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Wildcat Falls Community Forest receives more grant support

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The Wildcat Falls Community Forest, a forestland conservation effort in Ontonagon County, has recently gained further traction with recent support from two sustainable forestry funds: the Upper Peninsula Sustainable Forest and Wildlife Fund of the Community Foundation of the Upper Peninsula ...

Chassell Township launches fitness trails

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CHASSELL TOWNSHIP — Whether hiking, skiing or snowshoeing, residents on Chassell Township’s trail system can now get an extra workout. This fall, the township added 10 fitness stations to the trail system, located on 67 acres of forested township land. Residents surveyed as part of ...

Bridge lights up the night

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Joshua Vissers/Daily Mining Gazette The Portage Lake Lift Bridge sits in its intermediate position Sunday evening while fully lit up. With upcoming electrical work scheduled, the bridge will spend a lot of time this week this position.

State considers shifting some prescription costs to low-income users

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MARQUETTE — Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has proposed a pharmacy drug coverage transition, which if adopted, would transfer more prescription costs from the state to low-income patients. Under the proposed policy draft, outpatient prescription drugs will no longer ...

Transportation chairman visits

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STANTON TOWNSHIP — Of the $40 million in damage Houghton County suffered to its roads during the Father’s Day Flood, half still needs to be repaired. State Rep. Greg Markkanen, R-Hancock, brought Transportation Committee Chairman Rep. Jack O’Malley, R-Lake Ann, to the Copper Country ...

Two injured in one- vehicle accident

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PORTAGE TOWNSHIP — Two people were injured in a one-car crash Saturday afternoon in Portage Township. Around 3 p.m., a 17-year-old girl from Pelkie passed another car, then lost control of her vehicle on the slush-covered Tapiola Road while re-entering her lane, according to the Houghton ...

Car-dump truck crash totals both vehicles

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PORTAGE TOWNSHIP — No people were injured in a car-dump truck accident that totaled both vehicles Friday morning. About 11 a.m., an elderly couple leaving their driveway on Superior Road in Portage Township failed to observe an oncoming dump truck, the Houghton County Sheriff’s Office ...

Hancock zoning issues begin to resolve

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HANCOCK - Issues with out-of-zone apartment buildings are being resolved on Prospect Street in Hancock through several actions aimed at fixing the immediate problem and preventing future issues. A number of concerned citizens wrote letters to the council in late September and early October ...

KBIC primary results

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Unofficial counts from the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community primary results show the incumbent in the Baraga district, Rodney Loonsfoot, with a large lead over his nearest opponents, Michael P. Lahti and Donald L. Chosa Jr. A recount will be conducted Monday, triggered by the narrow vote ...

Researchers discuss ethics of gene editing

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HOUGHTON — Within six years, targeted gene editing has gone from a pipe dream to routine. Michigan Technological University faculty Paul Goetsch, Caryn Heldt, and Alexandra Morrison held a panel discussion on the opportunities and hazards that presents following a screening of the ...

Dressed for success, holiday

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Garrett Neese/Daily Mining Gazette Winners of prizes and a costume contest pose for a photo after Washington Middle School’s inaugural quarterly rewards assembly Thursday. The assembly is part of C-L-K’s Positive Behavior Intervention System, which rewards students for good behavior.

New Sports Editor joins Gazette staff

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HOUGHTON — Adam Niemi knows sports. That was a big part of why the Daily Mining Gazette brought him in during late August to become the sports editor. Niemi replaces Daver Karnosky, who was promoted to managing editor in May. Niemi is the former sports editor of the Iron Mountain Daily ...

Going batty: Homeowner loves season

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HOUGHTON — Around Halloween, a lifetime’s worth of ghouls, bats and severed limbs descend from Mary Marchaterre’s attic. The Houghton resident has become well-known for the annual decorations at her home on Lakeshore Drive. They begin with skeletons and gravestones in the front yard, ...

Primary elections set for Saturday for KBIC

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BARAGA — The primary election for the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s Tribal Council and Associate Judge is Saturday. Polls open at 10 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. Voters in the Baraga District will vote at the Ojibwa Senior Citizens Center and L’Anse District voters can cast their ballot at ...

Calumet Post has successful campaign

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CALUMET TOWNSHIP — The Michigan State Police Post collected 10,355 pounds of goods in its 2019 “Stuff the Blue Goose” charity event, stated Trooper Kevin Rajala, the community service trooper, in a release. Troopers from the Calumet Post teamed up with Louie’s Fresh Market in Lake ...

TRIO Pre-College Programs to host Financial Aid Night

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On the list of things that need to be done before a student goes to college, having enough financial aid to cover the costs usually tops the list. For this reason, TRIO Pre-College Programs, in collaboration with the Portage Lake District Library, is hosting a Financial Aid Night on Monday, ...