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Four arrested on heroin, firearm charges

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HOUGHTON – An Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) investigation resulted in the arrest Thursday of four suspects on charges related to the delivery of heroin and firearm violations.   Over the past several weeks detectives from UPSET have been investigating various ...

Rozsa Presents a “Marimba Concert and Poetry Night”

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HOUGHTON – What is a Marimba? Think of a very large wooden xylophone, the national instrument of Guatemala. The Rozsa Center and Department of Visual and Performing Arts presents Guatemalan writer Hugo Gordillo, and collaborator Zach l’Italian, who will read selections of Gordillo’s ...

Two saints recognized

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HOUGHTON — March 17 is the religious feast day of the fifth-century Romano-British Christian bishop and missionary Padraig (Patrick in modern English), primary patron saint of Ireland. The exact dates of his life have not been confirmed. St. Urho, however, is not so shrouded in mystery. ...

10 things to know today – Fri., March 17, 2017

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By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WORRIES ABOUT ESPIONAGE HAVE LONG HISTORY U.S. intelligence agencies have been concerned for years about Moscow's efforts to infiltrate American society and ...

Lodge board talks changes

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EAGLE RIVER — Keweenaw Mountain Lodge board members discussed the elimination of the general manager position recently, as it had been determined earlier that the restaurant would not operate during the upcoming season. Board members discussed the possibility of a lower salary for the ...

KBIC drug task force being re-established

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BARAGA – The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community will re-establish a drug task force made up of employees in key positions. The KBIC Tribal Council decided to name two council members, as well as its chief of police, housing manager, healing to wellness coordinator, a representative from the ...

Hancock approves sewer cleaning, televising contract

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HANCOCK — At it’s regular meeting Wednesday, the Hancock City Council approved a contract for televising and cleaning the city’s sanitary sewers, despite a bid protest from the company with the second lowest bid. During public comment period, Gabe Kloet of U.P. Rubber Company of ...

Lake Linden mulls 4th of July campground change

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LAKE LINDEN – Lake Linden is considering a change in the way it allocates campground space for the Fourth of July weekend.  The village council discussed the issue Thursday before tabling it. Lake Linden now holds a first-come, first-serve signup for slots on the first business day of the ...

Highland Copper continues mine preparations

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ONTONAGON — Highland Copper crews began exploratory copper drilling again Wednesday at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR). Work is expected to be completed by April 30, depending on spring road weight restrictions. The ...

Packers will host Dial Help fundraiser

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HOUGHTON — The Green Bay Packers and Dial Help have partnered for this year’s annual Dial Help fundraising event. As a result, local residents will have the opportunity to meet members of one of the UP’s favorite National Football League teams. The event is scheduled for 5 p.m. on ...

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. Featured artwork will be published in the Daily Mining Gazette during March. Shown above is “Dragon” by Zach Welch, an ...

Highland Copper official talks mining ethics at KEDA

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HANCOCK — Mining isn’t known for its sustainability, yet mining is one of the Upper Peninsula’s oldest industries, Highland Copper executive David Anderson said Wednesday. For him, the question then becomes not whether mining should happen, but where. “Should it happen in China, ...

Sponsorships still available for fundraiser

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HOUGHTON — The Green Bay Packers are hosting this year’s annual Dial Help fundraiser, and sponsorships from local businesses are still available. Sponsorships offer opportunities for great returns, according to Krissy Putz, Dial Help’s outreach coordinator. Businesses purchasing a ...

AG spokeswoman: State not investigating Ontonagon Fire Dept.

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ONTONAGON — Contrary to recent broadcast media reports, the Michigan Attorney General is not investigating the village of Ontonagon’s Firemen Fund, and is not coming to look into an auditing issue. “Hopefully you can clear things up,” said Andrea Bitely, press secretary for Attorney ...

Panel presents bike/ped plan

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HANCOCK — At its regular meeting Wednesday, the City Council heard about the city’s Bike and Pedestrian Committee’s non-motorized transportation plan. Committee member Kristen Schmitt presented a PowerPoint presentation about the plan, which is part of the city’s recently-completed ...

10 things to know today – Thurs., March 16, 2017

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By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TRUMP SUFFERS SECOND TRAVEL BAN SETBACK This time, the ruling comes from a federal judge in Hawaii who rejected the government’s claims that the ban is about ...

Sheriff: Jail still getting overcrowded

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HOUGHTON — Over the first two weeks of March, the Houghton County Jail was at or over capacity for six days, Sheriff Brian McLean said at Tuesday’s County Board meeting. McLean invoked the state Jail Overcrowding Emergency Powers Act last month in response to persistent overflow at the ...

Baraga students behind cleanup effort

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BARAGA - Two Baraga Area high school students will be the catalyst behind a community cleanup effort to be scheduled for a couple Saturdays in May. The Baraga Village Council will support the efforts of Jenna Isaacson and Cooper Koskinen by providing supplies and advertising for the ...

Celebrating Youth Arts Month

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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. Featured artwork will be published in the Daily Mining Gazette during March. Shown above is “Construction” by Landen Chosa, a first-grader at ...