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Calumet Theatre holds last Grand Raffle

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CALUMET July 23 was an exciting and fun-filled day at the Calumet Theatre. The Theatre hosted the well-loved Blooze Brothers concert and held its Grand Raffle drawing during the concert intermission. The winning tickets were drawn by Jake and Elwood Blooze on the stage, accompanied by the ...

Forest Service consolidates services

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GLADSTONE On Nov. 10, the Hiawatha National Forest will cease public services at the Manistique Ranger District Office. Public services are available at the Rapid River, Munising, and St. Ignace Ranger District Offices, as well as by mail, phone, and through the Forest's webpage at ...

10 things to know today

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By The Associated PressYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. IRAQI FORCES PAUSE MOSUL ADVANCEThe front lines to the east of the IS-held city were largely quiet, with gains being consolidated, a day after Iraqi Kurdish forces ...

Job creator investment: SmartZone receives 15-year funding extension

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HOUGHTON - The MTEC SmartZone received a 15-year tax increment financing and development plan extension covering 2018-19 to 2032-33 at a Monday public hearing and joint council meeting of the cities of Hancock and Houghton.Both councils voted unanimously to adopt the resolution."Our funding is ...

3-way race: Stanton Township clerk seeks move to supervisor

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STANTON TOWNSHIP - After two terms as Stanton Township's clerk, John Botto would like to be elected as supervisor.Botto is one of three candidates for supervisor, along with Marv Heinonen and David Sakari. Botto decided to run after former Supervisor David Chard became ineligible after moving ...

Name of lone candidate for township clerk won’t be on ballot

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP - Lisa Yeates has many years experience working in business finance, so when she learned no one had filed for the clerk position in Franklin Township, she decided she'd like to try for the office.Yeates, who lives in Paavola, said she filed Thursday for the clerk position on ...

Ground game focusing on Senate, not Trump

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FAIRLESS HILLS, Pa. - To the Republicans in the red "Can't Afford Katie" T-shirts, it's as if Donald Trump doesn't even exist.These activists have been sprinting through Pennsylvania neighborhoods, talking to people about how bad Democrat Katie McGinty would be as a U.S. senator. Here to help ...

More states vote on min. wage as federal wage stalls

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DENVER - Congress' inaction on the $7.25 hourly minimum wage is again playing out on state ballots, with voters in four states considering an increase and another considering wages for the youngest workers, even though the states already exceed the federal. In some cases voters are also ...

Baraga selling equipment: Company defaulted on revolving loan funds

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BARAGA - Baraga Village will try to find a new home for three pieces of equipment left behind after a company defaulted on its revolving loan.Superior Tool & Fabricating, LLC borrowed $60,000 in revolving loan funds (RLF), making seven payments of $850 each in 2013.Now the village is ...

Arts Grants available in the Western UP

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The Copper Country Community Arts Council (CCCAC) is the administrator for the Regional Re-granting program of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). The CCCAC facilitates funding opportunities for Arts Projects and Professional and Organizational Development in the six ...

Last chance to enter the Ours magazine photo contest!

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The Daily Mining Gazette invites you to submit photos you have taken in the four-county area - Houghton, Keweenaw, Ontonagon and Baraga - from now until midnight Friday.The best photos will be published in a special Ours magazine in November.You will also have the opportunity to vote for the ...

10 things to know today

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By The Associated PressYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. IRAQI FORCES LAUNCH MILITARY PUSH IN MOSULThe offensive to retake Iraq's second largest city from Islamic State militants, backed by the U.S.-led coalition, is the ...

Forest spruce-up: Baraga County forest stand to get restored

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BARAGA - Next year, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community will spruce up 12 acres it developed as a forest in Baraga County.Beartown firefighters will spend about 200 hours next summer ridding the site's jack-, white- and red-pine stands of competing aspen and brush, and a tribal forester will put in ...

Baraga company develops portable solar energy plant

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BARAGA - The Van Straten Bros. company is branching out to manufacture portable solar-power generation systems for Caterpillar, Inc."We're pushing ahead," George Van Straten said, adding the company plans to hire 15 to support the new endeavor.Van Straten developed the first prototype nearly ...

End of an Era: Family camps closing in national forest

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HANCOCK - What goes back to the days of Native Americans setting up camps along the Ontonagon River to the era of generations of the family deer camp is about to come to an end in the Ottawa National Forest of Ontonagon County.The demise of these camps was the theme of the documentary film "UP ...

Bergman, Markkanen among no-shows at Marquette forum

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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

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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

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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 ...