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Community-Supported Ag: Farmers use CSA to get back to roots

CALUMET — With young farmers looking to get a start in agriculture and locals looking for access to fresh local fruits and vegetables community-supported agriculture (CSA) farming can be a perfect match. CSA involves an investment by community members in a farm at the start of a season. In ...

A final trap from Stuart for the Ojibway

Like journalists, it is a historian’s job to remain neutral and write based only on the facts presented, found, or revealed without adding a slant one way or another. In writing on emotional issues, remaining neutral can sometimes be difficult. In history, a topic can be so one-sided, the ...

Clearing a path: It takes a village to keep North Country trail ready

BARAGA — Leaving civilization behind, hikers on the North Country Trail come for the beauty, the views, the solitude and the forests. “It’s the longest, skinniest National Park in the nation being four feet wide and 4,600 miles long, and people from all across the nation come and they ...

Filling all available space

Photo provided to the Daily Mining Gazette An aerial photo of the parking lot at the Copper Country Mall during the Daily Mining Gazette Home and Rec Expo Friday showing a nearly full parking lot between visitors and vendors. The Expo continues today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A little bit of Love

In one short month Bethany Love Foreman will graduate high school with honors, many evidenced at the time of this writing as she returned home from the academic awards night, with again enough certificates to make a fan; but this path started long ago. Bethany was born smiling, the last of ...

End of an era for bleachers

Daver Karnosky/Daily Mining Gazette With the tearing down of the current bleachers Thursday afternoon, construction has begun on upgrades to Sherman Field at Michigan Tech.

Ojibway stuck with unwanted business partners

It is difficult to understand the current relationship between the Ojibway in the Lake Superior copper district and the whites in the region without having something of an understanding of the fur trade, which began with the French in the 1600s. The fur trade was the cause of what white history ...

Getting Head Start: SmartStart helps ideas become businesses

HOUGHTON — Six years after its inception, the SmartZone’s SmartStart is still going strong, helping to take entrepreneurs’ ideas from a thought to a successful business. SmartStart provides the setting for entrepreneurs to create a business, going beyond books and theories, offering ...

The Anishinaabe had nothing left to give

Okandikan was a very old man when he traveled from his village on the Ontonagon River to La Pointe on Madeline Island, in Chequamegon Bay, in the summer of 1842. All of the chiefs on the south shore of Lake Superior, as well as Wisconsin, were summoned to La Pointe for a meeting with delegates ...

See ya, Facebook!

I've had my Facebook, which my students swear, is the platform for moms and Millennials (of which I am both), account for a decade. It goes so far back, it chronicles my college graduation, baby shower, the birth of my son, and other monumental events in my life. Initially, Facebook allowed ...

Separation

HOUGHTON — New research into virus separation methods could decrease the cost of creating vaccines and help bring new ones to the market faster. Virus separation refers to the removal of cells and collection and concentration of virus for use as a vaccine production or the removal of the ...

Youth survey shows more kids use tobacco locally

In Houghton and Keweenaw counties, 14.2 percent of high school seniors use chewing tobacco, with an additional 19.4 percent smoking cigarettes. This might not seem like such a bad number but compared to the national norms, in which only 6.1 percent use chewing tobacco and 11.4 percent smoke ...

Capturing surrounding beauty focus of MTU exhibit

From portraits to time traveling to the great outdoors, Michigan Technological University students show it all in the “Framed by Frames” photography exhibit hosted by the Copper Country Community Arts Center in its Kerredge Gallery, which is available to view until April 28. The exhibit ...

Outdoor participation decreasing

HOUGHTON — The great outdoors is slowly losing participants creating a worrying trend for the future of parks and natural resources. The downward movement has been noted since the ’70s and continues, said George Madison, Department of Natural Resources fisheries manager for western Lake ...

Diverse Dialogues: CDI raises awareness throughout MTU campus

Michigan Technology University’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) wraps up its pilot Diverse Dialogues series this month. The series is hosted by the Campus Diversity Educator, Amy Howard, as a way to provide opportunities for students, faculty and staff to have conversations about ...

An interesting pioneer of the copper district

Throughout the more than a century of mining in the Lake Superior copper district, investors from one state often knew investors from another, and it was not at all uncommon for them to have business connections with one another, creating what we call today a network. Cyrus Mendenhall, of ...

Blinded with science

Jon Jaehnig/Daily Mining Gazette Local children (and their parents) got an opportunity to learn about several aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics from Dedicated Tech students and community members at the 20th annual Western U.P. Science Fair and STEM Festival.

Annual fair exposes children to science

HOUGHTON — It was all about fun learning using the scientific method Thursday at the 20th annual Western U.P. Science Fair and STEM Festival held at Michigan Technological University "Approximately 160 students from schools in the CCISD and GOISD submitted projects to the science fair on ...

Heart measure: MTU researcher develops convenient heart monitor

HOUGHTON — According to one study, more than 90 percent of U.S. medical expenses are spent on patients with chronic diseases. According the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, $190 billion are spent on cardiovascular disease that in many cases, patients are required to wear a heart ...