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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. OBAMA PASSES BATON TO CLINTONHillary Clinton has the stage, after the president named her the inheritor of his legacy and the candidate who could realize the "promise ...

Pocket park plans move forward despite funding shortage

ONTONAGON - Ontonagon village's plan for a downtown pocket park are moving forward, despite some funding shortages.And it may take a village to raise the estimated $26,650 necessary to complete the park.The first step will be putting in about 6,000 bricks at an estimated cost of $6,000, $3,000 ...

Cadwell named police chief

HOUGHTON - Brian Cadwell has been with Michigan Technological University Public Safety and Police Services for 25 years, and now he has the top position in the organization.The Calumet resident was named director and chief of police on July 1. He replaced Dan Bennett, who was chief for seven ...

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. OBAMA TO HAIL CLINTONThe U.S. president once told the Democratic nominee for the White House, "You're likable enough" - but now the incumbent is prepared to endorse ...

Discovery Delayed

For about six hours, the body of Kimberly Bess lay where she was shot multiple times Saturday while mowing the yard at her parents' house on the 100 block of Florida Street in Laurium.A nearby neighbor said she heard a rapid series of sounds she thought were fireworks at about 6 p.m. She heard ...

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. 'GLASS CEILING' SHATTERING AT DEMOCRATIC CONVENTIONWith a roll call of the states, Hillary Clinton will become the first woman to lead a major party into a White ...

Brother arraigned in sister’s homicide

By GARRETT NEESEgneese@mininggazette.comHOUGHTON - The Grand Rapids man suspected of killing his sister in Laurium Saturday night will be held without bond.Christian Kitti, 32, was arraigned in 97th District Court Wednesday. He is charged with homicide against Kim Bess, 44, a felony punishable ...

Miss Keweenaw Bay passionate about culture

BARAGA - Jailyn Renee Shelifoe was named Miss Keweenaw Bay at the 38th annual Keweenaw Bay Maawanji'iding, or powwow, in Baraga over the weekend.Shelifoe, also known as Shimmering Light on the Water, is the daughter of Jim and Angie Shelifoe. The 15-year-old will be a sophomore at L'Anse Area ...

UPPCO crews address outages

MARQUETTE - As of 10 a.m. Saturday, here is the latest update regarding Thursday's storm that brought high winds and lightning, resulting in outages impacting numerous Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO) customers: An estimated 100 customers remain without power in certain areas located ...

Davis selected as new park superintendent

National Park ServiceCALUMET - Wyndeth Davis, a 27-year veteran of the National Park Service (NPS), has been selected as the Superintendent of Keweenaw National Historical Park in Michigan. Davis is currently the Associate Manager for Interpretive Planning at the NPS Harpers Ferry Design ...

Portage Health, Finlandia announce new partnership

The Portage Health Foundation (PHF) recently awarded Finlandia University $235,000 for facility enhancements and scholarship programming in a partnership known as "Stronger Together Together for Good." The goal of this ongoing partnership is to identify and promote Finlandia University as a ...

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 Monday:1. CLINTON'S CONVENTION SET TO KICKOFF AMID DISCORDHillary Clinton must overcome lingering bitterness among supporters of defeated rival Bernie Sanders and clean up a ...

Shooting Homicide

LAURIUM - The Laurium Police Department is investigating a shooting homicide in the village Saturday resulting in the death of a woman.According to a written statement from the Laurium Police Department, officers received a call of the shooting at 11:46 p.m. Saturday in the 100 block of ...

Rockin’ the Street

HOUGHTON - The sounds of percussion aren't unusual during rehearsals for PJ Olsson's Rock Camp.But instead of drums and tambourines, Friday's had a different source: falling bowling pins. The group relocated to the Mine Shaft Friday afternoon after a power outage at Michigan Technological ...

Tikkanen: County should follow cities in recycling effort

HOUGHTON - The recycling movement in Houghton County will be a positive development, Houghton County Board of Commissioners candidate Tom Tikkanen said.The cities of Houghton and Hancock each recently instituted recycling pickups through Waste Management. Tikkanen, a Republican candidate for ...

Group sees resident grads as entrepreneurs

A regional economic development group is seeking solutions to improve the business climate in the Copper Country by recruiting resident college graduates to start businesses.Marquette's Northern Initiatives administers revolving loan funds (RLFs) for the village of Baraga and Ontonagon County ...

Power outage update

Power outages caused by the storm that hit the western Upper Peninsula Thursday, are gradually being restored, according to Dave Forsberg.Forsberg, who is Upper Peninsula Power Company community, media and government relations representative, said as of 3 p.m. Thursday, two of the three power ...

SEEDS for BHK

CALUMET - Bill Watson, director of the SEEDS Ecology + Education + Design program, is happy with the partnership between his organization and BHK Child Development. The students involved in the program are from the Horizons Alternative High School in the public schools of Calumet, Laurium and ...

Little Brothers name volunteer of year

HOUGHTON - Dave Geisler makes a personal connection to every elderly person he meets," said Carol Korpela, program director for Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly."He caters to them above and beyond our requirements," Korpela said. "He's always so accommodating. He'll serve the elderly ...