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Vehicle-vs.-deer collisions are up

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ONTONAGON - Western UP auto body shops could be busier this year due to an increase in vehicle vs. deer accidents.Without October even being over, vehicle accidents involving deer in Ontonagon County are at 85, compared to 90 for 2015.Ontonagon County Undersheriff Jerry Balcomb found the ...

KNHP superintendent has appreciation for region’s rich history

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CALUMET - Wyndeth Davis came to the Copper Country as a National Park Service employee three years ago, and fell in love with the place, so when she learned of the opening for superintendent of the Keweenaw National Historical Park, she jumped at the chance to apply.Davis was hired as KNHP ...

Justice Dept. to dispatch fewer election observers

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WASHINGTON - Justice Department officials are warning that they will be dispatching fewer specially trained election observers this year as a result of a Supreme Court opinion that gutted a key provision of the Voting Rights Act.The reduction is likely to diminish the department's ability to ...

Airport to modernize under new manager

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ONTONAGON - Ontonagon County Board of Commissioners welcomed its new airport manager and granted funding requests necessary to modernize the county airport.Margot Anderson, who replaces recently retired Carol Huntoon, reported on an Oct. 11 meeting of the airport committee. She said the ...

School sells old football field

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L'ANSE - L'Anse Area Schools accepted an offer from L'Anse Township for its former football field on Monday, but the decision wasn't an easy one.At its monthly meeting, the School Board chose the township's $62,500 offer by a 4-3 vote over the $50,000 proposed by Ben Campioni, after a ...

10 things to know today

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By The Associated PressYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. CLINTON, TRUMP SET FOR LAST DEBATEThe prime-time showdown is perhaps Trump's last opportunity to right his floundering campaign, and Clinton is facing a new round of ...

Hancock schools seek library funding assistance from city

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HANCOCK - Monica Healy will ask for support for the Hancock Public Schools library from the Hancock City Council Wednesday by informing it about the needs of the library and requesting funding assistance."We are just going to talk a bit about the change in funding," Healy told the Hancock Board ...

H-PT gets feedback on parking lot plans

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HOUGHTON - Some Houghton Elementary School parents will have an additional chance to weigh in on a proposed plan to ease congestion at the school parking lot.Parents dropping children off Monday received directions to an online survey asking how they would enter and exit the lot with the new ...

Voters Guide comes out on Thursday

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Copies of the Voters Guide for the Nov. 8 general election published by the Copper Country League of Women Voters will be in the Thursday edition of the Daily Mining Gazette. The guide will provide information on issues and candidates for all local, state and federal elections.

Surrogate MVP: FLOTUS soars high when Trump goes low

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DES MOINES, Iowa - Hillary Clinton was always expected to get a late-campaign enthusiasm boost from the White House. The surprise is that it's not coming from the president.On a star-studded team of campaign surrogates - including President Barack Obama - the most valuable player of 2016 is ...

School board talks security, busing

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For the GazetteONTONAGON - Repair and possible replacement of buses, along with bringing a school resource officer to the school were two of the main topics at Monday's Ontonagon Area School District Board meeting.The board voted unanimously to go on contract with the Ontonagon County Sheriff's ...

Calumet Theatre holds last Grand Raffle

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CALUMET July 23 was an exciting and fun-filled day at the Calumet Theatre. The Theatre hosted the well-loved Blooze Brothers concert and held its Grand Raffle drawing during the concert intermission. The winning tickets were drawn by Jake and Elwood Blooze on the stage, accompanied by the ...

Forest Service consolidates services

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GLADSTONE On Nov. 10, the Hiawatha National Forest will cease public services at the Manistique Ranger District Office. Public services are available at the Rapid River, Munising, and St. Ignace Ranger District Offices, as well as by mail, phone, and through the Forest's webpage at ...

10 things to know today

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By The Associated PressYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. IRAQI FORCES PAUSE MOSUL ADVANCEThe front lines to the east of the IS-held city were largely quiet, with gains being consolidated, a day after Iraqi Kurdish forces ...

Job creator investment: SmartZone receives 15-year funding extension

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HOUGHTON - The MTEC SmartZone received a 15-year tax increment financing and development plan extension covering 2018-19 to 2032-33 at a Monday public hearing and joint council meeting of the cities of Hancock and Houghton.Both councils voted unanimously to adopt the resolution."Our funding is ...

3-way race: Stanton Township clerk seeks move to supervisor

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STANTON TOWNSHIP - After two terms as Stanton Township's clerk, John Botto would like to be elected as supervisor.Botto is one of three candidates for supervisor, along with Marv Heinonen and David Sakari. Botto decided to run after former Supervisor David Chard became ineligible after moving ...

Name of lone candidate for township clerk won’t be on ballot

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP - Lisa Yeates has many years experience working in business finance, so when she learned no one had filed for the clerk position in Franklin Township, she decided she'd like to try for the office.Yeates, who lives in Paavola, said she filed Thursday for the clerk position on ...

Ground game focusing on Senate, not Trump

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FAIRLESS HILLS, Pa. - To the Republicans in the red "Can't Afford Katie" T-shirts, it's as if Donald Trump doesn't even exist.These activists have been sprinting through Pennsylvania neighborhoods, talking to people about how bad Democrat Katie McGinty would be as a U.S. senator. Here to help ...

More states vote on min. wage as federal wage stalls

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DENVER - Congress' inaction on the $7.25 hourly minimum wage is again playing out on state ballots, with voters in four states considering an increase and another considering wages for the youngest workers, even though the states already exceed the federal. In some cases voters are also ...