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Trout camp scholarships available to local teens

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HOUGHTON — The Copper Country Chapter of Trout Unlimited is offering two scholarships for western U.P. teens to attend Youth Trout Camp in the Lower Peninsula. Open to ages 12-16, the camp will take place on June 24-28 at the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center on Higgins Lake. The ...

Adams considers bond extension to fund building upgrades, repairs

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PAINESDALE — The Adams Township school board met Wednesday approving a new co-op hockey agreement, discussing an in-school officer and pursuing a bond extension. The board is pursuing a bond extension intended to pay for needed instructional and facility projects and upgrades. The amount ...

Diverse Dialogues: CDI raises awareness throughout MTU campus

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Michigan Technology University’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) wraps up its pilot Diverse Dialogues series this month. The series is hosted by the Campus Diversity Educator, Amy Howard, as a way to provide opportunities for students, faculty and staff to have conversations about ...

Koubek choice draws praise

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HOUGHTON — Richard Koubek was a unanimous choice as Michigan Technological University's 10th president at a special Tech Board meeting Friday. Koubek comes from Louisiana State University, where he spent nine years, the past three as executive vice president and provost. He will become ...

UPSTART hosts feasibility forum

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BARAGA — The Upper Peninsula Solar Technical Assistance and Resource Team (UPSTART), hosted a community forum Thursday to discuss a potential community solar project at the Baraga Area Schools Library. The village of Baraga council members were there to evaluate the feasibility of the ...

An interesting pioneer of the copper district

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Throughout the more than a century of mining in the Lake Superior copper district, investors from one state often knew investors from another, and it was not at all uncommon for them to have business connections with one another, creating what we call today a network. Cyrus Mendenhall, of ...

Options available for Auxiliary

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GAY — Sherman Township Supervisor Rob Middlemis-Brown addressed the issue of the Gay Fire Department Auxiliary using the Sherman Township Hall for fundraising events, even though the events are for the sake or raising money for the fire department, are in violation of the law. “We sort ...

Blinded with science

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Jon Jaehnig/Daily Mining Gazette Local children (and their parents) got an opportunity to learn about several aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics from Dedicated Tech students and community members at the 20th annual Western U.P. Science Fair and STEM Festival.

Winter not going anywhere

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HOUGHTON — Yet again, winter refuses to die with a winter storm watch for the weekend and into early next week. Forecasts call for heavy snowfall to begin late tonight and continue into Monday with the majority of the snow falling on Sunday, said meteorologist Jaclyn Ritzman out of the ...

Clogged-up cove costs commerce

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ONTONAGON — The clogged Ontonagon harbor is costing regional businesses and hindering commerce as it remains closed off to ships. With letters of support from both the Ontonagon County Board and Village Council, the Economic Development Commission (EDC) is pushing state and federal ...

Stop-gap rental ban fails

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HOUGHTON — A move to place a moratorium on rentals in residential districts failed on a tie vote at Wednesday’s City Council meeting. The measure would have begun the process of blocking new licenses for up to six months — long enough for the Planning Commission to come up with a new ...

Annual fair exposes children to science

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HOUGHTON — It was all about fun learning using the scientific method Thursday at the 20th annual Western U.P. Science Fair and STEM Festival held at Michigan Technological University "Approximately 160 students from schools in the CCISD and GOISD submitted projects to the science fair on ...

Anglers weigh in on DNR regulation changes

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HOUGHTON — Is the coffee the hook or the bait? For passionate fishermen attending the DNR's Conversations and Coffee event on Thursday, it was just a perk. George Madison, Fisheries Manager for the Western Lake Superior Management Unit asked the audience for feedback on regulation changes ...

Council must follow or abolish its rules: trustee

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CALUMET — The Village Council has a couple of options for correcting the current situation surrounding the clerk and administrator positions, according to Trustee Peggy German, a former village clerk who resigned because of the issue. Whether the title of the office is administrator, ...

Baraga Township to get more info on green burials

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BARAGA TOWNSHIP — The Baraga Township Board will be looking into gaining more information about green burials, as discussed at the meeting on Thursday evening. The board received a call request from a community member with interest in having green burials at the Pelkie Cemetery. A green ...

Houghton County forming rescue team

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HOUGHTON — Prompted by recent accidents at Hungarian Falls near Lake Linden, Houghton County is assembling a high-angle rescue team. The team will also respond to areas such as Silver Mountain, and could also go north into Keweenaw County, Houghton County Emergency Services Director Chris ...

Financing almost set for plant

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ONTONAGON — Biofuel plans are moving forward as planned with a major announcement coming soon, Pat Tucker told Economic Development Commission (EDC) members Wednesday. “We are significantly into the closing process we have closed on some of the funds. We expect very shortly to be closing ...

Local biking focus of wellness discussion

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The Michigan Tech University Campus Bike Initiative and Bike Initiative Keweenaw members gave a presentation about local biking and discussed resources for cyclists. The event was a part of the MTU Employee Wellness Lunch and Learn series that promotes activities for students and staff. ...