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Onto. County mine inspector updates board

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CORRECTED: Ontonagon County Mine Inspector Bob Niemela said the high spring runoff in the Mineral River is flowing into the historic C & H No. 1 shaft across from the Konteka Restaurant. He said the water is pumped from the White Pine mine into Lake Superior by an after-use third party ...

Houghton addresses public project budget items

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HOUGHTON — Paving, lighting and sprucing up the M-26 corridor are among budget items discussed by the Houghton City Council Wednesday. About $93,000 in paving is planned for the major street fund, and $20,000 in crack-sealing maintenance. The paving may be pushed back to fall or next ...

Election to be held for Kivela’s seat

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MARQUETTE — A special election will be held in the 109th District of state House of Representatives to fill the vacancy created by the recent death of state Rep. John Kivela, D-Marquette. A primary election will be held on Aug. 8, with the general election following on Nov. 7, Gov. Rick ...

Calumet does its annual spring cleaning

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CALUMET — It’s spring, which means it’s cleanup time in the village of Calumet. From 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Main Street Calumet will be conducting its annual spring cleanup, according to Jamie Thyrion, MSC board member. Those interested in the clean up will gather at the pavilion ...

10 Things to Know Today: Friday, May 19, 2017

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By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHO TRUMP COULD NAME AS FBI CHIEF President Donald Trump says he is “very close” to naming a new FBI director, and that former Sen. Joe Lieberman is among ...

CCISD recognizes special education pros at reception

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HANCOCK — More than 100 people attended the 15th Annual Copper Country Intermediate School District Parent Advisory Committee for Special Education Dinner Awards Reception, which took place on Tuesday. The yearly event, which takes place at the CCISD building on Hecla Street in Hancock, ...

Hardware and beyond store in Calumet

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CALUMET TOWNSHIP — Campioni Enterprises is opening a new business in Calumet Township in the former Louie’s grcocery store on US 41. Campioni’s True Value Hardware is scheduled to open on May 24, and Ben Campioni, co-owner of Campioni’s, promises more than just nuts and bolts. ...

24 Heritage Grants awarded

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CALUMET — The Keweenaw National Historical Park Advisory Commission’s Heritage Grant program continues to be popular, and 24 grants were awarded this round, according to Scott See. See, Advisory Commission executive director, said for this round of granting, 31 applications were received ...

Quit the Sit: Short activity doses are beneficial

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LAURIUM — The weather is finally getting nice, and according to Jenn Jenich-Laplander, it’s a good time for women to get active, which is one of the suggestions to be presented at the Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital Quit the Sit presentation. Jenich Laplander, AKH Aspiring Women coordinator, ...

Officials report good start for joint recycling venture

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HOUGHTON — The weekly curbside Houghton and Hancock recycling pickups haven’t hit the final desired participation levels but are at a good place so far, the city managers said at a joint meeting Tuesday. Both cities entered into a contract with Waste Management last year. In Houghton, it ...

Who got Heritage grants

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• Adventure Mining Company • Calumet Art Center • Calumet Theatre • Calumet Township • Carnegie Museum • Coppertown USA • Finnish American Heritage Center • Firefighters Museum • Fort Wilkins (DNR) • Fort Wilkins (MHC) • Friends of the Porkies • Keweenaw ...

Time to take time-travel trip to save Romeo

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Some love scenes will never die: Romeo was charmed in the ballroom, enchanted beneath the balcony, and heartbroken in the crypt. In Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Romeo fell for Juliet. “Did my heart love till now?” he asked. And his answer, referring to Juliet, immediately followed: ...

Something needed to slow Scott St speeders

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HANCOCK — A resident complained of excessive speed on Scott Street at Wednesday’s City Council meeting. Hans Lechner, who lives at the intersection of Scott and Elm streets, said people are using Scott Street as a shortcut from Lincoln Drive to get to Hancock Street. Many of the people ...

LL-H students plant trees, add birdhouses

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LAKE LINDEN — The Lake Linden-Hubbell 10th-grade class took steps on Friday to improve bird habitat at the Torch Lake Sands in Lake Linden, according to Joan Chadde, director of the Center for Science & Environmental Outreach and one of the leadership team of the Lake Superior ...

Joint and Muscle Pain Awareness

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Whether you’re a weekend warrior or just looking to stay active and maintain a healthy lifestyle, joint and muscle pain can limit your abilities. Often, it is hard to know what is considered normal aches and pains for your age, or if something is happening that deserves professional ...

Budget hearing focuses on Dee work, water, benefits

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HOUGHTON — The Houghton City Council discussed issues such work at Dee Stadium, water and sewer upgrades and employee benefits at its latest budget meeting Wednesday. The public improvement fund is projected to run at a $70,000 deficit. Budgeted revenues include a $75,000 Department of ...

10 Things to Know Today: May 18, 2017

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By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. DOJ APPOINTS SPECIAL COUNSEL FOR TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE Former FBI Director Robert Mueller is tapped to oversee the investigation into allegations that Trump’s ...

Construction Update: Summer projects reviewed

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HOUGHTON — Houghton and Hancock’s city councils were briefed on the summer road projects in the two cities at a joint meeting Tuesday. On the Lakeshore Drive project, which will run from Dee Stadium to Quincy Street, has started with Semco working on gas lines, said City Manager Eric ...

UP teachers learn reading program

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HOUGHTON — Nearly 60 kindergarten and first-grade teachers met at Michigan Technological University recently for a two-day instructional session in reference to a new program to support their young readers. They were joined by other teachers from across the Upper Peninsula for the program, ...

Board balking at paying share for airport system

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ONTONAGON — Airport Manager Margot Anderson got approval for one project but County Board support for what many see as the key to the airport’s future remains in doubt. The board gave the go-ahead for a contract with consultants Mead & Hunt to work with the Michigan Department of ...