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Anti-pipeline demonstrations on Thanksgiving

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MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community will be part of a synchronized, international time of prayer Saturday afternoon in support of Dakota Access pipeline protesters. “KBIC will have a sacred fire to pray with Standing Rock at the Ojibwa Seniors Center from 4 to 6 p.m. on ...

Man killed in accident

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HOUGHTON — The oldest of three brothers from Houghton, who were traveling together the day before Thanksgiving, was killed in an accident in Iron County. John Wheeler, 22, was the front-seat passenger killed in the accident Wednesday. The driver of the car was his brother, Leo Wheeler, ...

10 things to know today – Friday, Nov. 25, 2016

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT INDUSTRY COULD BENEFIT FROM IMMIGRATION PLAN Some analysts believe the prison population could climb under the Trump administration, and private prison companies stand to benefit ...

Salvation Army short of volunteers

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HANCOCK — The Salvation Army is short of bell ringers for its Red Kettle Campaign again this year, according to Loenita Schweigert, corps administrator. The Kettle Campaign began earlier this year than in past seasons, to “hopefully make up for the shortage in donations that all ...

Hancock works to make city more bike, pedestrian friendly

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HANCOCK — For years, the various Hancock city councils have been putting a priority on making the city more bicycle and pedestrian friendly, and to accomplish that goal the Hancock Bike and Pedestrian Committee was created. Glenn Anderson, Hancock city manager, said the city council ...

Little Brothers holding Thanksgiving dinners

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HANCOCK — The Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly Thanksgiving dinners will take place in several locations Thursday, but according to Sandy Lewin a few items are still needed. Lewin, who is development specialist for LBFE, said they still need sparkling cider to simulate champaign, ...

Couple helps students through scholarship

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CALUMET — About six years ago, Barbara Herveat Horton and her husband, Paul, decided they’d like to do something to help students at Washington Middle School and Calumet High School go to college, and what they came up with is the Lighthouse Learners Scholarship program. The program ...

10 things to know today – Monday, Nov. 21, 2016

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. CALL HIM THE DEALMAKER-ELECT By his own account, Trump has worked out a few agreements after a parade of weekend visitors who could land major appointments in his administration. 2. ...

Schoolcraft Township seeks help with stamp sands

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SCHOOLCRAFT TOWNSHIP — Schoolcraft Township is looking for federal help with stamp sands that are threatening to choke off access to its marina. The township has had a problem for years with the sands, which wash up from the shores of Gay, where the smokestack of the former Mohawk Mill ...

Lake Linden hires treasurer

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LAKE LINDEN — Lake Linden approved hiring a new treasurer Thursday to replace its outgoing one of 10 years. The council chose Michele Judnich for the part-time position. She will replace Jill DuMonthier, who is leaving in December to work at her son's optometrist practice. Sixteen ...

WPEP laments end of funds

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HOUGHTON - While White Pine Electric Power laments a decision Thursday forcing the end of funds it used to operate, others tout the savings to Upper Peninsula ratepayers. "For the first time since 2012, electric customers in the Upper Peninsula will not be paying federally-set system ...

Backpacks program growing, changing

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HOUGHTON — The 31 Backpacks program has grown continuously since it began in October 2012, and because of that growth, there is a change in how it will be conducted. Laurel Maki, her daughter, Melissa Maki, and friend Amy Zadawa began 31 Backpacks, Inc., which puts food purchased locally ...

CCISD hires new special ed supervisor

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HANCOCK — Kristina Penfold is the new Special Education Supervisor for Early Childhood at the Copper Country Intermediate School District. George Stockero, CCISD superintendent, introduced her to the board last Tuesday during the regular monthly meeting. Penfold was a special education ...

Ontonagon to recount votes for board chair

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HOUGHTON - Ontonagon County Board Chairman John Pelkola filed a recount request over the close general election results for his seat in the race he narrowly lost to newcomer David Nykanen. The recount has been scheduled for Dec. 1 and will be conducted by the county canvassing ...

Tech study: eating habits impact environment

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HOUGHTON — It’s probably true that most people don’t think about how their food consumption practices may affect climate, so a new research project at Michigan Technological University is focused on that concept. Dr. David Watkins, Tech professor of civil and environmental ...

Ontonagon seriously looking at recreation

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ONTONAGON — With the village hit hard by the loss of manufacturing and retail jobs, the community is taking a serious look at recreation and recreational tourism.  At yesterday’s Ontonagon Recreation Committee meeting numerous recreational ideas were discussed. While the primary focus ...

LL-H discusses forest replanting

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LAKE LINDEN - With a recent logging operation at the Lake Linden School Forest concluded, the district is looking at how to replenish the forest. At Monday's board meeting, Trustee Lori Ambuehl said the school forest committee had seen some recent logging areas while at the forest a recent ...

10 things to know today – Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT OBAMA IS STRESSING ON FINAL GERMAN VISIT The U.S. president is emphasizing solidarity to a top trade partner, key NATO ally, and a nation critical to solving Europe’s migrant ...

Michigan’s Pearson Professional Readiness Exam earning poor grades

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HOUGHTON — The Pearson Professional Readiness Exam (PRE) is a basic skills test all aspiring teachers in Michigan must pass in order to complete their teaching certification. The PRE, however, has come under increasing fire since it was implemented in 2013. The test is responsible for poor ...