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Calumet adopts marijuana ordinance

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CALUMET — The Village Council adopted an adult-use marijuana facilities ordinance at it regular meeting Tuesday, with a vote of 4-2, with one trustee absent. The ordinance states that the facilities can be micro-businesses, marijuana retailers, temporary marijuana event organizers, safety ...

Lake Linden OKs watercross snowmobile race

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LAKE LINDEN — Watercross snowmobile races will be coming to Lake Linden next year. The Village Council gave permission for an event at the Lake Linden campground in late August or early September at its meeting Thursday night. The International Watercross Association (IWA) competition will ...

Hancock looks at residential zoning

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HANCOCK — A number of Hancock residents have submitted complaints to the City Council regarding potential zoning violations on Prospect Street. Prospect Street is an R-1 residential zone, meaning that it is only intended for single-family dwelling or two-family dwellings subject to public ...

Houghton will close section of Lakeshore Drive for rally

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HOUGHTON — The city of Houghton Police Department announced it will close a section of Lakeshore Drive at 1 p.m. Saturday for a portion of the Lake Superior Performance Rally (LSPR). Lieutenant Nick Roberts, CHPD, said the department will begin closing the section from the rear of the ...

Downtown Ontonagon Expansion part of PRT plan

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ONTONAGON — Two public hearings were held this past Monday night in the crowded Ontonagon Village Council chambers. One for the Ontonagon Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Plan Amendment and the other for the DDA District expansion. Former Governor Rick Snyder chose Ontonagon as a second ...

Hancock prepares to discuss marijuana

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HANCOCK — The Hancock City Council has scheduled a public informational session on Hancock’s options to opt back in to Michigan’s legal recreational Marijuana system. The informational session will be held at the Finnish American Heritage Center on Quincy Street at 6 p.m. on Thursday, ...

Calumet man pleads to breaking and entering

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HOUGHTON — A Calumet man pleaded guilty to breaking and entering into a Calumet business in Houghton County Circuit Court Wednesday. Mitchell Byykonen, 20, pleaded guilty to breaking and entering with intent to commit a crime, a 10-year felony. In exchange for the plea, charges of larceny - ...

MTU launches College of Computing

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HOUGHTON — Michigan Technological University formally introduced its new College of Computing Wednesday with a ceremony at the Rozsa Center. The event was part of Tech’s Computing Week, which also included an open house Thursday with demonstrations and a faculty forum. Wednesday’s ...

Keweenaw County’s Economic Development Survey

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Keweenaw County’s Economic Development Committee (KCEDC) is polling the public to help determine its priorities for development. “After working for a year on priorities we generated ourselves, it has become obvious that there are plenty of opportunities for creating new economic ...

Village trustee resigns after pushing ordinance

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CALUMET — Without prior notice to the Village Council, trustee Nathan Anderson resigned his position about two hours into the regular monthly meeting Tuesday, immediately after the council approved the Adult-Use Marijuana Facilities Ordinance, No. 153, by a 6-1 margin. “Ladies and ...

Helping those in need

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Corky DeRoeck/For the Gazette Troopers Brian Pohyhonon (center) and Braden Knoop (right) pose for a picture alongside Jessica Gariepy during collection of non-perishable goods at Econo Foods in Houghton. The collection was part of the “Stuff a Blue Goose” charity events taking place in ...

Lake Linden enrollment down slightly, but above budgeted

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LAKE LINDEN — Lake Linden-Hubbell Public School’s enrollment dropped from what was projected at the start of the year, though it is still more than the district had anticipated in its budget, Superintendent Brad Codere said at Monday’s meeting. As of count day, the district was at ...

Keweenaw County man gets up to 20 years on child porn charges

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HOUGHTON — An Eagle Harbor man was sentenced to up to 20 years in prison on child pornography charges last week in Keweenaw County Circuit Court. Michael Braman, 61, pleaded guilty to three child pornography charges in August. He was sentenced to three to 20 years on charges of child ...

Return North is back this Thanksgiving season

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HOUGHTON — MTEC SmartZone will once again be hosting its Return North event this November. Return North is an event aiming to connect job seekers with local, hiring companies and support the attraction and retention of quality professionals in the area. In collaboration with the Innovate ...

Calumet Lions Club member: John Ryan

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The Calumet Lions Club held its October meeting at the Miscowaubic Club in Calumet. Long time member John Ryan was honored for over 36 years of dedicated service to the Calumet Lions Club. John has served faithfully on the many clubs projects, Board of Directors and has served as past Club ...

UP Honor Flight benefit

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The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 90 of the Lake Linden American Legion Post 90 held their sixth annual benefit to raise money for the UP Honor Flight. The benefits are held in the spring of each year at Post 90 (Lakes Lounge). To date, they have raised over $43,000 for the UP Honor ...

IncredibleBank rebranding open house celebration

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Join us for our Open House Celebration, celebrating commitment to community, incredible customers, a new name, and being recognized as America’s most innovative bank. Celebrate with us at one of IncredibleBank’s two locations on Oct. 22, 2019: Calumet - Festivities Begin At 1:30 p.m. ...

Hancock winter parking notice

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Ordinance No. 146 Section 8.25a. All night parking prohibited in winter. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to stop, stand or park a vehicle, or to cause or permit a vehicle to be parked or left unattended between the hours of 2:30 a.m. and 7 a.m. on any day on any of the ...

Ontonagon says no to retail marijuana ordinance

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ONTONAGON — After months of debating the issue at council meetings, two dozen people speaking during Public Comment, and crowded council chambers, the Ontonagon Village Council voted to opt out of allowing a marijuana retail store to open inside the village. As it has been at numerous ...