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Drug suspect arraigned

HOUGHTON - A suspect in an Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team bust in Atlantic Mine was arraigned in 97th District Court Friday.Kevin Anderson, 28, of Atlantic Mine, faces a charge of possession of less than 25 grams of heroin, a four-year felony. His bond was set at $5,000.Also ...

Parker running for C-L-K school board

CALUMET - Melanie Parker thinks the Public Schools of Calumet, Laurium & Keweenaw provide an excellent education for its students, and she wants to return to the Board of Education to help the district continue that excellence.Parker, who is running for re-election on the Nov. 8 general ...

CTC moves ahead

HOUGHTON - Communities That Care (CTC) conducted its second training session recently, according to Ginny Machiela, CTC coordinator. The two-part Community Board training session was held at Shelden Grill, at the Magnuson Hotel in Houghton. Machiela was pleased with the second phase of ...

CTC members are enthusiastic

HOUGHTON - Communities That Care (CTC) has moved into the second phase of implementation in Houghton and Keweenaw Counties, and Ginny Machiela, CTC coordinator, said the formation of the Community Board is complete, and its members are anxious to move ahead."Everybody seemed very enthusiastic ...

Laid to Rest: Tribal goodbye to Beartown young father

ZEBA - Saddened and shocked by the loss of two young men, the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community gathered to celebrate the life of 23-year-old James Frederick "Jimmy" Shelifoe Jr. in a traditional native ceremony.About 200 people were on hand Wednesday at and around the packed Zeba Hall to say ...

Tech email threat identical to ones received elsewhere

HOUGHTON - The threat emailed to a Michigan Technological University faculty member Monday was identical to one sent to at least four other universities around the country, Michigan Technological University Public Safety Chief Brian Cadwell said.News reports have identified institutions of ...

Hancock solicits plan comments

HANCOCK - It's been a while since the master plan for Hancock was updated, so the process to do so has begun, and on Sept. 12, the public will have an opportunity to express ideas and possible concerns about they would like to have in a master plan.Hancock Mayor Lisa McKenzie said the last ...

Public hearing scheduled for Houghton parcel rezone

HOUGHTON - The Houghton City Council approved a public hearing on an ordinance that would rezone part of a proposed subdivision on Red Oak Lane from business to residential during a special meeting Wednesday.The ordinance would rezone the south portion of the proposed Oak Grove Hill ...

Firefighters taken back home

BARAGA - Thousands of people in many western Upper Peninsula communities lined up along highways Tuesday to show respect for two Beartown firefighters killed in a recent traffic accident when a procession carrying the bodies went through their town.Alan John "AJ" Swartz, 25, and 23-year-old ...

Governor lowers flags to honor Beartown Firefighters

To honor the lives of the Beartown Firefighters killed in a single-vehicle accident Saturday, Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff Wednesday and Thursday.James Shelifoe Jr. and Alan Swartz, both of Baraga, were part of a Beartown Firefighter crew ...

Drug Bust: Two arrested in Atlantic Mine UPSET operation

HOUGHTON - Two local men were arrested for possession of methamphetamine and heroin in Atlantic Mine Monday as part of an Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team investigation.UPSET detectives executed search warrants at adjacent residences, at which they seized crystal meth and heroin. ...

Tech gets threat on first day of classes

HOUGHTON - Officials are investigating a threat sent Monday to a Michigan Technological University faculty member.The email threat was sent from outside the country at 1:45 p.m., said Lt. Donna Beels of MTU Public Safety. The threat was made based on the faculty member's prior affiliation to an ...

Street project coming up on home stretch

HANCOCK - The reconstruction of Quincy Street in Hancock has proceeded on the 400 and 500 blocks much as it did for the previous four blocks, according to Al Anderson.Anderson, project manager for the Michigan Department of Transportation Ishpeming Transportation Service Center, said most of ...

Driver charged in deadly crash

MINNEAPOLIS - A Michigan firefighter charged in a crash that killed two fellow firefighters and injured seven others told investigators he hadn't slept more than 45 minutes in more than 24 hours and had used marijuana hours before the crash, Minnesota prosecutors said in charges filed ...

Bodies of Beartown firefighters return home

BLAINE, Minn. - A procession carrying home the bodies of Alan John "AJ" Swartz and James Frederick "Jimmy" Shelifoe Jr. began Tuesday morning in Minneapolis and is expected to reach Reid's Funeral Home in L'Anse later in the day.Swartz, 25, and Shelifoe, 23, were killed in a single-vehicle ...

Plastic bags not accepted by recycler

HANCOCK - Waste Management of Michigan will start collecting garbage and recycling in Hancock in September, and the company wants people to know plastic bags will not be taken in the recycling.Mark Harrick, district manager for Waste Management in Marquette, said if plastic bags are put in with ...

Accused embezzler bound over

HOUGHTON - A Lake Linden woman was bound over to Houghton County Circuit Court on charges of embezzling from her father.Susan Dulong, 46, appeared in 97th District Court for a preliminary hearing Monday. She faces felony charges of embezzlement, fraud, and illegal use of a financial transaction ...

Beartown firefighters return home

By VANESSA DIETZvdietz@mininggazette.comBLAINE, Minn. - A procession carrying home the bodies of Alan John "AJ" Swartz and James Frederick "Jimmy" Shelifoe Jr. began Tuesday morning in Minneapolis and is expected to reach Reid's Funeral Home in L'Anse later in the day.

Firefighters down: 2 from Beartown die in vehicle crash

BLAINE, Minn. - Two of Baraga's Beartown Firefighters died in a Saturday crash on Interstate 35W near Minneapolis.Alan J. Swartz, 25, and 23-year-old James F. Shelifoe Jr. were killed in a truck carrying seven other members of Keweenaw Bay Indian Community's Beartown Firefighters while en ...

Village needs millage to maintain operations

CALUMET - Officials in the village of Calumet are hoping voters on Nov. 8 will approve the renewal of 3 mills for operation and maintenance expenses to help the village keep pace with equipment needs.Rob Tarvis, village administrator, said the renewal of the five-year millage is an important ...