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Education officials visit the U.P.

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WINONA - Michigan Department of Education officials are visiting schools across the state as part of an ongoing initiative led by State Superintendent Brian J. Whiston.While Whiston has visited some Upper Peninsula schools himself, last week a trio of other MDE leaders stopped by Elm River ...

Two Baraga gas stations closed

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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 said on Facebook."We apologize for the inconvenience ...

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. WIKILEAKS DUMP MAY FACE US PROBEJohn Podesta, Hillary Clinton's top adviser, says the FBI is investigating Russia's possible role in hacking thousands of his personal ...

Student trip will feature US history in the making

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HANCOCK - Some Hancock students will get a firsthand experience with American democracy when they visit Washington, D.C., in January for the presidential inauguration.The trip to the capitol is being organized by Hancock Middle School and Hancock Central High School social studies teachers Matt ...

Web publishing good for grad credit

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LAKE LINDEN - Students at Lake Linden-Hubbell Public Schools can now use the web publishing class to meet the state's Visual/Performing Arts credit graduation requirement.The Lake Linden-Hubbell Public Schools Board approved the change at Monday's meeting. Web publishing joins music, band, ...

Trump’s ’05 comments disgust women, but change few opinions

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MANCHESTER, N.H. - Women voters in swing states are expressing deep disgust about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's assertion that an old tape featuring him talking about groping women amounted to "locker room talk" and not sexual assault.But interviews with several dozen on Monday ...

Emails show how Clinton statements clash

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WASHINGTON - Behind closed doors, Hillary Clinton adopted a rather more accommodating tone with Wall Street than she has on the campaign trail.In private paid speeches to financial firms and interest groups before she declared her candidacy, the Democratic presidential nominee comes off as a ...

Ontonagon approves sewer upgrade

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For the GazetteONTONAGON - The Ontonagon Village Council voted unanimously at its Monday meeting to refinance the village sewer bond. The refinanced bond will fund an upgrade to the water and sewer system.The council voted to make a $300,000 down payment for the $532,000 project, with the ...

Ours magazine photo contest still open for submissions

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The Daily Mining Gazette invites you to submit photos you have taken in the four-county area - Houghton, Keweenaw, Ontonagon and Baraga - from now until Oct. 21.The best photos will be published in a special Ours magazine in November.You will also have the opportunity to vote for the best ...

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. TENSIONS FLARE AS REPUBLICANS CLASH OVER TRUMPRepublican leaders hoped to prevent an all-out civil war at least until after the election, but those efforts appear to ...

Johnson’s other issues and positions

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Other issues and positionsJohnson has an "A" rating from the National Rifle Association and would not commit his support to gun-control reforms proposed by the Obama administration. Rather, he said, gun violence should be addressed with more mental health funding and enforcing current gun ...

Buzzer Beaters: Houghton wins Blizzard Bowl

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HOUGHTON - Ten teams from seven high schools in the Upper Peninsula tested their knowledge base and buzzer skills Saturday at the Blizzard Bowl at Michigan Technological University.This is the second year Michigan Technological University has hosted the competition, following one last spring. ...

Digging in: Trump signaling aggressive close to campaign

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WASHINGTON - His presidential campaign in peril, Donald Trump left no doubt he'll spend the final weeks before the election dredging up decades-old sexual allegations against Hillary Clinton's husband, even if it turns off voters whose support he desperately needs.Questioned at Sunday's debate ...

Holiday dinner preparation

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HANCOCK - Thanksgiving is a little more than a month away, and Christmas is a month after that, but the people at Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly are already getting organized for their annual holiday dinners.Carol Korpela, LBFE program director, said volunteers are needed for many jobs ...

Mud drag a success despite cool weather

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For the GazetteONTONAGON - The cool temperatures and threatening skies didn't scare off racers and fans from the Mountain Lions Mud Drags at the Ontonagon County Fairgrounds on Saturday.Both all-terrain vehicles and side-by-sides raced through two lanes of mud and water. While some of the ...

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. IN DEBATE, TRUMP SIGNALS AGGRESSIVE CLOSE TO CAMPAIGNThe Republican leaves no doubt he'll spend the election's final month dredging up decades-old sexual allegations ...

Campaigning Camper: Candidate rallies ’round UP in RV

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HOUGHTON - Democrat Lon Johnson is touring the 1st Congressional District to campaign against Republican Jack Bergman in the U.S. representative race to be decided next month.Johnson and Julianna, his wife of five years, arrived at the debate in Ontonagon last week in a no-frills, 1985 ...

Castro’s daughter: Disillusion followed revolution

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HOUGHTON - As the daughter of Fidel Castro, Alina Fernandez got an up-close look at the aftereffects of the Cuban revolution, leading eventually to her disillusionment with it.Fernandez talked at Michigan Technological University on Thursday as the first speaker the Center for Diversity and ...