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Talking books help those with physical disabilities

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HOUGHTON - It's obvious that books on tape are an important technology for people who are blind or visually impaired, but they can also help people with certain physical disabilities who might have trouble turning the pages of a book, according to Dillion Geshel.Geshel, who is director of the ...

A Christmas party that would live on forever

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The tragedy at the Italian Hall on Christmas Eve, 1913, left residents of the Copper Country and other mining districts across the country in shock. Residents along the Lake Superior copper range would receive another shock the same night the tragedy occurred, however.As news of the event ...

UP electric customers to pay for new plants

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HOUGHTON - There may be a reason Upper Peninsula electric customers are seeing rates frequently increasing that they are not being told about.According an article in the Duluth News Tribune dated Aug 21, 2016, Michigan residents will pay for two new power plants being built by WEC Energy group ...

Cloverland Electric blames Mich. law for SSR payments

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Sault Ste. Marie - When the Cloverland Electric Cooperative of Sault Ste. Marie was ordered by the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) and Wisconsin Electric to pay $22 million in System Support Resources payments for the cooperative's share of paying for the operation of the ...

Baraga County Land Dedication on Tuesday

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For the GazetteARVON TOWNSHIP - The Keweenaw Land Trust (KLT), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will hold a public dedication of the Abbaye Peninsula-Huron Bay Conservation Initiative at 10 a.m. on Tuesday.According to Evan McDonald, KLT executive ...

Hancock student named semifinalist

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HANCOCK - Shannon Nulf has done well during her time at Hancock Central High School, and in part because of that success, she was recently named a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist.Nulf said the process to get into the National Merit Scholarship program begins by taking the Preliminary ...

Dial Help, CTC, Girl Scouts to hold drug prevention event

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HANCOCK - This Saturday Dial Help, Houghton Communities that Care, and the girl scouts are holding a special drug prevention event to prepare for Red Ribbon Week. A local panel of experts will discuss the dangers of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs to girl scouts and boy scouts attending the ...

Youth Advisory Council hears from students directly

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HANCOCK - There are many organizations that advocate for the needs of the youth. But not always are the youth consulted in what those needs may be. In order to more accurately assist youth in Houghton and Keweenaw Counties through its grant awards, the Keweenaw Community Foundation's Youth ...

Atlantic editor talks of millennial impact

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HOUGHTON - The generation dubbed "millennials" - roughly those born from the early 1980s to the early 2000s - is the largest in American history. It's also the most educated, most diverse and the most socially accepting.The effects of that generation and its expectations are going to have large ...

10 things to know today

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By The Associated PressYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. HURRICANE MATTHEW PUMMELS FLORIDAThe storm, packing 120 mph winds and torrential rains, moves up shoreline in what's expected to be a ruinous, dayslong battering of ...

Rates Remain: Utility gets break on SSR payment

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HOUGHTON - On Sept. 8, the Daily Mining Gazette reported on an online group called "Fight UPPCO's rate hikes." At that time, the group claimed a membership of 909. As of Oct. 3, membership had risen to 1,197 members.UPPCO has yet to respond publicly to the website.Two weeks later, the Gazette ...

Fraternity marches for mental health funding for veterans

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HOUGHTON - The local members of Sigma Phi Epsilon will be shouldering extra loads Saturday in solidarity with the metaphorical load faced by one of their late brothers and other veterans.The fraternity's Michigan Technological University chapter is hosting its annual Justin Fitch Memorial Ruck ...

Finlandia president outlines school’s projects

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HANCOCK - The faculty and staff are doing their best to move Finlandia University forward, according to Philip Johnson, and Wednesday he and other university representatives gathered to talk about some of those efforts.Johnson, who is Finlandia president, said during the university's Community ...

Body image advice amid campaign insults

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WASHINGTON - Even if your daughters don't pay much attention to politics, they'd be hard-pressed to have missed Donald Trump's attack of a former Miss Universe's weight or comments about a 400-pound hacker. It resonated with a 15-year-old who said this week the words damage girls' body image ...

Fall Delay: Warm temps slow change of season

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HOUGHTON - The leaves on trees are turning slower than usual, and the recent relatively warm temperatures have something to do with that, according to Tara Bal.Bal is a research assistant professor and Master of Forestry Degree Program director at the Michigan Technological University School of ...

Biomass plant could reopen this month

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HOUGHTON - The L'Anse Warden Electric Company biomass plant could reopen later this month, after shutting down for repairs last month.LWEC originally shut down Sept. 11 for routine maintenance, but ran into unexpected problems."When they were ready to fire up, they found other issues," said Ed ...

Ontonagon County Fairground applies for grant

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For the GazetteONTONAGON - The Mountain Lions Club and the Greenland Township Planning Commission have applied for a $45,000 Michigan Department of Natural Resources Recreation Passport Grant for improvements to the Ontonagon County Fairgrounds and recreational opportunities at the Adventure ...

Youth Advisory Council hears from students directly

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HANCOCK - There are many organizations that advocate for the needs of the youth. But not always are the youth consulted in what those needs may be. In order to more accurately assist youth in Houghton and Keweenaw Counties through its grant awards, the Keweenaw Community Foundation's Youth ...

KCF’s Youth Advisory Council announces fall granting cycle

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HANCOCK - The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) of the Keweenaw Community Foundation, is now accepting applications for its fall granting cycle, according to a press release from the KCF. The Kellog Youth Fund has made available $15,100 for local organizations benefiting youth in grades 6-12.To be ...

10 things to know today

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By The Associated PressYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. SOME NOT HEEDING CALL TO EVACUATEWith Hurricane Matthew bearing down on the southeastern U.S., some residents say the dangers posed by the Category 3 storm and its ...