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Unusual visitor to Portage Lake

HOUGHTON — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock (WLB-214), was on its way from Sault Ste. Marie to the North Entry of the Keweenaw Waterway Thursday afternoon, as it carries out the task of removing buoys and lane markers before the arrival of winter. The Hollyhock, a 225-foot long ...

‘Lights of Love’ raises money for scholarships

HANCOCK — The Portage Health Auxiliary remembered loved ones and celebrated scholarships given to students in health fields at its annual Lights of Love celebration Thursday. Through the program, people can donate in honor of someone who has passed on to purchase a light on the Christmas ...

Waara: Houghton road quality is improving

HOUGHTON — Houghton’s roads are getting better. The total miles of roads rated good or fair in the city has gone up by 22% since 2019, City Manager Eric Waara said during Wednesday’s City Council meeting. The news comes from this year’s Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating (PASER) ...

Seeking shelter from rough waters

Daver Karnosky/Daily Mining Gazette The 740-foot Erie Trader makes its way to the Portage Lake Lift Bridge Thursday afternoon.

Christmas returns to Calumet Friday

CALUMET — Main Street Calumet (MSC) has announced that Christmas in Calumet is on. Celebrations begin Friday evening at the Village Hall on Sixth Street. “We will kick things off in Calumet this Friday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m.,” said Leah Polzien, MSC executive director, “with a ...