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Peace Corps seeks recruits

July 10, 2015 HOUGHTON — Over the past year, the U.S. Peace Corps has found a tiny way to make a big impression. more »»

Waste contractor charging to cover costs of recycling

July 10, 2015 HOUGHTON — Citing an increase in costs for the company, Waste Management has instituted a per-vehicle fee for recycling material bought to its recycling bins at its property on Enterprise Drive in... more »»

Houghton Co. Memorial Airport gets $856,000 grant for renovation work

July 10, 2015 FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The Houghton County Memorial Airport is getting a grant worth about $856,000 to help with rehab work at the Upper Peninsula facility. The office of U.S. Sen. more »»

Vanhaecke waives hearing

July 9, 2015 HOUGHTON — A South Range man accused of breaking into a Duncan Township camp is headed to circuit court. Camiel Vanhaecke, 49, waived his preliminary hearing in 97th District Court Wednesday. more »»

Tech names new provost

July 9, 2015 HOUGHTON — Despite an extensive national search, Michigan Technological University didn’t have to look far for its next provost and vice president for academic affair. more »»

Houghton city council approves police car

July 9, 2015 HOUGHTON — Houghton police will soon have a new, less conspicuous vehicle. The Houghton City Council approved spending up to $32,109 for the vehicle from the city equipment fund. more »»

Familiar name joins Gazette reporters

July 9, 2015 HOUGHTON — The Daily Mining Gazette has a new reporter, but he’s someone readers may be familiar with because of a weekly column he writes. more »»

2015 Strawberry Festival Queen candidates announced

July 8, 2015 CHASSELL?— The 2015 Strawberry Festival Queen will be crowned on 8 p.m. Friday, as part of the Copper Country Strawberry Festival’s activities. more »»

Summer trial for defendants in Baraga County drug case

July 8, 2015 L’ANSE — Three defendants in a Baraga County drug case are still on track for trial after appearances in Baraga County Circuit Court Tuesday. more »»


July 8, 2015 COPPER HARBOR — The highest point on isolated Gull Rock is only about 12 feet above Lake Superior’s water level, according to Peter Annin, and the entire rock has the land area of about half a... more »»

MSP: Fewer traffic fatalities over 4th of July weekend

July 8, 2015 LANSING — Tuesday, the Michigan State Police (MSP) announced the results of preliminary reports that indicate five people lost their lives in five separate traffic crashes during the 2015 Fourth of... more »»

Calumet PD gets SUV with grant

July 8, 2015 CALUMET — Police vehicles get a lot of hard miles on them, and the Calumet Police Department will be replacing its two vehicles for a new sport utility vehicle, thanks to a federal grant. more »»

Relay day

July 7, 2015 BARAGA — With just over three weeks to go until Baraga County’s inaugural American Cancer Society Relay for Life, local teams have already smashed original fundraising goals, according to Christine... more »»

Solid gold support for Relay event fundraising

July 7, 2015 BARAGA — It takes a lot of coins to make a difference in the fight against cancer — not quite so many if they’re made of solid gold. more »»


July 7, 2015 CHASSELL — The parade, games, vendors — and, of course, shortcake — will all be back this weekend for the 67th annual Copper Country Strawberry Festival in Chassell. more »»

Escanaba apartments planned

July 7, 2015 ESCANABA — Plans are in the making for three properties in downtown Escanaba to be converted into 34 one- and two-bedroom apartments at a cost of $4 million, the developer recently announced. more »»

None injured in Pembine blaze

July 7, 2015 PEMBINE, Wis. — A garage at a Pembine trucking business was destroyed in a fire Saturday evening. The call to Mike Berg Trucking, located at W7326 Spike Horn Lane, came in at 6 p.m. more »»

Chocolay Twp. mulls preserve

July 7, 2015 HARVEY — Chocolay Township staff and community members are working toward establishing a nature preserve in the heart of Harvey, one that is considered environmentally significant with good public... more »»

Crystal Falls holds bass festival

July 7, 2015 CRYSTAL FALLS — This year's Bass Festival in Crystal Falls marks the 51st anniversary of the annual event, which runs Thursday through Sunda. more »»



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