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Virtual viewer doesn’t see trees

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Researchers at Michigan Technological University were hired by the Friends of the Huron Mountains (FOHM) to conduct a viewshed analysis of the wind farm proposed by Renewable Energy Systems (RES). In explaining the process, the researchers said they started the analysis in December 2018 and ...

Lake Linden wants residents run taps to avoid freeze-ups

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LAKE LINDEN — The warm weather this week hasn’t filtered down to pipes. The village issued a let-run order effective Monday to be continued until further notice. Village customers should let a faucet run with a stream the width of a pencil. The village will adjust the bill to an ...

Hancock School Board member steps down: Board failed Beaudoin

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HANCOCK — Friday afternoon, Hancock Public Schools Board of Education Trustee Paula Nutini submitted her resignation from the board, the same day superintendent Kipp Beaudoin announced his own resignation. Both resignations came a week after board President Kevin Kalinec stepped down. In ...

School’s vandalism looks like inside job, probe finds

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HANCOCK — Three months after a malicious destruction of property incident was reported to the Hancock City Police Department, the incident remains unsolved with no suspects. The incident involved a .177 caliber pellet gun. After an internal investigation, the Hancock Public Schools District ...

‘Life’s Dangers’

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The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) in Hancock is featuring artwork from local students throughout March to celebrate Youth Arts Month. Pictured here is “Life's Dangers” by Henry Johnson, a fourth-grade artist at CLK Elementary School.

PLDL, Hancock school libraries get hooked up

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HANCOCK — Coming up to the counter with books in tow, Janet Oyler of Hancock liked what she’d seen of the revamped Hancock School Public Library. “I pick up my grandson frequently, so now I might stop in,” she said Saturday. The library held an open house and book sale Friday and ...

Citizens group shows virtual future view of wind farm project

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The Friends of the Huron Mountains (FOHM) commissioned the creation of a map showing where wind turbines in a wind farm proposed for L’Anse Township would be visible. FOHM worked with researchers at Michigan Technological University (MTU) to create both a two-dimensional map and a ...

Citizens task force, cost estimates part of jail plan

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HOUGHTON — The Houghton County Board will consider recommendations at its meeting Tuesday to get cost estimates for potential replacements to the Houghton County Jail and form a citizen task force to discuss options for the jail. The board met Monday as a committee of the whole to discuss ...

Roof-damaged building closes Calumet street

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CALUMET — U.P. Architects and Engineering has designated the vacant former Family Dollar store building on Fifth Street dangerous after engineers inspected the structure on March 7. U.P. Architects also recommended the street remain cordoned off until the building can be made safe again, ...

Hunter becomes hunted if grey wolves delisted

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HOUGHTON — Under current federal law, wolves can only be killed to protect human life. That could change if the grey wolf is removed the the endangered species list. "I think it will benefit us,” said Dave Bahrman, director of the Upper Peninsula district of the Michigan Farm Bureau. ...

‘Heaven’s Lights’

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Provided image The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) in Hancock is featuring artwork from local students throughout March to celebrate Youth Arts Month. Pictured here is "Heaven's Lights" by Jenny Erickson, a ninth-grade artist at Hancock High School.

Turmoil in Hancock: Schools chief, another board member resign

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HANCOCK — Hancock Public Schools superintendent Kipp Beaudoin announced in an email that he has submitted his resignation, effective later this year. The email was obtained by the Daily Mining Gazette through an anonymous source who does not want to be named for fear of retaliation. “I ...

‘Fall on the Lake’

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Provided image The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) in Hancock is featuring artwork from local students throughout March to celebrate Youth Arts Month. Pictured here is “Fall on the Lake” by Eleanor Tchida, a ninth-grade artist at Hancock High School.

Feds considering moving grey wolves off endangered list

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HOUGHTON — Gray wolves in the lower 48 states could be removed from the endangered species list. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt announced the plan at a wildlife conference Wednesday. They point to the rebound in numbers for wolves, which were nearly exterminated in the mid-20th century ...

Range residents express plowing safety concerns

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SOUTH RANGE — Residents spoke about safety concerns surrounding the drivers of village snow removal vehicles at Thursday's Village Council meeting. Tim Korby, who lives on Whealkate Drive, said his wife was nearly hit by a dump truck last week when driving with their 4-year-old in the ...

Winter’s worth of snow weighs down on roofs

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HOUGHTON — The best time to clear snow off a roof is about 100 inches into the season, said Dan Riutta. The next-best time is now. “It’s a lot less costly and a lot easier to do, and it puts them in a better position going forward,” said Riutta, owner of Dan Riutta Contracting. ...

South Range Village Council appoints new clerk

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SOUTH RANGE — The South Range Village Council unanimously appointed Joe Morgan as new clerk Thursday to replace Jason Coffey, who resigned at February's regular meeting. "I'll view it as a way to serve the public," Morgan said during his interview. "I'm big into representing the community, ...

Buckling roof closes street in Calumet

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CALUMET — A section of Fifth Street was expected to remain closed Thursday night after a partial roof collapse earlier in the day at the former Family Dollar building. The roof showed signs of bowing last night before giving way around noon, said Brian Knight, co-owner of Calumet Floral, ...

Celebrating Youth Arts Month

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Provided image The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) in Hancock is featuring artwork from local students throughout March to celebrate Youth Arts Month. Pictured here is “Abandoned” by Lyric Halley, an artist at Dollar Bay High School.