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Water, police work up in Baraga

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BARAGA — Water rates in Baraga Township are on the rise again. In accordance with the terms of its water system grant from the Department of Agriculture Rural Development, Baraga Village has been incrementally raising rates every six months. The rates were raised one year ago, then again ...

NPS won’t move Isle Royale headquarters across lake

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CALUMET — After almost 10 years of consideration, the National Park Service decided not to move the Isle Royale National Park headquarters from Houghton across Portage Lake to the former Quincy Smelting Works site in Ripley. During his report to the Keweenaw National Historical Park ...

Die-in protest against GOP health care plan

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The Houghton County Democratic Party, in partnership with Indivisible and Houghton/Keweenaw Forward Action Michigan, is hosting a “Trumpcare Die-In” to protest the AHCA The event will be held on Saturday at noon in Veteran’s Park in Houghton.

Lake Linden-Hubbell Board backs regional CTE millage

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The Lake Linden-Hubbell Public Schools board gave its unanimous backing to the Copper Country Intermediate School District’s proposed millage to support career and technical education Monday night. The CCISD’s proposal for 1 mill will be at the August special election. It would generate ...

Store opens for kids to shop for Mother’s Day gifts

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CALUMET — From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, the New Beginnings Angel Mission Free Store will be open for Mother’s Day shopping only to children, no parents allowed. Terry Bazin, Free Store co-director, said four years ago, the store started the special kids only shopping days to allow ...

Bank Startup: Baraga officials see land bank as moneymaker

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L’ANSE — The Baraga County Land Bank Authority has the startup funds necessary to begin managing abandoned properties, with an eye at the bottom line — increasing revenues. The Baraga County Board adopted a resolution Monday to transfer $10,000 to its newly formed land bank, at the ...

LL-H Board approves bond-funded upgrades

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LAKE LINDEN — After bids came back $445,000 under budget for projects related to the Lake Linden-Hubbell Public Schools, the district board approved an estimated $270,000 of work at its meeting Monday. “There’s an advantage to us of running some more things through the construction ...

Drug awareness workshop for parents starting

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HOUGHTON — Guiding Good Choices, a parenting workshop focusing on drug awareness is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Copper Country Mental Health Institute on Sharon Avenue in Houghton. Guiding Good Choices is a five-session parenting workshop series that has been tested and ...

KBIC police now armed with Narcan

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BARAGA — A local police department has begun carrying opioid antagonist to treat people who overdose on narcotics. “The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s Tribal Police Department has issued Narcan to all its patrol officers,” Chief Duane Misegan announced in a press release last ...

MSU offers fruit fly presentation

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HOUGHTON — The Michigan State University (MSU) Extension Office is offering a Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) presentation from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the BHK Building at 700 Park Avenue in Houghton. The presentation will focus on what the insect is, how to identify and monitor it, what ...

Road work shift closes M-26 ramp

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Motorists will see a new traffic pattern at the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) US-41 reconstruction project in Hancock beginning May 8 or 9.   Beginning Monday or Tuesday, all US-41 (Front Street) traffic will shift to the northbound lanes of the highway, maintaining one lane ...

Blowing Up Stuff: Trekker grant funds fun science learning

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HOUGHTON — Lake Linden Elementary School students learned about science Friday from students in their own high school. During the 2013-14 year, Michigan Tech’s Mind Trekkers program received a grant through which they came to Lake Linden and trained high school students to lead their own ...

Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa College Graduates

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Photo provided by Lauri Denomie Pictured from the left are graduates of Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College who earned associate degrees Saturday: O’Edith Harris, Jolene DeCota, Brittanee Gauthier, Michelle Moulden, Cynthia Thierry, Amanda Nordstrom, Keri Williams, Rachel Voakes, Melissa ...

Household hazardous waste dropoff Sat. in Baraga

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BARAGA — It’s spring cleanup time in Baraga County. The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community will accept household waste from Baraga County residents from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the KBIC Solid Waste Facility in the Ojibwa Industrial Park on M-38. County residents are welcome to drop off ...

Baraga businessman gets CTE award

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HANCOCK — The Copper Country Association of School Boards recently presented Mark Massicotte with the 2017 Community Leadership Award. George Stockero, Copper Country Intermediate School District (CCISD) superintendent, said Massicotte has been a strong advocate for connecting business and ...

10 Things to Know Today: May 8, 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. FRANCE’S MACRON PREPARES TO TAKE THE REINS The centrist defeated far-right leader Marine Le Pen handily in the presidential vote, and now must pull together a ...

New Adams junior high not imminent: principal

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PAINESDALE — Adams Township School parents heard the district will not move forward to create a junior high for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders in the foreseeable future. The move would have meant sixth-graders who have attended South Range Elementary School in recent years would move ...

Wisconsin corp. makes UP power marketing move

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MADISON, Wis. — The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin is considering approving an application for an affiliated agreement between the American Transmission Co. (ATC) and the Upper Michigan Energy Resources Corp. (UMERC) laying the groundwork for new power stations in the Upper ...