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VA center holds town hall to answer community questions

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HOUGHTON — Local veterans got to learn about Veteran Affairs services and ask questions during a town hall in Hancock Monday. The event, held at American Legion Post 186, was one of several put on by the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center throughout the Upper Peninsula. One person asked ...

Skin in game: Jail project needs public input: LWV

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HOUGHTON — As the Houghton County Board nears a decision on ballot language for a proposed jail addition, members of the Copper Country League of Women Voters (CCLWV) on Tuesday asked the Houghton County Board to invite constituents to say what improvements they would like to see to invest ...

Fire Hall upgrades discussed in Baraga

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The Baraga Township Board discussed plans to repair the Keweenaw Bay Fire Hall at its Monday meeting. Supervisor Amy Isaacson said a community member asked for the racquetball court to remain due to regular users. Board members agreed they had not heard of any people using it in quite some ...

Ontonagon addresses civil rights complaint

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ONTONAGON — Following a closed-session meeting, the Village Council unanimously accepted the position statement recommended by their lawyer as written responding to a civil rights complaint. “We received a civil rights complaint with a very short deadline,” Village Manager Joe Erickson ...

Commission seeks more information

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ONTONAGON — During a heated Ontonagon Village Housing Commission meeting on Monday, a motion to suspend executive director Sally Jarvey and secretary Sue Lockhart was voted on. While the motion was eventually voted down, the discussion that followed proposal of the motion included demands ...

New Baraga Village Council member sworn in on Tuesday

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BARAGA — A new member of the Village Council was sworn in at Tuesday’s meeting. Antonio Cerroni is filling the vacant seat of Paul Mayo, whose term expires in November. “I’ve been here 20 years, and I’ve enjoyed living here,” Cerroni said. “If I can contribute in any way, I’m ...

Baraga Schools to hire music teacher

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The Baraga Area Schools are set to hire a new K-12 music instructor for the next school year. The board announced the proposed candidate and discussed future plans at its meeting on Monday evening. “We want to hire this young man before someone else takes him and we don't have a music ...

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 “Birdies” by Layla Peterson, an artist at Dollar Bay High School.

Village holds off board’s remake

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ONTONAGON — The Village Council adopted a wait-and-see approach after an ad hoc committee looking into the Housing Commission recommended two commission staff members be removed. The Monday meeting was packed with community members and an officer from the Ontonagon County Sheriff’s ...

Wisti awarded for his efforts as treatment hero

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HOUGHTON — The area's regional treatment court was the first in the country. Now a statewide organization has recognized 97th District Court Judge Mark Wisti for his work in creating and continuing it. Wisti was given a Treatment Court Hero award Tuesday from the Michigan Association of ...

Keweenaw County approves capital spending program

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EAGLE RIVER — The Keweenaw County Board voted unanimously to accept the 2018 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) as presented by Zoning Administrator Ann Gasperich. The plan was discussed at the Feb. 21 regular monthly board meeting. The CIP is the county’s community plan for matching the ...

McNaughton Cup Showdown with NMU

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Mining Journal (Marquette) The line for the WCHA title game snaked through the Berry Center and around the block on Monday morning in Marquette. See the story on the showdown in today's Sports section.

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 “Self Portrait with Pet” by Eero Fletcher Rintala, a second-grade artist at Houghton Elementary School.

Skiers chase bear

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SWEDETOWN — The annual Great Bear Chase ski marathon drew a record 740 participants, but yet again no one managed to apprehend the bear in question. The cross-country ski race draws racers from all around the Midwest and relies on around 200 volunteers to put on. This year the 50km race ...

Failure makes teams better at MTU’s Clean Snowmobile Challenge

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HOUGHTON — Reworking snowmobiles to make them clean, quiet and energy efficient, the SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge brings in college teams of engineers from across the U.S. and even Canada. The challenge is difficult, and many competitors fail, said Jay Meldrum director of the Michigan ...

Visiting Guatemalan artist expresses spirituality of her childhood

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HANCOCK — The Copper Country Community Arts Center hosted visiting Guatemalan artist Raquel Alvizures for a potluck and presentation at a reception on Friday evening. Alvizures is a Michigan Tech Performing and Visual Arts visiting artist who works primarily with acrylics. She has been in ...

Nutty fun: K.C. Bonkers more than a cup of coffee

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HANCOCK — It’s strictly serious fun and games at K.C. Bonker’s, the Keweenaw’s only shop with both quirky drinks and classic toys. Maybe even the only one in the United States. “This is the only store of it’s kind in North America that we know of… there might be toy stores with ...

Dianda speaks on infrastructure

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LANSING — Today, the Michigan Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers released its 2018 Report Card for Michigan's Infrastructure. Michigan received an overall grade of D+, but received a D- for its roads because 39 percent of the 120,000 miles of paved roads are rated in poor ...