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Finlandia students volunteer for MLK Day

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HANCOCK — To celebrate Martin Luther King Day, more than 100 Finlandia University students fanned out to 17 local sites to do community service. This is the second year Finlandia has held a service day on MLK Day. In addition to the service sites and guest speaker, the university also added ...

CCISD well represented at UP regional competition

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HANCOCK — Sixty-three students from the Copper Country Intermediate School District’s (CCISD) Career and Technical Education program recently traveled by bus to Marquette for the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) UP regional competition. Of the 63 CCISD students who ...

H-PT Schools District seeking approval of $10.9M bond issue

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HOUGHTON — An election for a $10.895 million bond for improvements at Houghton-Portage Township Schools will be on the May 2 ballot. The Houghton-Portage Township Schools Board approved the referendum asking district taxpayers for permission to issue bonds at its monthly meeting ...

Revolving loans for economic growth explained

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ONTONAGON — Northern Initiatives manages many state revolving loans including those in Ontonagon County, a representative told one of his clients last week. "We're glad to be involved in Ontonagon County," said Dale Cook the company's commercial lender, addressing the Ontonagon County ...

KBIC vote totals down in latest tribal election

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BARAGA — Keweenaw Bay Indian Community received a detailed analysis of voting patterns in the December election at a recent meeting. Forty-seven percent of eligible voters cast ballots in the Dec. 17 general election. Four of the council’s 12 seats are up for re-election each year, two ...

10 things to know today – Tues., Jan. 17, 2017

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. HOW TRUMP PAID HOMAGE TO KING'S LEGACY After roiling the waters in a spat with civil rights figure John Lewis, the president-elect hosts the eldest son of Martin Luther King Jr. on ...

Poll: Young Americans fear their lives will be worse off post-Trump

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NEW YORK — As Donald Trump approaches his inauguration, young Americans have a deeply pessimistic view about his incoming administration, with young blacks, Latinos and Asian Americans particularly concerned about what's to come in the next four years. That's according to a new GenForward ...

100 march in cold in support of health care law

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HOUGHTON — About 100 people gathered on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge Sunday for a rally in support of the Affordable Care Act. William Keith, vice chairman for policy and resolutions for the Houghton County Democratic Party, said it was one of many such rallies taking place all over the ...

Walker: ‘I’d be dead’ without Obamacare

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HOUGHTON — Doreen Gebbia is able to get treatment for cancer because of the Affordable Care Act, and she’s worried if it’s repealed or significantly changed by Congress and President-elect Donald Trump, she could lose her coverage. Gebbia, who was with about 100 people gathered Sunday ...

Big turnout for free skiing day at Swedetown Trails

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CALUMET TOWNSHIP — A record crowd turned out for Swedetown Trails’ fifth annual Winter Trails Day Sunday. The event, suggested locally by Cross Country Sports, is part of a larger national event including various ski hills and resorts. The usual $10 daily fee was waived for the ...

KBIC extends U.S. Oil contract

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BARAGA — The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community extended its contract with U.S. Oil to supply gas and diesel fuel to its three gas stations on the L’Anse Indian Reservation. The Pines Convenience Center contract was extended six years so it will coincide with the BP station down the road ...

Houghton County looking at brownfield progress

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HOUGHTON — In order to facilitate state aid for brownfield redevelopment, Houghton County is looking at creating an inventory of properties and seeking members for its brownfield board. All townships, cities and villages in the county have received a letter asking for a list of properties ...

KBIC to start bay trail

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BARAGA — The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community is working with the state and village to start a trail around the bay. Last week, the tribal council decided to sign the Michigan Economic Development Corporation grant agreement to build a 1.5 mile non-motorized trail from the Sand Point ...

Rally: Obamacare repeal would ‘make America sick again’

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WARREN, Mich. — Repeal of the Affordable Care Act would affect hundreds of thousands of Michiganians negatively and must not be allowed to proceed, a former presidential candidate, Democratic congressional leader and many of Michigan’s Democratic congressional delegation implored thousands ...

Pigs N Heat to include raffles

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HOUGHTON — Pigs N Heat will have several prizes to award this year during the annual hockey game. This year, the game will take place at the Michigan Tech Student Development Complex.  Michigan Tech, a large supporter of the charity, is donating the ice time, as well as a sky box. The SDC ...

Senate takes first step to repeal ‘Obamacare’

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate early Thursday passed a measure to take the first step forward on dismantling President Barack Obama’s health care law, responding to pressure to move quickly even as Republicans and President-elect Trump grapple with what to replace it with. The nearly ...

Book signing at Finlandia

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Local author Kristin Neva is holding a book signing for her novel “Snow Country” from 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 18 at Finlandia’s North Winds Bookstore. The book is part of the Copper Island series, which explores themes of Christianity, suffering, forgiveness and intimacy. The books take ...

Pigs N Heat, community support each other

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HOUGHTON — Local community members have always been generous in supporting the Pigs N Heat charity. Lt. Nick Roberts of the Houghton Police Department said it is an honor to put on the annual games. “This is our opportunity — and the fire departments’ opportunity — to give back to ...

MTU professor joins scientists opposing hunt

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Michigan Technological University professor emeritus and noted wolf researcher Rolf Peterson has joined a group of scientists who have signed a letter opposing the new Michigan law that will allow wolf hunting recently signed by Gov. Rick Snyder. While the letter focuses on the possibility ...