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Finlandia aims to attract transfer and nursing students in 2018

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Correction: This story was corrected to state the $6,297 a semester tuition rate for transfer students applies to both out-of-state and in-state students. HANCOCK — Finlandia is courting transfer and RN-BSN students as part of efforts to attract new students. The university has always been ...

Teaching self defense to youngsters at Route 41

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HOUGHTON — The Route 41 Training Center offers MMA Self Defense Classes for children. Owner, and former hockey coach, Greg Storm says he's always had an interest in martial arts and self-defense. His son reintroduced him to it. This led to the opening of the center. Although he was ...

Late start: Ontonagon Road Commission on track

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ONTONAGON — A later start to snow plow season could leave the road commission with more funds for summer projects.  So far winter road upkeep is looking good, according to Michael Maloney, engineer for the Ontonagon Road Commission.  “We're out much later than usual,” said Maloney. ...

Sparking controversy: Village Council condemns public protest

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CALUMET — The Calumet Village Council passed a resolution at its regular monthly meeting, condemning a group of protesters who organized and demonstrated on the night of Dec. 13 to protest the Council’s decision not to act in regards to the Medical Marijuana Act. According to Nathan ...

Owner of Zen Garden explains medical background

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CALUMET — Earlier this week the Daily Mining Gazette erroneously reported that Alicia Roundtree, owner of Zen Garden in Calumet, had earned a nursing degree. Thursday, her medical background was clarified, stating she did not want to be misconstrued, especially amidst the current tensions ...

Experience Mich. parks with sound

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HOUGHTON — In capturing the beauty of Michigan's parks through sound, three outdoors enthusiasts have created art celebrating the experience. Christopher Plummer, Elizabeth Meyer and Kent Cyr use a combination of photography and sound to take viewers from the bustle of downtown Houghton to ...

Diving into the state rules on marijuana

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HANCOCK — Medical marijuana regulations have undergone a major shift recently with more changes a distinct possibility in coming years. Under new laws, medical marijuana dispensaries are removed from their previous grey area and given clear rules and regulatory structure. Also known as ...

Baraga County awarded grant for Point Abbaye Park

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The Baraga County Board was awarded $15,000.00 from the Portage Health Foundation Community Wellness and Outdoor Recreation Fund grant from the Keweenaw Community Foundation. The grant is for Phase 1 of the Point Abbaye Park Improvement Plan. Point Abbaye Park is located in the northern most ...

Liquor license meant for research

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Spelling of Evergreen Technology's parent company corrected to: FuTianBao HANCOCK - To the disappointment of many, the wholesale liquor license approved by the City Council Wednesday is intended for research, not alcoholic beverages. With research focused around treating industrial ...

County board member expresses ire at Gazette

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EAGLE RIVER — During a meeting of the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge Board, board member Sandra Gayk expressed her disappointment regarding recent editorials published in the Daily Mining Gazette which expressed opinions on the processes involving the county’s selling of the lodge. Gayk, reading ...

Combating the area substitute teacher shortage

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School districts are hoping the lack of substitute teachers will no longer be an issue. On Dec. 12, the Michigan House of Representatives passed the House Bill 4069, sponsored by Jim Tedder, with a 64-45 vote. The bill addresses Michigan’s shortage of substitute teachers and will now ...

Arts grant approved for CCISD

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An arts grant from the VSA Michigan has been approved for visual arts classes for Copper Country Intermediate School District Learning Center Programs. VSA is the state organization on arts and disability. The organization promotes creative power in people with disabilities. The requested ...

Rising cost: Sewer rate increase for Hancock

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HANCOCK — The city council approved a sewer rate increase from $8.35 to $9.85 per 1,000 gallons at their Wednesday meeting. The decision was unanimously supported though Ron Blau and Paul Labine expressed some reservations initially. The increase would affect November billing and help cover ...

Unearthing family history at the library

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HOUGHTON — What better way to make history come alive than learning about the lives of your ancestors? What you find may surprise you. To help explore the past, the Portage Lake District Library has made ancestry.com's resources available to patrons. Since at least 2010, the library has ...

Calumet Village Council defends its position

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CALUMET — While several residents of the village of Calumet voiced their opinions and thoughts to the Council regarding medical marijuana, trustee Virginia Dwyer offered a response and an explanation for why the Council took no action regarding the Medical Marijuana Act. “We looked at ...

Potential wind farm discussed in Baraga County

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There may be a new wind farm coming to the area. L’Anse Township and Baraga Township have been presented the project by the U.S. branch of the Renewable Energy Systems (RES) group. According to RES Senior Development Manager, Mason V. Sorenson, they are in the early stages of this ...

Village Council takes heat for saying no

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CALUMET — The Calumet Village Council heard comments from the public regarding medical marijuana at Tuesday’s council meeting, with 16 people speaking in favor of the drug, and one opposed. “We need our medicine,” said a woman who did not want her name revealed. She suffers from ...

Ont. County calls for full dredge job

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ONTONAGON — The County Board approved a resolution to support future dredging of the Ontonagon Harbor at its Tuesday meeting. Commissioners were unanimously in favor of the resolution previously passed by the Ontonagon Village Council. The board added a clause pushing for a completed job ...