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‘Zelda’ actress comes home to UP

HOUGHTON — In everyday life, voice acting doesn’t lead to being recognized. Patricia Summersett, who played Princess Zelda in “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” doesn’t have the same airy, mid-Atlantic voice. And even for voices closer to her natural voice — such as Ash ...

Citizen group looking to keep residents aware

DOLLAR BAY — Osceola and Torch Lake Township residents concerned about what they see as a lack of outreach and transparency from local units of government are forming a group to get more involved. The Yooper Cares group formed after some residents’ frustration at the August bond election ...

American Legion post hosts dinner, silent auction

HANCOCK — The Alfred Erickson American Legion Post 186 will hold their semi-annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser from Noon-4 p.m. on Sept. 29, according to Rod Guilbault, post commander. There is more to expect than just spaghetti, however. In addition to spaghetti, salad, rolls, and the ...

Students replace Chassell Township bridge

CHASSELL TOWNSHIP — Thirty years of walkers, runners and skiers took their toll on a bridge on the Chassell Township Trails. Chassell High School students were out this week building a bridge for the next 30. The bridge is 10-feet by 30-feet, slightly wider than its predecessor, said ...

Township supervisor bids farewell

CALUMET TOWNSHIP — After nearly 47 years behind his desk, Paul Lehto stepped down as township supervisor, ending his tenure as of noon on Friday. Lehto said the township needed some change, which included transitioning the assessor to supervisor. “Osceola Township did the same thing a ...

Houghton considers rezoning for seaplane business

HOUGHTON — The Houghton City Council will decide in October whether to approve rezoning of a property on Houghton Canal Road that would allow it to host the Isle Royale Seaplanes business. The property, adjacent to the Upper Peninsula Power Co. (UPPCO) Service Center, would be changed from ...

Houghton County OKs budget

HOUGHTON — Houghton County approved its 2020 fiscal year budget after a public hearing Tuesday. General fund revenues are projected at $10,138,406, versus $10,068,840. “Overall, I’m happy with this budget,” Administrator Eric Forsberg said. “It’s got a surplus.” No members ...

Houghton approves police union contracts

HOUGHTON — The Houghton City Council approved contracts with unions for police supervisors and patrol officers Wednesday night. The lieutenant will receive a 3% raise in the agreement, as will patrol officers. The two sergeants will receive an increase in dollars equivalent to the ...

Just floating on past

Joshua Vissers/Daily Mining Gazette A U.S. Army Corp of Engineers barge made its way through the Portage Canal Wednesday, causing traffic backups around 1:30 p.m. when the Portage Lake Lift Bridge was raised to allow it through.

No injuries in vehicle fire on U.S. 41

HANCOCK — A vehicle fire on Quincy Hill backed up traffic on U.S. 41 Wednesday afternoon, and created plumes of black and gray smoke that were visible for several miles. Hancock City Police Officer Darick Coponen said as the driver of the vehicle was proceeding north on U.S. 41, the gas ...

Board to ask SkyWest for new connecting hub

HOUGHTON — With residents complaining about missed flights and other travel difficulties, Houghton County will ask SkyWest to provide air service to Detroit and/or Minneapolis instead of Chicago. The letter, which the county board approved sending Tuesday, will be submitted as public ...

Local representatives speak out on guns

LANSING — Feeling that their constitutional rights are under attack, hundreds of gun rights advocates from around the state openly displayed firearms at the state capitol on Tuesday, while attending the 2019 Second Amendment March. This year’s speakers focused on the issues of right to open ...

Geek U.P. being held Saturday

HOUGHTON — Fans of comics, science fiction and video games are no less diehard in the Copper Country than anywhere else — if not more so, but the main comic convention known throughout the world in San Diego is more than 2,300 miles away from the local area. Smaller ones, located in places ...

Lake Linden eCYBERMISSION team reports on Nationals trip

LAKE LINDEN — Lake Linden’s eCYBERMISSION team reported back to the district board Monday about its recent trip to Nationals. “We didn’t win, but we had fun at the competition,” said Olivia Shank, who competed alongside Rebecca Lyons, Chloe Daniels and Jenna Beaudoin. The ...

Baraga County woman sentenced in murder of toddler

BARAGA — Gevenieve Lynn Meyers, 37, of L’Anse, was sentenced in Baraga County Tuesday to a minimum of 22 and a half years to a maximum of 40 years, for death 2017 death of her nephew, Walker Meyers. On Dec. 23, 2017, an unresponsive Meyers was brought to the Baraga County Memorial ...

Ontonagon village president resigns

Before Monday’s Ontonagon Village Council meeting began, Gerard Waldrop informed a packed council chambers that he is resigning his position as village president. “It is true I am residing over in Green, Michigan,” Waldrop said. While a resident alleged that Waldrop has claimed ...

Houghton students learn about lampreys

HOUGHTON — Sea lampreys in Michigan are down 90% to 95% from their peak in the 1950s, when they nearly wiped out the state’s lake trout. Bringing those numbers down has taken a comprehensive plan. A team from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service explained the process and its importance ...

State Police report rash of scam phone calls

HOUGHTON COUNTY — The Michigan State Police Calumet Post wants to again remind the public not to provide any banking or personal information to persons over the telephone. In the event of receiving a call from an unknown number or person claiming to a relative who asks for money for any ...

Escaped felon apprehended in Baraga County

BARAGA COUNTY — A man who escaped custody in Chippewa County on July 8 was apprehended Friday afternoon in Baraga County, according to Michigan State Police Calumet Post. Last Friday, information was received that Jeremy Ross Marjamaa, 32, was headed from the Marquette area, toward the ...

10th annual Brewfest in Houghton

HOUGHTON — Hundreds of people flocked to Kestner Waterfront Park Saturday for the 10th annual Keweenaw Brewfest. The festivities raise money for the Keweenaw Community Foundation. “It’s a great event,” said Jim Vivian, executive director of the Keweenaw Community Foundation. “It ...