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Large field turns out for 34th Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon

March 10, 2014 CALUMET — With nearly record-breaking registration numbers and excellent conditions, the 34th annual Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon was a success. “It was excellent. more »»

Conditions ‘excellent’ for Calumet ski marathon

March 7, 2014 CALUMET — Despite some treacherous winter weather in previous months, the 34th annual Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon is set for Saturday, with an additional Junior Bear Chase tonight and snow bike... more »»

Olsson, Parsons talk Rock Camp concert

March 7, 2014 HOUGHTON — PJ Olsson grew up in a home dominated by music. Even back home this week, his family gathered around the pianos singing the songs of his childhood. more »»

Challenge of a clean machine

March 7, 2014 HOUGHTON — By early Thursday afternoon, only one of seven electric snowmobiles entered in the zero emissions division of the Society of Automotive Engineers Clean Snowmobile Challenge had made it... more »»

Seeking success stories

March 7, 2014 HOUGHTON — The federal Head Start program through the BHK Child Development Board has been serving much of the Copper Country since 1974, and officials with BHK are hoping to hear from graduates of... more »»

From there to here: Cornish student visits Keweenaw

March 7, 2014 CALUMET — About a year ago, Robert Herron was watching television at his home in Falmouth, Cornwall in the United Kingdom, when he noticed something that eventually would stimulate an idea for a... more »»

Jeffers to hold Digital Learning Day

March 7, 2014 PAINESDALE — From iPads to Facebook, Copper Country residents can learn how to get the most out of technology Tuesday at the second annual Digital Learning Day at Jeffers High School. more »»

Clean snowmobile emissions put to rigorous test

March 7, 2014 HOUGHTON — Competition moved indoors at the Keweenaw Research Center Friday for the penultimate day of the Society of Automotive Engineers Clean Snowmobile Challenge, with emissions tests the only... more »»

Propane prices finally dropping

March 6, 2014 HOUGHTON — Propane prices have dropped from highs of more than $6 per gallon this winter to around half that for delivery from local suppliers, and more help has arrived for low-income families... more »»

Report: Isle Royale generated nearly $3.5M in local spending in ’12

March 6, 2014 HOUGHTON — Visitors to Isle Royale National Park contributed almost $3.5 million to the local economy in 2012 and supported 50 jobs, according to a new National Park Service report. more »»

Sharing the love of technology

March 6, 2014 CALUMET — Ever since Mike Roland was a child he has been fascinated with technology, and that fascination has led not only to a job with the Public Schools of Calumet, Laurium & Keweenaw, but it has... more »»

Record number finishes first leg of SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge

March 5, 2014 HOUGHTON — When 10 modified internal combustion engine snowmobiles took off for a 100-mile endurance ride around the Keweenaw Research Center test track and then on to Copper Harbor Tuesday, it was... more »»

Severe winter weather plays havoc on pipes

March 5, 2014 HOUGHTON — The coldest winter in recent memory is taking its toll on plumbin. more »»

Tech ROTC: Best of the best

March 5, 2014 HOUGHTON — The Michigan Technological University Air Force Reserve Officer Training Program detachment has been named Team of the Year in an annual competition. more »»

Giving a break: Finlandia discounts general education courses

March 5, 2014 HANCOCK — Finlandia University has instituted a discounted price for some core general education courses, which administration officials hope will bring more students into those classes. more »»

Long winter causing stress, loneliness

March 4, 2014 HOUGHTON — Sub-zero temperatures and heavy snows have been common this winter, forcing many Copper Country residents to spend an inordinate amount of time indoors, alone and inactive. more »»

Longtime Mining Gazette writer dies

March 4, 2014 HANCOCK — Ray Peterson, who worked for the Daily Mining Gazette for 35 years as a proofreader and reporter, died Saturday at the age of 9. more »»

Golton wins CopperDog 150

March 3, 2014 CALUMET — Jake Golton already had five sled-dog racing wins in five tries under his belt this season. more »»

KBIC changes still contentious

March 3, 2014 BARAGA — The biggest moves appear to be in the rearview mirror, but staffing changes and the procedures behind those changes were still matters of dispute when the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community... more »»

Students celebrate African Night

March 3, 2014 HOUGHTON — No, Sandra Owusu doesn’t have a pet lion. And, as she also clarified for an audience Saturday night, she doesn’t speak “African. more »»



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