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End of an Era: Family camps closing in national forest

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HANCOCK - What goes back to the days of Native Americans setting up camps along the Ontonagon River to the era of generations of the family deer camp is about to come to an end in the Ottawa National Forest of Ontonagon County.The demise of these camps was the theme of the documentary film "UP ...

Bergman, Markkanen among no-shows at Marquette forum

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MARQUETTE - Who wasn't in attendance at an Upper Peninsula Children's Coalition forum held Thursday night at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette might be as compelling as who was.The forum - spearheaded by the U.P. Children's Coalition, a nonpartisan advocacy organization concerned with ...

MTU Board looks at capital plan, degrees

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HOUGHTON - At its regular meeting Friday in the Memorial Union Building, the Michigan Technological University Board approved a five-year state capital outlay plan.The plan includes three health science, technology, engineering and mathematics (H-STEM) projects: phase one of an H-STEM ...

Tech enrollment trending in growth

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HOUGHTON - Enrollment at Michigan Technological University for the 2016-17 school year is growing, which pleases Les Cook, vice president for student affairs and advancement.At the MTU Board meeting Friday in the Memorial Union Building, Cook said the enrollment this year is 7,268."It's the ...

Keweenaw Young Professionals group reaches milestone

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HANCOCK - The Keweenaw Young Professionals group has reached the next stage of its evolution, becoming a nonprofit group and launching a membership plan. Despite the name, Keweenaw Young Professionals has no age limit, said president Amanda McConnon. However, the events are geared towards ...

A Christmas party that would live on forever

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There was so little time to mourn, so much to sayIt was estimated by the Calumet Evening News that 20,000 spectators lined the village streets of Red Jacket that Sunday. A train from Negaunee and Ishpeming had brought some 500 miners from the iron range to join the funeral procession.Fourteen ...

Lodge board hears from USDA RD

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EAGLE RIVER - The Keweenaw County Board of Commissioners (which also serves as the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge board) has been informed the Federal Government is preparing to refer the county's delinquent account to the U.S. Department of Treasury for cross-servicing and offset.According to a ...

Voters thin out KBIC council candidates

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BARAGA - Primary election voters will thin out a field of nine candidates vying to serve on the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Tribal Council in the Baraga District.Incumbent Donald Shalifoe, Sr., Robin Chosa, Alden Connor, Daniel Connor, Ronald Edwards, Hope Laramore, Rodney Loonsfoot, ...

Gas stations to reopen Monday

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BARAGA - Two popular Baraga County gas stations are closed, but will reopen Monday, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community announced Tuesday evening.The Ojibwa BP in Baraga and the Rez Stop in L'Anse will reopen at their regular hours Monday, KBIC CEO Larry Denomie told the tribal council at its weekly ...

Sullivan runs for supervisor

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP - Roger Sullivan said he is running as Franklin Township supervisor to avoid "more of the same.""If I didn't run, there would be no opposition," he said. "All you have to do is put your name in a hat and you're on the board. I wanted to give the people of the township a choice ...

WPEC closure could bring major outages

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HOUGHTON - Houghton and Baraga county boards of commissioners shared regional concerns regarding the impending closure of the White Pine Electric Company with Lansing officials and the overseer of the electric grid in the Midwest.Last month, the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) ...

Local schools start recycling programs

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HANCOCK - In 2015, Gordon G. Barkell elementary School students began a recycling program for paper and cardboard, and now the Hancock Public Schools have started a similar program at the middle school and high school.Jen Davis, Hancock Middle School seventh and eighth grade science and ...

Trades students prepare post office for winter

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PAINESDALE - Since the U.S. Postal Service signed a new 10-year lease agreement with Adams Township Schools, the Jeffers High School building trades class is going to be busy.The postal service rents the Painesdale Post Office from the school district, which has to put a new roof on the ...

KML board faces tough choices

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EAGLE RIVER, MI - The Keweenaw County Board of Commissioners recently received a Delinquent Loan Servicing Letter from the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development Community Programs - Michigan State Office regarding three delinquent bonds for the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge. The ...

10 things to know today

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. TRUMP FIGHTS BACK AGAINST NEW ALLEGATIONSThe Republican presidential candidate contends he doesn't know and never met some of the women accusing him of sexual assault.2. CLINTON SAID US ...

Postal Lease: Agreement clears way for building repairs

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PAINESDALE - U.S. Postal Service signed a new 10-year lease agreement which paves the way for Adams Township Schools to replace the leaky roof on the Painesdale Post Office.School Superintendent Tim Keteri has been working on getting a new lease in place, to guarantee the school will be able to ...

Road Rally: Lake Superior Pro Rally adds city trek

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HOUGHTON - Preparations are underway for the Lake Superior Pro Rally this weekend.The route for the race was painted out Wednesday afternoon for placement of concrete barriers Friday night and Saturday morning, Houghton City Manager Eric Waara reported at Wednesday's City Council meeting."This ...

Campaign devolves into ugly fight over treatment of women

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LAS VEGAS - Already deeply divisive, America's campaign for president is quickly devolving into an ugly fight over who has treated women worse: Donald Trump, whose White House bid is floundering, or former President Bill Clinton, who isn't on the ballot.Trump's campaign is now openly signaling ...