News

Drugs, soliciting bust in Calumet

Local News

CALUMET — A Calumet man was arrested Friday after a two-month Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) investigation into reports of illegally selling prescription drugs and attempted solicitation of sex for drugs. The 54-year-old man was arrested after UPSET detectives executed a ...

No two ways about it, I am a creature of habit

Features

I am notoriously a creature of habits. (Although I honestly don’t mean to be…) I get up for school at the same time every day and follow my usual routine. If I happen to order a to-go lunch from Denali because I want a “treat” that day - it’s always a Cobb Salad with bleu cheese ...

Hancock Student Council president to conduct Inaugural Address

Local News

HANCOCK — High School Student Body Council President Elect Canden Kyro will give his Inaugural Address Monday to coincide with Martin Luther King Day. The program will include guest and featured speaker State Representative Greg Markkanen of the 110th District, who will also swear in the ...

Scramble for Snow Removal

Local News

CALUMET — The Village Council is faced with finding money to replace broken down snow removal equipment when Street Department Supervisor Marc Klein announced that among other equipment issues, the snow-go used for cleaning streets is broken and would cost far more to repair than the machine ...

Statue Bulking

Features

Joshua Vissers/Daily Mining Gazette Phi Kappa Tau members are in the “bulking” phase of building their Winter Carnival statue on Quincy Street in Hancock. On top of the highest wall are Zach Tibbits (left) and Jake Jones. On the bottom are (left to right) Braeton Ardell, Seth Olson, Cam ...

Copper Country Shopkos staying open

Front Page

HOUGHTON — Shopko locations in the Copper Country are not among those that will be closed in the company’s recently announced restructuring. Three Michigan locations — Wetmore, Standish and Dowagic — will be closed, according to a list posted on the Shopko website. Standish is ...

Gas drilling causes car fire

Local News

The cause of a Wednesday afternoon car fire in Calumet appears to have started in the brain of a resident on Portland Street. The Calumet Police Department reported it was called to the scene of a car fire at a residence on Portland Street at 4:33 p.m. The car, a 2000 Lincoln sedan, was ...

Deer harvest up; No trend seen yet

Front Page

BARAGA — More deer were harvested in 2018, but a further breakdown of numbers complicates the forecast for future years, the Western Upper Peninsula Citizens Advisory Council heard Wednesday. The buck harvest was up about 10 percent last year, said Terry Minzey, Michigan Department of ...

Keweenaw County Board sets panels, officers

Local News

EAGLE RIVER — The Keweenaw County Board conducted its annual organizational meeting Wednesday evening, which was called to order by County Clerk Julie Carlson. Commissioner Don Piche was elected to serve again as chairman after being nominated by Commissioner Bob DeMarois. The vote was ...

After no citizen input, city says ‘no’ to retail marijuana

Front Page

HANCOCK — The City Council voted Wednesday against adoption of an ordinance which would have opened the city to regulated recreational marijuana business. At the meeting, the council discussed how Hancock would approach the statewide legalization of recreational marijuana. The meeting was ...

Ontonagon receives, misses revenue, grants

Local News

ONTONAGON — The Village Council was urged to comply with requirements to receive state revenue sharing funds during its public comment session at Monday’s meeting. Sue Lockhart asked about the village’s status in receiving any money through revenue sharing. She stated she has letters ...

Voice of America: HHS student’s essay celebrates freedom to vote

Local News

HOUGHTON — A Houghton High School student’s essay on the importance of voting won a vote of its own. Ninth-grader Linda Tang earned a trip to Kalamazoo after finishing first at the district level in Voice of Democracy. Created by the Veterans of Foreign Wars in 1947, the competition ...

New Houghton Co. Board begins with housekeeping

Front Page

HOUGHTON — The Houghton County Board re-elected Al Koskela as county chairman at its organizational meeting Tuesday. The board chose Tom Tikkanen as vice chairman. He succeeds Tim Palosaari, who was defeated in his Republican primary by Roy Britz in August. Britz is now the commissioner ...

Village seeks demolition funding

Local News

ONTONAGON — Plans are underway for the village to apply for a Rural Community Demolition grant. The grant program and who will being to work on this project was discussed at Monday’s Village Council meeting. "I looked extensively into the requirements to apply and receive this grant, and ...

Bad equipment put snow crew in dire straits

Front Page

CALUMET — In the middle of winter, Street Department superintendent Marc Klein delivered some bad news Tuesday to the Village Council when he announced there are issues “going on with the (snow removal) equipment.” “Last week was very trying times,” he said. “We got almost ...

Houghton, Franklin join NFIP

Front Page

HOUGHTON — The Houghton County Board adopted Houghton and Franklin Township’s resolutions of intent to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program at its meeting Tuesday. Enrollment in the program, administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, allows proeprty owners, ...