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10 things to know today – Wed., Dec. 14, 2016

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. CEASE-FIRE COLLAPSING IN ALEPPO Shelling resumes in the besieged Syrian city and buses meant to evacuate rebels and tens of thousands of civilians have pulled back to their ...

HEET helps heat homes

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CALUMET — It’s the day after Thanksgiving, and Joann Peterson is very, very grateful. “This has been unreal,” she says. “You can’t imagine how happy I am.” Peterson is one of the dozens of Copper Country residents who’ve been assisted by the Houghton Energy Efficiency ...

MTU school of business welcomes dean

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HOUGHTON — Dr. Dean Johnson has been a member of the Michigan Technological University School of Business and Economics since 1996, and in November he became the dean of the school. According to a written statement from Jackie Huntoon, Tech provost and vice president of academic affairs, ...

Ontonagon Republicans elect officers

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ONTONAGON — Bob Niemela was re-elected as Chairman at the recent Ontonagon County Republican party county convention.  Dr. Kirk Schott was re-elected Vice-Chair.  Schott will also assume the responsibilities of the Secretary position.  Bill Porter was re-elected Treasurer. After the ...

10 things to know today – Tues., Dec. 13, 2016

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHO TRUMP TAPPED FOR TOP DIPLOMAT ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson is picked to lead the State Department, dismissing concerns about the businessman’s close ties with Russia. 2.  UN ...

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community supports UPSET

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BARAGA - Keweenaw Bay Indian Community donated $20,000 to the Upper Peninsula Drug Enforcement Team (UPSET) to help fight illegal drug use in the area. "UPSET resolves to increase arrests involving prescription narcotics, focus on discovering and dismantling methamphetamine labs, and halt ...

Vehicle strikes Road Commission employee

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CHASSELL TOWNSHIP — A Houghton County Road Commission employee was struck by a passing vehicle Saturday morning as he was attempting to repair his truck, according to a release from the Houghton County Sheriff’s Office. The accident occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m. on the North Entry ...

Houghton students compete in Math Jam

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HOUGHTON — There are many academic competitions available to Copper Country students in the spring, so John Gershenson thought it would be a good idea to create a math competition in December to help get the students ready for spring. Gershenson, who is Michigan Technological University ...

10 things to know today – Tues., Dec. 12, 2016

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHERE TRUMP IS FACING AN EARLY TEST Lawmakers want to investigate Russian interference in the November election and issue warnings over the incoming president's potential pick for ...

Keweenaw Trail Report – Mon., Dec. 12, 2016

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KEWEENAW CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU – Snowmobile trails from Twin Lakes to Copper Harbor are open and trails are in fair condition.   You will not be able to cross the Portage Life Bridge until between Dec. 15 and 18. Please watch for updates about the ...

UP Locals protest bank supporting Dakota pipeline

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HOUGHTON - Demonstrators outside Wells Fargo Bank Thursday in Houghton braved our first wave of brisk weather, carrying signs saying, Wells Fargo Divest, Stand With Standing Rock, Water Is Life and No DAPL, the acronym for the Dakota Access Pipeline. The dozen or more who silently carried ...

Finlandia University investigating ‘hostile climate’

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HANCOCK - Finlandia University is continuing to investigate what a campus email called a “quickly escalating hostile climate” that led to the university dismissing five student athletes on Tuesday. Recent incidents included a fight at an off-campus party Friday between a football player ...

League of Women Voters holds electoral college presentation

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HOUGHTON - When the League of Women Voters first took a position in favor of eliminating the electoral college, there hadn't been a divergence between the electoral and popular vote winners in nearly 80 years. With two such occurrences in the past 16 years, the issue has gained fresh ...

Loonsfoot Jr. running for KBIC tribal council

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Gary Loonsfoot Jr. was born and raised in the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, where he hopes to serve on the Tribal Council. If his name sounds familiar, he’s the son of current councilman Gary Loonsfoot Sr. who is not seeking re-election. As the director of KBIC’s Cultural Resources ...

10 things to know today – Thurs., Dec. 9, 2016

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. SOUTH KOREAN LAWMAKERS IMPEACH PRESIDENT The stunning and swift fall for Park Geun-hye, the country’s first female leader, follows protests over a corrosive corruption scandal ...

Michigan restricts renewable energy

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Michigan voters rejected a proposal in November that would have required electric utilities to provide at least 25 percent of their annual retail sales of electricity from renewable energy sources, which are wind, solar, biomass, and hydropower, by 2025. It would have limited the rate increases ...

UPSET talks drug problems in L’Anse

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L'ANSE — Boy, point, dope, H, junk, smack, tar, skag and jab … they're all names for the same thing: heroin, a drug now in high demand here. Complex inter-related issues surround the burgeoning illegal drug trade currently plaguing our area, but they are being addressed by a group in the ...

Aspirus gets help from volunteers

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ONTONAGON — The hospital will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2018.  Once called Ontonagon Memorial Hospital and owned by the village, it is now a part of the Wausau, Wisconsin-based Aspirus. The hospital is going through an expansion to its Emergency Department.  This is the first ...

Keweenaw Trail Report – Wed., Dec. 7, 2016

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KEWEENAW CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU – Snowmobile trails from Twin Lakes to Copper Harbor officially opened Dec. 1, but snowmobile season will start a little later this year due to lack of snow. Keweenaw Snowmobile Club will turn loose its fleet of trail groomers as soon as ...

10 things to know today – Wed., Dec. 7, 2016

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. EARTHQUAKE ROCKS INDONESIA'S ACEH PROVINCE The 6.5-magnitude temblor kills at least 97 people and sparks a frantic rescue effort in the rubble of dozens of collapsed and damaged ...