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Bloody Sunday and stumbling on a pen pal

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The children ran down the sidewalk waiving to our van.  Then, at the last sidewalk painted in the union jack's red, white and blue they stopped. They stood waiving and smiling. Murals on nearby walls read “no surrender” and “still under siege.” On Wednesday, a radio trivia question ...

Funny money passed in area

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EAGLE RIVER — Keweenaw County Sheriff Bill Luokkanen is asking the public to be aware of counterfeit money being circulated in Keweenaw County. Two businesses have reported receiving $100 bills recently, which Luokkanen said is identifiable by small Chinese writing to the left of the ...

Building resiliency and leadership skills in youth

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Now that the winter season is fully upon us and our snow days have begun to quickly pile up, you may begin to hear some common phrases that have been uttered by teenagers for generations. It usually goes something along the lines of, “I’m bored!” or “There is nothing to do around ...

First Race: Mushing club making its maiden entry in CopperDog

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The Mushing Club at Michigan Technological University (MTU) has been preparing since the beginning of the school year to compete in dog sled races. The club had its first chance last weekend at the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon’s Beargrease 40 in Duluth, Minnesota. Andrew Watson and ...

View map: Wind farm foes release project sight analysis

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The Friends of the Huron Mountains (FOHM) has released a sight analysis of the proposed Summit Lake Wind Project (SLWP) in Baraga County developed with help from the Geospatial Research Facility at the Great Lakes Research Center of Michigan Technological University. The “view shed,” ...

$1M state grant for Calumet infrastructure awarded to village

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CALUMET — A Jan. 25 press release from state Rep. Greg Markkanen's office, referring to a grant award, contained some errors, according to Village Council President Dave Geisler. Calumet will receive $1 million to enhance infrastructure in the township, the release stated, creating the ...

Vinyl Music Blast from Past

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HOUGHTON — After a year of vacancy, a former bookstore is housing another medium — this one a format left for dead but experiencing a revival. After two years in a room in the Lode Theater, The Vinyl Truth has moved across the street to the former Book World location. The move triples ...

LL-H Schools Board names new member

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LAKE LINDEN — The Lake Linden-Hubbell Public Schools Board has a new member. The board appointed Rob Johnson at a special meeting Monday. Johnson will replace Curtis Audette, who resigned from the board in December. “I’m surprised and ecstatic,” said Johnson, who has worked as a ...

Houghton County OKs recreation plan

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HOUGHTON — The Houghton County Board approved a recreation plan for the next five years at a special meeting Wednesday. The five-year plan lists recreational assets within the county, as well as outlining recreational priorities, goals and action items. The meeting was scheduled after ...

Weather shuts public places across region

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HOUGHTON — Houghton and Keweenaw counties have been all but paralyzed by frigid winter weather, closing all schools in both counties. Even Michigan Technological University and Finlandia University closed, making their announcements Monday afternoon, before the deep freeze, accompanied by ...

Coping with cold involves taking care of property, pets

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The impacts of chilly weather are being felt statewide, with a state of emergency being declared early in the week by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and non-essential state offices being closed Jan. 30-31. In Houghton, schools, including Michigan Technological University and many organizations, ...

Drug Raid: Walgreens to take over Copper Country Shopko pharmacies

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HOUGHTON — Walgreens bought pharmacies at the Shopko locations in Calumet, Houghton and L’Anse in auction results filed Monday in federal bankruptcy court. The backup bid for Calumet and L’Anse came from Gladstone Square Pharmacy, according to U.S. Bankruptcy Court documents. A ...

Baseball Whipsled

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Garrett Neese/Daily Mining Gazette Members of Finlandia University’s baseball team push Gabriel Brueggeman on the whipsled on Quincy Green during the Heikinpaiva celebration in Hancock on Saturday

$1M state grant to fund Calumet infrastructure

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CALUMET TOWNSHIP — Calumet Township will receive a grant for more than $1 million from the Michigan Community Development Block Grant Program, according to a release from state Rep. Greg Markkanen’s office. Township Supervisor Paul Lehto said the money is for the Elm Street, a Calumet ...

Village audit not complete as deadline approaches

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ONOTONAGON — After being questioned about the possible loss of revenue sharing dollars from the state at the previous Village Council meeting on Jan 14, President Ken Waldrop and manager Joe Erickson addressed the issue in detail before the council began the agenda at Monday’s ...

Veterans society names first brave

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The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) veterans honor guard, the Wiikwedong Ogichidaa Society, honored its first brave at the winter powwow on Saturday. Machai Loonsfoot was presented with special pieces of regalia before the first grand entry of the day so that he could officially enter as ...

Local federal workers glad to be back in public service

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“We are all very glad to be back at work serving the American people and welcoming people to the parks,” Keweenaw National Historical Park Supervisor Wyndeth Davis said. After the shutdown ended Friday, National Park Service (NPS) employees returned to work on Monday and the park resumed ...

Eyesore eyed for redevelopment

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LAKE LINDEN — The site of a former Lake Linden business-turned-eyesore could be seeing new use through a brownfield redevelopment project. The Houghton County Land Bank is pursuing a $50,000 state grant to cleanup and former Lakes Paint Supply site, located on the 1300 block of Front Street ...