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Recycling program in Hancock growing

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HANCOCK — When the Hancock City Council approved a contract with Waste Management in 2016, it included trash and recycling collection, and according to Glenn Anderson the collection of recyclable materials as increased significantly. Anderson, who is Hancock city manager, said since the ...

Jail tries to help inmates with paying medical bills

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HOUGHTON — Staying in jail is one thing; staying healthy while in jail is another. Many jail inmates, deterred by costs, will avoid seeking medical attention, at great risk to everyone, according to Lauren-Brooke Eisen. “Communicable diseases spread easily behind bars,” Eisen stated.  ...

Local musician remembered

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By VANESSA DIETZ and GARRETT NEESE vdietz@mininggazette.com gneese@mininggazette.com HOUGHTON — All musicians are welcome to join others in the lobby of the Rozsa Center for one more jam session in memory of Kenneth Steiner, who died on New Year’s Day. Kenneth Steiner was a ...

State police warn to drive carefully in snowstorms

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HOUGHTON - As winter dishes out yet another snowstorm, the Michigan State Police are warning drivers to be careful. Along with much of the country, the Upper Peninsula is in the middle of yet another snowstorm, this time making it into national weather stories. In addition, snowfall totals ...

10 things to know today – Fri., Jan. 6, 2017

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TRUMP TO BE SHOWN HACKING EVIDENCE The president-elect has questioned intelligence assessments about Russian involvement in election hacking for weeks — but now the nation’s top ...

What $15 per day will buy in Houghton County Jail

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HOUGHTON — While some former inmates never manage to pay their jail bills, not doing so can haunt them for years. “It does go against their credit rating,” said Houghton County Sheriff Brian McLean, “and we all know that on the civil side of it, that after seven years, it falls off ...

Heikinpaiva has nearly 20 years of history in Hancock

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HANCOCK — The Copper Country, especially Hancock, has a large Finnish-American population, and because of that fact, in 1999, it was decided an event recognizing that heritage should take place. The city of Hancock has a Finnish Theme Committee, and 18 years ago, members created ...

Do you know your number?

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January is National Radon Action Month and the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department is offering free radon test kits to encourage home owners to protect their families from exposure to radon gas. Radon in indoor air is estimated to cause about 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the ...

10 things to know today – Thurs., Jan. 5, 2017

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. US INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS TO TESTIFY ON HACKING The congressional hearing comes a day before Trump is to be briefed by the heads of the CIA, FBI and Director of National Intelligence ...

New homes to pop up on the hill in Houghton

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HOUGHTON — New homes will be popping up in a new development on the hill in Houghton offering unique panoramic vistas. “The views are incredible up there,” said Moyle Real Estate President Andy Moyle, regarding 21 residential lots in Oak Grove Estates the company developed behind the ...

U.P. Arts and Culture Alliance work underway

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Upper Peninsula Arts and Culture Alliance HOUGHTON – Arts and culture leaders across the Upper Peninsula have commenced work towards the establishment of a U.P. Arts and Culture Alliance (UPACA) to better respond to the local and regional needs of our communities. Twenty two leaders from ...

10 things to know today – Wed., Jan. 4, 2017

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. BUSY DAY SLATE FOR CAPITOL Obama and Vice President-elect Mike Pence have dueling agendas in meetings with lawmakers as the president’s health care law faces repeal and replacement ...

Some argue pay-to-stay is wrong

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HOUGHTON — Michigan Public Act 118 of 1984 states in part that counties may seek reimbursement for “any expenses incurred by the county in relation to a charge for which a person was sentenced to a county jail.” In many counties across the state, the burden of expenses is being placed ...

Board approves financing

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ONTONAGON - Ontonagon County Board of Commissioners met last month and approved: • Paying Hannula Agency Inc. $55,046 for an annual blanket policy covering county property. • Paying Wuebben Construction $73,564.20 for Ontonagon County Park improvements, in addition to investing ...

Tips for sticking with diet resolutions

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By VANESSA DIETZ and the Associated Press We make them — and we break them. New Year's diet resolutions can fall like needles on Christmas trees as January goes on, but acquiring good habits can help make those plans a reality. Western Upper Peninsula Health Department Community ...

10 things to know today – Tues., Jan. 3, 2017

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. 115TH CONGRESS SET TO BE SWORN IN Republicans who now control the House and Senate are poised to aggressively dismantle eight years of Obama’s Democratic policies. 2. TURKISH ...

Interlock devices accurate?

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HOUGHTON —  In Michigan, as well as several other states, people convicted multiple times for alcohol-related driving offenses must have a Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device (BAIID) installed on any vehicle they intend to drive. Anyone with a restricted license that requires a BAIID ...

Have a fun, safe new year

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New Year’s eve is a very alcholic-beverage oriented holiday, so it’s a good idea for revelers to know exactly what they are consuming in order to moderate their intake. According to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the amount of alcohol by volume for various ...

Mak’s taxi offering free rides for New Years Eve

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• Rides will be free from midnight to 4 a.m. Jan. 1. • Rides must start at a bar and finish at the rider’s home within a 10-mile radius of the bar. • For any distance beyond the 10-mile radius, the riders will be charged the company’s regular rates. • There will be ...

Wedding Announcement: Amy Traub and Brandon Davis

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Ms. Lynn Lanala and the late James Traub of Hancock, Michigan announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Traub, to Brandon Davis, son of Keith and Cheryl Davis of Denver, Colorado. Ms. Traub, a graduate of Northern Michigan University, is a Data Analyst at comScore in New York City. Mr. ...