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Public has rights when government conducts business

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HOUGHTON — Residents got a crash course in the state’s Open Meeting Act at a League of Women Voters of the Copper Country forum Tuesday at the Portage Lake District Library. Michigan’s act sets minimum standards for transparency for public legislative or governing bodies. Rights of ...

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. Pictured here is “Vexations” by Amanda Marcotte, an artist at Dollar Bay High School.

Bill would lower limits for acquiring meth ingredients

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State Sen. Ed McBroom reintroduced a bill that would lower the amount of pseudoephedrine or ephedrine bought within a 30-day period. These over-the counter medications are primary ingredients in making methamphetamine. "This bill was originally introduced by representative Kivela and was part ...

Trout Creek girl is UP spelling champ

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NEGAUNEE — Annabelle Besonen’s nerves didn’t prevent her from winning the Upper Peninsula Community Education Association Spelling Bee Finals on Thursday at Negaunee High School. Besonen, who lives in Trout Creek and is an eighth-grader at Watersmeet Township Schools, won after ...

Steel for Adams Schools work here in about 12 weeks

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PAINESDALE — A contract for the steel on bond-funded projects has been awarded, project manager Tim Seppanan told the Adams Township School Board on Wednesday. In an update on the bond project, Seppanen said a low bid for steel has been selected, and the steel should be on site in about 12 ...

‘The Big Animals’

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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. Pictured here is "The Big Animals” by Bennett Stevens, a second-grade artist at Dollar Bay Elementary School.

Staying healthy: Vaccinations key for containing measles

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HANCOCK — Eliminated from the United States in 2000, measles is making a comeback. The vaccine is 97 percent effective for people who get two doses as recommended — once between 12 and 15 months old, and again between 4 and 6 years old. That does not prevent unvaccinated people from ...

Student-centered teaching working in Hancock

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HANCOCK — The Michigan Department of Education’s Strategic Plan states Michigan’s success in becoming a Top 10 education state is not going be the result of a new program or some particular investment on the part of the state. Success is dependent upon changing the way in which ...

How Jennings might have discovered of Cliff Lode

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Gwinear was the seat of an ecclesiastical parish that included the hamlets of Fraddam, Treghortha, Carnkell Green, Rewala, Relestrian, Roseworthy, and Wall. Roseworthy was once the property of the Arundels of Lanherne, who settled in the area in the 1300s, and were among the few French nobles ...

Hancock freshman rep’s priority is constituent service

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The freshman representative for the Copper Country in the Michigan House of Representatives, Greg Markkanen has sponsored three bills so far, numbered 4289, 4120 and 4028. 1. House Bill 4289 would amend law give local road commission a larger discount in sales of state-owned snow removal ...

Donut leads to toothpick

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Dr. Novick’s love for mathematics had started years before he saw Steve, the young athlete who became suddenly, severely ill. Novick searched for meaning in shapes. He lived alone in a small, one-bedroom apartment next to the hospital. Novick saw the human body as matter fixed in space and ...

Communties That Care address needs of youth

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In 2017, the Houghton Keweenaw Communities That Care (CTC) Coalition conducted a survey with area youth in 8th,10th, and 12th grades. The information from that survey, together with public health data, showed that our 8th grade students ranked below the national average for depressive symptoms. ...

Reignited fire burns Allouez Township garage

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ALLOUEZ TOWNSHIP — A Wednesday afternoon wood stove fire in an Allouez Township garage sparked up again later that night, rendering the garage a total loss, the owner’s wife said Thursday. Owner Mark Mountz had originally thought much the materials could be salvaged. “All the tools ...

‘Snake’

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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. Pictured here is "Snake” by Kayla Paquette, an artist in the Baraga Schools District.

Partial roof collapse closes Hancock schools

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HANCOCK — A section of the roof on the rear portion of the Barkell Elementary School collapsed sometime overnight Wednesday, prompting school officials to have elementary school buses re-routed to the middle and high schools on Campus Drive Thursday morning. Superintendent Kipp Beaudoin ...