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Governor Whitmer makes appointments to boards and commissions

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LANSING — Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the following appointments to the Governor’s Traffic Safety Advisory Commission, Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports, Horse Racing Advisory Commission, and the Michigan Council for Rehabilitation Services. ...

College graduation: MTU hosts campus walk for ‘20, ‘21 grads

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HOUGHTON — After two years of commencement ceremonies were wiped out by the COVID-19 pandemic, Michigan Technological University found a way to honor its graduates in person. Friday afternoon, graduates from 2020 and 2021 donned their cap and gown and participated in a walk through campus. ...

An open letter to Houghton taxpayers

Features

I love reading old newspapers when I find one. In a 1970’s Mining Gazette there was a quote that went something like: “Don’t expect the government to open its wallet without you first opening yours.” This quote stuck with me. The last year has seen a lot of talk about the big ...

College graduation: Finlandia holds commencement ceremony

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HANCOCK — There were no hugs or handshakes (though fist bumps and elbow bumps were OK). Masked and socially distanced, 63 Finlandia University graduates were able to celebrate with an in-person commencement Thursday night, the first to be held in the university’s Hirvonen College of ...

Spring abuzz at Swift’s

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Sue Johnson/Daily Mining Gazette Spring is buzzing at Swift’s True Value Hardware store in Houghton as consumers are prepping seasonal chores, freshening up homes and yards and also getting gifts for Mother’s Day. Store Manager Leanne Weeks (pictured behind the counter) and her staff are ...

Planning Commission takes heat over zoning ordinances

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EAGLE RIVER — The Keweenaw County Planning Commission addressed the County Board at the regular April meeting, to discuss zoning within the county, and to ask the board members for their thoughts regarding the zoning in the county. “The zoning issues, I guess, can be summed up pretty ...

Sourcing materials: Houghton continues negotiations on pier project

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HOUGHTON — With steel prices continuing to rise, the city of Houghton and the state are still working on ways to make the city’s pier project happen. When bids for the project were opened earlier this month, the cost of the steel pilings came in at $3 million, more than twice what was ...

Husband’s hidden life; denial about who you are is dangerous

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Dear Annie: My second husband and I were together for 20 years. I’ll call him “Dominic.” We met at a vulnerable time in my life, and he was the kindest man I ever met. Dominic wanted to get married immediately, but I was reluctant, as I’d just gotten out of a marriage with a cheater, ...

Never too late to start protecting hearing

Business

HOUGHTON — It’s often family and friends who spot the earliest indicators of hearing loss, said Dr. Melissa Collard of UP Audiology in Houghton — the TV turned up too loud, the need to have things repeated. “I always say wives are my best referral source,” Dr. Krista Frick said. ...

Whitmer ties reopening to vaccination rates

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HOUGHTON — In a bid to inspire more Michigan residents to get vaccinated, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday the state would tie further rollbacks of COVID-19 restrictions to statewide vaccination rates. Whitmer’s plan gradually eliminates limits as more people get vaccinated, ...

CLK Elementary School wins national award

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CALUMET TOWNSHIP — CLK Elementary School was named a National Showcase School by Capturing Kids’ Hearts earlier this month, according to a release from CLK Elementary School Assistant Principal Julie Giachino. “This is quite the honor for our school,” said Elementary Principal Matt ...