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Students replace Chassell Township bridge

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CHASSELL TOWNSHIP — Thirty years of walkers, runners and skiers took their toll on a bridge on the Chassell Township Trails. Chassell High School students were out this week building a bridge for the next 30. The bridge is 10-feet by 30-feet, slightly wider than its predecessor, said ...

Township supervisor bids farewell

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CALUMET TOWNSHIP — After nearly 47 years behind his desk, Paul Lehto stepped down as township supervisor, ending his tenure as of noon on Friday. Lehto said the township needed some change, which included transitioning the assessor to supervisor. “Osceola Township did the same thing a ...

Houghton considers rezoning for seaplane business

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HOUGHTON — The Houghton City Council will decide in October whether to approve rezoning of a property on Houghton Canal Road that would allow it to host the Isle Royale Seaplanes business. The property, adjacent to the Upper Peninsula Power Co. (UPPCO) Service Center, would be changed from ...

Houghton County OKs budget

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HOUGHTON — Houghton County approved its 2020 fiscal year budget after a public hearing Tuesday. General fund revenues are projected at $10,138,406, versus $10,068,840. “Overall, I’m happy with this budget,” Administrator Eric Forsberg said. “It’s got a surplus.” No members ...

Houghton approves police union contracts

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HOUGHTON — The Houghton City Council approved contracts with unions for police supervisors and patrol officers Wednesday night. The lieutenant will receive a 3% raise in the agreement, as will patrol officers. The two sergeants will receive an increase in dollars equivalent to the ...

Just floating on past

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Joshua Vissers/Daily Mining Gazette A U.S. Army Corp of Engineers barge made its way through the Portage Canal Wednesday, causing traffic backups around 1:30 p.m. when the Portage Lake Lift Bridge was raised to allow it through.

Hancock Library awarded foundation grant for media lab

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A previously nondescript meeting room located in the Hancock School Public Library will soon see some exciting improvements. Made possible by a grant from the Hancock Public Schools Foundation, the room will be transformed into a media lab for students, teachers and public patrons visiting the ...

No injuries in vehicle fire on U.S. 41

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HANCOCK — A vehicle fire on Quincy Hill backed up traffic on U.S. 41 Wednesday afternoon, and created plumes of black and gray smoke that were visible for several miles. Hancock City Police Officer Darick Coponen said as the driver of the vehicle was proceeding north on U.S. 41, the gas ...

Ontonagon residents speak against marijuana

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The Aug. 12 meeting of the Ontonagon Village Council, where the council voted 4-3 to not opt out of allowing a recreational marijuana retail business to open in the village, continues to bring people to council meetings.  Once again, the council chambers were crowded with people voicing their ...

Board to ask SkyWest for new connecting hub

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HOUGHTON — With residents complaining about missed flights and other travel difficulties, Houghton County will ask SkyWest to provide air service to Detroit and/or Minneapolis instead of Chicago. The letter, which the county board approved sending Tuesday, will be submitted as public ...

Lake Linden enrollment dips slightly, though still above budget

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LAKE LINDEN — Enrollment at Lake Linden-Hubbell Public Schools declined slightly from the end of last year, Superintendent Brad Codere said at Monday’s district board meeting. The district has 396.72 students at the start of the year, versus 400 at the end of 2018-19. “We budgeted ...

Local representatives speak out on guns

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LANSING — Feeling that their constitutional rights are under attack, hundreds of gun rights advocates from around the state openly displayed firearms at the state capitol on Tuesday, while attending the 2019 Second Amendment March. This year’s speakers focused on the issues of right to open ...

LaBlanc faces federal manslaughter charges

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MARQUETTE — Federal charges have been filed against a Wisconsin man accused of killing a Baraga man in a drunk-driving incident in June. Christopher LaBlanc is alleged to have hit Orlando Moreno, 29, on Superior Avenue in Baraga while visibly impaired on June 8. Charges were originally ...

Geek U.P. being held Saturday

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HOUGHTON — Fans of comics, science fiction and video games are no less diehard in the Copper Country than anywhere else — if not more so, but the main comic convention known throughout the world in San Diego is more than 2,300 miles away from the local area. Smaller ones, located in places ...

Boot-making masters to teach at Finnish American Folk School

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Whether we travel across the seas ourselves, or simply watch the evening news, we take for granted that in the 21st century most people around the world dress pretty much the same as we do. It’s very much unlike when the Upper Peninsula and the rest of the United States was settled more than ...

Lake Linden eCYBERMISSION team reports on Nationals trip

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LAKE LINDEN — Lake Linden’s eCYBERMISSION team reported back to the district board Monday about its recent trip to Nationals. “We didn’t win, but we had fun at the competition,” said Olivia Shank, who competed alongside Rebecca Lyons, Chloe Daniels and Jenna Beaudoin. The ...

FUNctional, an exhibition of ceramics by William Thompson

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HANCOCK — Copper Country Community Arts Center is pleased to present FUNctional, an exhibition of ceramics by local artist, William Thompson in the Kerredge Gallery now through Oct. 5. From early on in William's childhood he enjoyed working with his hands, making things that were personalized ...

Baraga County woman sentenced in murder of toddler

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BARAGA — Gevenieve Lynn Meyers, 37, of L’Anse, was sentenced in Baraga County Tuesday to a minimum of 22 and a half years to a maximum of 40 years, for death 2017 death of her nephew, Walker Meyers. On Dec. 23, 2017, an unresponsive Meyers was brought to the Baraga County Memorial ...