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Houghton competes in High School Bowl

MARQUETTE – The Houghton Gremlins played the Sault Ste. Marie Blue Devils in the semi-finals of High School Bowl and won by a score of 400-140. Forty schools from the Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin field teams for WNMU-TV's High School Bowl tournament, now celebrating 42 years on the ...

DNR reduces amenities at state parks, recreation areas and trails

To help carry out Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order and further protect public health and safety, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is closing many amenities offered in state parks and recreation areas, effective now through at least April 13. State ...

FinnU receives $47,589 grant for campus security technology

Finlandia University has received $47,589 from the Michigan Department of State Police and Michigan's Campus Sexual Assault Grant Program reimbursement grant initiative for sexual assault prevention technology upgrades. The University will use these funds to add a new camera security system as ...

Early childhood resources during COVID-19

Early Childhood Investment Corporation has developed a COVID-19 resources page to help our state, regional, and local partners navigate the developing information about coronavirus. There are many things we can do to help lessen the spread of this disease and its negative impact on young ...

Ontonagon Township strong financially

ONTONAGON — While local, state, and even national governments are struggling financially, a township with almost 200 square miles of land mass is proving to be strong financially.  Ontonagon Township opened up its financial records in an effort to be very transparent, and the results are ...

Hancock City Council pays tribute to Givens before getting to work

HANCOCK — The Hancock City Council held its regular March meeting on Wednesday evening at City Hall. The city council is Hancock’s only municipal body holding regular meetings during the coronavirus fears. Over the course of the meeting, which opened with a moment of silence for recently ...

Gogebic Community College COVID-19 adjusted services

Gogebic Community College, pursuant with Governor Whitmer's executive order, has taken the next step of limiting access to facilities and virtualizing classrooms and work environments. "All GCC education and operations will continue through distance delivery and working remotely through ...

Grief support lunch offered in Hancock

HANCOCK — Aspirus At Home is offering a monthly Grief Support Lunch to provide support and hope for adults experiencing grief following the loss of a loved one. The Grief Support Lunch takes place at noon on Tuesday, Apr 14, at The Waterfront Restaurant in Hancock. The group encourages ...

2020 Keweenaw Heritage grants application deadline extended

CALUMET – The Keweenaw National Historical Park Advisory Commission is extending the application deadline for the 2020 Keweenaw Heritage Grant Program to Friday, May 1. This program supports the preservation and interpretation of historic resources and stories related to the Keweenaw’s ...

The Rotary Club of Houghton keeps on rolling

The Rotary Club of Houghton is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2020. That means that for over a century, members of the club have met weekly for lunch, fellowship, and community service. Even in this time of social distancing, the club will continue its work and presence in the community ...

Local marketing expert wins Idea Exchange

CALUMET – Designotype Printers, Inc. owner, Margaret Helminen, earned the votes of her peers to win second place at an Idea Exchange during the recent National Print Owners Associaiton (NPOA) Conference in Houston, Texas. The Idea Exchange is a presentation of marketing and best practice ...

City of Hancock updated COVID-19 response

The City of Hancock is responding to the Coronavirus-19 pandemic with a number of precautions as recommended by federal and state officials to help prevent the spread of the virus and protect our employees and residents. - All non-essential board and committee meetings are cancelled until ...

Officials caution: Stop hoarding. Panic-buying causes problems

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is cautioning Michigan residents against panicking during the current COVID-19 outbreak, according to a March 20 press release from the Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB). MDARD advises that this is a time to prepare, ...

COVID-19 Bulletin (Friday)

A digest of press releases, updates and debunked rumors concerning the progress of prevention and treatment for COVID-19. Complete versions of many of these releases are available at mininggazette.com. For current and up-to-date information regarding the Coronavirus visit ...

Baraga Treasurer foreclosure statement

In response to COVID-19, and the Executive Order No. 2020-14 from the State of Michigan, Office of the Governor, the Baraga County Treasurers Office will temporarily suspend the deadline by which property forfeited to a county treasurer must be redeemed and will extend this date from Mar. 31, ...

COVID-19 updated Court services

The Governor has issued a State of Emergency and the Michigan Supreme Court has unanimously entered an Order to authorize Trial Courts "to implement emergency measures to reduce the risk of transmission of the virus and provide the greatest protection possible to those who work and have ...