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Helping those in need

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Corky DeRoeck/For the Gazette Troopers Brian Pohyhonon (center) and Braden Knoop (right) pose for a picture alongside Jessica Gariepy during collection of non-perishable goods at Econo Foods in Houghton. The collection was part of the “Stuff a Blue Goose” charity events taking place in ...

Lake Linden enrollment down slightly, but above budgeted

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LAKE LINDEN — Lake Linden-Hubbell Public School’s enrollment dropped from what was projected at the start of the year, though it is still more than the district had anticipated in its budget, Superintendent Brad Codere said at Monday’s meeting. As of count day, the district was at ...

Keweenaw County man gets up to 20 years on child porn charges

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HOUGHTON — An Eagle Harbor man was sentenced to up to 20 years in prison on child pornography charges last week in Keweenaw County Circuit Court. Michael Braman, 61, pleaded guilty to three child pornography charges in August. He was sentenced to three to 20 years on charges of child ...

Return North is back this Thanksgiving season

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HOUGHTON — MTEC SmartZone will once again be hosting its Return North event this November. Return North is an event aiming to connect job seekers with local, hiring companies and support the attraction and retention of quality professionals in the area. In collaboration with the Innovate ...

Calumet Lions Club member: John Ryan

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The Calumet Lions Club held its October meeting at the Miscowaubic Club in Calumet. Long time member John Ryan was honored for over 36 years of dedicated service to the Calumet Lions Club. John has served faithfully on the many clubs projects, Board of Directors and has served as past Club ...

UP Honor Flight benefit

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The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 90 of the Lake Linden American Legion Post 90 held their sixth annual benefit to raise money for the UP Honor Flight. The benefits are held in the spring of each year at Post 90 (Lakes Lounge). To date, they have raised over $43,000 for the UP Honor ...

IncredibleBank rebranding open house celebration

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Join us for our Open House Celebration, celebrating commitment to community, incredible customers, a new name, and being recognized as America’s most innovative bank. Celebrate with us at one of IncredibleBank’s two locations on Oct. 22, 2019: Calumet - Festivities Begin At 1:30 p.m. ...

Hancock winter parking notice

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Ordinance No. 146 Section 8.25a. All night parking prohibited in winter. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to stop, stand or park a vehicle, or to cause or permit a vehicle to be parked or left unattended between the hours of 2:30 a.m. and 7 a.m. on any day on any of the ...

Ontonagon says no to retail marijuana ordinance

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ONTONAGON — After months of debating the issue at council meetings, two dozen people speaking during Public Comment, and crowded council chambers, the Ontonagon Village Council voted to opt out of allowing a marijuana retail store to open inside the village. As it has been at numerous ...

CLK Schools receives funding for school nurse

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CALUMET TOWNSHIP — The Public Schools of Calumet, Laurium, and Keweenaw received a $10,000 donation from the Keweenaw Health Foundation to assist the school district in financing its school nurse program, said Superintendent Chris Davidson. The check was presented by Ed Jenich of the KHF at ...

Store owner discusses judge’s halting of flavored vaping ban

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HOUGHTON — A local vape shop owner who sued the state to overturn the ban on flavored vaping products said he is thrilled by a preliminary injunction against the ban issued Tuesday. Michigan Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Diane Stephens ruled against the state, saying the harm to residents ...

Finlandia ranked one of best online colleges in Michigan

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Finlandia University has been named one of the 2020 Best Online Colleges in Michigan by SR Education Group. The rankings were based on a combination of manually researched tuition, accreditation and PayScale salary data. Finlandia currently has one online program, the online RN-BSN program, ...

Update to the CCISD board on the green house project

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The Copper Country Intermediate School District Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 Karyn Juntunen, Special Education Transition teacher gave an update to the board on the green house project. The exterior walls of the CCISD greenhouse are now ...

MTU Board OKs new capital plan

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HOUGHTON — Michigan Technological University’s H-STEM Engineering and Health Technologies Complex is on target to begin construction in four years, Chief Financial Officer Susan Kerry said at Tech’s Board of Trustees meeting Friday. Tech’s Board of Trustees approved submitting its ...

Laurium Manor celebrates 30 years in community

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The Laurium Manor is celebrating 30 years, though the building itself is much older than that. The 45-room, 13,000 square-foot mansion was built in 1908 for Thomas Hoatson. Hoatson was the owner of the Calumet and Arizona Mining Company. While the Arizona made him most of his money, Arizona ...

Details released on Friday’s Portage Township crash

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PORTAGE TOWNSHIP — A three-vehicle personal injury at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Broemer Road Friday morning resulted in non-life-threatening injuries to the at-fault driver, according to a release from the Michigan State Post Calumet. At approximately 10:30 a.m. Friday, the MSP ...

Hancock endorses planned ‘Aquatopia’

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HANCOCK — The Hancock City Council voted to give an endorsement to “Aquatopia” on the condition that their operation abides by the city’s insurance. Aquatopia is a floating, seasonal waterfront attraction proposed by Melissa Goulette during the public comment section of the ...