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Local man won peacetime Medal of Honor

May 28, 2016 HOUGHTON — The Medal of Honor is the most prestigious military declaration a soldier can receive. The ranks of awardees are small — and those who also have Copper Country ties are even rarer. more »»

Calumet man distinguished himself in World War II

May 28, 2016 CALUMET — Among the Copper Country residents fighting abroad during World War II was Wilbert Junttila, an Air Force captain from Calumet who emerged victorious from numerous air battles with Nazi... more »»

The Western Federation of Miners arrives on Lake Superior

May 28, 2016 Labor unions came and went in the Copper Country around the turn of the 20th century. more »»

Tips for better start to growing season

May 21, 2016 Short growing seasons and poor soils are challenges every gardener in the norther Upper Peninsula face. more »»

Children of the Copper Country

May 21, 2016 Compared to many mining regions in western states, the Lake Superior copper district enjoyed a low crime rat. more »»

Interact gives gift of reading

May 14, 2016 HOUGHTON — For Sean Hyslop, the $2,500 donation the Houghton High School Interact Club made to a village in Tanzania is what the organization is all about. more »»

A look at the turn of the 20th century

May 14, 2016 Attitudes and relationships between mining company management and labor were odd things in the Copper Country around the turn of the 20th century. more »»

Twilight Transition

May 12, 2016 By VANESSA DIETZ vdietz@mininggazette.com HOUGHTON — Heart-to-Heart is a program for members of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans aimed at making end-of-life transitions easier on families. more »»

In Memoriam: White Pine group tours Moving Wall as tribute to Vietnam veterans

May 7, 2016 WHITE PINE — Members of a White Pine organization have toured the country for 32 years with half-size replicas of the Washington, DC Vietnam Veterans Memorial. more »»

Companies also cashed in on other side of coin

May 7, 2016 To company officers, mining was a series of debits and credits, profits and losses and entries into ledgers. To the men working underground, it was bit more physical and bit more personal, however. more »»

James R. Aebli

May 6, 2016 CHASSELL — James R. Aebli, 72, a resident of Chassell, passed away early Friday morning May 6, 2016, at his home following a lengthy illnes. more »»

Body Mindfulness

May 5, 2016 CALUMET — Yoga has been around for at least 5,000 years, and Jennifer Dorr thinks just about anyone can benefit from one form or another of the ancient discipline. more »»

Weather watchers

April 30, 2016 NEGAUNEE — In 20 years with the National Weather Service, Matt Zika hasn’t worked in a more challenging place to forecast than the Upper Peninsula, thanks to the terrain and Lake Superior. more »»

Workmen’s Compensation for the Injured

April 30, 2016 While the Houghton County Mine Inspector’s Reports dutifully listed numbers of accidents of men killed in mines, they seldom mentioned injuries of those men who survived. more »»

Being Prepared

April 23, 2016 Severe weather does not just occur during winter blizzards. It can also include hazardous weather produced by thunderstorms, damaging winds, hail, flooding, flash flooding, and even tornadoes. Ready. more »»

There were alternatives to mining for workers

April 23, 2016 By 1910, the Lake Superior copper mines had reached maturity. more »»

‘Charming’ offers night of silliness

April 14, 2016 CALUMET — Next weekend, fairy tale princesses are going to do the rescuing. For their spring play, the Calumet Players are putting on “Chasing Charming” April 21-24 at the Calumet Theatre. more »»

Forgotten People of Mining Ranges

April 9, 2016 As the copper mines went deeper and the Copper Country was becoming a metropolis, more and more immigrants from Europe and Scandinavia poured into the region, few of whom had any idea of what was... more »»

66 Years of Correspondence

April 9, 2016 HOUGHTON — As a sixth-grader in L’Anse, Bob Nordstrom paid 10 cents to get a pen pal. In return, he’s gotten a lifelong friendship. more »»

Out of Pocket Answer

April 7, 2016 By KURT HAUGLIE khauglie@mininggazette. more »»

 
 

 

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