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Voters weigh in on Congress

ONTONAGON - Ontonagon County voters weighed in on the District 1 congressional race, choosing state senator Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, and Lon Johnson on the Democratic ticket.Casperson got 479 votes, to Jack Bergman's 273 and Jason Allen's 46 on the Republican ticket; while Democrats supported ...

Keweenaw chooses Casperson

EAGLE RIVER - Voters in Keweenaw County chose current State Sen. Tom Casperson for the Ist District congressional seat of Rep. Dan Benishek over two other Republican candidates.Casperson, R-Escanaba, received 194 votes. Republican Jason Allen received 22 votes, and Republican Jack Bergman ...

10 things to know today

By The Associated PressYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. EMIRATES CITES 'INCIDENT' AT DUBAI AIRPORTVideo posted online shows smoke coming from a plane at the scene and the Dubai government says all passengers were ...

Voters back care facility, local library

HOUGHTON - Chassell Township voters decided to stay in the Portage Lake Library District in Tuesday's primary, which also saw county voters renew a millage for the Houghton County Medical Care Facility and voters in Lake Linden approve a school bond project.The Chassell Township proposal failed ...

Houghton calls in fire marshal

HOUGHTON - Police reported on Monday that the state fire marshal has been called in to investigate last Friday night's fire, which occurred at an apartment building at 511 Shelden Avenue, according to a press release issued by the department.Chief John Donnelly said nobody was injured and ...

Crews battle fire in downtown Houghton

David Archambeau/Daily Mining GazetteFirefighters worked well into the night to put out Friday night's blaze on 511 Shelden Avenue in downtown Houghton. Police reported Monday the state fire marshall has been called in to investigate what caused the fire. No one was injured in the fire and ...

Board to look into water bill complaints

BALTIC - "There's been some talk on the street, 'Why is my bill so high?'" Adams Township Supervisor Gerald Heikkinen told the township board Monday regarding complaints about water billing issues. "Don't bad mouth us on the street. We're here to help. That's pretty much my agenda for the next ...

10 things to know today

By The Associated PressYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. DELVING INTO TRUMP'S TRAPHis persistent criticism of a Muslim-American military family fits a familiar pattern: The Republican nominee can't let go of a perceived ...

Storm damaged Quincy Mine Hoist

HANCOCK - The July 21 storm that knocked out power to much of the Copper Country also caused damage at the Quincy Mine Hoist north of Hancock, but Glenda Bierman said most of the damage has been repaired.Bierman, the QMH manager, said the storm ripped some metal panels off the roof of the gift ...

10 things to know today

By The Associated PressYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. FIGHT WITH MUSLIM ARMY CAPTAIN'S FAMILY TESTS 'SAY ANYTHING' PLANDonald Trump begins the first full week of the general election campaign having put his strategy of ...

Rock Finale: Powerhouse show moves people

HOUGHTON - With a set list that mixed originals with songs from the likes of Kate Bush, the Chainsmokers and Bon Jovi, PJ Olsson's Rock Camp put on another powerhouse concert Saturday night.At 33 songs and three hours including intermission, the concert was part of a conscious effort to trim ...

Storms wreak lasting damage

By Vanessa Dietzvdietz@mininggazette.comPORCUPINE MOUNTAINS WILDERNESS STATE PARK - While some Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park cabins and campsites reopened after two severe thunderstorms, several additional features remain closed - some permanently.Severe thunderstorms July 11 and 21 ...

Juveniles injured in ATV rollover

L'ANSE TOWNSHIP - Three juveniles were hospitalized Thursday in a one-vehicle ATV rollover accident on Keranen Road near Summit Road.The ATV was driven by a 16-year-old male, who was first taken to Baraga County Memorial Hospital and later transferred to Marquette General Hospital, sheriff's ...

Quincy construction hurting businesses

HANCOCK - Rick Freeman understands the need for the reconstruction of Quincy Street in Hancock, but he's still frustrated about the negative effect it's had on his business.Freeman, who owns Northwoods Sporting Goods in the 100 block of Quincy Street, said compared to the spring and summer of ...

10 things to know today

By The Associated PressYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:1. AS CONVENTION WRAPS, DEMOCRATS GIRD FOR TIGHT CONTESTEven as Clinton and her supporters argue Trump is unqualified for the Oval Office, they recognize the ...

Calumet government undergoing reshuffling

CALUMET - The Calumet Village Board will have all seven seats filled after the Nov. 8 election, but for a while Village Administrator Rob Tarvis wasn't certain that would happen.As the July 26 deadline to file to be a candidate for the November general election approached, few people had filed ...

Houghton buys more recycling bins

HOUGHTON - The first wave of recycle bins Houghton made available to its residents sold out quickly.So the city's buying a new batch.The Houghton City Council approved purchasing another 250 containers at its meeting Wednesday.The city recently entered into an agreement with Waste Management to ...

Man injured in bicycle crash

EAGLE RIVER - A Grand Rapids man sustained injuries Wednesday while riding a bicycle near Copper Harbor, according to Sgt. Bill Luokkanen of the Keweenaw County Sheriff's Office.At 2:16 p.m., Luokkanen said Thomas Northrup. 54, was riding on Brockway Mountain Road when he lost control of the ...