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Two injured in one- vehicle accident

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP — Two people were injured in a one-car crash Saturday afternoon in Portage Township. Around 3 p.m., a 17-year-old girl from Pelkie passed another car, then lost control of her vehicle on the slush-covered Tapiola Road while re-entering her lane, according to the Houghton ...

Car-dump truck crash totals both vehicles

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP — No people were injured in a car-dump truck accident that totaled both vehicles Friday morning. About 11 a.m., an elderly couple leaving their driveway on Superior Road in Portage Township failed to observe an oncoming dump truck, the Houghton County Sheriff’s Office ...

Hancock zoning issues begin to resolve

HANCOCK - Issues with out-of-zone apartment buildings are being resolved on Prospect Street in Hancock through several actions aimed at fixing the immediate problem and preventing future issues. A number of concerned citizens wrote letters to the council in late September and early October ...

KBIC primary results

Unofficial counts from the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community primary results show the incumbent in the Baraga district, Rodney Loonsfoot, with a large lead over his nearest opponents, Michael P. Lahti and Donald L. Chosa Jr. A recount will be conducted Monday, triggered by the narrow vote ...

Researchers discuss ethics of gene editing

HOUGHTON — Within six years, targeted gene editing has gone from a pipe dream to routine. Michigan Technological University faculty Paul Goetsch, Caryn Heldt, and Alexandra Morrison held a panel discussion on the opportunities and hazards that presents following a screening of the ...

Dressed for success, holiday

Garrett Neese/Daily Mining Gazette Winners of prizes and a costume contest pose for a photo after Washington Middle School’s inaugural quarterly rewards assembly Thursday. The assembly is part of C-L-K’s Positive Behavior Intervention System, which rewards students for good behavior.

New Sports Editor joins Gazette staff

HOUGHTON — Adam Niemi knows sports. That was a big part of why the Daily Mining Gazette brought him in during late August to become the sports editor. Niemi replaces Daver Karnosky, who was promoted to managing editor in May. Niemi is the former sports editor of the Iron Mountain Daily ...

Going batty: Homeowner loves season

HOUGHTON — Around Halloween, a lifetime’s worth of ghouls, bats and severed limbs descend from Mary Marchaterre’s attic. The Houghton resident has become well-known for the annual decorations at her home on Lakeshore Drive. They begin with skeletons and gravestones in the front yard, ...

Primary elections set for Saturday for KBIC

BARAGA — The primary election for the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s Tribal Council and Associate Judge is Saturday. Polls open at 10 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. Voters in the Baraga District will vote at the Ojibwa Senior Citizens Center and L’Anse District voters can cast their ballot at ...

Calumet Post has successful campaign

CALUMET TOWNSHIP — The Michigan State Police Post collected 10,355 pounds of goods in its 2019 “Stuff the Blue Goose” charity event, stated Trooper Kevin Rajala, the community service trooper, in a release. Troopers from the Calumet Post teamed up with Louie’s Fresh Market in Lake ...

Hancock’s robotics team gives opportunities to interested students

Hancock High School gives students a unique after school opportunity in their Robot Team. The team meets for an hour after school each week under coach Randal McDowell. McDowell, a Computer Engineering student at Michigan Technological University, had been involved in robotics downstate and ...

Large crowd turns out for Lakeshore development citizens group discussion

HOUGHTON — An overflow crowd gave its thoughts on what it would like to see done with the large parking deck property on Lakeshore Drive and its concerns with proposed redevelopment on the site during a community meeting Tuesday at the Portage Lake District Library. The meeting was ...

Ontonagon looks to abandon, purchase property

ONTONAGON — The Village Council went one step closer to making changes in an expanded downtown, by unanimously passing a new 30-year tax incremental financing (TIF) capture plan. The plan is a part of a detailed Downtown Development Authority (DDA) concept. Before the plan was unanimously ...

MEDC does more than most are aware

HOUGHTON — More and more high-tech businesses are emerging across the state of Michigan, both in the Upper and Lower peninsulas, many of which are assisted by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). With the development of high-grade technology, the U.P’s economy is becoming ...

Green retires as Isle Royale superintendent

HOUGHTON — After 18 years as Isle Royale National Park superintendent, Phyllis Green is retiring effective Nov. 1. “I’ve actually stayed longer than I expected to because it’s such a unique and challenging work environment on the island,” she said Monday. “But my husband retired ...

Planning Commision implores City Council involvement

HANCOCK — Planning Commission members drafted a letter to the Hancock City Council to demand involvement on recreational marijuana ordinances at a meeting of the commission Monday evening. The Hancock City Council created a Recreational Marijuana Committee to research Hancock potentially ...

Little Brothers holding food drive Saturday

HANCOCK — In a tradition more than 20 years old, Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly is collecting food for its annual drive on Saturday. Bags went out with copies of the Gazette on Tuesday. The goal is to bring in about 10,000 pounds of food, said program director Carol Korpela. ...

‘Night at the Museum’ helps fundraise for museum

HOUGHTON — The Carnegie Museum in Houghton held its annual “Night at the Museum” membership drive and fundraiser Friday evening. Guests at the Oktoberfest-themed event enjoyed local brats and beer, as well as music by four local musical groups and performers. There were also ...

Kiwanis in search of new volunteers to help out

HOUGHTON — The Kiwanis Club of the Copper Country is pressing on with their charity work in the community, despite struggling to find new members. “We really, really, really want to keep this going,” Jim Slater said at their regular lunch meeting last week. Slater leads the local ...