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Editorial

Local resident needs a Copper Country assist

With December behind us and a new year to focus on, it is easy to abandon our charity and our goodwill that we build up over the holiday season and get back to focusing on ourselves. This is not a bad thing, by any means, but the reality of the situation is, people around us need help year ...

Huskies display quality of hockey in Michigan

On Tuesday, the Michigan Tech Huskies hockey team, under head coach Joe Shawhan, did something never seen before in the long, storied history of the program: they defeated both Michigan State and Michigan to win the Great Lakes Invitational. Even if hockey is not an activity you participate in, ...

Portage Health Foundation delivers checks

On Thursday, the Portage Health Foundation delivered checks to non-profits throughout Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties. A total of 15 non-profits in the area were supported by $217,781 in donations from community members. With a $100,000 match from the foundation, the ...

Absence of loved ones requires special effort during holidays

While the holiday season is a time of joy, food, gifts and reunions with family and friends who are rarely seen but dearly cherished, there are some years where families have a hole in them. Sometimes a death steals someone from a family, sometimes it’s a couple’s troubles splitting a ...

Finlandia to honor local military

This Saturday, the Finlandia Lions men’s hockey will be hosting MSOE for a NCHA contest at the Houghton County Arena. The game, which is set to start at 4 p.m. is important not just because it is a conference matchup for the Lions, but the team will also be honoring the U.S. Armed Forces ...

On the Fairness Doctrine

The Daily Mining Gazette recently received a call from a reader who was upset that we ran Connie Shultz’s column on Nov. 19, with no conservative counterpoint. The caller insisted that we were violating the Fairness Doctrine by not providing an immediate counterpoint alongside the column on ...

Why Camp Kitwen will not work as a new, improved jail

With the failure of Houghton County’s attempt for funds to build an expensive addition to the current court house to improve the jail conditions, the county has needed to do a large amount of soul searching before putting a new recommendation back in front of voters. One of the first steps ...

11 months in, the DMG is still adjusting to new schedule

We at the Daily Mining Gazette are entering our 11th month as a paper that prints at night as opposed to one that prints in the late morning/early afternoon. We fully admit, it has been a bumpy ride. This move was made, in part, to help save the paper money, and also made, in part, to meet ...

Rotary raises money for battle with polio

This past Thursday was World Polio Day, a day for members of the Rotary International organization to rally the world around their work to “eradicate” the disease forever. Poliomyelitis, or polio as it is commonly known, is a paralyzing and potentially fatal disease that still threatens ...

MSP posts will serve as medication disposal sites

The Michigan State Police is asking local residents to bring their expired, unused or unwanted medication to their posts as part of the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day next Saturday, Oct. 26. The Drug Take-Back Day is one of two annual events held in partnership with the Drug ...

Go ahead and ‘Stuff a blue goose’

Starting this weekend, troopers from the Michigan State Police Calumet Post and five local grocery stores in Baraga and Houghton counties will be working together to host a special series of events known as “Stuff a blue goose.” We at the Daily Mining Gazette cannot express how important ...

Giving Tuesday worth taking time to donate for

For the third year, the Portage Health Foundation is raiding money for local charities through its Giving Tuesday. The program that PHF has dubbed “Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is” is one where the PHF will match up to $100,000 total in donations made to local non-profits as part of ...

NHL puts on great show

As parents and children lined up Thursday to welcome the National Hockey League’s Detroit Red Wings and St. Louis Blues to the Copper Country, chants broke out, mainly from children wearing Red Wings sweaters, of “We’re waiting, we’re waiting, we’re waiting for the Wings.” While at ...

Hockeyville is special for everyone

Throughout this week, there will be events in the Calumet area relating to Kraft Hockeyville USA. There has not been this much buzz in the community for a hockey game since Michigan Tech hosted Bowling Green for the WCHA playoff title a couple of years ago. On Monday, the Stanley Cup was in ...

O captain, my captain

Houghton Gremlins hockey coach Corey Markham will likely see his loyalties challenged locally this season as two of his former pupils, Raymond Brice and Connor Hannon, have each been named captain of their respective college hockey teams. Brice was announced as the Michigan Tech Huskies ...

Remembering 9/11

As the bulk of the American workforce hits middle age, many of us cannot forget the events of Sept. 11, 2001, when a group of al-Qaeda members flew two planes into the World Trade Center in New York City and one into the Pentagon in Washington D.C. They also attempted to fly another into the ...

Know your rights when returning gifts

Did Santa bring you the ugliest gift this year? Want to try and get something better? The Better Business Bureau has tips you should know that will make you that savvy returner. Did you know that there are federal and state laws that dictate how and when you can return an item? Knowing ...

Cities sue to block strict lead rule

Would Flint have poisoned itself without the state’s help? It’s hard to say; maybe we will know when all the criminal and civil trials have completed their slow but fine grind through the court system. But other cities, including Detroit, want judicial permission to keep feeding lead to ...

Teen vaping poses future risks

This year, an estimated 1.3 million teenagers became addicted to nicotine, according to a new study published by the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research. While drug and alcohol use is down among youth, a spike in vaping is alarming and deserves attention. Despite ...

Story from Brighton defines true spirit of Christmas

The Christmas season may have come and gone, but its spirit still lives in the state of Michigan. A southeastern Michigan girl who is battling leukemia has received more than 4,500 Christmas cards since late November, according to an article from the Livingston Daily Press & Argus. Emma ...