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Plenty for CHTC to be proud of in what lies ahead

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COPPER HARBOR — Nathan Miller, executive director of the Copper Harbor Trails Club (CHTC), said the organization is looking forward to 2019, and expanding the trails the club owns. Part of the enthusiasm is due to the five-year Keweenaw County Recreation Plan recently approved by the Keweenaw ...

Job training changes coming

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Several bills that passed during December’s legislative session in Lansing concern job training and licensing in Michigan. House Bill 5697 extends the sunset on a portion of the Michigan New Jobs Training Program (NJTP) that allows community colleges to issue bonds to fund training programs ...

Arrest made: Breaking and entering results in felony charge

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HOUGHTON — A breaking and entering occurred at Swift True Value Hardware on Shelden Avenue sometime between late Wednesday night and Thursday morning, according to the owner of the business, Marilyn Swift. Houghton City Police responded to the call Thursday morning at approximately 7:20 ...

State Police arrest caregiver in death

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L’ANSE — A 37-year-old L’Anse woman was arrested Wednesday on a Homicide-Felony Murder warrant authorized by the Baraga County Prosecuting Attorney, according to a new release from the Michigan State Police Calumet Post. The warrant authorization and arrest occurred on the anniversary of ...

Federal Highway Administration match money not approved

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Among the many bills that the state legislature passed in the last month was a special appropriations bill that included money for several projects in the Upper Peninsula, but did not include Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) match money that cities and road commissioners had been pushing ...

Hunters among those affected by new laws

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During the December legislative session, a few bills passed that may interest hunters. House Bill 5711 adjusts the hunting supervision rules for children under 14. Under the old law, minor hunters between the age of 10 and 14 could hunt only under adult supervision and on private land. This ...

Steve Lancour Memorial Winter Clothing Drive today

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HOUGHTON — The Steve Lancour Memorial Winter Clothing Drive will take place during the MacInnes Holiday Classic Tournament, which is sponsored by the Calumet Education Association, the Hancock Education Association, and the Houghton Education System, according to Emilie Lancour. Donations ...

‘Nassar’ bills finally signed by governor

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In the flurry of legislative activity this December, several bills that were proposed in the wake of former Michigan State physician Larry Nassar’s late-January sentencing finally saw approval by the Senate and a signature by the governor. House Bill 5539 amends the 2013 student safety law ...

KNA explains reason for land acquisition

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EAGLE RIVER — The Keweenaw Nature Areas (KNA) says its intent in purchasing a large piece of property on the Gratiot River is to provide public access to the area. John Griffith of the KNA conservation group said the KNA began focusing on the river, primarily because its scenic and ...

Holiday miracle: None seriously injured in Christmas Eve fire

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LAKE LINDEN — A fire early on Christmas Eve in Lake Linden resulted in no serious injuries, according to a release from the Lake Linden Village Police. Six people were treated for minor injuries that included smoke inhalation, a broken leg from escaping out of a second-floor window, and a ...

KNA addresses county board

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EAGLE RIVER — John Griffith of the Keweenaw Natural Areas (KNA) conservancy group spoke to the County Board last Wednesday, and made himself available for questions pertaining to that organization’s proposed purchase of what it calls the Gratiot River Natural Area. “I think me and ...

Snyder starts signing bills sent his direction

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The lame-duck session of the 99th Michigan Legislature was one of the busiest ever. Gov. Rick Snyder signed more than three-dozen bills into law in the last week alone. EDUCATION On Dec. 19, Snyder signed House Bill 4421, now enrolled as Public Act 430 and concerns substitute teacher ...

Gym floor coming along

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HANCOCK — The replacing of the middle school gym floor is progressing, Superintendent Kipp Beaudoin, and workers have been working hard to complete the project. “The middle school gym is being installed,” Beaudoin told the board at it regular monthly meeting last Monday. “We’re ...

Update needed: Lake Linden FEMA info requires corrections soon

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LAKE LINDEN — The Lake Linden Village Council held their regular monthly meeting at the village hall on Thursday night to handle the regular business of the village. FEMA analysis posted to their web portal was inaccurate and needs to be corrected before it can be approved, according to ...

Bills continue to push way through lame-duck session

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Time is up for the Michigan Congress to work on legislation before the new, 2019 legislators take their offices, but they didn’t let a day go to waste. Thursday’s final legislative session of the 99th Michigan Legislature lasted past 7:30 a.m. on Friday, according to Sen. Tom Casperson. ...

Ontonagon expands robotics offerings after last year’s success

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ONTONAGON — Success by the Ontonagon High School's robotics team last year has crowded the bandwagon this year, with the number of student participants doubling from previous years. The increase in student participation, and the high school team advancing past the state finals last year has ...

Houghton home damaged in fire

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HOUGHTON — A Calverly Avenue home sustained heavy damage Saturday afternoon in a blaze that completely destroyed a two-car attached garage. The Houghton Fire Department received the call sometime around 4 p.m., said fireman Mike Reynolds. The occupant of the home escaped without injury, he ...

Seventy-four are dead in Italian Hall Disaster

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Editor’s note: This story is reprinted from the Daily Mining Gazette’s Dec. 24, 1913, edition with only spelling error changes. Unknown Man Yells “Fire” at Christmas Celebration and Children Rush to Suffocation - - Effort to Escape 37 LITTLE GIRLS, 21 BOYS, 13 WOMEN, AND 5 ...