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Bergman, Markkanen among no-shows at Marquette forum

MARQUETTE - Who wasn't in attendance at an Upper Peninsula Children's Coalition forum held Thursday night at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette might be as compelling as who was.The forum - spearheaded by the U.P. Children's Coalition, a nonpartisan advocacy organization concerned with ...

MTU Board looks at capital plan, degrees

HOUGHTON - At its regular meeting Friday in the Memorial Union Building, the Michigan Technological University Board approved a five-year state capital outlay plan.The plan includes three health science, technology, engineering and mathematics (H-STEM) projects: phase one of an H-STEM ...

Tech enrollment trending in growth

HOUGHTON - Enrollment at Michigan Technological University for the 2016-17 school year is growing, which pleases Les Cook, vice president for student affairs and advancement.At the MTU Board meeting Friday in the Memorial Union Building, Cook said the enrollment this year is 7,268."It's the ...

WPEC closure could bring major outages

HOUGHTON - Houghton and Baraga county boards of commissioners shared regional concerns regarding the impending closure of the White Pine Electric Company with Lansing officials and the overseer of the electric grid in the Midwest.Last month, the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) ...

Local schools start recycling programs

HANCOCK - In 2015, Gordon G. Barkell elementary School students began a recycling program for paper and cardboard, and now the Hancock Public Schools have started a similar program at the middle school and high school.Jen Davis, Hancock Middle School seventh and eighth grade science and ...

Trades students prepare post office for winter

PAINESDALE - Since the U.S. Postal Service signed a new 10-year lease agreement with Adams Township Schools, the Jeffers High School building trades class is going to be busy.The postal service rents the Painesdale Post Office from the school district, which has to put a new roof on the ...

KML board faces tough choices

EAGLE RIVER, MI - The Keweenaw County Board of Commissioners recently received a Delinquent Loan Servicing Letter from the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development Community Programs - Michigan State Office regarding three delinquent bonds for the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge. The ...

10 things to know today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. TRUMP FIGHTS BACK AGAINST NEW ALLEGATIONSThe Republican presidential candidate contends he doesn't know and never met some of the women accusing him of sexual assault.2. CLINTON SAID US ...

10 things to know today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. 2016 RACE DEVOLVES INTO UGLY FIGHT OVER TREATMENT OF WOMENAs Trump's campaign prepares to relitigate the marital affairs of the Clintons, their boss is hamstrung by new allegations he ...

Domestic violence call results in drug bust

ADAMS TOWNSHIP Early Wednesday morning, Houghton County Sheriff deputies responded to a Domestic Violence complaint in Adams Township, according to a release from that department.During the course of the investigation, deputies secured two residences and obtained search warrants. During the ...

LWV sponsoring candidate forum

The League of Women Voters of the Copper Country will sponsor a candidate forum Oct. 24 at Jeffers High School for five Adams Township School District candidates.Candidates on the ballot for the Nov. 8 election are incumbent Chad Snell, John Asiala, Jason Coffey, George D. Eakin and Bruce ...

Teen cyber safety event at PLDL

The Portage Lake District Library and the Copper Country Reading Council invite teens, parents, educators, and library professionals for an interactive discussion at the library about the legal issues raised by the misuse of digital tools.Aimee M. Bissonette, JD, will present "Maximizing Safety ...

Main Street: MDOT gift or ‘money pit’?

For the GazetteONTONAGON - Whether the proposal from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to turn over River Street to the village is a gift or a "money pit" was a main topic at Monday's Village Council meeting.Aaron Johnson, manager of the Ishpeming Travel Service Center for MDOT, ...

Baraga talks paving projects

vdietz@mininggazette.comBARAGA Baraga Village Council pursued paving projects and other matters at its monthly meeting Tuesday.UP Engineers & Architects Project Manager Chris Holmes earned the $29,100 the company requested for time and materials to accomplish preliminary studies the ...

Education officials visit the U.P.

WINONA - Michigan Department of Education officials are visiting schools across the state as part of an ongoing initiative led by State Superintendent Brian J. Whiston.While Whiston has visited some Upper Peninsula schools himself, last week a trio of other MDE leaders stopped by Elm River ...

Two Baraga gas stations closed

BARAGA - Two popular Baraga County gas stations are closed, but will reopen Monday, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community announced Tuesday evening.The Ojibwa BP in Baraga and the Rez Stop in L'Anse will reopen at their regular hours Monday, KBIC said on Facebook."We apologize for the inconvenience ...

10 things to know today

By The Associated PressYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. WIKILEAKS DUMP MAY FACE US PROBEJohn Podesta, Hillary Clinton's top adviser, says the FBI is investigating Russia's possible role in hacking thousands of his personal ...