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Make room for Dorothy

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(Joshus Vissers/Daily Mining Gazette) The 700-foot-2-inch tug-barge, Dorothy Ann-Pathfinder, held up traffic late Monday morning when it sailed under the Portage Lake Lift Bridge. The Dorothy Ann was converted from the Steamer J.L. Mauthe in 1953 in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. She has 14 crew members.

Finlandia receives Big Louie scrapbook

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HANCOCK — Dana Richter, who led the fundraising campaign to create the Louis Moilanen monument on display at the Finnish American Heritage Center, presented the Finlandia University’s Finnish American Historical Archive a scrapbook on Tuesday. He created it in reference to the monument ...

Gilchrist visits Houghton Elementary

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HOUGHTON — Houghton Elementary School first-graders had a storytime to remember Monday morning. Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist visited the school, reading to students and meeting with administrators. “We value public education above all else, and so anytime I come to a community, I take ...

Rash of arrests at former air base

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EAGLE HARBOR TOWNSHIP — A high rate of trespassing at the former Calumet Air Force radar base on Keweenaw County’s Mt. Horace Greeley has been steadily increasing since late summer, said Keweenaw County Sheriff Bill Luokkanen. Because of the high risk of serious injury, or worse, ...

Keweenaw Co-op hosts community thank you event

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Mark your calendars and bring the kiddos to your Keweenaw Co-op's annual "Community Thank You" Fall HarvestFEST event on Saturday, Oct. 12 from noon to 6 p.m. We will be offering free food samples of your fall favorites (cider, sausages, pretzels, caramel dip & apples) throughout the ...

MTU holds first ‘Instruments of Change’ concert

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HOUGHTON — Michigan Technological University hosted its inaugural Instruments of Change Community Concert at the Rozsa Center on Friday. Faculty, staff and students wanted to recognize the support community partners and donors have given to Michigan Tech, said President Richard Koubek. ...

Local Rep speaks out on budget

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LANSING — For now, State Rep. Greg Markkanen is treating the state budget as a settled issue. “As far as we’re concerned, right now the budget is complete,” he said Thursday. “That doesn’t mean all the needs are met across the state.” Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a budget ...

Markkanen bill would expand scholarships for former foster kids

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LANSING — A state scholarship program for students who have aged out of foster care would be exapnded to include vocational classes under a bill proposed by State Rep. Greg Markkanen. House Bill 4406 was approved by the House of Representatives 104-4 in September. The Fostering Futures ...

More Pertussis in the U.P.

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Since January of this year, at least 23 cases of pertussis (whooping cough) have occurred in the U.P., 12 of them in the past two months. In the most recent case, the ill child attended the Kraft Hockeyville event held on Sept. 28. This reminds us that with so much travel across the U.P., ...

Copper Country Toastmasters host Invite Night

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HANCOCK — Copper Country Toastmasters, invites residents to its Invite Night to meet members, watch four prepared speeches, and enjoy snacks and beverages on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. “The nice thing about Toastmasters is it’s helpful for the person who wants to get better at speaking in a ...

Visual arts faculty show Proof of Concept opens in Rozsa gallery

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HOUGHTON — The Department of Visual and Performing Arts and the Rozsa Center are excited to announce the fall gallery exhibition, Proof of Concept, a visual art faculty show. The exhibit runs Thursday, Oct. 10 through Saturday, Nov. 9 in A-Space, the Rozsa professional gallery. Gallery hours ...

Houghton man wins ultimate outdoor ‘trip of a lifetime’

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BRANSON, Mo. — A Houghton resident is on the trip of a lifetime in Branson, MO, enjoying five days of rustic beauty and outdoor bliss. Scott Carlborn is one of just 25 grand prize winners across the country in the Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper Ultimate Outdoor Adventure sweepstakes. ...

KNA car raffle in its last week

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Keweenaw Natural Areas (KNA) is raffling off a brand new 2019 Subaru CrossTrek AWD Utility Vehicle. The prize includes the car plus tax and license paid, plus money to pay the IRS gift tax (total value $32,500). Tickets cost $100 each and only 1,000 tickets will be sold. There are cash prizes ...

Salvation Army Youth Programs are starting next week

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HANCOCK — The Salvation Army is now accepting registration for their After-School Youth Programs. The programs will run Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting at 3:30 p.m. Programs will include Open Gym time, with crafts, and movies, Character Building Programs, Music Programs, Archery ...