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LL-H OKs raises

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LAKE LINDEN — The Lake Linden-Hubbell Schools Board approved raises for several district positions at its meeting Monday. The board approved 1 percent raises for Superintendent Craig Sundblad, Elementary Coordinator Brad Codere and non-contract support staff whose wages had not already ...

DNR considers allowing pink hunting gear

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Michigan lawmakers passed a bill in 2016 asking the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to investigate whether other colors could be used in place of Hunters Blaze Orange. At issue was what other states have done, including Wisconsin and Minnesota, which allow what is called “hunter ...

State-mandated program offers relief for veterans

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MARQUETTE — When bills pile up, the rent or mortgage is due or the family car breaks down and the money just isn’t there … relief is priceless. For veterans in Marquette County, relief from financial pressures can come in the form of the Soldier Sailor Relief Act. As a state-mandated ...

Drunk driving crash causes power outage

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PORTAGE TOWNSHIP — About 1,500 Upper Peninsula Power Company customers were without power for several hours Friday as a result of a vehicle hitting a power pole, according to the Houghton County Sheriff’s Office. At about 10:45 p.m. Friday, deputies responded to a call about a pickup ...

Prep for Partial Eclipse: Celestial event takes place Aug. 21

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MARQUETTE — Some ancient civilizations thought of the event as a harbinger of doom, but next Monday, observers should simply be fascinated. That day, a rare total solar eclipse can be seen by residents in a 70-mile swath across the United States from near Lincoln City, Oregon, to ...

Youths in motorbike crash sustain minor injuries

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DOLLAR BAY — Two male Dollar Bay youths, ages 10 and 11 years old, were slightly injured Monday at approximately 2:30 p.m. when the motorbike they were riding struck a vehicle driven by a 17-year-old female, also from Dollar Bay, according to Sgt. James Revoyr of the Michigan State Police ...

PLDL holds scavenger hunt, connects patrons to the area

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HOUGHTON — Throughout downtown Houghton, teams of people were flapping their wings, posing like trees or making a snow angel in the grass. The occasion was the Portage Lake District Library's first downtown scavenger hunt, which lasted for two hours Saturday morning. There were about 60 ...

Aviation showcase held at Houghton airport

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — The number of people attending the Copper Props Fly-In Saturday was down from last year, but Henry Nordsiek said that was sort of by design. Nordsiek, who is one of the organizers of the fifth Keweenaw Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1270 Copper Props Fly-In, ...

Young Eagle candidates line up for Fly-In flights

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — Scott Harter of Calumet said someone brought a flyer about the Copper Props Fly-In to the place where he works, and he thought it would something interesting for his children. Harter brought his son, daughter and nieces to the Houghton County Memorial Airport Saturday ...

Search begins for Hancock principal

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HANCOCK — Now that Kipp Beaudoin has officially become the Hancock Public Schools superintendent, a search is on for his replacement as middle school and high school principal. On July 24, the Hancock Public Schools Board of Education chose Beaudoin from a group of four candidates to be ...

Facebook followers debate CTE tax

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HANCOCK — The Daily Mining Gazette posted an article on its Facebook page regarding the passage of the 1-mill tax to support and expand the career and technical education program in the Copper Country Intermediate School District. The article title stated the new tax would boost the ...

Markkanen talks on importance of voc ed

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ONTONAGON — Hancock teacher and state representative candidate Greg Markkanen talked about education issues he is concerned with at a recent meeting of the Ontonagon County Republican Party. “I see the need to teach young people a trade and skill in vocational education,” he said. ...

Fair Board tweaks changes to event

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Wet weather in recent weeks has led Houghton County Fair Association members to get ahead of schedule on the cleaning and prepping of indoor areas, while two of three new bleacher systems still need to be set up. The County Fair Association Board held its last planning meeting before the fair ...

Omega House now offering respite for home caregivers

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HOUGHTON — Being a home caregiver can be a 24-hour-a-day responsibility. With that in mind, Omega House recently added a respite room, in which home patients can stay short-term while their caregivers experience some time away. “What we’re seeing is that these caregivers are getting ...

Copper Country supports CTE: Millage passes in every district

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HOUGHTON — Voters throughout the Copper Country Intermediate School District approved a proposal to levy 1 mill for 10 years for career and technical education (CTE) programs, which will allow the CCISD to maintain current classes and expand the program’s course offerings. The proposal ...