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Historic preservation and masonry workshop held in Calumet

CALUMET — Stone buildings in the Copper Country are prime examples of historical methods and materials. Efforts to maintain these locations are vital to the village of Calumet and to the National Park Service. Last week, the Keweenaw National Historic Park hosted a three and a half-day ...

Finding the right fit: balance is key

Part Three: Testing your kayak’s stability This is one in a series of staff writer Graham Jaehnig’s personal experiences as a beginner kayaker. In comparing kayaks, introductory models are said to offer more primary stability than touring and sea kayaks. There are two types of ...

Ontonagon parade salutes veterans

ONTONAGON – The crowd rose to their feet from folding chairs, beach chairs, village benches and curbs as they enthusiastically clapped and cheered in honor and appreciation of the men marching before them. The Ontonagon Labor Day Parade Sunday was led by past servicemen from the local ...

Ryan Street Community Garden raising funds to preserve site

HANCOCK — The Ryan Street Community Garden is raising funds to purchase the land and keep it open to the public as a Hancock city park. The garden was started in 2010 on property owned by Finlandia University, which went into receivership when the university closed this year. The goal ...

Laplander dives into role

By GARRETT NEESE gneese@mininggazette.com HANCOCK — Houghton Canal View’s new leader officially started work Friday. Adam Laplander was named as the Houghton County medical care facility’s new chief executive officer and administrator in August. Prior to his new position, he served ...

Navigating through kayak brands, styles and types

Part Two: How to chose the right model This is one in a series of staff writer Graham Jaehnig’s personal experiences as a beginner kayaker. By GRAHAM JAEHNIG gjaehnig@mininggazette.com When trying to decide what is the best kayak for you, conducting online searches brings to mind the old ...