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Local small businesses are hard to beat for community shoppers

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HANCOCK — Following another year’s Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, locally-run businesses hope for continued support. Hancock businesses were open on Black Friday for the annual Hancock Christmas Walk and again for Small Business Saturday. The morning turnout was slow, but ...

Laurium appoints Miller as attorney

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LAURIUM — The Laurium Village Council recently appointed Calumet-based attorney Chuck Miller as the village’s attorney, replacing Vairo Law Offices. Miller, a Detroit native, has been practicing law for 36 years. He is also currently the prosecuting attorney for Keweenaw County. Miller ...

Winning ways: Tech companies excel in Accelerate competition

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DETROIT — Companies with Michigan Technological University ties got high marks at this year’s Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition, including the top overall prize. Coming in first was Orbion Space Technology, which received $500,000 in cash and $39,000 in in-kind services. The ...

Horizons Alternative High School receives a surprise donation

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MOHAWK — The Horizons Alternative High School received a surprise gift Wednesday afternoon when Edward (Bud) Cole donated 10 brand new, top-of-the-line professional quality Fender ukuleles. Cole is the president of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation of Asia, and is responsible for ...

DMG welcomes another new reporter to team

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HOUGHTON — The Daily Mining Gazette welcomed Chicago native Katrice Perkins to the team this month. “I wanted the opportunity to write, that's all I want to do, I want to write for a newspaper,” Perkins said. Since she was young, Perkins had always dreamed of writing. “I would ...

Community efforts make Ontonagon beach area possible

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ONTONAGON — After slightly less than a year of community efforts the Ontonagon downtown beach project is nearly complete. Since the 1970’s the once popular beach area has been fenced off from the public. That all changed in 2016 when Lake Shore Systems (LSS) acquired the property and ...

Cost of education: Independent group studies state school financing

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HANCOCK — The School Finance Research Collaborative was the topic of a presentation by Copper Country Intermediate School District Superintendent George Stockero at Tuesday’s regular board meeting. The SFRC is a broad-based, statewide, bipartisan collaborative committed to completing the ...

Looking for new leaders in the Ontonagon area

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ONTONAGON — There will soon be changing faces in Ontonagon county leadership positions. On Tuesday, the County Board of Commissioners was surprised to hear Vicki White announce her plan to retire from her role as county transit director. After just under 27 years in the position, White ...

New downtown Houghton tradition

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HOUGHTON — The holiday season is in full effect and what better way to celebrate than to bring a new tradition to town. Saturday, Dec. 9, the city of Houghton and downtown businesses present: A Victorian Inspired Christmas. It will be a joy-filled night with lots of food and fun. The ...

People come together at LB Thanksgiving dinner feast

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HANCOCK — Guests and volunteers alike enjoy the community of the Thanksgiving dinners at Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly. Little Brothers served Thanksgiving dinners at Baraga, Calumet, Hancock, Houghton, Marquette, Mohawk, Ontonagon, South Range and Tapiola.  Guests filled their ...

TV6 to broadcast John Kivela special

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NEGAUNEE - “For the People: The Legislative Legacy of John Kivela” will air on TV6 on Thanksgiving, Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m. The program looks at the legislative career of the late Michigan State Representative John Kivela. The people who were closest to John talk about his journey from auto ...

Houghton County preparing master plan update

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HOUGHTON — The update to Houghton County's master plan should be ready early next year, Planning Commission Chairman Allan Aho said Tuesday. The original goal had been to approve a final plan by the end of this year. This marks the first renewal of the master plan, which replaced the ...

Kitti expected to plead insanity after killing sister

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HOUGHTON — The Grand Rapids man accused of murdering his sister in July 2016 is expected to plead not guilty by reason of insanity in December. Christian Kitti, 33, appeared at a preliminary hearing in Houghton County Circuit Court via videoconference Monday. Kitti spoke from the state ...

Hancock HS introduces parent lounge

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HANCOCK — With new plans to improve engagement, Hancock High School has a new program to bring in more parents. Principal Zeke Ohan updated the school board Monday on the now-running in-school parent lounge. "They can come in for coffee and conversation, I supply the coffee, they supply ...