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Anglers weigh in on DNR regulation changes

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HOUGHTON — Is the coffee the hook or the bait? For passionate fishermen attending the DNR's Conversations and Coffee event on Thursday, it was just a perk. George Madison, Fisheries Manager for the Western Lake Superior Management Unit asked the audience for feedback on regulation changes ...

Council must follow or abolish its rules: trustee

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CALUMET — The Village Council has a couple of options for correcting the current situation surrounding the clerk and administrator positions, according to Trustee Peggy German, a former village clerk who resigned because of the issue. Whether the title of the office is administrator, ...

Baraga Township to get more info on green burials

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BARAGA TOWNSHIP — The Baraga Township Board will be looking into gaining more information about green burials, as discussed at the meeting on Thursday evening. The board received a call request from a community member with interest in having green burials at the Pelkie Cemetery. A green ...

Houghton County forming rescue team

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HOUGHTON — Prompted by recent accidents at Hungarian Falls near Lake Linden, Houghton County is assembling a high-angle rescue team. The team will also respond to areas such as Silver Mountain, and could also go north into Keweenaw County, Houghton County Emergency Services Director Chris ...

Financing almost set for plant

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ONTONAGON — Biofuel plans are moving forward as planned with a major announcement coming soon, Pat Tucker told Economic Development Commission (EDC) members Wednesday. “We are significantly into the closing process we have closed on some of the funds. We expect very shortly to be closing ...

Local biking focus of wellness discussion

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The Michigan Tech University Campus Bike Initiative and Bike Initiative Keweenaw members gave a presentation about local biking and discussed resources for cyclists. The event was a part of the MTU Employee Wellness Lunch and Learn series that promotes activities for students and staff. ...

Heart measure: MTU researcher develops convenient heart monitor

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HOUGHTON — According to one study, more than 90 percent of U.S. medical expenses are spent on patients with chronic diseases. According the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, $190 billion are spent on cardiovascular disease that in many cases, patients are required to wear a heart ...

I am not a poet, and I do know it

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The other day, in my office, Mr. Kangas (he agreed that I will use his name) told me that he was never a poet, but he did write a poem. I asked myself, what determines what we choose to do, what we choose to be? My story reads like a plot written by adults who conspired to convince me to ...

DNR, Copperwood: Porkies exploratory drilling completed

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SILVER CITY — Copper exploration in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is officially completed. The DNR announced the end of the project Wednesday in a press release, although the drilling was ended March 29. A total of eight sites were drilled during exploration. The ...

Express Care offers convenience and flexibility

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Becoming sick or experiencing an injury that requires medical attention but doesn't warrant a trip to the emergency department is truly inconvenient. Add in the stress of waiting at a doctor’s office hoping they can fit you in, you can often feel overwhelmed and helpless.  UP ...

Clark was trailblazer on Houghton County Board

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HOUGHTON — At this point in the 2018 election season, there are three women are running for the Houghton County Board, almost 32 years after the last term of the only woman to serve on the board so far. Barbara Clark of Painesdale served two terms as a commissioner for District 3. After ...

Calumet Drama Club takes on Agatha Christie mystery

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CALUMET — The Calumet High School Drama Club is bringing an Agatha Christie classic to the stage. The group is performing “And Then There Were None” April 13-15 at the Calumet Theatre. The play takes its name from the final phrase of a nursery rhyme. The original British edition ...

Up for Auction: Keweenaw Mountain Lodge to go on block

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EAGLE RIVER — The County Board approved a plan to auction the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge to resolve the county’s revenue bond debt and its obligation to repay the grants at a special meeting conducted Monday. Because the lodge was not sold while it was on the market, the Economic Development ...

Calls for praise, unity during council meeting

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ONTONAGON — With a packed Village Council meeting and a rapidly dwindling number of chairs, attendees heard concerns about and praise for council members and calls for unity. The Monday meeting included heated discussion and the presence of a deputy from the Sheriff's department. The public ...

Commission: Evidence short in council claims

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ONTONAGON — Village Council member Tony Smydra delivered a prepared statement regarding his involvement and communications with the village’s Housing Commission members at Monday’s meeting. “I’ve chosen not to comment until now, because I felt it would shift the attention away from ...

Something old, something new in Keweenaw Bay

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The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Tobacco Company will host a grand opening on Tuesday, April 17, at 2 p.m, as announced at the tribal council meeting on Saturday. The company began production March 1 and now has product being sold at two locations. “Sales continue to be very good,” ...

Residents urge more public input before vote on jail project

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HOUGHTON — A price estimate for an addition to the Houghton County Jail should be available within the next week, Administrator Eric Forsberg said at Tuesday’s Houghton County Board meeting. The item could go on the board agenda as soon as May, Forsberg said. The board would have to vote ...

Emergency surcharge

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L’ANSE — The Baraga County Board approved the “all-device” local surcharge presented by the Baraga E911 committee. The board held a special hearing prior to the board meeting for community members to hear about the surcharge and ask questions. The 911 committee members said the ...

Local group talks wind project with county

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L’ANSE — The Baraga County Board received a presentation from Wayne Abba, representing Friends of the Huron Mountains, regarding the proposed Summit Lake Wind Project. The presentation attracted a large crowd of almost 50 people, with many addressing their concerns about the wind project ...