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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. ISRAELIS PAY RESPECTS TO SHIMON PERESPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu puts down a wreath beside the casket of the Jewish state's ninth president as preparations for his funeral are ...

Village president challenged

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ONTONAGON - "A good leader must be a great servant," said William Johnson, who is challenging incumbent Village President Ken Waldrop."My goal as your village president is to make the village government more user friendly," Johnson said. "After all the village government belongs to you the ...

Painesdale Methodist Church extends invitation

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PAINESDALE The Albert Paine United Methodist Church of Painesdale will hold an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday to celebrate an on-going series of renovations to the 109 year-old building, located on Iroquois Street."We want to thank the people for being so supportive of us, and welcome ...

MTU students attend career fair

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HOUGHTON - Whether marching up the hill or winning the battle for a parking spot, Michigan Technological University students were undaunted in their search for the right career fit Tuesday,Three hundred forty three companies were part of this year's event, bringing about 1,200 recruiters to ...

Dharmavaram: efficient spending a top priority

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CALUMET - For Sidney Dharmavaram, as a member of the village of Calumet Board of Trustees, spending money as efficiently as possible is a top priority.Dharmavaram, who is a candidate on the Nov. 8 general election ballot for re-election to the board, said it's important for her that the ...

League of Women Voters extends deadline for questionnaires

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HOUGHTON - Candidates who haven't filled out the questionnaire for the Copper Country League of Women Voters election guide will get an extension.The questionnaires are now due on Oct. 7, pushed back from the original deadline of Sept. 21. The extension is an effort to improve the response ...

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. SHIMON PERES DIES AT 93The former Israeli politician's life story mirrored that of the Jewish state and was celebrated around the world as a Nobel prize-winning ...

1 mill fund would address building needs

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L'ANSE - L'Anse Area Schools Superintendent Susan Tollefson detailed how an up to 1 mill sinking fund would address building and site needs for the next 12 years, if voters pass the measure Nov. 8 to the L'Anse Village Council Monday evening.The measure will cost the average homeowner $3.33 per ...

Work continues on stoplight in Houghton

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HOUGHTON - Construction of the new traffic light on M-26 in Houghton is on pace for its scheduled Nov. 10 completion.Work this week includes installation of signal poles, said Jeff Rautiola, assistant construction engineer for the Michigan Department of Transportation. First, he said, there has ...

DB-TC prepare for evaluations

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DOLLAR BAY - School district members have to do regular evaluations of each other, but first they have to go through training sessions for those evaluations, which are coming up soon.Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Area Schools Superintendent Susan Miko told the Board of Education at its regular ...

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. HOW CLINTON, TRUMP PERFORMED IN FIRST DEBATEThe Democrat put the Republican on the defensive for much of the 90-minute presidential showdown, even as he tried to pin ...

Karvonen family raises funds to refuel search

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HOUGHTON - A crowdfunding site has been established to refuel an underwater search for missing boater Keith Karvonen.Jamie Mleko organized the fund on behalf of Karvonen's daughter, Emily Dorvinen, of Houghton, who along with the rest of his family, would like to know what happened to the ...

Lodge on shaky ground

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EAGLE RIVER - The Keweenaw Mountain Lodge has been a contentious issue among county residents for a long time.With balance sheets for August as well as the past eight months showing lodge revenues are down while costs and expenses are up, county residents have expressed concern over the ...

MTU, U.S. EPA shoring up infrastructure

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HOUGHTON - Michigan Technological University joins a team of universities helping the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency better serve American communities.In a recent EPA contest, Tech rose to the top and took over being the environmental finance center in the EPA's Region 5 (covering ...

Finlandia, Gogebic hold 11th mass flu shot clinic

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HANCOCK - Marilyn Ollanketo was attending the mass flu immunization clinic at the Hancock Central High School gym for the 11th time Saturday because she finds it convenient and quick.Ollanketo, who is from Hancock, said she appreciates that the clinics are available for something that needs to ...

Chassell board cites reasons beyond wording

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CHASSELL - The Chassell Township board offered reasons for its actions in re-running a referendum in November that was already voted on in August. One reason, board members said, was the number of voters who said they were confused by the wording of the referendum. Another reason was the ...

Township voters respond to board

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CHASSELL - While the Chassell Township board gave reasons for its decision to re-cast a referendum, members in attendance were not convinced by explanations.One of the reasons cited by supervisor Dave Mattson was the Portage Lake District Library board's actions during negotiations going back ...

Yooper Surprise

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - A group of young United States Air Force personnel stood at the gate in Reagan National Airport, waiting for the Upper Peninsula Honor Flight veterans to arrive.One of these members of the 89th Airlift Wing of the Presidential Logistics Squadron, based at Andrews Air Force ...

Bleeding Red

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EAGLE RIVER - The financial shape of the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge still appears to be in dire straits.The August balance sheets revealed bleak news to the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge Board on Wednesday, which is made up of the Keweenaw County Board.Dining revenue was down from the previous year by ...