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Dakota remembered

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

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 ...

Accident at Michigan Tech

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 ...

Creek in Houghton County to be treated for lamprey

HOUGHTON — U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service personnel will apply lampricides to Schlotz Creek, located in the community of Oskar, in Stanton Township, to kill sea lamprey larvae burrowed in the stream bottom. The announcement comes in a Thursday release from Department of the Interior Midwest ...

Houghton County administrator resigns

HOUGHTON — High up in the tower of the Houghton County Courthouse with a view stretching to the other side of the canal, Administrator Ben Larson has what he calls “the best office in the Copper Country.” It’s one he will soon hand off to someone else. Larson announced Tuesday he is ...