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Under new management: Gazette announces new managing editor

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The Daily Mining Gazette's editorial department is now under the guidance of a new interim managing editor, local and sports editor David “Daver” Karnosky. “I admit, I'm a bit nervous,” Karnosky said. He said that doing the best job he can is important to him. “We have a ...

School board defines superintendent position

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HANCOCK — The Hancock School Board met in special session at noon Friday. Among the agenda items was a discussion on what qualifications they are looking for in a superintendent, along with what skill sets would be of value to the office, the school, and the district as a whole. While one ...

Michigan Tech holds disaster drill

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HOUGHTON — If a fuel tanker overturns in a multi-vehicle crash near Michigan Technological University, Tech employees and emergency responders will know what to do. Because they have already done it. Tech hosted a disaster drill on campus Thursday night, acting out a scenario where a ...

DNR gives trails update in Houghton

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HOUGHTON — Department of Natural Resources staff gave updates on work being done to restore trail access in the Houghton area at Wednesday’s City Council meeting. The goal is to restore trails to the condition they were in prior to last June’s floods, said Ron Yesney, DNR Upper ...

Chimney fire in Torch Lake

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Garrett Neese/Daily Mining Gazette Firefighters put out a chimney fire at a garage on Baulman Road in Torch Lake Township Wednesday afternoon. The fire, which was put out in about 10 minutes, did minor damage to the building, said Brad Banfield, first assistant with the Dollar Bay Fire Department.

1K lose power in Houghton Thursday

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HOUGHTON — About 1,000 customers lost power in the Houghton area after an equipment malfunction Thursday night. The outage occurred at 5:01 p.m., knocking out power to 1,015 customers in the Houghton area, said Brett French, Upper Peninsula Power Co. vice president of business development ...

Voters say ‘no’ to wind

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L’ANSE TOWNSHIP — Voters defeated a L’Anse Township referendum to amend its zoning ordinance to allow wind energy projects on commercial forest land. The no vote garnered 315 residents (55 percent), while only 257 (45 percent) voted in favor of the amendment. The no vote overturns a ...

CCISD, voters built CTE program, students coming

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ere enrolled in the Copper Country Intermediate School District’s career and technical education courses. Next year’s enrollment is projected at 323. “We obviously built what was needed, and kids are taking advantage of it,” CCISD superintendent George Stockero said. Stockero and ...

Light election in Copper Country

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L’ANSE TOWNSHIP — The May ballot was mostly light in the Copper Country, but several municipalities did have items on the ballot. L’Anse Township was voting on a referendum for a zoning ordinance that would allow zoning for wind energy projects in forest areas. Renewable Energy ...

At Flower Shop, flowers are an art

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At the Flower Shop, flower arrangement is an artform, not a sideline or a department in a store. Flowers are what Missy Goulette at the Flower Shop on Quincy Street has had a love for her entire life. It is her degree in fine arts with an intuitive yet trained eye in color theory, design, ...

Husky Doctor

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Garrett Neese/Daily Mining Gazette Xueling Li receives her doctoral hood during a hooding ceremony at Michigan Technological University on Saturday, signifying a Doctor of Philosophy degree in statistics. A total of 61 students received Ph.D.s at the 2019 spring commencement.

Becoming Husky: Nature or Nurture?

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HOUGHTON — Michigan Technological University was a rigorous environment, graduating students said Saturday. But they would do it all over again. One of more than 1,000 students who walked across the stage during Saturday’s ceremony was student commencement speaker Monica Brechting of ...

Finlandia speakers: About all in family, making difference

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HANCOCK — Finlandia University celebrated the graduation of 88 students at Sunday’s spring commencement. The student speaker was marketing major Haley Makela of Atlantic Mine. She was heavily involved in campus activity during her four years. She served as vice president of the Student ...

‘Inflection Point’: College of Computing established at MTU

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HOUGHTON — Michigan Technological University’s Board approved three new degree programs at its quarterly meeting Friday. It also passed resolutions in support of dissolving the School of Technology and creating the new College of Computing. “This will be the first college of its ...

Rememberance: Local veteran turning memories into music

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HOUGHTON — Jeff Hauswirth, an Iraq War veteran, is using music to process his experiences there. Hauswirth’s EP, “Forever 29,” was released April 26. The six-song EP is more than a decade in the making. Two of the songs date back to 2006, when Hauswirth, then a hospital corpsman ...

Milling, concentrating processes at Cliff Mine

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Last week, we talked briefly about the process of mineral concentrating, beginning at the stamp mill. This morning, while we enjoy our coffee, we will back up a bit, and go into more detail, starting in the mine. In drilling and blasting underground, the copper-bearing rock was blown out and ...