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Ghosts of Copper Country: Building remnants remain of copper-mining era towns

During the copper-mining era, many communities, small and large, were created to accommodate mine workers, some of which are still active, but some of them which can be considered ghost towns are listed here. Baltic The community of Baltic came into existence after the creation in 1897 of ...

27th saw combat before it went to war

While the 16th Michigan Infantry, like the rest of the Union Army of the Potomac, was being wasted under incompetent generals in Virginia, the next wave of Copper Country volunteers would see blood before they set foot on a battlefield. The 27th Michigan Infantry’s first three companies ...

MTU to present large production of ‘West Side Story’ at the Rozsa

Michigan Technological University's Performing and Visual Arts Department gears up for another production. "West Side Story", a critically acclaimed musical, is loosely based off of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Associate professor of theatre and head of the electronic media ...

Museum captures the history of firefighting in the Copper Country

CALUMET — Built in 1898, the Red Jacket Fire Station in the village of Calumet closed in 1964, and in June 1990, it became the home of the Copper Country Firefighters History Museum. John Sullivan, CCFHM treasurer, said the museum has items not only from Calumet and Laurium firefighters, ...

Ontonagon fares poorly in Virginia

The men of the Lake Superior copper district who volunteered to defend the Union during the Civil War embarked on the greatest adventure they would ever experience. When their companies were formed and they left for the various downstate rendezvous points, they were no longer members of ...

Easter Bunny welcomes donations

If you and your cat or dog show up at Auto Value of L’Anse today between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and donate a used blanket, some canned pet food or kitty litter, you can get a picture taken of your pet with the Easter Bunny. Free! No foolin’! That’s because the business is using its first ...

Deciding democracy’s demise

Will blame be the demise of free democracy? You decide. In today's society, extremism is not universally rejected, but utilized to benefit the viewpoints of a particular party or ideology. You see, when you're trying to make a point, or imprint a belief, you're going to omit a certain amount of ...

Portage offers 2 life saving classes

HANCOCK — UP Health System-Portage hospital conducts two life saving classes aimed at different audiences, but Jenna Ollanketo said anyone can take either class. Ollanketo, who is CPR coordinator for the hospital, said the Heartsaver First Aid, CPR and Automated External Defibrillator class ...

Kalcich brings expertise in functional medicine to patients at Aspirus

LAURIUM – Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital and Clinics proudly welcomes Jill Kalcich, MD, to their excellent family medicine team. Dr. Kalcich is board certified in family medicine and functional medicine. As a functional medicine doctor, she helps patients get to the root cause of disease through ...

Orchid Ensemble to perform at MTU’s McArdle Theatre

HOUGHTON — Chinese music will fill McArdle Theatre at Michigan Technological University at 7:30 p.m. Saturday when the Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada-based Orchid Ensemble performs. Jared Anderson, chairman of the Tech Visual and Performing Arts Department, said the three-person group ...

Celebrating Youth Art Month

Provided image The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) in Hancock is featuring artwork from local students throughout March to celebrate Youth Arts Month. Featured artwork will be published in the Daily Mining Gazette during March. Shown above is “Winter Self Portrait” by Wesley ...

MTU celebrates 50 years of jazz

The Michigan Technological University Music Department is notorious for their festivals and concerts, and have an abundance of annual events, many of them filled with music. It is currently the time of year for the Don Keranen Memorial Concert. The annual Don Keranen Memorial Jazz Concert ...

Orthopedic department streamlines instrument, implant use

HANCOCK — UP Health System-Portage hospital is working to expand its orthopedic department, and that includes streamlining its use of instruments and implants in the department. Nancy Archambeau, UPHSP perioperative services unit manager, said the hospital recently made a move to get all of ...

Finn TV films at Finlandia

Garrett Neese/Daily Mining Gazette Antti Holma, left, the host of a Finnish documentary series looking at Finnish culture as represented throughout the globe, interviews Finlandia University fine arts professor Phyllis Fredendall, right, for the documentary at Finlandia Friday.

Celebrating Youth Art Month

Provided image The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) in Hancock is featuring artwork from local students throughout March to celebrate Youth Arts Month. Featured artwork will be published in the Daily Mining Gazette during March. Shown above is “Owl” by Adelaide Somero, a ...

Celebrating Youth Arts Month

Provided image The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) in Hancock is featuring artwork from local students throughout March to celebrate Youth Arts Month. Featured artwork will be published in the Daily Mining Gazette during March. Shown above is “New Year's Rooster” by Chloe ...

The never-changing brutality of winter

“No thought of agriculture – the cultivation of the soil thus laid bare by these sturdy pioneers,” John H. Forster wrote in describing pioneer life in the Lake Superior copper district. Forster himself was an early pioneer of the district, a prolific speaker and a prolific writer. He left ...

KHC preserves Calumet history

CALUMET TOWNSHIP — The Keweenaw Heritage Center came into existence in 1994 partly to preserve the former St. Anne’s Catholic Church in which it’s housed, and since then the KHC board members have also worked to research and present the history of the Calumet area, according to Jean ...

Celebrating Youth Arts Month

Provided image The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) in Hancock is featuring artwork from local students throughout March to celebrate Youth Arts Month. Featured artwork will be published in the Daily Mining Gazette during March. Shown above is “Dragon” by Zach Welch, an ...