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Fatal swimming accident at Canyon Falls

CANYON FALLS — The body of a Michigan Technological University student reported missing after a Friday swimming accident was recovered from the Sturgeon River at Canyon Falls Saturday afternoon. The 24-year-old man was swimming with a group of friends Friday night when he became exhausted in ...

Third person arrested in Keweenaw County drug probe

MOHAWK — A third person was arrested in Keweenaw County Wednesday in connection with a drug investigation that began several weeks ago. A 31-year-old Laurium man was arrested at an undisclosed location after detectives seized over a quarter-pound of cocaine at a home in Mohawk, the Upper ...

Keweenaw celebrates Fourth of July

DOLLAR BAY — In a letter to his wife after America declared independence, John Adams predicted the occasion would become America’s greatest festival, and should be “solemnized with Pomp and Parade.” That was the case throughout the Keweenaw, as people came together from one end of the ...

City of Hancock applies for new recycling grant

HANCOCK — The city of Hancock recently applied for a state grant to purchase bins which, if awarded, will become available to Hancock residents, according to Dave Hall, of the Copper Country Recycling Initiative (CCRI). The grant request, through the Department of Environmental Quality ...

Mohawk residents arrested on charges relating to cocaine

MOHAWK — Two Mohawk residents are in custody on charges relating to cocaine distribution. Detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) arrested a 32-year-old man and woman Tuesday morning after an investigation that began several weeks ago. After obtaining a seach ...

Drunk-driving case headed to federal court

L’ANSE — A Wisconsin man accused of killing a Baraga man in a drunk driving incident in Baraga last month will face federal charges. Christopher LaBlanc was charged in state court of driving while intoxicated - causing death in Baraga County. After a discussion with the U.S. Attorney’s ...

Men arraigned on drug charges Monday

HOUGHTON — Two men were arraigned in 97th District Court Monday on drug charges stemming from a two-month Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) investigation. Kevin Anderson, 31, whose last known address was in Hancock, is charged with delivery-manufacture of a mixture ...

Houghton man killed in one-vehicle crash

CALUMET — A Houghton man was killed in a one-car crash in Calumet Township Tuesday. The crash occurred about 4:30 p.m. on U.S. 41 near No. 4 Road in Centennial Location, the Houghton County Sheriff’s Office said in a release. The sole passenger, a 77-year-old Houghton man, was ejected ...

Best service it can offer: St. Vincent de Paul Store operates year-round

HANCOCK — During Thanksgiving and Christmas, people tend to think about donation drives, such as for food pantries and toys, but the staff at St. Vincent De Paul in Hancock know from experience that those needs occur year-round. In the attempt to meet those needs, the organization has several ...

Motorcycle crash causes rider severe injuries

EAGLE RIVER — A 60-year-old Calumet man was severally injured Saturday in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash on the Gay-Lake Linden Road. Keweenaw County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the scene near Coal Dock Road in Sherman Township at approximately 3:35 p.m., where the motorcycle ...

Log Cabin Day in Old Victoria

VICTORIA — The mining homes of the Old Victoria Historical Site were bustling again Sunday as part of the Log Cabin Day celebration. The event was part of the state’s annual Log Cabin Day, which has been celebrated annually statewide since 1989. Old Victoria still has four of its log ...

UP Engineers explain Agassiz Field drainage

CALUMET — Ryan Patrick, engineer with UP Architects and Engineers (UPA) designed the storm water system that will lay beneath Agassiz Field, which will eliminate rainwater and snow melt that previously collected on the site, severely limiting access and usage of the field and the track ...

CLK Officials receive progress report

et-Laurium-Keweenaw Public School officials received a progress report from UP Architects and Engineers (UPA) Thursday, during which they learned that reconstruction of Agassiz Field is on schedule and on budget. The field is scheduled to be ready in August in time for the Copper Kings’ first ...

Two arrested in UPSET drug bust

HOUGHTON — Another person was arrested Thursday in connection with a Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) drug investigation. The 28-year-old Milwaukee, Wisconsin, man was a passenger in a vehicle pulled over by police behind the Daily Mining Gazette Thursday afternoon. ...

Hancock man arraigned on child porn charges

HANCOCK — A Hancock man has been arraigned on child pornography charges after a multi-agency investigation. Michael Schreiber, 34, is alleged to have been downloading and distributing child sexually abusive material at his home since October, the Michigan State Police Computer Crimes Unit ...

Man arraigned on sexual assault charge

HOUGHTON — A Houghton man accused of committing a sexual assault on the Michigan Technological University campus was arraigned in 97th District Court Friday. Gerard Dickerson, 31, is charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct, a 15-year felony. The alleged offense occurred June 8, ...

LL-H marks Sundblad’s last meeting with cake

LAKE LINDEN — At Lake-Linden Hubbell Public Schools Superintendent’s Craig Sundblad’s final school board meeting, the board gave him an affectionate sendoff. Sundblad, who is retiring at the end of the month, has worked with the district for the past 34 years. Brad Codere, the ...

Gay Smokestack may see reprieve: Local citizens grassroots group formed

SHERMAN TOWNSHIP — A group of concerned citizens has begun a grassroots effort to save the smokestack in Gay that, which has been offered up for sale by the Keweenaw County Road Commission. The Road Commission announced at its regular May meeting that there are no funds available to have ...

Man arrested in heroin investigation

HOUGHTON — A Hancock man was arrested Thursday afternoon in Houghton as part of a two-month Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) West investigation into heroin dealing. The man was in a vehicle behind the Daily Mining Gazette, where police vehicles surrounded them about 4 ...

MTU nanosatellite part of SpaceX launch

HOUGHTON — Somewhere in orbit around Earth is a piece of Michigan Technological University. Oculus-ASR, a student-built nanosatellite, was put into orbit after the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket carried it into space early Tuesday morning. Part of a Department of Defense mission, it will ...