×

Local News

Lake Linden-Hubbell Schools Board approves technology purchases

LAKE LINDEN — The Lake Linden-Hubbell Schools Board approved more than $28,000 in technology improvements for the district at its meeting Monday night. Approved spending included 26 computers, 40 tablets and a 40-tablet cart, as well as 12 6-foot tables, two 3-foot tables and 25 ...

10 things to know today – Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT OBAMA IS AIMING TO DO ON LAST OVERSEAS TRIP In Greece, Germany and Peru, the president is hoping to reassure America's allies of the steadiness of U.S. resolve and its ...

Foreign Flavor: International Night at Tech

By GARRETT NEESEgneese@mininggazette.comHOUGHTON - Food, song and dance from around the world were presented Saturday at Michigan Technological University's annual International Night.This year's celebration was centered on the holidays."Every year, we like to change the theme, so people can ...

Ontonagon County craft show weekend

For the GazetteThe eighth Annual Ewen Holiday Magic Craft show took place this past Saturday at the Ewen Centennial Hall. The show brought vendors and shoppers from all over the Western U.P. and northern Wisconsin.The Magic Craft Show began as a fundraiser for SONCO Ambulance and the Ontonagon ...

Houghton County insurance rates on the rise

HOUGHTON - The Houghton County Board is is looking at options for reducing its health care costs. The board approved giving Administrator Eric Forsberg authority to force payment under Public Act 152 if unions do not approve changing the health care plan. The law limits the amount public ...

10 things to know today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. TRUMP APPOINTMENTS REVEAL SHARP CONTRASTSGOP chief Reince Priebus is named White House chief of staff in a nod to the establishment, while Breitbart executive Steve Bannon, who has ties to ...

Saluting Veterans: Ceremonies honor sacrifice, service rendered by vets

HOUGHTON - Veterans and other members of the community celebrated the service performed by members of the military Friday at Veterans Day ceremonies throughout the Keweenaw Peninsula.The Copper Country Veterans Association and Marine Corps League Keweenaw Detachment No. 1016 hosted a ceremony ...

Chassell Schools bond issue projects expected to increase student safety

CHASSELL - Nearly all of the 14 items planned for school upgrades will center around student security and safety, Chassell Schools Superintendent Howard Parmentier said. The driveway to the school, the most expensive upgrade, will greatly increase the safety of students, as well as drivers ...

Houghton County School Election Results

These are the results of school elections in Houghton County.Adams Township School District: Eric Mattila (756) was elected to a four-year term. George Eakin (452) and Chad Snell (372) were elected to two six-year seats, defeating Bruce Heltunen (235), Jason Coffey (326) and John Asiala ...

Saatio sentenced to 15 years in prison

SANTA ROSA, Fla. - John Saatio was sentenced to 15 years in prison in Florida Tuesday morning for his most recent escape from custody in August.Saatio, who escaped from the Houghton County Jail in June 2015, was sentenced to 15 years in prison in Santa Rosa County for second-degree escape and ...

Chassell Schools to start improvement projects

CHASSELL -Howard Parmentier, Chassell Township Schools superintendent, said thanks to the generosity of the voters of the township, the board can begin to move ahead with upcoming projects. A requested bond for school improvements was approved Tuesday, allowing the school to proceed with much ...

Security upgrades to come at Chassell School

CHASSELL - One of the top priorities at the Chassell school is to upgrade door locks, Howard Parmentier, superintendent said. While some of the locks are old, others are now obsolete."When this building was built in 1992, they purchased the locks from a local business, I believe, from here in ...

Baraga council approves higher water rates

BARAGA - Baraga Village Council approved raising water rates, in accordance with the terms of its Rural Development loan."This is our second bump," Village Manager LeAnn LeClaire said Tuesday at the council meeting.Village customers will pay $32.50, township customers will pay $35, and ...

Coppo named undersheriff

HOUGHTON - Houghton County has a new undersheriff.Kevin Coppo, a captain with the sheriff's office, has been promoted, the department announced Thursday."I think it's going to be an awesome challenge," he said. "My predecessor Roy Britz left it in a great place, to where I can just walk into ...

Setting it straight

An article in Friday's Daily Mining Gazette misstated Adams Township election results. Both David Mattila and Diane Keranen were elected as township trustees.

Remembering the Edmund Fitzgerald

It was a mild afternoon on the water when Captain Ernest McSorley eased the freighter away from the Burlington Northern No. 1 Dock at Superior, Wisc. With over 40 years' experience on the Great Lakes and the oceans, the veteran skipper was not overly concerned by the weather advisories on this ...

Ontonagon board members collect votes

HOUGHTON - Many Ontonagon County township board members collected votes Tuesday.Bergland Township chose Republican Carl D. Bailey over Democrat David Roberts 158 to 130 votes. In the township clerk race, Democrat Pat MacArthur lost to Republican Irene D. Sorelle 127 to 155. Wendy Savola got 218 ...

Baraga village, township board members gain votes

HOUGHTON - Baraga County villages and townships board members chalked up votes in Tuesday's election.In Baraga Village, President Wendell Dompier got 304 votes, Cynthia A. Wadaga got 273 for treasurer, and trustees Paul Mayo, Sandy Johnson, Jeannine Mayo and Anthony Mayo received 306, 248, 222 ...

Franklin gets new supervisor

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP - Franklin Township Supervisor Glenn Ekdahl chose not to seek reelection this year, and after Tuesday's general election township residents have a new supervisor.Current board of trustees member Republican Mary Sears received 396 votes and Roger Sullivan, who ran unaffiliated ...

New treasurer, inspector for Keweenaw

EAGLE RIVER - Keweenaw County voters turned out in large numbers in Tuesday's elections to decide a number of races, with some contested, while others were not.Julie Carlson (D) was unopposed for county clerk and registrar of deeds, while John Cima defeated Donna Effinger, 824 to 324 for mine ...