Dakota remembered

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BARAGA — Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) offices were closed Friday to commemorate Fred Dakota, a former president and known as the “Father of Indian Casino Gaming.” Dakota died unexpectedly at his home Monday. In a release, the KBIC described Dakota as a “true visionary” who ...

Saaranen appointed Houghton County sheriff

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HOUGHTON — By a 2-1 vote, Houghton County’s Appointment Committee appointed Josh Saaranen the new county sheriff. Saaranen, who now works as detective lieutenant for the department, said becoming sheriff had been a longtime goal. “Ultimately I want to be the sheriff of the people and ...

Stress at work – with triplets on the way; take a deep breath


Dear Annie: I am a 39-year-old man who is married to the greatest wife in the world. We have three boys and one girl; our oldest is 19, and our youngest is 8. A couple of years ago, I started a cabinet-making business, and it is growing faster than I could have imagined. Our oldest son works ...

Accident at Michigan Tech

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Garrett Neese/Daily Mining Gazette One person suffered minor injuries in a two-vehicle crash Thursday on Townsend and Cliff drives in Houghton. The crash occurred about 4:05 p.m., when a car stopped to turn left waved a car coming from Cliff Drive through without seeing a car that was driving ...