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South Range may rework ordinance

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SOUTH RANGE — Discussing village rental and zoning ordinances and future budgetary concerns, the village council broached new areas of focus at their Thursday meeting. Currently addressing blight ordinances, the council may soon be reworking village rental and zoning ordinances. An area ...

Walking for suicide prevention

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L’ANSE — More than 130 people walked through downtown L’Anse on Saturday to raise awareness of suicide prevention programs and financial support for them as part of the 5th annual Suicide Prevention Walk organized by Baraga County Communities That Care (BCCTC). About $7,000 was raised and ...

Autism Safety Day on Sept. 29

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HOUGHTON — Autism Safety Day will enable children on the autism spectrum, their families, as well as other students with disabilities to socialize with emergency personnel in a non-emergency environment. The event is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at Houghton Elementary ...

DNR advisory council to meet

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PORCUPINE MOUNTAINS — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources Western Upper Peninsula Citizens' Advisory Council is scheduled to meet at a special time Wednesday at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in Ontonagon County. The council meeting will be from 3-5 p.m. Eastern time ...

Coding classes offered to youth

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HOUGHTON — The Department of Computer Science at Michigan Tech is offering local middle and high school students hands-on instruction in the basics of computer programming and computer science. Starting Saturday, Copper Country Coders meets from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays during the ...

Sun, Fun: Tech students enjoy K-Day fun in Chassell

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CHASSELL — Michigan Tech students descended on Centennial Park and the downtown for the 2018 K-day (Keweenaw day) Friday. The Tech tradition gives students a chance to learn about groups and activities on campus. Normally held at McLain State Park, festivities were moved to Chassell due to ...

Giving hope: Day of Hope raises spirits for cancer survivors

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HOUGHTON — Whether you’re a survivor, family member, caregiver or neighbor, events like the Day of Hope are important, said cancer survivor Mary Zanoni. “Cancer is hard, and we need hope,” she said. The American Cancer Society event was held Aug. 18 at the Rozsa Center. This was ...

Modern technology used to dig a 100 year-old trench

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HOUGHTON — Construction of a replica World War I firing trench began Friday morning on the southeast corner of U.S. 41 and MacInnes Drive on the Michigan Technological University. While the infamous trenches of the Great War were dug by soldiers using shovels, the World War I & Copper ...

KBIC excited by opportunity to begin construction on halfway house

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L’ANSE — Members of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) celebrated the beginning of construction of a new, yet-to-be-named halfway house in L’Anse on Thursday afternoon. “I’m sure that many of us here have been affected in some way by substance abuse,” said KBIC Vice ...

Snyder authorizes $3.7 million FEMA match

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HOUGHTON COUNTY — The state of Michigan will help cover the 25 percent local match required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Now authorized to match approximately $3.7 million, the move by Governor Rick Snyder will aid the local municipalities of Gogebic, Houghton and ...

Smoke, no fire: Microwave causes emergency call in Trimountain

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TRIMOUNTAIN — An emergency call early Thursday afternoon was caused by a quickly-resolved culinary incident. Area fire departments quickly responded to reports of smoke in a home on Sixth Street. Fortunately, the responsible microwave was located and resulted in no flames reported or hoses ...

UPSET offers rare look into battle against drug-making

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ZEBA — Representatives from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) presented information about how they work in the community to fight drug abuse to members and leaders of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) on Thursday night at the ...

Sixth Street intersection sees traffic light upgrades

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CALUMET TOWNSHIP — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has made a number of changes and upgrades to the intersection of U.S. 41, Sixth Street and Lake Linden Avenue, which include updating signal lights and change lanes. The right lane of Sixth Street approach to U.S. 41 ...

Appeal denied: FEMA rejects Gov. Snyder’s appeal

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HOUGHTON COUNTY — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has denied the individual assistance appeal for Father's Day flood damage to homes and businesses in Houghton, Gogebic and Menominee Counties. The agency approved aid for public assistance earlier in the summer but denied the ...