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MSU offers farm business series

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People who are exploring new farm businesses will benefit from participating in the MSU Extension 2017 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series. From January – May 2016, MSU Extension will offer nine two-hour evening programs that provide valuable start-up information on general and more specific ...

10 things to know today – Thurs., Dec. 22, 2016

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. EUROPE SCRAMBLES TO FIND TUNISIAN SUSPECT IN BERLIN ATTACK German officials had deemed suspect Anis Amri, who arrived in the country last year, a potential threat long before the ...

Daily Trail Report – Thurs., Dec. 22, 2016

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Cross-Country Skiing Swedetown - Trails tilled, tracked but tracks blowing in quickly. Temps are great. Chassell - Trails rolled and tracked, excellent condition. MTU Nara Trails - Main trails tilled, track set. Excellent conditions. Maasto Hiihto - All trails groomed and tracked ...

L’Anse is saying goodbye to a board member, hello to grants

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L'ANSE - L'Anse Area Schools said goodbye to a retiring board member and hello to several grants supporting a student robotics team. Fellow board members expressed their appreciation for the service and perspective of Eva Marie Hatfield, who did not seek re-election to the school board, ...

President gives small business seat at the table

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), and Dean Heller (R-NV) today announced that the president signed into law their bipartisan bill to make sure small businesses and startups have a voice when new federal rules are written on how they can raise funding ...

Snyder appoints MTU alumni to trustee board

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HOUGHTON – Governor Rick Snyder has announced the appointments of Derhun Sanders of Redford, Michigan and Steven Tomaszewski of Howell, Michigan to serve on the Michigan Technological University Board of Trustees. The eight-person board is the governing body of the University. Both men are ...

Reward offered for tips on missing hunter

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Police are offering a $1,000 reward underwritten by Michigan Backcountry Search and Rescue for information about missing Houghton hunter Rodney Granroth’s whereabouts. The reward will be paid if tips lead to an arrest and conviction, in the event foul play was involved in Granroth’s ...

Finlandia announces $20K art, design scholarship competition

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HANCOCK – Thanks to the generous support of David and Elsa Brule, Finlandia University is proud to announce a three-year commitment totaling $120,000 in art and design scholarships. "The Brules have been huge supporters of the arts, and friends of the university for years," said Denise ...

Webber named National Freeman Tilden winner

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Associate Director for Interpretation, Education and Volunteers, Julia Washburn, announced that Lynette Webber (Midwest Region) of Keweenaw National Historical Park is the 2016 National Freeman Tilden Winner. Lynette was recognized for her work in developing the Missing in the Copper Country ...

Setting it straight

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In the Dec. 16 Gazette article updating the emerald ash borer situation in the Upper Peninsula, it should have stated that although Menominee County is quarantined against the insect, it has not been discovered there.

Snow, cars piled up in recent storm

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HOUGHTON — During this week’s three-day blizzard, at least 74 vehicular mishaps were recorded by local law enforcement agencies. That total includes property damage accidents (PDAs) disabled vehicles (including those stuck in snowbanks and having slid off the road), and vehicles that could ...

MTU group works to fight DAPL

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HOUGHTON — A Michigan Tech group, keenly aware of the concerns of indigenous people, met Monday to support Native American efforts to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline and protect drinking water. One member of the group is Miguel Levy, a busy professor of Physics and Materials Science ...

Protect against low winter temps

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HANCOCK — With the early onset of wintery conditions locally, it’s important to take precautions to guard against possible winter-related physical problems. This past week, temperatures have been significantly lower than normal for this time of year in the Midwest, including the Upper ...

Structure fire destroys Fulton home

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KEWEENAW COUNTY —  A structure fire destroyed a home in Fulton Friday afternoon. The home is owned by an elderly couple. Several fire departments were on the scene, including Ahmeek, Eagle Harbor, Allouez, Calumet, Laurium, and Boston. Deputy Curt Pennala of the Keweenaw County Sheriff’s ...

Ontonagon Housing Commission Board makes plea

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ONTONAGON — For the past couple months the Housing Commission has asked the Village Council to either waive or reduce the village’s own Housing Commission taxes. On Monday, the commission met and tried getting answers from a Village Council member attending the meeting. The village is ...

Airport manager to ask County Board for support

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HOUGHTON — Ontonagon County Airport Manager Margot Anderson will ask the County Board for critical support next week. Anderson needs the board’s share in funding an automated weather reporting station at the airport, a proposal the board’s been updated on for the past several months ...

Doug Hebner promoted to jail administrator

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HOUGHTON COUNTY — Doug Hebner, a corrections officer with the Houghton County Sheriff’s Department, has been promoted to the position of Jail Administrator, according to Sheriff Brian McLean. “When Kevin Coppo was promoted to Undersheriff, that left the administrator position ...

10 things to know today – Thurs., Dec. 15, 2016

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. EVACUATION POISED TO BEGIN ANEW IN ALEPPO Warring sides confirm the evacuation of rebel fighters and thousands of civilians from the last sliver of the besieged eastern part of Aleppo ...

Daily Trail Report – Thurs., Dec. 15, 2016

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Cross-Country Skiing Swedetown - Grooming suspended due to dangerous conditions. Chassell - Trails rolled; hope to set tracks soon. MTU Nara Trails - Main trails tiled and track set. Tolkein Trails tracked and packed. Lights on until 9. Maasto Hiihto - All trails rolled for maintenance ...

Revamping underway for casinos

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BARAGA — Two Upper Peninsula casinos are being seriously revamped — to the tune of $40 million. Keweenaw Bay Indian Community voted in August to spend up to that amount to upgrade its casinos in Marquette and Baraga. Estimated costs for the projects are $33.5 million for the Ojibwa ...