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Ontonagon Republicans talk development

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ONTONAGON — On a night when the nation was focused on the special Alabama U.S. Senate race, which was won by Democrat Doug Jones, the Ontonagon County Republicans talked in-depth about economic development in the county. “While we have not heard a lot about Highland Copper, I have heard ...

False report of gunman at CLK

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CALUMET — A report of someone with a gun at Calumet’s Washington Middle School that went out over the scanner at approximately 8:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, turned out to be false, according Michigan State Police Calumet Post. Sgt. James Revoyr said the incident started when a couple of ...

Walking to REACH a goal of reducing disparities

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The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Health System has launched their new REACH walking program. The KBIC is receiving grant funding from the Center of Disease Control and the Inner Tribal Council of Michigan, whom they have a cooperative agreement with. According to the CDC, REACH is a ...

Police urge winter driving caution

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CALUMET — Troopers at the Michigan State Police-Calumet Post want to remind drivers that one of the common hazards of winter driving is reduced visibility, according to release from that agency. Rapidly changing weather can produce limited sight distance for you and make vehicles less ...

Heated Zoning Meeting: Han. neighborhoods could set own rules

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HANCOCK — Almost every seat was occupied at the public hearing of the Planning Commission’s latest master plan. Proposed changes to the city zoning ordinance had sparked controversy, leading to the high turnout. The proposed modification would change residential zoning from R-1 density ...

Professor proposes pipeline risk analysis

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LANSING, Mich. — At the Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board (PSAB) quarterly meeting in Lansing on Monday, the director of Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) offered details on the progress of a team proposal for an independent risk analysis of the oil pipelines under ...

MDOT planning multi-million-dollar Hancock/Houghton projects

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HANCOCK — Needed road improvements in Hancock beyond the downtown area are currently in the works from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). The planning commission highlighted coming MDOT roadway projects at its Monday meeting. The first repair will occur in 2019 when the ...

Counselor hired for Baraga, L’Anse school districts

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BARAGA — The Baraga Area Schools Board recognized its new school-based counselor, Sarah Woodruff, at its meeting on Monday. This is a new position that is funded by the IHS grant. Woodruff is a counselor from the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community. She will split time between the L’Anse and ...

Tax Protest: Bridge marchers oppose reform bill

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HOUGHTON/HANCOCK — Members of the Houghton and Baraga County Democrats and other concerned citizens marched to protest the GOP tax bill pending in Congress. The group carried signs across the Portage Lake Lift Bridge Saturday morning. Walking from the Houghton side into Hancock protesters ...

Food pantries cannot receive expired food

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HANCOCK — Local food pantries are receiving large amounts of donated food items that have expired, or have been opened and partially consumed, items that because they are either old or opened, cannot by law be distributed. Captain Leonita Schweigert of the Salvation Army and Tom Vichich of ...

Blast from Victorian past held downtown

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HOUGHTON — With caroling, free hot chocolate, sleigh rides and costumes, the downtown’s first Victorian Christmas event was a classic as promised. In the Saturday snow, attendees warmed themselves with Christmas cheer or by the strategically placed burn barrels. Organized by the ...

Omega House workshops help those with grief

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HOUGHTON — The Omega House held its Grieving With Love During The Holidays workshop on Saturday. The free workshop offered advice and support for those who are grieving and people supporting family and friends in grief. The purpose was to explore contemporary and personalized ways of ...

Some locals give unto poor — with certain conditions

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HANCOCK — Judging from stipulations on their giving, a number of people who feel charitable during the holiday season do not want their charity going toward homeless people or families of people in jail. Capt. Leonita Schweigert of the Hancock Salvation Army said her organization hears a ...

Halfway House firm update

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BARAGA — The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community has decided on the firm that will help design their new Halfway House that will be located in Brewery Road in L’Anse. “On Nov. 30 the Tribal Council decided on the UP Engineers and Architects Inc., said KBIC assistant chief executive officer ...

DNR considers $1 million Copper Country Trail funding

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ONTONAGON — Snowmobile, off-road vehicle and even non-motorized trail users in the Copper Country came one step closer to receiving nearly $1 million in recreational trail improvements, according to Michigan Natural Resource Trust Fund (MNRTF) recommendations made the Department of Natural ...

No Smoke, No Fire: Faulty smoke detector prompts emergency landing

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — A faulty smoke detector caused the alarm on a SkyWest Airlines flight Wednesday night that triggered an emergency response, the airline said. On the approach to Houghton County Memorial Airport Wednesday night, the pilot of SkyWest 5061 declared a emergency after an ...

Portage Health and Hospice needs volunteers

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HOUGHTON — Hospice volunteers provide comfort and companionship for families in need, and play a crucial part in keeping Portage Health and Hospice running smoothly. “A lot of people volunteer for hospice because they’ve had a positive experience with hospice,” said Volunteer and ...

Rehabbing wildlife: Local group works to keep animals healthy

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Volunteering is an ongoing way for members of the U.P. Wildlife Rehabilitation-Keweenaw Group to contribute to society. The organization consists of a group of volunteers who make up the non-profit association of wildlife rehabbers in the Upper Peninsula. The group covers Houghton, Keweenaw, ...