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Holocaust speaker in Hancock

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Irene Miller, Holocaust survivor and author of “Into No Man’s Land: A Historical Memoir” will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Temple Jacob, in Hancock. The public is invited. A brief tour of Temple Jacob will be offered at 7 p.m. Copies of her book will be for sale after the talk. ...

Adam Miller to perform at PLDL

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Folksinger, musician, and storyteller Adam Miller will perform “Folksongs of the Great Lakes” for children of all ages and their families at the Portage Lake District Library from 6 – 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday. One of the premier autoharpists in the world, Miller is a renowned American ...

Fisheries to hold public meeting

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The Portage Lake District Library will host the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Division for “Conversations and Coffee” with the public on Thursday, from 7 – 9 p.m. George Madison, Fisheries Manager for the Western Lake Superior Management Unit, will discuss fish ...

Library hosts family programs

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The Portage Lake District Library will host “Junior Ranger Cave Science Family Programs,” a series of family programs presented by Isle Royale National Park Ranger Valerie Martin. Children and their families will discover their National Parks and kids will earn their Junior Ranger Cave ...

10 things to know today – Mon., April 24, 2017

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. 100-DAY MARK NEARS AS BUDGET DEADLINE LOOMS As the symbolic milestone approaches, Trump juggles a renewed health care push and his demands that a government funding bill should include ...

Trooper receives minor injuries

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L’ANSE — A Michigan State trooper from the Calumet post received minor injuries in a car crash that occurred on Thursday at 11:35 p.m. in the village of L’Anse, according to a release from the Calumet post. The trooper was parked on the shoulder of US 41and in the patrol vehicle during ...

Probate court retires debt

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By VANESSA DIETZ vdietz@mininggazette.com ONTONAGON - Ontonagon County Probate court will get less money upfront to retire a debt that might not otherwise be paid in full. The Ontonagon County Board decided Tuesday to recommend Ontonagon Probate Court Judge Janis Burgess accept a $3,000 ...

Houghton discusses general fund spending

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HOUGHTON — City Manager Eric Waara presented a list of 2017 projects to the City Council on Wednesday to be funded by the next budget. He concluded his presentation with a tease that something else is coming. Some of the listed items were paid for partly or fully out of the city’s fund ...

Finlandia offers Nordic carving class

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HANCOCK — Nordic countries have some similar cultural activities, and Friday a couple of those activities were being taught at the Finlandia University Jutila Center in Hancock. Harley Refsal, who conducted a class on wooden spoon carving, said carving utensils was something that was done ...

St. Vincent de Paul gets large donation

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HANCOCK — The Keweenaw Community Foundation and Tadych’s Econo Foods of Houghton partnered this year to help the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry in Hancock stock its shelves for the Easter season, according to a KICF release. As a result of the partnering, the food pantry received a ...

Transit Department gets stricter drug, alcohol policy

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ONTONAGON — The County Board approved a stricter drug and alcohol policy for the Public Transit Department. The Michigan Department of Transportation provided the policy which will take effect May 1. The new rules undo a “second-chance” policy that had been on the books, making it ...

Peters promotes investments in short line railroads

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S Sen. Gary Peters, D-Bloomfield Hills, a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, announced today he is cosponsoring legislation to encourage greater investments in short line railroads. The Building Rail Access for the Customers and the Economy ...

UPPCO issues scam warning to customers

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MARQUETTE — Upper Peninsula Power Company is urging its customers, including business customers, to be aware of scammers who may call them posing as UPPCO representatives. Recently, several customers have reported being contacted and informed that they owe money to UPPCO and will have their ...

UPPCO energy bill assistance available

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MARQUETTE — With the winter heating season coming to an end, Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO) reminds customers who have difficulty paying their energy bill to contact the utility as soon as possible to arrange for payment and ensure continuity of service. UPPCO’s Customer Contact ...

10 things to know today – Thurs., April 20, 2017

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By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. AP: PESTICIDE MAKERS PETITION GOVERNMENT Dow Chemical is pushing the Trump administration to scrap scientific findings that a family of widely used pesticides ...

Council approves zoning revisions

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HOUGHTON — The City Council approved the reorganization of the city's zoning ordinance at a meeting Monday night. The ordinance was revamped into eight articles with the intention of making it more user-friendly, according to City Manager Eric Waara. The changes include: • updating ...

‘The Messenger’ to be shown by Green Film Series

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The Green Film Series will present The Messenger from 7 to 8:30 on Monday, April 17, in G002 Hesterberg Hall, in the Michigan Technological University Forestry Building. The Messenger is based upon the award-winning book, Silence of the Songbirds. The Messenger is an investigation into the ...

Army Engineers meeting at PLDL

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The Portage Lake District Library will host the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District for “Waterways, Wetlands and You” at 1 p.m. on Tuesday. The Corps Regulatory Staff will present this outreach event that will provide an overview of the Regulatory Program for work done in ...

10 things to know today – Thurs., April 13, 2017

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. HOW BETTER VETTING COULD BENEFIT WHITE HOUSE Trump boasts that he hires only the best people, but his personnel choices — like Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort and Carter Page — keep ...

Baraga County tax rolls show little change

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L’ANSE — The Baraga County Board learned the county tax rolls show little change from last year. Presenting a comparison between 2016 and 2017 equalized values and taxable values, County Equalization Director Lora Osterman told the board Tuesday the numbers are close. “As far as the ...