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Ontonagon joins Project Rising Tide

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ONTONAGON — Gov. Rick Snyder met with a small group of local leaders Sunday to welcome Ontonagon into Project Rising Tide and discuss area challenges. Project Rising Tide is a state-wide economic development program that works with local leaders providing assistance and guidance through the ...

Swap Shop: Calumet community served by local clothing exchange

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With a limited number of clothing stores, many people of rural areas of the U.P. find themselves doing lots of online shopping or driving to bigger cities. To address that issue, sisters Darla Hane and Chelsea Peterson hosted a free clothing swap on Sunday at Shute’s in Calumet to help ...

Dollar General to open 2 new stores

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Dollar General is opening two new stores in Ontonagon County: one in the village of Ontonagon, and the other in Bruce Crossing. Construction on both stores is taking place right now, with the grand opening at both locations slated for this coming fall. “Dollar General is excited to bring ...

Hands needed for old-school spring cleanup

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ONTONAGON — Part of the National Register for Historical Places, built in 1912 and expanded in 1938 and 1967, a former Ontonagon school on Greenland Road is in need of a good spring cleaning. The Greenland Road School Commission discussed the facility at its Thursday meeting, hoping to get ...

South Range blots out blight

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SOUTH RANGE — The removal of the former site of Usitalo’s Garage has begun, the first in the removal of two blighted buildings within the village. By the end of the month the Village Council expects Usitalo’s and the building at 3 Baltic Avenue, known as “the pigeon house,” to be ...

Emeritus status awarded to Mroz

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HOUGHTON — With a little less two months left in his tenure, Michigan Technological University President Glenn Mroz is trying not to think about the “lasts.” His last graduation ceremony as president is Saturday. And Friday, he attended his last Tech Board meeting as president. “I ...

Trustee claiming to protect people’s rights by meeting absences

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CALUMET — As the Village Council seeks to appoint new members to replace two trustees who resigned in the space of a month, problems are mounting for what remains of the village government. After refusing to attend a special meeting scheduled Wednesday and leaving the council short of a ...

A final trap from Stuart for the Ojibway

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Like journalists, it is a historian’s job to remain neutral and write based only on the facts presented, found, or revealed without adding a slant one way or another. In writing on emotional issues, remaining neutral can sometimes be difficult. In history, a topic can be so one-sided, the ...

3 arrested in UPSET drug bust

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BARAGA — Three Baraga County residents were arrested in the county Thursday for an alleged conspiracy to sell morphine, according to the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET). A 29-year-old man, 58-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman were arrested on multiple counts of ...

Bridge repair starting in Ontonagon

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ONTONAGON — In this village, installing a stop light is a major change in local transportation. The Ontonagon River Bridge will be down to one lane until mid- September, thus the need for temporary traffic control stop lights. An 11-foot width restriction will also be in effect in the work ...

Java Jive: L’Anse coffee shop offers safe haven

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L’ANSE — Baraga County residents have formed an organization, Drug Abatement and Rehabilitation Treatment (DART), to fight against addiction. DART was formed four months ago to address the unavailability of detox services in the county and to broaden the reach of rehabilitation services ...

New housing commissioners picked

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ONTONAGON — The Village Council appointed two new members to the Housing Commission in a special meeting on Thursday. The Personnel Committee recommended the council appoint Maureen Guzek and Carl Haas after interviewing four interested candidates for the positions on May 1. The ...

Hunters get a crash course in handling CWD cases

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Michigan Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Biologist Sara Thompson gave hunters and community members suggestions on how to handle animals with Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) at an engagement meeting on Thursday night. The neurology disease was first detected in 1967 in Wyoming and was ...

Playground confusion cleared, future discussed

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ONTONAGON - Parents and kids alike attended the Thursday Greenland Road School Commission meeting to support the tire park playground, a popular local gathering place. The attendance came after the future of the park was discussed at last month's meeting and rumors began spreading. The ...

Calumet council seeks new blood: … as does a new village resident

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CALUMET — Amid arguments and accusations at the Village Council meeting that could not be conducted due to lack of quorum, a young woman who recently arrived in Calumet told the council members present that she would like to be appointed to the council to fill one of the three vacancies so ...