Hope House Homeless Shelter continue to move forward, despite board member resignations, as details get ironed out. The proposed shelter would rotate weekly among area churches to serve residents of Houghton, Keweenaw and Baraga counties. So far, one church is on board. “Tuesday ...

Chassell Township posts surveys

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CHASSELL — Chassell Township is seeking residents’ input on two issues with online surveys posted last month. One survey asks whether medical marijuana facilities should be allowed within the township. The other asks for residents' feedback regarding the township's five-year recreation ...

Cross-country skiing grants available

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HANCOCK — The Keweenaw Cross Country Skiing Endowment Advisory Committee of the Keweenaw Community Foundation (KCF) is now accepting applications for its annual granting cycle. $2,586.14 is available from the Keweenaw Cross Country Skiing Endowment Fund for local organizations supporting ...

Ex-FU students plead to gun burglary

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MARQUETTE — Two former Finlandia University students pleaded guilty last week in U.S. District Court to stealing firearms from Northwoods Trading Post in December. Juan Pereyra and Alexander Santiago pleaded guilty to stealing a firearm from a licensed dealer. The theft charge carries a ...

Rock Camp Concert Solo

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Garrett Neese/Daily Mining Gazette Jenna Sulisz sings a solo number during the PJ Olsson’s Rock Camp concert at the Rozsa Center in Houghton Saturday.