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Editorial

Ending school year a difficult choice for Gov. Whitmer

It’s a tough decision to make, but it’s the right one. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday issued Executive Order 2020-35, which dictates that all K-12 school buildings close for the remainder of the school year, unless restrictions are lifted, which seems unlikely considering the ongoing ...

A letter from all of us at the Daily Mining Gazette

Dear Reader: Saying that these are difficult and challenging times for all of us is an understatement. As we face the days and weeks of uncertainty ahead, the staff of the Daily Mining Gazette wants you to know that we will be there to keep you informed and support our community during these ...

Whitmer’s plans show smart decision-making

The first obligation of any newspaper is to keep readers informed with the most up-to-date information and news possible. So, while some readers may feel there has been too much coverage regarding novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, it still remains our obligation at the Daily Mining Gazette to ...

Congratulations Calumet Copper Kings hockey

On Wednesday evening, the Calumet Copper Kings hockey team punched their ticket to the state quarterfinals on Saturday by defeating the Houghton Gremlins, 5-1. The Copper Kings looked tentative early in the contest, as did the Gremlins, but once Houghton grabbed an early lead, Caluemet kept ...

Heikinpaiva worth braving the cold, snow

While on the surface, Hancock’s Heikinpaiva appears to be a cheap excuse to eat pie and have a parade in the middle of winter, it is actually a lot more than that. Heikinpaiva is a three-week celebration of Finnish heritage, something that is prevalent throughout the Copper Country, giving ...

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 ...