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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 ...

Filling all available space

Photo provided to the Daily Mining Gazette An aerial photo of the parking lot at the Copper Country Mall during the Daily Mining Gazette Home and Rec Expo Friday showing a nearly full parking lot between visitors and vendors. The Expo continues today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A little bit of Love

In one short month Bethany Love Foreman will graduate high school with honors, many evidenced at the time of this writing as she returned home from the academic awards night, with again enough certificates to make a fan; but this path started long ago. Bethany was born smiling, the last of ...

End of an era for bleachers

Daver Karnosky/Daily Mining Gazette With the tearing down of the current bleachers Thursday afternoon, construction has begun on upgrades to Sherman Field at Michigan Tech.

Ojibway stuck with unwanted business partners

It is difficult to understand the current relationship between the Ojibway in the Lake Superior copper district and the whites in the region without having something of an understanding of the fur trade, which began with the French in the 1600s. The fur trade was the cause of what white history ...

Separation

HOUGHTON — New research into virus separation methods could decrease the cost of creating vaccines and help bring new ones to the market faster. Virus separation refers to the removal of cells and collection and concentration of virus for use as a vaccine production or the removal of the ...

Youth survey shows more kids use tobacco locally

In Houghton and Keweenaw counties, 14.2 percent of high school seniors use chewing tobacco, with an additional 19.4 percent smoking cigarettes. This might not seem like such a bad number but compared to the national norms, in which only 6.1 percent use chewing tobacco and 11.4 percent smoke ...

Capturing surrounding beauty focus of MTU exhibit

From portraits to time traveling to the great outdoors, Michigan Technological University students show it all in the “Framed by Frames” photography exhibit hosted by the Copper Country Community Arts Center in its Kerredge Gallery, which is available to view until April 28. The exhibit ...

Diverse Dialogues: CDI raises awareness throughout MTU campus

Michigan Technology University’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) wraps up its pilot Diverse Dialogues series this month. The series is hosted by the Campus Diversity Educator, Amy Howard, as a way to provide opportunities for students, faculty and staff to have conversations about ...

An interesting pioneer of the copper district

Throughout the more than a century of mining in the Lake Superior copper district, investors from one state often knew investors from another, and it was not at all uncommon for them to have business connections with one another, creating what we call today a network. Cyrus Mendenhall, of ...

Blinded with science

Jon Jaehnig/Daily Mining Gazette Local children (and their parents) got an opportunity to learn about several aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics from Dedicated Tech students and community members at the 20th annual Western U.P. Science Fair and STEM Festival.

Heart measure: MTU researcher develops convenient heart monitor

HOUGHTON — According to one study, more than 90 percent of U.S. medical expenses are spent on patients with chronic diseases. According the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, $190 billion are spent on cardiovascular disease that in many cases, patients are required to wear a heart ...

I am not a poet, and I do know it

The other day, in my office, Mr. Kangas (he agreed that I will use his name) told me that he was never a poet, but he did write a poem. I asked myself, what determines what we choose to do, what we choose to be? My story reads like a plot written by adults who conspired to convince me to ...

Express Care offers convenience and flexibility

Becoming sick or experiencing an injury that requires medical attention but doesn't warrant a trip to the emergency department is truly inconvenient. Add in the stress of waiting at a doctor’s office hoping they can fit you in, you can often feel overwhelmed and helpless.  UP ...