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30 years ago
ISHPEMING — The state gave conditional approval this morning to a permit that would allow the excavation of a new magnetite iron ore pit at the Tilden Mine near Ishpeming. “We’ll provide a copy of the permit draft to Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. early next week to give them a chance to review the conditions,” said Chris Shafer, chief of the Department of Natural Resources lands, lakes and streams protection division, “and then it will be provided to the city of Ishpeming for approval. The permit, which would allow for the destruction of Foster and Schoolhouse lakes south of Ishpeming, is one of the few remaining obstacles standing in the way of the $25 million project. The project calls for the destruction of two lakes that make up a large portion of the Lake Sally watershed, which is Ishpeming’s primary water source. Ishpeming officials have tentatively decided to continue using Lake Sally along with Lake Angeline and one groundwater well as a stop-gap supply until another permanent source for drinking water can be agreed upon. Everyone involved in the project is hopeful that an agreement can be reached.
90 years ago
MARQUETTE — Northern State Teachers college recently chose its senior class officers, two of which are graduates of Marquette high school. The new vice-president, Milton Gustafson, more popularly known as “Milt,” is the son of Mrs. Emma Gustafson, 221 West Prospect street. He will get his degree of bachelor of science in June. Milt is a member of Alpha Delta Fraternity and the Commercial club, plays in the band and orchestra at college, is a Swede, and shows that hockey is his hobby. He’s one of the Marquette Owls, you know! Carl A. Stolpe, the new treasurer, is going to get his bachelor of science degree in June, and is a member of the Commercial club. His hobby is along athletic lines, too, his sports being tennis, followed by dancing. Carl is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stolpe, 1114 North Front street. He is of Swedish-Finnish ancestry.