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Laurium requesting snow removal millage renewal

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LAURIUM — The village is seeking a millage renewal for snow removal, according to Village Administrator Ed Vertin. The millage is used exclusively for snow removal operations, and the money is deposited into the Village of Laurium Municipal Street Fund for that purpose only. “In other ...

Loggers: Bill would allow spring work

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Baraga County Road Commission engineer Doug Mills has been working to get local governments to pass resolutions against Senate Bill 396, which, among other things, would ease restrictions on gravel roads for logging trucks. “That is ongoing right now,” Mills said. Copies of the approved ...

Schott seeks re-election to ETC School Board

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Dr. Kirk Schott is seeking re-election to the Ewen-Trout Creek School Board. Schott is running for one of the three seats open on the board, and is running as a write-in candidate. “I had not intended to run for the Board again,” he said. “But in September, I was approached by some of ...

Health care changing fast with closures, mergers

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HOUGHTON — Health care providers are facing rapid change and challenges, with many going under or merging with other entities. Brian Sinotte, CEO of UP Health System - Marquette, gave an overview of some of the struggles facing hospitals to the Upper Peninsula Economic Development Alliance ...

Fixed ski trails have new look

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HANCOCK — Skiing Maasto Hiihto and Churning Rapids will be a different experience this year, with new routes opened and old ones washed away. “I call this a geological event and not just a flood,” said Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club treasurer John Diebel in a report to the city council last ...

Saaranen seeks South Range seat

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SOUTH RANGE — Village council write-in Josh Saaranen would like to be a voice for residents and work to encourage business in the village. “It's a small town, a family town. Through the generations, my family's been raised there. It's just a great place to live,” Saaranen said. The ...

Experience is issue in probate judge race

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HANCOCK — The two candidates for Keweenaw County Probate Court judge gave their pitches for the office at a League of Women Voters of the Copper Country forum Friday in Hancock. Keith DeForge and Diana Langdon are both write-in candidates for the six-year term. Langdon, who has spent ...

Transportation is key to village progress: Farrell

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CALUMET — Nicholas Farrell is seeking a seat on the Village Council in hopes of increasing services available to working class residents. A native of California, Farrell has been a resident of the village for two years. He considers himself a Socialist and a Democrat on the order of Bernie ...

Incumbent says talking to people is primary duty

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HOUGHTON — From students to seniors, Robert Megowen is willing to talk to any Houghton residents about ways they’d like to improve the city. “People stop me while I’m working,” he said. “I have no problem having a cup of coffee with someone and listening to their problems, which ...

First CWD deer in UP: DNR official: More hunting will be helpful

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A single deer in Dickinson County has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD), according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR). CWD is an incurable, fatal disease that infects deer and can be transmitted through direct contact or through shared environment. It’s ...

Roads, involvement are Parolini’s priorities

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SOUTH RANGE — “I think I’ve lived on every street here,” said Terry Parolini, candidate for the South Range Village Council on the ballot Nov. 6. Although she was born in the area and had family in the village and spent every summer there, she grew up downstate near Detroit. In ...

New connections: Author links Dylan, Guthrie, Calumet with anger

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CALUMET — The borrowed melodies and lyrics of folk music can become signposts of history for whoever cares to look. It’s how a young Bob Dylan fan pulled a thread that he chased through Minnesota, Oklahoma, California and eventually up to Calumet. It was there that Daniel Wolff discussed ...

New views, broken segments on ski trails this season

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HANCOCK — The Maasto Hiihto and Churning Rapids trails will look a little different this season as the Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club works around flood damage. There’s good news and bad news, said John Diebel, treasurer for the ski club. The good news is the area will remain open, have some ...

E-TC challenger wants to make positive impact

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By Skip Schulz For the Gazette Maggi Brown of Bergland is running for one of the three seats open on the Ewen-Trout Creek (E-TC) School Board. Brown is a former school district employee who retired after 33 years of service, “where I proudly and compassionately dedicated my time to the ...

An unlikely mine developer in a mountainous wilderness

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`Samuel Knapp grew up in a period when more value was placed on work than education. By modern standards, Knapp, like too many other children of the time, really didn’t have a childhood. Born in Royalton, Vermont, Knapp was apprenticed to a woolen manufacturer when he was just 10 years ...

Beaudoin gets up to 15 years for child sex assault

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HOUGHTON — A Lake Linden man charged with unlawful conduct towards three girls, including a count of sexual assault, was sentenced to up to 15 years in prison in Houghton County Circuit Court Friday. Lawrence Beaudoin, 73, received two to 15 years for second-degree criminal sexual conduct, ...

State makes first inspection at dispensary

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HOUGHTON — Northern Specialty Health has received one of two visits from state regulators required before it can receive a permanent license to sell medical marijuana. Two inspectors from the Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Department visited the provisioning center this week, as well as ...

Food truck a new venture for both me and my family

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I came home from school yesterday, and walked through the door to a very warm greeting. The pug was very happy to see me; along with all of my family members. Quickly, I started my typical after-school routine. Everyone was talking and sharing things about their day. There were hugs and ...

Calumet gets grant to attract residents

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CALUMET — Main Street Calumet (MSC) and the village’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) have been awarded a $5,000 marketing grant by the Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region (WUPPDR) to pay for promoting residential and commercial development in the village. MSC and ...