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NJ man arrested for directing Temple Jacob vandalism

HANCOCK — The anti-Semitic graffiti sprayed on Temple Jacob in September was one of two incidents directed by a white supremacist in New Jersey, according to a federal complaint. Richard Tobin, 18, allegedly recruited fellow white supremacists on a neo-Nazi social network to vandalize ...

Houghton-based company: multimillion dollars and growing

HOUGHTON — Last week, Houghton-based Orbion Space Technology, a two-year-old business that developed a new plasma thruster to propel satellites into space, received a national award at the Michigan Venture Capital Award (MVCA) ceremony in Dearborn, winning the “Best Up-and-Coming Company of ...

Sentences handed down for methamphetmaines

HOUGHTON ­­— Eight people have received federal prison sentences for their roles in dealing crystal methamphetamine in the western Upper Peninsula. * Keith Lee Raymond, 31, formerly of Ewen, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Robert J. Jonker to concurrent seven-and-a-half ...

Girl Scouts learn about engineering

HOUGHTON — Saturday afternoon, nearly 90 Girl Scouts learned what it means to be an engineer.  It came through trying and failing. Then trying again and failing. Then eventually, trying and succeeding.  “Seeing that look on their face when they finally get something to work, that’s ...

Second archery deer season to start Dec. 1

While one deer hunting season is underway, another recently completed.  That is the first of two archery deer season’s in Michigan. Archery, like many other forms of hunting has seen a decline in numbers of hunters, but as one District Governor of Michigan Bow Hunters states, “It’s for a ...

MSP warns of letter scam

CALUMET — Copper Country residents have been receiving false notices of cash winnings, said the Michigan State Police Calumet Post. Mailings sent to numerous homes purport to be from Publishers Clearing House, and include a check, which allegedly covers taxes, legal fees and administrative ...

Deer Hunter Widows Craft Show

Graham Jaehnig/Daily Mining Gazette The Daily Mining Gazette is hosting their Annual Deer Hunters’ Widow Craft Show at the Copper Country Mall in Hoguhton on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

County forms committee for census education

HOUGHTON — With the decennial U.S. Census approaching, the government is looking at ways to reach out to the public to explain its importance. At Wednesday’s Houghton County Board meeting, the board voted to establish a Complete Count Committee. The volunteer committee, which partners ...

VA office: Banners could showcase local veterans

HOUGHTON — The Houghton County Veterans Affairs office is looking at ways to show public support for veterans. VA board member Gene LaRochelle showed the Houghton County Board at its meeting Wednesdays samples of banners that could be hung from street light poles honoring veterans. The ...

County to narrow potential jail sites

HOUGHTON — The Houghton County Board tabled a proposal to develop a jail design and cost estimate so the county can narrow down potential sites. At the board’s meeting Wednesday, Administrator Eric Forsberg said before the December board meeting, the county would identify a potential ...

KBIC general election ballot set for Dec. 14

The ballot for the 2019 general election of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community has been set, with an extra nominee in the Baraga District because of a tie in the primary. The primary was held Nov. 2, with 65% voter turnout, according to Diana Chaudier, the Election Board Chairwoman. This is a ...

SnowBots storm the Yeti Cup

The SnowBots Middle School Robotics teams competed in Kingsford last weekend for the Yeti Cup U.P. FIRST Tech Challenge robotic qualifier competition. All three teams were in the finals and brought home awards from the competition. SnowBots teams are open to area sixth-eighth grade students, ...

Citizens’ group presents requests for Lakeshore Drive

HOUGHTON — A citizens’ group seeking more public input on redevelopment of the large parking deck area on Lakeshore Drive submitted an open letter to the Houghton City Council at its meeting Wednesday. The letter, read by Houghton Parking Deck Citizens Group member Ben Ciavola, requested ...

Break-in: Suspect broke into Aspirus Monday

HOUGHTON — Houghton police are looking for the suspect in a Monday morning break-in at the Aspirus Houghton clinic. Officers were dispatched for an alarm at the clinic on Cedar Street at 3:15 a.m., according to a release from the department. They discovered a broken window on the southeast ...

Houghton considers sites for relocation of city offices

HOUGHTON — Houghton will investigate two sites for the potential relocation of its city office. At a joint meeting Tuesday, the City Council and Planning Commission voted to have City Manager Eric Waara look at the Continental Fire Co. site and the city parking garage next to the current ...

Aspirus Medical Director returns to active duty

LAURIUM — Dr. Michael Luoma, medical director at Aspirus Keweenaw, returned to active duty in the United States Air Force, as of Nov. 4. Luoma has been with Aspirus since 2007, serving as medical director, chief of staff, and a family medicine physician at Aspirus, and returned to duty in ...

Kiwanis, Chassell Fire Department builds wheelchair ramp

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP — When Maria Velat returns home, the ride up will be a little easier.  Members of the Kiwanis Club of the Copper Country and the Chassell Fire Department met up Saturday morning to build a wheelchair ramp for Maria, a 10th-grade student at Houghton High School. Five ...

Roose excited to lead Michigan Tech’s new Esports program

HOUGHTON — Kaitlyn Roose is looking at making a name for Michigan Technological University’s Esports program, both among competitors and the Keweenaw community. “I want to make this the best for Michigan Tech, because I think that impacts the community,” said Roose, who was announced ...

Deer Hunters’ Widow show this Saturday

On Nov. 16, crafters from around the Copper Country will be converging on Houghton to display their wares at the Deer Hunters’ Widows (and Widowers) Craft Show Extravaganza. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., more than 90 vendors will have booths set up at the Copper Country Mall. Booths at the event ...