U.P. Energy Task Force to meet Dec. 10 in Marquette

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The U.P. Energy Task Force has scheduled a working session on Dec. 10 at Northern Michigan University in Marquette. The meeting will be from 12:30-3:30 p.m. in Harden Hall Room 109 and will include an opportunity for public comment. The public can also submit comments to ...

Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative partners with Horizons

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EAGLE RIVER — The Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative and the Calumet-Laurium-Keweenaw Horizons High School have formed a partnership under which Horizons school received a grant for its students to serve as model stewards of the Gratiot River Park. The LSSI grant money was awarded to pay ...

In online survey, Hancock votes for marijuana

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On Wednesday, the Hancock City Council’s Ad Hoc Recreational Marijuana Committee released the results of an online survey meant to gauge the public’s feelings on recreational marijuana licensing in the city and more specifically in the downtown district. The results, which were shared with ...

Researchers: Wolves faring well on Isle Royale

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HOUGHTON — When gray wolves are airlifted to Isle Royale National Park, their first meal is one of the moose carcasses left for them at spots around the island. The wolves have successfully fended for themselves on Isle Royale since, according to findings from researchers studying the new ...

Houghton County Hazard Mitigation Plan available for review

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The Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region (WUPPDR) has recently made updates to the Houghton County Hazard Mitigation Plan. Hazard mitigation is any action taken before, during or after a disaster to eliminate or reduce the risk to human life and property from natural, ...

Keweenaw Holiday Hoopla Fundraiser

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HOUGHTON — Mark your calendar and join us on Wednesday, Dec. 11 for the fifth annual collaborative holiday celebration with a cause! This year, Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce, Keweenaw Young Professionals (KYP), Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance (KEDA), and The Continental Fire Company are ...

Welcoming the season

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HANCOCK — The Annual Christmas Walk took place on Mainstreet in Hancock Friday Evening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Held annually on Black Friday, the event kicks off the holiday shopping season. The event featured a parade, the lighting of Hancock’s Christmas tree, and the opportunity for ...

Event helps professionals Return North to the UP

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HOUGHTON — Professionals looking to return to the area got leads and made connections at the third annual Return North Friday.  Held at the Continental Fire Co., the event featured local businesses offering jobs in the area, including Michigan Technological University, Thermoanalytics and ...

Hancock dresses for the shopping season

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HANCOCK — Downtown Hancock businesses decorated for the Christmas season last week, just in time for the annual Christmas Walk Friday evening. A long-standing Black Friday tradition organized by the city of Hancock and the Hancock Business and Professionals Association, the Christmas Walk ...

County moves to remove former air base from conservancy status

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EAGLE RIVER — The Keweenaw County Board approved a motion by Sandra Gayk to authorize the county zoning administrator and the county attorney to meet with the Eagle Harbor Township Board to discuss changing the existing zoning classification of Mount Horace Greeley at the regular November ...

FAHC offers wealth of good gift ideas year round


EDITOR’S NOTE: This article originally ran Nov. 29 with an incorrect headline. HANCOCK, Mich. — Johannes and Hilkka Juntunen, recent immigrants from Finland who’d been scratching out a living in the western U.P., walked into a Copper Country bank in 1962 with $50 in their pockets, ...

Christmas Walk in Hancock

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Joshua Vissers/Daily Mining Gazette (Left to right) Cathy Lucchesi-Gedda, Debbie Whitting, Amy Jurva and Deb Lajimodieri volunteered to pass out chocolate to passersby in front of Superior National Bank, where they all work. Check back Monday for a full story on the Christmas Walk.

Second storm to hit, though Copper Country spared the worst

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HOUGHTON — The second winter storm to pass through the Upper Peninsula this week is expected to hit the southern Copper Country. A winter storm watch is in effect for much of the central and western Upper Peninsula for Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon. Ontonagon and Baraga ...

Storm knocks out power for thousands

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HOUGHTON — The U.P. is still recovering from a winter storm that knocked power out for thousands of people across the U.P. and dropped more than 20 inches of snow in Houghton County. Heavy snow brought down many power lines and tree limbs. Power outages started near the same time as the ...

Police request information on Calumet vehicle thefts

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FLORIDA LOCATION — The Houghton County Sheriff’s Office is seeking help from the public regarding recent thefts in the Calumet area. On Nov. 2, a red 1970s-era Suzuki moped was taken from a yard on Allouez Street in Florida Location. It has a square headlight, chrome handlebars and black ...

Salvation Army launches annual Cheer Club

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HANCOCK — The Salvation Army’s annual Cheer Club program kicks off Friday. Done in collaboration with the Daily Mining Gazette, Cheer Club collects Christmas presents for underprivileged children. “It just creates a sense of togetherness for the holidays, and they help to bring a ...