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Asemma class held at Zeba Community Hall

Asemma is the Ojibwe word for tobacco, and it is a highly important aspect of Ojibwe culture. The Zeba Community Hall in L’Anse hosted a teaching workshop on processing asemma traditionally by hand.  The class was led by Greg Johnson of the Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe. The youngest of 17, ...

Downtown business is still open after crash

HOUGHTON — No one was was reported injured in a Saturday incident in which a vehicle traveling north on Pewabic Street lost its brakes and crashed into the southeast corner of the Print Shop, located at 224 Shelden Avenue. Tom and B.J. Litsenberger, owners of the business said that the ...

World War I: The war to end all wars

World War I marked a change. It ended the age of Monarchies. It also ended 19 million lives. Intense use of poison gases, such as chlorine, mustard gas, bromine, and phosgene, so heavily saturated the earth that in some areas of France and Belgium, human habitation is impossible to this day. ...

Barkell Elementary honors veterans

HANCOCK — Barkell Elementary School’s K-2 grades commemorated Veterans Day by asking parents about family members who had served in the United States Military, then displaying their findings in the hallway of the school. The idea for the project came from one of the early elementary ...

Activist speaks about success in fighting algorithm

HOUGHTON — Algorithms are only as good as the data that goes into them. Marika Pfefferkorn, co-founder of the Coalition to Stop the School to Prison Algorithm, spoke at Michigan Technological University Thursday about her group’s successful effort at getting communities in Minnesota’s ...

Veterans Day’s history honors those who served

HOUGHTON — No matter how well the Military trained the millions of young recruits for the combat they would face upon reaching Europe in 1917, nothing could prepare them for the conditions they would encounter in the combat zones. With over 4.7 million men and women serving in the regular ...

Hancock discusses recreational marijuana again

HANCOCK — The Hancock City Council held a public information session regarding recreational marijuana on Thursday evening in the Finnish American Heritage Center on Quincy Street. After the state of Michigan legalized recreational marijuana by popular vote, the state left most policies — ...

Waterfront citizens’ group holds next meeting

HOUGHTON — A citizens’ group formed around the potential development on Lakeshore Drive will present requests for more input to the Houghton City Council at its next meeting. The group held its second meeting Wednesday night, where it worked to nail down its goals and structure, as well ...

Daavettila enters district judge race: Looks to replace Wisti

HOUGHTON — A local attorney is entering the race to succeed Mark Wisti as 97th District Court judge. Nicholas Daavettila is running in the November 2020 elections for the seat, which has a six-year term. Daavettila said he had been mulling a run for a while. After Judge Mark Wisti decided ...

Wisti not seeking re-election: Judge proud of treatment court

HOUGHTON — 97th District Court Judge Mark Wisti will not seek a third term because of health concerns, he said Wednesday. “I’ve been thinking about it for quite a while,” he said. “But I decided last week I wasn’t going to run again.” Wisti, who was diagnosed with idiopathic ...

Keweenaw Art Affair kicks off holiday shopping

HOUGHTON — This weekend, Copper Country has the chance to kick off their holiday shopping in a way that also helps support the development of local artists. The Keweenaw Art Affair, Saturday Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Houghton High School, has donated all its profits to local ...

Medicine cost factor: Some assert price gouging

MARQUETTE — While the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has announced its intention to shift more of Medicaid prescription drug costs to low-income recipients, Michigan is not the only state to feel the effects of skyrocketing prices of prescription drugs and ...

Many are to blame for high medication prices

MARQUETTE — U.P. regional manager for U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Jay Gage, spoke at Saturday’s Diabetes Summit and discussed just a couple of culprits in the soaring cost of insulin. Gage said that Stabenow’s office had heard from Michigan pharmacists that contracts with drug ...

Ojibwa BP temporarily halts gas sales over erosion concerns

Editor's note: This article has been updated to reflect the temporary nature of the halt in gas sales. The Gazette apologizes for any confusion. BARAGA — The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community temporarily closed gas sales at the Ojibwa BP station in Baraga due to concerns about erosion near an ...

Last bridge view from Queen

Photo provided by Don Kilpela A picture from the Isle Royale Queen IV of our beautiful Portage Lake Lift Bridge at sunset.

Chassell Township launches fitness trails

CHASSELL TOWNSHIP — Whether hiking, skiing or snowshoeing, residents on Chassell Township’s trail system can now get an extra workout. This fall, the township added 10 fitness stations to the trail system, located on 67 acres of forested township land. Residents surveyed as part of ...

Bridge lights up the night

Joshua Vissers/Daily Mining Gazette The Portage Lake Lift Bridge sits in its intermediate position Sunday evening while fully lit up. With upcoming electrical work scheduled, the bridge will spend a lot of time this week this position.

State considers shifting some prescription costs to low-income users

MARQUETTE — Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has proposed a pharmacy drug coverage transition, which if adopted, would transfer more prescription costs from the state to low-income patients. Under the proposed policy draft, outpatient prescription drugs will no longer ...

Transportation chairman visits

STANTON TOWNSHIP — Of the $40 million in damage Houghton County suffered to its roads during the Father’s Day Flood, half still needs to be repaired. State Rep. Greg Markkanen, R-Hancock, brought Transportation Committee Chairman Rep. Jack O’Malley, R-Lake Ann, to the Copper Country ...