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Nordic Film Series to show ‘The Girl King’

HANCOCK Queen Christina of Sweden's reign lasted only a decade in the 17th century, during a time when her nation was engaged in one of the most destructive conflicts in European history. Her story is so intriguing, it captured the interest of several filmmakers.Noted Finnish director Mika ...

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. CLINTON ACCUSES TRUMP OF STOKING HATRED; HE DISPARAGES HER HONESTYWith polls showing Trump closing in on Clinton in key battleground states, her campaign is rushing ...

Tight Quarters: County can’t afford to deal with lodge

EAGLE RIVER, MI - The Keweenaw County Board found itself in a sticky situation Tuesday regarding the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge: the county can neither afford to keep the lodge operating, nor can it afford to shut it down, raising the question of whether the county should loan the necessary money ...

Zeba’s water, sewer rates raised

BARAGA - Keweenaw Bay Indian Community raised Zeba's water and sewer rates by a few dollars, to keep the system operating without losing money.Effective January 2017, the village's customers will pay flat monthly rates of $41 for sewer and $35 for water, the KBIC Tribal Council decided last ...

MDEQ addresses consent order

HOUGHTON - The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) addressed a variety of issues raised during a public comment period in granting an operating permit and consent order to the L'Anse Warden Electric Company.Public comments included a call for more testing for all pollutant ...

Bergman visits Ontonagon

For The GazetteIt was an old-fashion 'chit-chat' around the coffee table, at a local restaurant, yesterday afternoon in Ontonagon. With less than a week before an election, as expected the conversation went to politics. Especially when one of the restaurant stools is occupied by Michigan's ...

Students to plant trees at the Porkies

For the GazetteONTONAGON - Students of the Ontonagon High School Agriculture class recently gathered seeds and acorns to plant trees within the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. This was a cooperative effort between the students, Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and ...

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. WHERE CANDIDATES ARE MAKING THEIR CASESClinton presses into reliably red Arizona as she tries to steal a Republican state, while Trump is focused on Florida, a ...

State Answers: MDEQ responds to public comment on biomass plant

HOUGHTON - Before the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) issued the L'Anse Warden Electric Co. a permit to install and consent order Monday, it responded to questions asked during a preceding public comment period.The MDEQ Air Quality Division's "Response to Comments" documents ...

Trades classrooms are coming along

CHASSELL - The Chassell Schools District's new trades program is progressing, school superintendent Howard Parmentier said recently, and the students are receiving hands on experience.The trades classes will be conducted in an existing building behind the school that is being converted for the ...

KBIC backs mine opposition

BARAGA - Keweenaw Bay Indian Community backed a Wisconsin tribe's opposition to a proposed open pit mine near the Menominee River in a resolution adopted last week."(The) KBIC Tribal Council formally supports the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin in their opposition to Aquila's Back Forty ...

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. BATTLE FOR MOSUL NOW BEING FOUGHT IN CITY OUTSKIRTSFighting rages as Iraq's special forces begin their assault on the country's second largest city, part of ...

Permit Granted: Plant also gets consent order

L'ANSE - The state issued a permit and consent order Monday to the L'Anse Warden Electric Co. aimed at curbing plant pollution residents have complained about for years.After taking public comments into account, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) Air Quality Division issued ...

Food drive needed to restock pantry

HANCOCK - Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly takes donations for its food pantry all year, but its annual food drive in early November is especially important for the organization, according to Carol Korpela.Korpela, who is program director for LBFE, said the organization will be partnering ...

KBIC raises wages, updates benefits

BARAGA - Keweenaw Bay Indian Community raised wages and updated two policies to provide members with benefits.The Tribal Council gave governmental and enterprise employees a two-percent, across-the-board annual pay raise."This is some of the good things the council does here," said President ...

New CAC, 4-H youth partnership

What happens when you combine a lifelong artist and an enthusiastic youth group? You get a wonderful partnership between the Calumet Art Center and the Trap Rock 4-H Club! The Trap Rock 4-H Club has youth from five area schools, including those being home schooled. Thanks to a grant through the ...

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. CLINTON SEEKS TO USE NEW FBI INQUIRY AS GALVANIZING FORCEThe campaign is pressing the agency to release more details about the new emails, hoping more information ...

Drug Curse: KBIC addresses epidemic

BARAGA - Responding to the late-August traffic accident that killed two Beartown firefighters in which drug use was a factor, the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community addressed the national drug epidemic that has taken root in the area."We just lost two people because of a wreck," KBIC President ...

Local businesses, councils, indicate a need for CTE

BARAGA - George Stockero, superintendent of the Copper Country Intermediate School District, and Shawn Kolbus, career and technical education director of Ontonagon-Gogebic schools, recently discussed the importance of career and technical education (CTE) both nationally and in the Copper ...