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Carmen comes to Rozsa Center

Charles Eshbach/For the Gazette The opera “Carmen,” which had a performance Thursday evening at the Rozsa Center, will have a return engagement at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets available at the door. For more details, go to pmmf.org.

Living legacy: Jim Koski continues to help community, 13 years after death

ONTONAGON — When 35-year-old Jim Koski died in a motorcycle accident in 2005 his friends and family lost both a loved one and a tradition. “He was just a real likable guy if you ever met him and hung out with him you’d certainly remember,” said his friend Dave Hermanson. With Koski ...

Brick by Brick

Recently we attended, for the third year in a row, the Brickworld Lego convention in Chicago. We packed up two cars - yes two cars - to head down. We had three massive Lego creations to take down and display: the Evil Lair of Ayn Sidious (30,000 pieces), a Ninja Castle (1,000 pieces), and our ...

T-storm tournament and playing hookie for Solstice brookies

I have a pretty decent library of fishing books that get read and re-read during the winter for the four Rs: reference, relaxation, research and romance. But from Opening Day of trout season to closing day, I read brooks, not  books. Except last weekend when the thunderstorms and monsoon ...

History Center hoping for cannon at Ft. Wilkins

COPPER HARBOR — Spring 2019 will mark 175 years since Capt. Robert Clary and his men arrived and constructed Fort Wilkins, and the Fort Wilkins Natural History Association (FWNHA) is helping the Michigan History Center celebrate with a bang. “The Michigan History Center would like to ...

Too wired: Schools take Challenge to reduce screen time

SOUTH RANGE — In the scope of human history, social media, internet and video games are just a blip on the radar. For young people, it’s always been part of life. On the upside, information, friends and entertainment are easily accessible. Research, however, has shown this ability brings ...

Avoid heat-related emergency room visits

Receiving proper amounts of sunshine is healthy. Our body produces vitamin D from sunlight helping to fight off diseases, prevent depression, strengthen our bones, and boost weight loss. When it comes to enjoying the warm weather, especially the sunshine, it's important to stay safe. The ...

Bad accident on M-26

Daily Mining Gazette/Daver Karnosky A two-vehicle accident slowed traffic on M-26 Friday afternoon. The head-on collision was still under investigation by the Houghton Police Department at the time of printing. Fortunately, there were no fatalities as a result of the crash.

Having fun at hospital: UP Health Systems holds Health and Safety Fair

HANCOCK — Most visitors to the operating room come under stress or under sedation. UP Helath Systems — Portage hospital swung the doors open for that and dozens of other services at Saturday’s 10th annual Health and Safety Fair. They were on track Saturday to be a little over the ...

At Zingerman’s Deli

Several years ago, I was on a visit to Ann Arbor, where my two older sons were students at the University of Michigan. The first words I heard them utter were: “Dad, let’s go to Zingerman’s.” The Zingerman’s Delicatessen, they meant, the one established in 1982. The line was ...

Understanding Trauma’s Impact

Life was ideal until I was a first grader in a small school where I became the target of a fourth grade bully. Our teacher passively permitted the bully’s daily torment of words and physical intimidation. I could not understand why my friends joined in. He ordered them to call him, ...

Day of remembrance: Memorial Day is far more than cookouts

Marshall Frederick Kipina grew up in a community that was no stranger to war. Kipina was born on Dec. 18, 1944, two days after the attack of the American lines in Belgium that began the Battle of the Bulge. He was in first grade when the United States entered the Korean conflict, the ...

‘You’re leaving the area?’

In the last couple of columns, I hinted that something big was coming. Last month I talked about how my youngest child is leaving the nest, becoming an adult and becoming her own person. With an empty nest in every corner of my world where three little girls giggled, played, fought, and even ...

Lake Superior Ojibway losses highest with treaty

The acting treaty agent at La Pointe, Robert Stuart, displayed no desire for talks with the Ojibway chiefs as he laid the conditions on which they could either sell their lands or have the government take them. The negotiations lasted just three days, concluding on Oct. 4, 1842. The only ...

Kauppi enjoys Keweenaw business life

COPPER HARBOR — Peggy Kauppi has owned the Mariner North in Copper Harbor for nearly 41 years. While most people in business that long start to think about slowing down or retiring, Kauppi is working to expand business in her area. Kauppi bought the Mariner North as a result of her and her ...

Future Husky’s first goal

David Archambeau/Daily Mining Gazette Michigan Technological University defenseman Cooper Watson attempts to stop a shot from one of the children at Thursday’s Spring Hockey Carnival at the MacInnes Ice Arena Thursday.

Weathering the storm: on-the-ground reporting key

HOUGHTON — While no storm chasing is necessary, Upper Peninsula residents form an important part of weather monitoring and storm response. “We're not expecting people to get out and chase storms, wait for them to come to you,” said Matt Zika, warning coordination meteorologist for the ...

A window into art: Free Comic Book Day a big hit at Black Ice Comics

HOUGHTON — Last Saturday was National Free Comic Book Day (FCBD), which is intended to help bring newer fans into the fantastical worlds that writers and artists create on an often-monthly basis. Titles from publishing giants like Marvel and DC were on display alongside smaller, independent ...

Treaty talks began at La Pointe

It was a ridiculous time of year to demand a council. It was the season of gathering rice, and harvesting, and food gathering in preparation for the winter. It is likely why Robert Stuart chose this time to call the Ojibway chiefs of the south shore of Lake Superior, Minnesota Territory, and ...

Clearing a path: It takes a village to keep North Country trail ready

BARAGA — Leaving civilization behind, hikers on the North Country Trail come for the beauty, the views, the solitude and the forests. “It’s the longest, skinniest National Park in the nation being four feet wide and 4,600 miles long, and people from all across the nation come and they ...