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Grant will pay for demolitions

CALUMET - At least one building and possibly two in Calumet will be torn down thanks to funding from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.The $83,000 Community Development Block Grant from MSHDA is for houses in Marquette and Houghton counties considered to be blighted, according ...

House candidate stops in Houghton

HOUGHTON - Former Michigan Democratic Party Chair Lon Johnson laid out his priorities for what he would do if elected to Congress during a campaign meeting with local Democrats in Houghton Thursday. Johnson, who lives near Grayling, was chair of the state party from 2013 until July, when he ...

Panel explores recycling efforts

HOUGHTON - The good news, Copper Country Recycling Initiative co-chair Suzanne Van Dam said at a panel discussion Thursday, is Houghton County expects to open a new cardboard recycling drop-off next month. That's thanks to a $92,000 grant from the Department of Environmental Quality.The bad ...

Literacy coach, safety award on the slate at CCISD board meeting

HANCOCK?- Funding for a literacy coach and an acknowledgement from the Michigan State Police were two of the topics on the table at the Copper Country Intermediate School District's regular meeting Tuesday.According to a release from the CCISD, the board discussed Michigan Department of ...

Superior Health Foundation seeking funding applications for 2016 gala

MARQUETTE - The Superior Health Foundation is seeking nonprofit organizations with a health-centered mission, with the hopes of celebrating at the organization's 2016 gala.The SHF annual gala will be held on Sept. 17, 2016, in Marquette. Proceeds from the gala will benefit SHF. In addition, the ...

Forsyth Twp. man faces 39 CSC counts

GWINN - Andrew Caron, 43, of Forsyth Township, was arraigned in 96th District Court Wednesday afternoon on 39 counts of felony criminal sexual conduct, following a seven-month investigation by the Marquette County Sheriff's Office.Caron was charged with 10 felony counts of criminal sexual ...

Retailers gear up for holiday season

ESCANABA - The holidays are just around the corner and local businesses are gearing up for a busy holiday season.According to an annual survey by Prosper Insights & Analytics on behalf of the National Retail Federation (NRF), Americans are expected to spend an average of $594.80 per ...

10 things to know today: Friday, Nov. 20, 2015

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. HOTEL IN MALI ATTACKED; HOSTAGES TAKENAt least three people are dead after men armed with guns and throwing grenades storm into the Radisson Blu Hotel in Mali's capital of Bamako, seizing ...

Terrorist attack in Mali

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) - Islamic extremists armed with guns and throwing grenades stormed the Radisson Blu hotel in Mali's capital Friday morning, killing at least three people and initially taking numerous hostages, authorities said.The Brussels-based Rezidor Hotel group that operates the hotel ...

France seeks partners’ aid to staunch extremist inflow

BRUSSELS - France called Friday on its European Union partners to take immediate and decisive action to toughen the bloc's borders and prevent the entry of more violent extremists."We can't take more time. This is urgent," Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said.One week after the coordinated ...

Alarm raised for old cemetery site

HANCOCK - A group of Hancock residents brought their concerns to the Hancock City Council regular meeting Wednesday about a former cemetery property they think is in danger from development.During the public comment period before the start of the agenda items, Paul Campbell, representing the ...

Diwali show mixes modern, traditional

HOUGHTON - The Diwali Night feast was good, Michigan Tech post-doctoral student Sachin Tewatia said, "but we have similar food at home. The show is only once a year.""There's dancing and singing and it's fun," added his daughter Sahani Tewatia, 8.Thursday night's Indian Student Association ...

Library program offers retirement planning tips

HOUGHTON - Karen Cavaleri jumped into retirement, she said, but still had questions about areas such as her IRA and Medicare.She and others got answers at the Portage Lake District Library at a panel about finance tips for retirees.Speaking at the panel were Lucinda Enderby, an accountant at ...

School board members question legislators on road bill

HANCOCK - With $600 million in unidentified cuts looming for road funding, local education officials expressed concern that education dollars might get the axe.Members questioned local legislators about the cuts at last Friday's legislative luncheon hosted by the Copper Country Intermediate ...

Insurance on the agenda at BHK board meeting

HOUGHTON - At Monday's regular Board of Directors Meeting, BHK Child Development board members discussed renewing the health insurance plan with no change to to coverage with an employee contribution of 13 percent and no change to the HRA. Currently, BHK's insurance is with Blue Cross, but ...

Kits aim to help homeless through the winter

MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) - Relatively balmy November temperatures aside, it's bound to get cold soon in Marquette.For people who have homes, heating bills will rise, but they still have roofs over their heads. For the 500 or so homeless people in Marquette County, they're not so lucky.Fortunately ...

US Muslims face backlash after Paris attack

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Muslims around the U.S. are facing backlash following the deadly attacks in Paris, including vandalism to mosques and Islamic centers, hate-filled phone and online messages and threats of violence.Advocacy leaders say they have come to expect some anti-Muslim sentiment ...

No threat found on diverted flights

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Authorities cleared both Air France flights bound for Paris from the U.S. that had to be diverted Tuesday night because of anonymous threats received after they had taken off.Air France Flight 65 from Los Angeles International Airport to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris ...