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HANCOCK - The streets of Hancock were decorated with red and yellow balloons Sunday afternoon. The road that Hancock Central High School and the UP Health System-Portage hospital drive was riddled with signs that read "Bulldog Pride."The decorations were in place to help make the final few ...

Also-rans no more

By DAVER KARNOSKYdkarnosky@mininggazette.comHANCOCK - Coming into the season back in late November, Dan Rouleau, coach of the Hancock Bulldogs hockey team, lamented about the fact that for the past eight seasons, his team has been perhaps the second-best team in the area, but the Bulldogs had ...

Suspect arrested in alleged sexual assault

HOUGHTON - According to Michigan Technological University, a suspect has been apprehended by the Houghton Police Department in connection with an alleged sexual assault. The incident was reported to Michigan Tech Public Safety and Police Services Friday afternoon.The suspect, whose name has not ...

UW-Madison wins Snowmobile Challenge, MacLean-Fogg Cup

Perennial frontrunner University of Wisconsin-Madison took home the MacLean-Fogg Cup Saturday as winners of the ASE Clean Snowmobile Challenge 2016 Internal Combustion-class competition. UW-Madison topped a dozen other teams in the challenge's most competitive class.The Lapland University of ...

Court grants pig farmers reprieve

L'ANSE - The Michigan Department of Natural Resources can't prosecute or harass the owners of pigs purchased from Baraga's Roger and Brenda Turunen, 12th Circuit Court Judge Charles Goodman ruled last week, at least not until a final determination on whether the pigs are legal.The Turunens, ...

Pig wrestling in court: Case continues this fall

L'ANSE - A recent ruling to halt Department of Natural Resources invasive species enforcement against people who bought so-called Russian boar pigs from Roger and Brenda Turunen might not keep the law off their backs for long. A circuit court trial that could be the final word in the ...

Douglass Houghton Falls funding passes Mich. House

HOUGHTON - Funding to buy about 80 acres at the Douglass Houghton Falls has cleared the state House of Representatives.By a 103-2 vote, the House approved a bill providing nearly $28 million for Michigan Natural Resources Trust Funds projects across the state. That includes $600,000 for the ...

Here’s how to find polling place where you can vote

HANCOCK - In order to vote, one must, obviously, know where to vote, and there are a couple ways that information can be found, according to Karen Haischer.Haischer, who is Hancock city clerk, said if a voter knows who his or her local clerk is - county, city, village or township - that person ...

Tech sled joins Challenge

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP - Just a handful of teams each year have the audacity to enter the ASE Clean Snowmobile Challenge's Zero Emissions event, and far fewer pass the safety inspection that qualifies them to actually run their sleds in competition. So Michigan Tech's team was ecstatic when they ...

Snowmobile Challenge hampered by warm weather

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP - Most Copper Country residents are enjoying the unseasonably warm weather this week, and dreaming spring might be here for keeps. Snowmobilers, though, are less excited about he slushy conditions, and that includes the future engineers competing in the ASE Clean Snowmobile ...

Patches signal wildfire season: DNR

By KURT HAUGLIEkhauglie@mininggazette.comThere are patches of grass showing around the piles of snow in the Keweenaw, and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has begun warning people to be careful when burning yard waste.Dan Laux, DNR wildfire specialist, said in the southern Lower ...

Tech scientist wins award from president

HOUGHTON - When Colleen Mouw heard she'd been nominated by NASA for a prestigious award last year, she was both honored and shocked."I guess you don't ever think that what you're doing is important," said Colleen Mouw, an assistant professor in the department of geological and mining ...

Calumet student is repeat spelling champ

NEGAUNEE - The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines karma as the force created by a person's actions that some people believe causes good or bad things to happen to that person.Calumet seventh-grader Zander Worm has a new appreciation for the meaning of karma, the championship word that made him ...

No languishing on collapse cleanup

HOUGHTON - Cleanup has started at the former Kirkish building downtown, City Manager Eric Waara said at Wednesday's City Council meeting.Waara plans to meet Thursday with the property owners and building inspector. He said he and the building inspector will primarily be there as ...

Here’s how to get an absentee ballot

By KURT HAUGLIEkhauglie@mininggazette.comCALUMET TOWNSHIP - Getting an absentee ballot is a fairly easy process, but it does require some effort by the voter.Paul Lehto, supervisor of Calumet Township, said voters who want to vote absentee must come into their township office with proper ...

Archives microfilm opens access to history

HOUGHTON - Much of the material available at the Michigan Tech Archives consists of material in the form of primary and original paper documents. A few examples of these would be mining company records, immigration records and court documents. On the other hand, materials such as historic ...

Local grassroots campaign boosts Sanders

HANCOCK - In the Democratic presidential primary, Bernie Sanders defeated Clinton in Michigan 49.9 to 48.2 percent, with results mostly reflecting an urban/rural split. Clinton won all three Detroit metropolitan counties, plus a few assorted others, while Sanders won most of the rest of the ...

New voters part of record turnout in Tuesday primary

HANCOCK - Statewide, more than 2.4 million voters cast ballots in the primary, shattering previous records according to the Associated Press, and most local election workers said their polling places had been hopping as well."It's been busier than we thought, more so than usual," said poll ...

Michigan picks Sanders, Trump

LANSING, Mich. - Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders won in Michigan's presidential primaries on Tuesday - Sanders sending a big message in this industrial state that he is still viable in the 2016 race, and Trump holding onto his front-runner status.Trump comfortably defeated ...

Snowmobiles race through Copper County

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP - Nearly all the internal combustion teams entered in this year's SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge passed inspection Monday, with only minor tinkering ahead of them before the endurance run to Copper Harbor Tuesday morning. They were facing a challenge they hadn't expected, ...