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Taking out the trash

May 20, 2015 HOUGHTON — The Houghton County Board of Commissioners recently made the decision to develop a plan to recycle cardboard, and a person involved with that initiative spoke about it Monday at the... more »»

Daughter remembers father’s last days at Omega House

May 20, 2015 HOUGHTON — When Terry Peterson talks about the final months of her father’s life, she talks of the things he got to do and the lives he touched. more »»

NAMI offers families support against stigma

May 20, 2015 HOUGHTON — Denise Daavettila attended Tuesday’s Mental Health First Aid presentation hoping to decide whether she should seek further training after having already completed one class. more »»


May 19, 2015 HOUGHTON — The Houghton County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a missing South Range woman. Leah Irene Harding, 31, was reported last seen on April 30. more »»

Standoff suspect stands mute

May 19, 2015 HOUGHTON — The man accused of making violent threats against public works employees in Copper City before a 12-hour standoff stood mute on four counts in Houghton County Circuit Court Monda. more »»

Parents criticize cell tower plans

May 19, 2015 HOUGHTON — Several parents expressed their opposition Monday to a proposed cell phone tower on Houghton-Portage Township Schools land south of Houghton Elementary School, taking the board to task fo... more »»

Hit-and-run suspect to stand trial

May 19, 2015 HOUGHTON — A trial was set for an Atlantic Mine man accused of a March hit-and-run accident in Adams Township. Benjamin Riutta, 31, is scheduled to go to trial sometime in late July or early August. more »»

50th for Head Start

May 19, 2015 Meghan Marquardt/Daily Mining Gazette Monday, students of Karen Valentine, in back, and assistant Rita Stromer plant rosebushes at BHK Child Development’s Rod Liimatainen Center. more »»

Heritige Sustainable Energy fights noise rule in Garden Township

May 19, 2015 GARDEN TOWNSHIP — “There is a nuisance in Garden Township, but it is not noise — it is odor,” a lawsuit filed by Garden wind farm operator Heritage Sustainable Energy, LLC in the 47th District Court... more »»

Engineer offers advice, tools for savings with solar panels

May 19, 2015 HOUGHTON — With some of the highest electricity costs in the nation, going solar can save money for Copper Country residents, says Abhilash Kantamneni, a research engineer at the Keweenaw Research... more »»

Buying club seeks savings purchasing solar panels

May 19, 2015 HOUGHTON — The solar electricity movement is growing by leaps and bounds in the Keweenaw, with one of Michigan Technological University’s larger lecture rooms barely able to contain people intereste... more »»

Go fish

May 18, 2015 By KURT HAUGLIE ONTONAGON — From May 29 to 31, The Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital Lake Trout Classic will take place to benefit the Ontonagon County Cancer Association. more »»

Houghton County certified as connected

May 18, 2015 HOUGHTON — Houghton County’s got connections, and has earned the certification to prove it. In June, a ceremony will be held to certify Houghton County as a Connected Community. more »»

Hanka Homestead receives grant for repairs

May 18, 2015 PELKIE?— The Hanka Homestead Finnish Museum has been awarded a Keweenaw Heritage Grant for historic preservation from the Keweenaw National Historical Park Advisory Commission in the amount of... more »»

Symposium gives new perspective of Lake Superior to students

May 18, 2015 HANCOCK — Seventy local high school students got some new perspectives on preserving their region’s largest natural resource May 14-17, when they joined peers from Wisconsin, Minnesota and Ontario... more »»

U.P. Math Championships results

May 18, 2015 High school Team 1. Houghton Black 2. Eskymos 3. Houghton Orange Individual 1. Daniel Gershenson, Houghton 2. Maggie Wang, Houghton 3. Noah Gershenson, Houghton Middle school Team 1. more »»


May 16, 2015 HOUGHTON — Since Joe Romano was a child, he’s known his great-uncle died a hero. William Romano, an officer with the Adams Township Police Department, was killed while saving a girl on Nov. 4, 193. more »»

High schooler hands-on STEM tour

May 16, 2015 HOUGHTON — Students from three Michigan high schools made the jump from scientific theory to see-and-touch reality this week, in a series of day-long STEM Tours — that’s science, technology,... more »»

Courting independence

May 15, 2015 BARAGA — The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Tribal Council got its first look Thursday at a proposed amendment to the tribal constitution that would establish the tribal court as a separate branch of... more »»



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