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Temple Jacob vandalism case delayed

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HOUGHTON — The case of a New Jersey man accused of organizing the spray-painting of anti-Semitic graffiti on Temple Jacob was continued for two months this week to give him time to review evidence in the case. Richard Tobin, 18, allegedly used a far-right neo-Nazi social network to recruit ...

Proposal for Lake Linden homes OK’d

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LAKE LINDEN — A contractor has been lined up for single-family homes on a formerly blighted property in Lake Linden. The Houghton County Land Bank approved a proposal from Robert E. Johnson Contracting of Lake Linden to build three houses on the site, Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance ...

Baraga County investigates additional L’Anse-Baraga road

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L’ANSE — U.S. 41 is the only all-season road connecting Baraga and L’Anse. When that connection is severed, either through lake water reaching the roadway or closures from crashes, drivers are detoured more than 100 miles out of their way. Baraga County is seeking a better ...

Honoring the fallen from crash

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Garrett Neese/Daily Mining Gazette Nazanin Nahrjou, a third-year Ph.D. chemistry student at Michigan Technological University, lit a candle at a memorial Wednesday for the victims of last week’s plane crash in Iran. The Iranian Community at Michigan Tech held a moment of silence in honor of ...

Hunters share concern with testing for Chronic Wasting Disease

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Editor’s note: This story is a continuation of our Chronic Wasting Discase coverage from Thursday’s edition. ALTERNATIVE METHODS If Copper Country hunters are forced to give up baiting, hunter’s safety instructor Dave Caspary thinks more devoted hunters will return to hunting like Keith ...

New site: Houghton County looks at new jail location

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HOUGHTON — The Houghton County Board has picked a potential site for a new jail. Tuesday night, the board voted to begin negotiating for a option to purchase five to seven acres off of Evergreen Street behind the former Sears building. Commissioners Roy Britz and Gretchen Janssen have ...

Council member kicked off, then added back on

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ONTONAGON — Controversy continues to plague the Ontonagon Village Council. From wasteful spending on a kayak landing, to lawsuits against the village, to appointments of council member’s personal friends, and now to an appointment to a vacated council seat. When former Village President ...

Hunting for a response to Chronic Wasting Disease in Michigan

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Hunters in Copper Country are still exempt from the ban on baiting and feeding that has taken effect in the Lower Peninsula. However, they’re keeping a close eye on developments and anticipating the continued spread of Chronic Wasting Disease across the state. Late in 2019, Gov. Gretchen ...

Iranian students hold moment of silence for crash victims

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HOUGHTON — Dozens of people joined the Iranian Community at Michigan Technological University in a moment of silence on campus Wednesday for the victims of a Ukrainian plane crash in Iran last week. The Iranian military said this week it had accidentally shot down the passenger jet, which ...

Understanding governments requires basic history lesson

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Government and taxes, many Michigan residents believe there is an overabundance of both, and they may be right. It is taxes that support village or city governments; township and county governments; as well as state and federal governments. Those taxes do not cover many services provided by ...

Superior Health Foundation makes changes to existing grant policies

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MARQUETTE – The Superior Health Foundation, a health-centered, grant-giving organization headquartered in Marquette, has updated and made minor changes to its existing grant policies. According to Jim LaJoie, executive director of the Superior Health Foundation, the most notable changes ...

Heikinpäivä features variety of workshops in coming week

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HANCOCK — When the Kivajat Youth Folk Dancers traveled to Finland, one of their hosts was Minka Järvenpää, a leading folk dance instructor in Turku, Finland. Since that visit, Kivajat leader Kay Seppälä has been eager to return the favor. That happens this month, when Järvenpää ...

Finlandia students prepare for 4th annual MLK Day of Service

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On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day students and staff at Finlandia University take a break from classes and give their energy to the local community. To pay tribute to the man that changed the trajectory of civil rights in the United States, the annual Finlandia MLK Day of Service puts the ...

Conservation officers increase snowmobile patrols over holiday weekend

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Many people are expected to spend time outdoors over the upcoming three-day Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. Anticipating an influx of snowmobilers, Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers – joined by local, state and federal officers – will be conducting group ...

Latest on Michigan State Police breathalyzer maintenance issues

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LANSING — This morning Michigan State Police (MSP) Director Col. Joe Gasper provided testimony before the state’s Judiciary and Public Safety Committee on the findings to-date of the department’s investigation into issues with the state’s Datamaster DMT evidential breath alcohol testing ...

Change at top: LL-H holds reorganizational meeting

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LAKE LINDEN — The Lake Linden-Hubbell Public Schools Board is keeping its slate of officers for the next year. The board set this year’s officers as part of its annual organizational meeting Monday night. Members chose Patricia Burton as president, Jeff Dennis as vice president, Lori ...

Local school provides more than classes

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HANCOCK — The Hancock Public Schools provides more than classes and education, said Superintendent Steve Patchin. As he is learning and becoming acclimated to his new position, he is also learning things beyond scholastic and administrative duties, under the guidance and tutelage of staff and ...

Gift makes Blood Donor Appreciation Month special

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January is Blood Donor Appreciation Month. Due to an increase in cold weather illnesses and accidents, the need for blood in area hospitals often goes up during the winter. However, busy holiday schedules combined with cold and flu season mean that fewer people donate during the winter months, ...