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Democrat Whitmer wins Michigan governor race, beats Schuette

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrat Gretchen Whitmer was elected Michigan's next governor on Tuesday, retaking the office for her party after eight years of Republican control of a state that Donald Trump won by the slimmest of margins. Whitmer, a former legislative leader who led a ...

Michigan Senate Race

U.S. Senate Class I 1,529 of 4,808 precincts - 32 percent Debbie Stabenow, Dem (i) 892,022 - 51 percent John James, GOP 825,104 - 47 percent Marcia Squier, Grn 18,658 - 1 percent George Huffman, UST 11,665 - 1 percent John Wilhelm, NLP 7,031 - 0 percent Will be updated as more ...

Michigan House of Representatives

District 1 UP/Northern Tip 120 of 500 precincts - 24 percent Jack Bergman, GOP (i) 38,889 - 55 percent Matthew Morgan, Dem 31,932 - 45 percent Will be updated as more results come in.

Michigan Statewide Proposals

Proposal 18-1 Legalize Marijuana Use, grow, regulate sale 1,154 of 4,808 precincts - 24 percent Yes, 882,172 - 56 percent No, 680,342 - 44 percent Proposal 18-2 Redistricting Commission Comprise of 13 voters 1,113 of 4,808 precincts - 23 percent Yes, 888,014 - 59 percent No, ...

Michigan state House of Representatives

District 110 0 of 86 precincts - 0 percent Ken Summers, Dem 0 - 0 percent Gregory Markkanen, GOP 0 - 0 percent Will be updated as more results come in.

Person detained in the mail-bomb case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities arrested a man in Florida on Friday in connection with the mail-bomb scare that widened to 12 suspicious packages, the Justice Department said. Law enforcement officers were seen on television examining a white van, its windows covered with an ...

Opponents start petition against wind farm zoning

L’ANSE — The referendum process for zoning ordinances in L’Anse Township that control placement of large wind turbines has been started. Robert Kissel is a member of the Friends of the Huron Mountains (FOHM) group that opposes the wind turbine project proposed by Renewable Energy ...

What happened to good news?

To the editor: It's getting scary to wake up these days. Why is there a dearth of good news? Just this week, five more resurfacing issues have graced the headlines, namely (1) public education from pre-school through university, (2) pedophilic priests, (3) welfare/poverty, (4) ...

Meth bust in Ewen

EWEN — A joint federal and state law enforcement raid on Monday resulted in the arrest of two people on charges of selling crystal meth. Officers of the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET), as well as agents from Homeland Security Investigations and Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms ...

M-203 opens to thru traffic

HANCOCK — The temporary M-203 bridge over Swedetown Creek was completed Thursday afternoon, opening the road to traffic. After the previous bridge washed out during the flash flood on June 17, local residents had to travel miles out of their way to get home. The approximately $392,000 ...

Susan R. Kangas

CHASSELL — Susan R. (Larry) Kangas, 63, a resident of Chassell, passed away at home Tuesday, July 17, 2018, following a lengthy illness. Funeral services for Susan are tentatively scheduled for Friday, July 20, 2018, at 11 a.m., at the First Apostolic Lutheran Church of Houghton, with a ...

Kathleen Rouse Swanner

ANGLETON, Texas — Kathleen Rouse Swanner died on December 19, 2017, in Angleton, Texas. Kay was born September 29, 1943, to the late Bernard and Eleanor Rouse of Calumet. She was a graduate of Calumet High School. Kay worked and lived in Ann Arbor, Toledo, Bradenton , Florida, Ironwood, ...

James R. Baakko

HANCOCK — James R. Baakko, 83, a resident of Hancock, passed away Wednesday morning, June 20, 2018, at the Omega House in Houghton. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a later time.

All DMG Access for All

Because there will be delays in delivering the print version of the Daily Mining Gazette due to the many road closures from torn-out pavement by the flash flood, there will be full access to all the features of the Daily Mining Gazette’s website at mininggazette.com, including the All-Access ...

Flood News for Copper Country Residents: Updated as of June 18, 4:05 p.m.

•The Portage Health Foundation Board of Directors has approved a restricted fund be maintained for the 2018 HOUGHTON COUNTY FLOOD RELIEF FUND. “There are a lot of people from our municipalities, community health agencies and organizations, utility companies, and the community at large ...

Dorothy A. Judnich

HURONTOWN — Dorothy A. Judnich, 78, a former resident of Hurontown, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2018, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock, where she resided for the past year. She was born on September 19, 1939, in Obenhoff, a daughter of the late John and Mamie (Hill) ...

Recalling one gutsy performance

HANCOCK — L'Anse used the sharp pitching of Bryce Crawford and Cooper Jahfetson to sweep a doubleheader over Hancock Tuesday evening. The Hornets, who were playing their season-opening game, scored 17-0 wins in both contests at a rainy Hancock Driving Park. "We played very well as a team ...

House explodes: Update April 18 at 2:35 p.m.

KEWEENAW COUNTY — Calumet Township Fire and Rescue (CTFR) responded to a possible house fire at 8:46 a.m. Wednesday, when the owner of the home on Tamarack Waterworks Road, reported an explosion in his basement. Initially, the caller said there was smoke coming from the basement, but there ...

Koubek named new Tech president

HOUGHTON — Richard Koubek was unanimously chosen as Michigan Technological University's 10th president as a special Tech Board meeting Friday. Koubek comes from Louisiana State University, where he spent nine years, the past three as executive vice president and provost. Prior to that, he ...