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Calumet’s Planning Commission finally swells with members

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CALUMET — Village resident and business owner Pete Hahn was appointed to the Village Planning Commission at the regular January Village Council meeting last Tuesday. Former member Chris Green was also re-appointed, in spite of a bitter objection from Trustee Roxanne King, ending a months-long ...

Becoming a Yooper: The Calumet Theatre; Finding a treasure

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On one of my weekend exploratory trips I went to Calumet, Michigan, 15 miles north of Hancock. The town was a historical treasure. I learned that in its zenith, at the turn of the century, it was a thriving town surrounded by copper mines. At its height there was even some talk in the Michigan ...

With COVID-19 variant positives, Michigan pauses athletics

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The entire University of Michigan athletic department is pausing after several positive tests for the new COVID-19 variant that transmits at a higher rate. The state Department of Health and Human Services issued the mandate Saturday, with the school saying it ...

What’s best for arthritis: elliptical or treadmill?

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DEAR DR. ROACH: If I have the beginnings of arthritis of the knee, is an elliptical machine better to use than a treadmill? -- M.D. ANSWER: If you had an inflammatory arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis, there are powerful medicines that can dramatically slow or stop progression of the ...

Michigan DNR seeks input on draft of public lands strategy

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state of Michigan is seeking input from the public on an updated public lands strategy. There are roughly 4.6 million acres of state-owned forests, parks, trails, game and wildlife areas and other public lands. Feedback on the draft will be accepted through Feb. ...

Common sense stressed to stay safe on water this winter

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PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — On an overcast afternoon in January, U.S. Coast Guard BOSN William Hosford recalled the 14-foot aluminum boat they used to use for ice rescues. “It took basically all of us to carry it from a trailer, down across a beach, and then we would have to drag it along ...

Winter skate park

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Garrett Neese/Daily Mining Gazette Molly Kiilunen helps her son Corey, 4, as sons Lars, 8, and John, 7, speed ahead as the first skaters on the Kestner Park Skating Ribbon Friday. Despite Friday’s cold, several skaters headed out on the course shortly after its grand opening at 3 p.m.

Judge: Dresch cannot be released

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MARQUETTE — The Calumet man accused of being part of the mob that stormed the Capitol building on Jan. 6 will continue to be detained before his transfer to Washington, D.C., a federal judge ruled Friday. The federal probation office had recommended Dresch be released under particular ...

Village progresses with marijuana ordinances

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CALUMET — The Village Planning Commission and the Village Council continue to move forward with zoning and marijuana ordinances, but are doing so cautiously to avoid further or future problems. In the order of procedures listed in the Michigan General Law Village Act, in order to implement ...

Michigan: Restaurants can open at 25% capacity, with curfew

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LANSING, Mich. — Michigan restaurants and bars can reopen for indoor dining at 25% capacity and with a 10 p.m. curfew starting Feb. 1, and concessions can resume at casinos, movie theaters and stadiums, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Friday. The state health department’s coronavirus ...

Shelden Avenue provides an icy challenge

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Graham Jaehnig/Daily Mining Gazette Houghton City Police Thursday responded to a two-vehicle property damage crash on Shelden Avenue in which the Chevrolet Silverado had to be towed from the scene due to a broken rear axle.

Village Council responds to complaints on Cafe Rosetta

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CALUMET — The Village Council addressed the issue of ordinance enforcement at its regular meeting Tuesday, in response to several complaints and concerns regarding the possibility that Cafe Rosetta poses a public health risk to the community by refusing to shut down. The cafe is operating in ...

Raynaud’s features an aggressive response to cold extremities

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DEAR DR. ROACH: Sixty years ago, I was diagnosed with Raynaud’s syndrome by my doctor. I started taking nifedipine during winter months, but not during the summer. After moving to Colorado, I took the medication year-round because the weather here was often cool in the mountains even in ...

Hancock man sentenced on child porn charges

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HOUGHTON — A Hancock was sentenced to up to 25 years in prison on child pornography charges in Houghton County Circuit Court Wednesday. Justin Covert, 32, was arrested in August after an investigation by the Michigan State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The initial tip ...

Latest updates from the Buffalo Reef Task Force

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Here are the latest news updates from the Buffalo Reef Task Force on developments to save the natural underwater reef in Lake Superior’s Grand Traverse Bay, off the eastern side of the Keweenaw Peninsula. Over the past roughly 100 years, historic copper mine tailings from the Wolverine and ...