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Pre-Carnival Drug Bust: UPSET raid recovers pot, acid-laced medication

HOUGHTON — A Grand Rapids man arrested after a Thursday raid by the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team. Jon Ettinger, 19, was arraigned on three marijuana charges in 97th District Court Friday. Additional charges against Jon Ettinger, 19, may be filed next week. After a month-long ...

Innovation hub at MTU bridges “Valley of Death”

HOUGHTON — They call it the “Valley of Death” — the gap in a project once a project is past the basic science but not far enough along for investors to jump in. Michigan Technological University will have a larger role in getting more of those ideas to market. This week, the Michigan ...

Peters visits Copper Country

HOUGHTON — U.S. Sen. Gary Peters covered local, national and international topics ranging from proposed Environmental Protection Agency budget cuts to Russian interference with the presidential campaign during a visit to the Daily Mining Gazette Friday.  One area he saw for alarm was a ...

SmartZone’s mission: Change future of Copper Country

HOUGHTON — With the 15-year extension of funding for the Michigan Tech Enterprise Corporation SmartZone, Marilyn Clark, SmartZone chief executive officer, recently discussed the changes SmartZone has brought to the area, as well as improvements made as a result. “Not only have we gotten ...

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 an untitled work by Kaisa Holmstrom, a ...

FBI disputes Trump wiretap claim

WASHINGTON — Key members of Congress say they will honor President Donald Trump’s request to investigate his unsubstantiated claim that Barack Obama overstepped his authority as president and had Trump’s telephones tapped during the election campaign. A U.S. official said the FBI has ...

Kitwin not viable for reuse as county jail

HOUGHTON — A 2010 study by the Michigan Department of Corrections on regional jail and facility re-use examined the feasibility of converting Camp Kitwin, near Painesdale, to a jail. Examination of the facility found several costly shortcomings. While the facility had been offered to the ...

State, county officials saw jail overcrowding coming

HOUGHTON — On Feb. 21, Houghton County Sheriff Brian McLean invoked Michigan’s Jail Overcrowding Emergency Powers Act due to chronic overcrowding of the county jail, but state and county officials have known for years the overcrowding of the facility would reach a critical point. In ...

Next in line to lead Russia probe: Rosenstein has respect

ASHINGTON (AP) — Some Democrats worry the appointment of a Jeff Sessions subordinate to oversee an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election won’t be a clean enough break from the embattled attorney general. But the veteran prosecutor in line for the job may be uniquely ...

Highland Copper appoints leaders

LONGUEUIL, Quebec — Last month, Highland Copper announced hiring Denis Miville-Deschenes as president, CEO and a member of the company’s Board of Directors. “Mr. Miville-Deschenes is a mining engineer with over 30 years of experience in the design, development and construction of mines ...

White Pine acquisition closing date set

HOUGHTON — Copper Range Company and Highland Copper Company Inc. announced their agreement Thursday to complete the acquisition of the White Pine project June 30. “The final closing of the acquisition is subject to releasing CRC from certain environmental obligations associated with the ...

County looks at jail alternatives

HOUGHTON — The Houghton County Justice Center Study Committee, in its 2009-2010 criminal justice facilities study, considered alternatives to the Houghton County Jail, and studied both the Work Camp at the airport and Camp Kitwin, near Painesdale. The committee report described the Work ...

SmartZone gets funding

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) has approved a 15-year extension in funding for the Michigan Tech Enterprise Corporation’s SmartZone, a non-profit business and technology incubator comprising the cities of Houghton and Hancock. The new authorization extends ...

Clark family offers reward to find Ryan

HANCOCK — The family of Kenneth Ryan Clark is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the safe return of Ryan, Marilyn Clark, the missing man’s mother has announced. “The family is going to be offering a reward for the safe return of Ryan,” Marilyn said. “We have had ...

After 6 weeks, no progress in search

HANCOCK — No progress has been made in the search for a missing Hancock Township man who disappeared a month and a half ago. Kenneth “Ryan” Clark, aged 33, has been missing since the early morning hours of Friday, January 13, when he left his home near Lakeview Drive in Hancock. He has ...

Sturgeon Stocking: DNR tries to restore Ontonagon River population

ONTONAGON — The village is supporting the ongoing effort of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to restore lake sturgeon in the Ontonagon River. “It’s a suitable habitat for lake sturgeon,” Village Manager Joe Erickson told the Village Council on Monday, before it ...

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 “Winter Fox,” a work by Julia ...

Former ABC News employees urge stand against Trump

NEW YORK — More than 230 former ABC News correspondents, executives and producers have signed a letter urging the network’s current top executive to take a firm stand against any Trump administration effort to curtail press access. The letter, which circulated on a Facebook forum for ...

Calumet clerk criticized for multiple meeting no-shows

CALUMET — Village Clerk Rob Tarvis came under fire from Village Council members at last Tuesday’s meeting. Tarvis was not present to defend himself, which was one of the criticisms. The meeting was the second consecutive meeting in which Tarvis was absent. Resident Nathan Anderson ...