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Search turns to recovery mission for missing plane

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FRANKFORT — The search for two downstate residents in a plane crash off the shore of Lake Michigan has turned from a rescue mission to recovery, the Benzie County Sheriff’s Office said in a release Wednesday. The county also identified the people on the plane: Emanuel Manos, 53, of ...

Carp Lake says no to Marijuana

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Carp Lake Township, which includes the communities of White Pine and Silver City in Ontonagon County, said no to allow Recreational Marijuana dispensaries in a meeting earlier this month. The township board was unanimous in its decision. Unlike the standing room-only crowd of a year ago ...

Michigan Tech announces new director of jazz starting this fall

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HOUGHTON — Adam Meckler, accomplished musician, composer, and music educator, has been selected as the new assistant professor of music/director of jazz studies in Michigan Technological University’s Visual and Performing Arts Department. Meckler will replace Mike Irish, who retired in ...

Hancock School Board to hold second special meeting

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HANCOCK — The School Board will conduct a special meeting Tuesday, May 14, from 6-9 p.m. for the purpose of interviewing three candidates for the superintendent position to replace Kipp Beaudoin, who resigned in order to take his experience in education in a new direction overseas. The ...

‘Mother’ rerun concludes Green Film Series season

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HOUGHTON — Residents will have a second chance to watch a Green Film screening that they might have missed. The Green Film Series is replacing its scheduled screening of “Wasted! The Story of Food Waste” with a repeat of Feb. 20’s “Mother Caring for 7 Billion.” The film will be ...

Plane that took off from Ontonagon still missing

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BENZIE COUNTY, Mich. — The search continues for a plane that went missing in Northern Michigan after taking off from Ontonagon Sunday. About 7:50 p.m. Sunday, the Benzie County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Minneapolis air controllers saying they were in contact with a pilot ...

Shrine Circus a big hit for all

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Bikiltu Gockenbach/Daily Mining Gazette The elephants are always a special part of the Shrine Circus, which was in the MacInnes Student Ice Arena Friday for two shows for the community.

Weekend hit-and-run in Keweenaw County under investigation

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EAGLE RIVER — The Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Office is investigating what is being considered a hit-and-run, road rage crash that occurred over the weekend in the parking lot of the BP gas station in Allouez. The Sheriff’s Office initially posted the incident on its Facebook page, in ...

MTRAC hosts project review in Houghton

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HOUGHTON — The prospects for a variety of high-tech projects through Michigan were determined by what happened at Michigan Technological University Friday. The oversight committee for the advanced material MTRAC (Michigan Translocational Research and Commercialization program) met to review ...

Under new management: Gazette announces new managing editor

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The Daily Mining Gazette's editorial department is now under the guidance of a new interim managing editor, local and sports editor David “Daver” Karnosky. “I admit, I'm a bit nervous,” Karnosky said. He said that doing the best job he can is important to him. “We have a ...

School board defines superintendent position

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HANCOCK — The Hancock School Board met in special session at noon Friday. Among the agenda items was a discussion on what qualifications they are looking for in a superintendent, along with what skill sets would be of value to the office, the school, and the district as a whole. While one ...

Michigan Tech holds disaster drill

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HOUGHTON — If a fuel tanker overturns in a multi-vehicle crash near Michigan Technological University, Tech employees and emergency responders will know what to do. Because they have already done it. Tech hosted a disaster drill on campus Thursday night, acting out a scenario where a ...

DNR gives trails update in Houghton

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HOUGHTON — Department of Natural Resources staff gave updates on work being done to restore trail access in the Houghton area at Wednesday’s City Council meeting. The goal is to restore trails to the condition they were in prior to last June’s floods, said Ron Yesney, DNR Upper ...

Chimney fire in Torch Lake

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Garrett Neese/Daily Mining Gazette Firefighters put out a chimney fire at a garage on Baulman Road in Torch Lake Township Wednesday afternoon. The fire, which was put out in about 10 minutes, did minor damage to the building, said Brad Banfield, first assistant with the Dollar Bay Fire Department.

1K lose power in Houghton Thursday

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HOUGHTON — About 1,000 customers lost power in the Houghton area after an equipment malfunction Thursday night. The outage occurred at 5:01 p.m., knocking out power to 1,015 customers in the Houghton area, said Brett French, Upper Peninsula Power Co. vice president of business development ...

Voters say ‘no’ to wind

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L’ANSE TOWNSHIP — Voters defeated a L’Anse Township referendum to amend its zoning ordinance to allow wind energy projects on commercial forest land. The no vote garnered 315 residents (55 percent), while only 257 (45 percent) voted in favor of the amendment. The no vote overturns a ...

CCISD, voters built CTE program, students coming

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ere enrolled in the Copper Country Intermediate School District’s career and technical education courses. Next year’s enrollment is projected at 323. “We obviously built what was needed, and kids are taking advantage of it,” CCISD superintendent George Stockero said. Stockero and ...

Copper Country Calendar: May 2, 2019

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Thursday • 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Aspirus Keweenaw Home Health and Hospice will offer a free blood pressure clinic at the Douglass House in Houghton. • 6 to 7:30 p.m., A presentation about death will take place at the Portage Lake District Library. A Death Cafe is a group directed ...

Copper Country Calendar: May 1, 2019

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Wednesday • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m, The Lake Linden Hubbell Public Library will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair at the Elementary Gym during the school's open house. All proceeds will be used to purchase new books for the library. For more information, email Michelle Nelson at ...