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End of an Empire

ISHPEMING - Wednesday marked the end of an era for the Empire Mine. Cliffs Natural Resources officials have confirmed that it was the last day of pellet production before the mine goes into an indefinite idle.An estimated 400 jobs have been eliminated as a result of the shutdown.The United ...

10 things to know today: Friday, August 5, 2016

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. OBAMA DENIES $400M PAYMENT TO IRAN WAS RANSOMThe money was delivered to the Iranian government in January, at the same time four Americans jailed in Tehran were released.2. UN BUNGLES ...

KNHP celebrates NPS centennial

CALUMET TOWNSHIP - The National Park Service is 100 years old, and there are celebration events all over the country, including at the Keweenaw National Historical Park.Drew Cramer, the KNHP Centennial lead ranger, said although the park conducted some events related to the centennial last ...

Houghton skatepark project receives donation

HOUGHTON - Neuvokas Corporation of Ahmeek donated $1,000 to the Houghton Skatepark Project, along with discount on rebar at an estimated value of of $5,500. The rebar will play an important role during the construction phase of the project, according to a release from the Keweenaw Community ...

10 things to know today

By The Associated PressYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. GOP FRUSTRATIONS WITH TRUMP MOUNTRepublican party leaders scramble to persuade the presidential nominee to abandon divisive tactics that have triggered sinking poll ...

Baraga gets behind Casperson, Johnson

L'ANSE - Voters in Baraga County overwhelmingly supported Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, and Democratic challenger Lon Johnson in the District 1 United States congressional race.On the Republican ticket, Casperson garnered 532 votes, while Jack Bergman got 232 and Jason Allen got 67. Democratic ...

Voters weigh in on Congress

ONTONAGON - Ontonagon County voters weighed in on the District 1 congressional race, choosing state senator Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, and Lon Johnson on the Democratic ticket.Casperson got 479 votes, to Jack Bergman's 273 and Jason Allen's 46 on the Republican ticket; while Democrats supported ...

Keweenaw chooses Casperson

EAGLE RIVER - Voters in Keweenaw County chose current State Sen. Tom Casperson for the Ist District congressional seat of Rep. Dan Benishek over two other Republican candidates.Casperson, R-Escanaba, received 194 votes. Republican Jason Allen received 22 votes, and Republican Jack Bergman ...

10 things to know today

By The Associated PressYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. EMIRATES CITES 'INCIDENT' AT DUBAI AIRPORTVideo posted online shows smoke coming from a plane at the scene and the Dubai government says all passengers were ...

Voters back care facility, local library

HOUGHTON - Chassell Township voters decided to stay in the Portage Lake Library District in Tuesday's primary, which also saw county voters renew a millage for the Houghton County Medical Care Facility and voters in Lake Linden approve a school bond project.The Chassell Township proposal failed ...

Houghton calls in fire marshal

HOUGHTON - Police reported on Monday that the state fire marshal has been called in to investigate last Friday night's fire, which occurred at an apartment building at 511 Shelden Avenue, according to a press release issued by the department.Chief John Donnelly said nobody was injured and ...

Crews battle fire in downtown Houghton

David Archambeau/Daily Mining GazetteFirefighters worked well into the night to put out Friday night's blaze on 511 Shelden Avenue in downtown Houghton. Police reported Monday the state fire marshall has been called in to investigate what caused the fire. No one was injured in the fire and ...

Board to look into water bill complaints

BALTIC - "There's been some talk on the street, 'Why is my bill so high?'" Adams Township Supervisor Gerald Heikkinen told the township board Monday regarding complaints about water billing issues. "Don't bad mouth us on the street. We're here to help. That's pretty much my agenda for the next ...

10 things to know today

By The Associated PressYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. DELVING INTO TRUMP'S TRAPHis persistent criticism of a Muslim-American military family fits a familiar pattern: The Republican nominee can't let go of a perceived ...

Storm damaged Quincy Mine Hoist

HANCOCK - The July 21 storm that knocked out power to much of the Copper Country also caused damage at the Quincy Mine Hoist north of Hancock, but Glenda Bierman said most of the damage has been repaired.Bierman, the QMH manager, said the storm ripped some metal panels off the roof of the gift ...

10 things to know today

By The Associated PressYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. FIGHT WITH MUSLIM ARMY CAPTAIN'S FAMILY TESTS 'SAY ANYTHING' PLANDonald Trump begins the first full week of the general election campaign having put his strategy of ...

Rock Finale: Powerhouse show moves people

HOUGHTON - With a set list that mixed originals with songs from the likes of Kate Bush, the Chainsmokers and Bon Jovi, PJ Olsson's Rock Camp put on another powerhouse concert Saturday night.At 33 songs and three hours including intermission, the concert was part of a conscious effort to trim ...

Storms wreak lasting damage

By Vanessa Dietzvdietz@mininggazette.comPORCUPINE MOUNTAINS WILDERNESS STATE PARK - While some Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park cabins and campsites reopened after two severe thunderstorms, several additional features remain closed - some permanently.Severe thunderstorms July 11 and 21 ...