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Holding On: Merchants along project route deal with traffic dropoff

May 25, 2016 By KURT HAUGLIE khauglie@mininggazette. more »»

Candidate: UP should be leader in freshwater stewardship

May 25, 2016 HOUGHTON — Democratic Congressional candidate Lon Johnson returned to the Keweenaw to speak to Houghton County Democrats Tuesday night in Houghton. Johnson, of Kalkaska, is running for the U.S. more »»

Next target: New Taliban leader appointed

May 25, 2016 KABUL, Afghanistan — The Afghan Taliban confirmed on Wednesday that their leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a U.. more »»

Trump: Fundraising only because GOP asked

May 25, 2016 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Donald Trump says he is only asking wealthy donors for their money because the Republican National Committee wants him to. more »»

Q Factor: Retiring school chief turned district around

May 24, 2016 DOLLAR BAY — Dr. Jan Quarless has been a very important part of the improvements in the Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Area School, according to two members of the School Board. more »»

Houghton receives FEMA grant

May 24, 2016 HOUGHTON — The city’s Fire Department received more than $90,000 for new breathing equipment through a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant. more »»

Upper Peninsula short of mental health professionals

May 24, 2016 In the Upper Peninsula, 13 of its 15 counties are experiencing a shortage of mental health professionals, according to media reports. more »»

Flight’s wreckage indicates explosion

May 24, 2016 CAIRO — Human remains retrieved from the crash site of EgyptAir Flight 804 suggest there was an explosion on board that may have brought down the aircraft in the east Mediterranean, a senior Egyptia... more »»

Longtime Ontonagon resident running for re-election to board

May 23, 2016 ONTONAGON — Incumbent Village Board member Elmer Marks Jr. is running as a Democrat for another four-year term in the Aug. 2 primary election. more »»

Dark-store loophole promotes state raids on revenue-sharing funding

May 23, 2016 HOUGHTON – The dark-store tax loophole is currently costing communities all across Michigan millions of dollars annually in lost tax revenue as a result of large corporations appealing tax... more »»

House to House: Clinton, Sanders campaigns focus on Latino vote in Calif.

May 23, 2016 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bernie Sanders’ image gazes out from a corner storefront in Boyle Heights, a Hispanic enclave known for its plump burritos and a plaza where mariachis strum guitar. more »»

Cyclists celebrate Bike to Work Day

May 21, 2016 HOUGHTON — Before he retired, Dan Dalquist would commute from Chassell to Calumet three times a week — so often his clients would ask what was wrong when they didn't see a bike there. more »»

Trade students build shed for LBFE equipment

May 21, 2016 PORTAGE TOWNSHIP — Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly has provided firewood for their elderly friends for years, but until now there has been no place to store the equipment needed for the... more »»

CCISD building to get new lighting

May 21, 2016 HANCOCK — The Copper Country Intermediate School District’s Service Center will receive new, more efficient lighting this summer. more »»

Houghton wraps up budget work

May 20, 2016 HOUGHTON — The Houghton City Council wrapped up its budget work sessions Wednesday with funds including water, sewer, equipment and employee benefits, as well as discussion of spending down some of... more »»

Dianda proposes meeting of minds on KBIC casino

May 20, 2016 BARAGA — State Rep. Scott Dianda, D-Calumet, has invited Gov. Rick Snyder to meet with him and Keweenaw Bay Indian Community tribal leaders to discuss a proposed new casino in Negaunee Township. more »»

Spidey-sensing: 3rd-graders learn anatomy from local high schoolers

May 20, 2016 HOUGHTON — Hearts, brains, teeth and Spider-Man’s thoracic cavity all made appearances at Houghton Elementary School Wednesday. more »»

UP health issues include smoking, obesity, access, assessment finds

May 20, 2016 HANCOCK — The biggest change between the 2012 Western Upper Peninsula Health Department health needs assessment and the 2015 assessment was the fact more people have health insurance, according to... more »»



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