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Local schools explore Black History Month

February 24, 2015 HOUGHTON — Throughout the almost 40 years since Black History Month was officially recognized by the government, teachers have used it as an opportunity to educate their students about the... more »»

Lawyers make final pleas in Jodi Arias sentencing

February 24, 2015 By JACQUES BILLEAUD Associated Press Writer PHOENIX — Lawyers in the Jodi Arias sentencing retrial are scheduled to make closing arguments today on whether the convicted murderer should receive lif... more »»

No school again today

February 23, 2015 Students in the Copper Country will remain home again today as bitter cold has forced the cancellation of schools once again. more »»

No warmth in sight

February 23, 2015 HOUGHTON — The current period of below-normal temperatures has lasted about a month now, and it looks like it will last at least another two weeks, according to Justin Titus. more »»

Winter Baja

February 23, 2015 HOUGHTON — The Winter Baja Invitational has been a tradition at Michigan Technological University for 34 years, and Saturday the tradition continued with 33 vehicles from about 15 universities and... more »»

Winter Baja

February 23, 2015 HOUGHTON — The Winter Baja Invitational has been a tradition at Michigan Technological University for 34 years, and Saturday the tradition continued with 33 vehicles from about 15 universities and... more »»

The winter soldiers

February 23, 2015 By GARRETT NEESE gneese@mininggazette.com CALUMET — Junior ROTC members from across the Upper Midwest tested their mettle at the second annual Arctic Raider Challenge in Calumet Saturday. more »»

A day for the girls

February 23, 2015 By KURT HAUGLIE khauglie@mininggazette. more »»

Beating the (winter) blues

February 23, 2015 HOUGHTON — Though temperatures Saturday may have been chilly, the women participating in Aspirus’ first Beat the Winter Blues event were able to stay warm, and learn a bit in the process. more »»

Jamboree raises POW/MIA awareness

February 23, 2015 HOUGHTON — The Forgotten Eagles were formed to raise awareness of American military members who disappeared as prisoners of war or went missing in action during combat, and encourage work to bring... more »»

Houghton Cty. ranked 8th in child well-being

February 21, 2015 HANCOCK — Houghton County ranks among the top counties in the state in the new Kids Count rankings, although some of the most important economic indicators have declined statewide over the past... more »»

Fewer pipes freezing

February 21, 2015 HANCOCK — The Arctic temperatures have been around for a couple weeks, and the cold may last another week, but so far waterline freeze ups haven’t been much of a problem locally. more »»

No injuries in Hancock fire

February 20, 2015 Meghan Marquardt/Daily Mining Gazette Firefighters from the Hancock Volunteer Fire Department worked to put out a house fire early this morning. more »»

More money, new members

February 20, 2015 HOUGHTON — The Michigan Technological University Board of Control received good news about research funding, and welcomed two new board members at its meeting Thursday morning. more »»

Tech looking to up female attendance

February 20, 2015 HOUGHTON — It’s a long-standing stereotype that it’s difficult to find women at Michigan Technological University, but recruiters at the university are looking to change that. more »»

2 local educators named Teachers of the Year

February 20, 2015 CALUMET/CHASSELL — Two local teachers were recently chosen as teachers of the year by the Michigan Department of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and both of them said the designation wouldn’t have... more »»

Lake Superior almost completely ice-covered

February 20, 2015 HOUGHTON — Lake Superior is about 92 percent covered in ice after rapid buildup over the last two weeks, according to the latest data released today by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric... more »»

Keweenaw County OKs zoning changes

February 19, 2015 EAGLE RIVER — The Keweenaw County Board of Commissioners approved several changes to its zoning ordinance, primarily aimed at resort service districts in Copper Harbor and Lac La Belle, at its... more »»

 
 
 

 

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