Our Great Lakes deserve a group effort to protect them


Taken separately, the threats to the health of the Great Lakes are enough to raise alarm. Together they are a crisis, the root of which we must recognize and take seriously. Mercury, PCBs, PFAS, fertilizer, pesticides, microplastics, water withdrawal, toxic algae, botulism, invasive ...

McBroom found strength, truth in election probe


We were pleased with the work undertaken recently by the Michigan Senate’s Oversight Committee, chaired by none other than state Sen. Ed McBroom. The Waucedah Township Republican, against the expectations of many, found that the 2020 election in the state of Michigan was honest and held ...

Canal Run 2021

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The 2021 Canal Run was a great success thanks to the support of many within our community! Over 100 volunteers helped to ensure nearly 700 participants had an excellent race experience. Our primary sponsors UP Health System - Portage, Finlandia University, Keweenaw Co-op ...

Thank you DMG

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I am writing in support of a free press. The Copper Country needs the Daily Mining Gazette more now than in the 88 years I’ve been alive. It appears we are entering an era when Democracy and freedom of the press are in danger. As such, last week we renewed our Gazette ...

Copper Country remembers longtime sheriff


Given that he was the longest-serving sheriff in Michigan at the time of his death, it is hard to find someone in the Copper Country whose life was not touched by Houghton County Sheriff Brian “Slim” McLean. First elected to office in 1996, he served the community well over the years. As ...

The Big Lie

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I want to add my two cents worth to last Saturday’s letters responding to Erik Kiilunen’s earlier letter addressed to State Sen. Ed McBroom. Kiilunen called for an “independent third party” audit and tokened voting irregularities to a slow spreading cancer. In fact, ...