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AG Nessel files amicus brief in disabilities housing lawsuit

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LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel – along with the Michigan Civil Rights Commission and the Michigan Department of Civil Rights – filed an amicus brief Wednesday with the Michigan Court of Appeals asking appellate judges to accept the argument that state laws which require ...

Agreement: Magnusson Hotel to become a Hampton Inn

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HOUGHTON — The renovated Franklin Square Inn will be a boon to the area, its soon-to-be owners said Tuesday. Julien Properties announced Tuesday it is purchasing the hotel from U.P. Hotel Group, Inc. The hotel will be affiliated with Hampton Inn by Hilton after a series of exterior and ...

L’Anse house fire kills 1

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L’ANSE — One person was killed in a Wednesday morning fire on Fourth Street in L’Anse. The fire was reported about 9:35 a.m., said L’Anse Fire Chief Mike Bianco. Fire trucks were able to knock down flames coming out of the front of the house almost immediately, he said. The victim ...

CopperDog 150 hosts spaghetti dinner fundraiser

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CALUMET — CopperDog 150, Inc. will host a fundraising spaghetti dinner from 3-6 p.m. on Feb. 1, 2020, at the Calumet Elks Lodge, at 25701 Wedge Street in Calumet. All proceeds from this event go to support the CopperDog 150. “We just need a little help with our budget this year, and we ...

Archaeological survey of sunken ship provides clues

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Editor’s note: This is Part Two of a series of the identification of the schooner barge “Mediator,” which sank in the Keweenaw Waterway in approximately 1900. Part One appeared in the Jan. 29 edition of the DMG. When Brendon Baillod and his dive team first investigated the remains of a ...

As temperatures fluctuate, DNR urges ice safety

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With temperatures warming throughout much of the state, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds the public that no ice is considered safe ice and there is no reliable inch-thickness test to determine if ice is safe. “Two snowmobilers went through the ice of Big Manistique Lake ...

Salvation Army soldier celebrates 112th with party at Canal View

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HANCOCK –Stella Lennox will celebrate her 112th birthday on Friday, Jan. 31. Stella moved to Hancock this last summer when her granddaughter, Brenda DeLacy was transferred here with The Salvation Army. Stella was born in Aneta, North Dakota. The only girl and oldest of six children, Stella ...

Keweenaw Waterway shipwreck finally identified

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Editor’s note: This is the first part of a series of the identification of the schooner barge “Mediator,” which sank in the Keweenaw Waterway in approximately 1900. The remains of one of the earliest cargo vessels to sail on Lake Superior has been identified, even though it has lain on ...

Film Board Presents: ‘Maleficent Mistress of Evil’

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This weekend, Film Board Presents: "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" Friday, Jan. 31at@ 5:30, 8:30 and 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 at 2:30, 5:30, 8:30 and 11:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2 at 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. Located on Michigan Tech's campus at 1400 Townsend Drive in Fisher 135. Tickets are $3 ...

2020 Michigan Youth Livestock Scholarship available

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LANSING — Since 2000, the Michigan Youth Livestock Scholarship Fund (MYLSF) has awarded more than $585,725 in scholarships and educational awards to outstanding youth who have exhibited at the premier livestock events in the state of Michigan. In 2019, there was $38,000 in scholarships ...

Race director announces 2020 CopperDog

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CALUMET — CopperDog 150 will begin on Friday, Feb. 28, this year, and conclude on Sunday, March first, Jeff Foss told the Village Council last Tuesday. Foss, race director of the annual dog sled race, addressed the Village Council at its regular meeting and said he put together a proposal ...

Take time today to plan your vacation for later

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CALUMET – As part of National Plan for Vacation on Jan. 28, the Keweenaw Convention & Visitors Bureau (KCVB) encourages potential travelers to explore two new tools intended to make visiting the Keweenaw easier and more enjoyable. More than half of American workers (55%) failed to use ...

UPHS welcomes back Dr. Santosh Gowda to hematology and oncology staff

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ESCANABA — UP Health System is pleased to announce the addition of Santosh Gowda, MD, to UPHS’ hematology and oncology team. Dr. Gowda is returning to Escanaba after having previously worked in the area from 2009-14 as a Medical Oncology/Hematology Physician. “After having worked at ...

Heikinpaiva hits its peak

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HANCOCK — Heikinpaiva, Hancock’s Finnish Heritage Midwinter celebration, took place in downtown Hancock on Saturday. The month-long event features Finnish food, music, art, and games and the final day begins with a parade including characters from Finnish tradition and popular culture. ...