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Fee and dividend establishes carbon emissions market

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A group of local climate activists is lobbying state legislators in proposing an alternative carbon market to the standard cap-and-trade system. The Citizens Climate Lobby held a call-in session Friday to state senators and representatives, advocating for a “carbon fee and dividend” (CFD) ...

Time to think new power generation: Energy developer

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A Chicago-based developer involved in Upper Michigan Energy Resources Corp.’s application to the Michigan Public Service Commission says the time is now to consider alternatives to building new power generating plants in the Upper Peninsula. “We think we have a better solution,” for the ...

Burned house is crime scene

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Pictured here are the remains of a house in Stanton Township, which caught fire last week. After the blaze was put out, officials discovered firearms and money was missing from the residence. So far officials have not released any more information about the investigation.

DNR hero honored

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Garrett Neese/Daily Mining Gazette Patrick Hartsig, right, conservation officer with the Department of Natural Resources, receives a citation at Thursday’s Natural Resources Commission meeting for rescuing a 10-year-old boy who had run away from his family near Gladstone. He was able to ...

Antlerless hunting expanded in UP

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HOUGHTON — The state Natural Resources Commission on Thursday approved opening or increasing antlerless hunting in five Upper Peninsula deer management units (DMU), as well as the creation of a new chronic wasting disease management zone downstate. Public and private land licenses will be ...

Tech schools military on security issue of climate change

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HOUGHTON — It might seem strange that the United States military would be concerned about climate change, but two branches of the military have been learning about the concept with the help of Michigan Technological University. Kailey Marcinkowski, who with Kristen Schmitt works for the ...

Salvation Army marks 100 years of doughnuts

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HANCOCK — This year marks the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I. It also commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Salvation Army’s connection with the doughnut. The two events are related. When the United States entered World War I in 1917, the Salvation Army sent ...

Looking for Astor House: MTU team digs for 1840s hotel

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COPPER HARBOR — American Fur Company’s wooden ship became the first American-owned ship lost on Lake Superior when it broke apart near the east of entrance of Copper Harbor in a gale in the fall of 1844 when ship’s hull was dashed to pieces against a rock that became known as Astor Point. ...

Allergy Certification

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HOUGHTON — It may seem ironic that a person who has a serious fish and shell fish allergy would own a seafood restaurant, but Alan Kiley said as long as he’s careful, it’s not a problem for him. Kiley, who owns Joey’s Seafood & Grill on Shelden Avenue in Houghton, said he’s also ...

Half-dredge job costs shipment to Ontonagon Harbor

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ONTONAGON — A ship that made its way to Ontonagon to unload cargo Sunday morning was unable to get into the harbor. Despite the harbor being dredged for the first time in many years, the lake freighter Michipicoten could not make it inside the river channel to the dock, leased from the ...

Skatepark reaches $50K fundraising goal

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HOUGHTON — The Houghton MI Skatepark has met and exceeded its goal of $50,000 through the crowdfunding campaign to meet the $50,000 challenge match from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, according to a release from the Keweenaw Community Foundation. Alex Aho, who has been ...

Power Fix

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David Archambeau/Daily Mining Gazette UPPCO workers are seen here working to restore power in Houghton, an outage which delayed the printing and delivery of Thursday’s edition of the Daily Mining Gazette.

Sidewalk stickers signal Juhannus

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HANCOCK — Juhannus is called a mid-summer festival of Finnish culture, although in Hancock it takes place two days after summer starts. Jim Kurtti, director of the Finlandia University Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock, said the FAHC will be celebrating Juhannus from June 23 to 25 ...

Tribes slam use of ‘redskins’

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BARAGA — Some Michigan sports teams may have to change their names, if a tribal effort to preclude using the term Redskins is successful. Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) President Chris Swartz told the tribal council Saturday the initiative gained ground at a May meeting of United ...