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Garden dedication at Tech

September 12, 2014 HOUGHTON—The Phyllis and John Seaman Garden was dedicated Thursday afternoon in recognition of Phyllis and John “Jack” Seaman’s recent gift to support the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum’s endowment. more »»

Grandson of Gandhi speaks at Michigan Tech

September 12, 2014 HOUGHTON — Arun Gandhi, a grandson of the famed Indian independence leader Mohandas Gandhi, came to Michigan Technological University Friday to speak about the philosophy of non-violence he learned... more »»

Keweenaw Land Trust celebrates purchase of forest site

September 12, 2014 PORTAGE TOWNSHIP — The ongoing Pilgrim River Watershed Project took another step forward last week with the purchase of a 276-acre parcel to be used as community forest. more »»

Travel Commission talks Michigan tourism

September 12, 2014 CALUMET — Tourism is an extremely important part of the economy of Michigan, and the number one source of revenue in the Upper Peninsula, and discussions about expanding tourism and travel in the... more »»

KEDA hosts economic roundtable

September 11, 2014 HANCOCK — Economic development officials working throughout the Upper Peninsula met for a roundtable at Wednesday’s Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance meeting to discuss their roles and answer... more »»

Jeffers gets taste of local food

September 11, 2014 PAINESDALE — Jeffers High School students on Wednesday got their first taste of the locally grown and raised lunches they’ll be eating once a week this fall, and agreed the meal was both tasty and a... more »»

Air medical base now in operation

September 11, 2014 HANCOCK — Patients needing medical care not available at Portage Health or Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital now have access to a locally-based fixed wing aircraft to take them to Marquette General Hospital... more »»

Tech student recovering

September 10, 2014 MARQUETTE — The 18-year-old Michigan Technological University student who fell from a cliff Sunday was listed in serious condition Tuesday at Marquette General Hospital. more »»

Cutting down on salt

September 10, 2014 Keeping roads and streets as free of snow and ice as possible during the winter requires many kinds of supplies, including road salt, which for many local governments this year involves a... more »»

County passes budget

September 10, 2014 HOUGHTON — After a decade of declining state money and corresponding cuts, Houghton County has some reason for optimism in the coming fiscal year. more »»

Baraga hires village manager

September 10, 2014 By DAN ROBLEE droblee@mininggazette. more »»

Looking for a friend: Little Brothers program in need of help

September 10, 2014 HANCOCK — One of the more important programs of Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly is their visitor program, and the organization is in need of people to spend time with its elderly friends. more »»

KBIC recall effort fails

September 9, 2014 BARAGA – Former Keweenaw Bay Indian Community CEO Larry Denomie III presented a petition seeking the removal of Tribal Council President, or Ogimaa, Donald Shalifoe S. more »»

A first step toward reality

September 9, 2014 By GARRETT NEESE EAGLE HARBOR — An idea that was hatched 13 years ago took its first physical steps into reality Monday night. more »»

Smelter site tours offer a look at history of region

September 9, 2014 RIPLEY — The Quincy Smelter Association conducts tours of the Quincy Smelting Works site during the summer and Saturday was the next to last one for the season. more »»

Record Arizona rainfall swamps cars, leaves 2 dead

September 9, 2014 PHOENIX — Joseph Friend was driving his blue Chevrolet S-10 pickup onto Interstate 10 early Monday when a huge wave of flood water kicked up by a big rig truck pushed his truck off the highway. more »»

Making a splash

September 8, 2014 HOUGHTON — If the Portage Lake Lift Bridge became inoperable for a lengthy period of time, a way to get emergency equipment and personnel from one side of Portage Lake to the other would have to be... more »»

Teen falls from cliff

September 8, 2014 ALLOUEZ TOWNSHIP — An 18-year-old man from Winnetka, Illinois fell about 150 feet while climbing the cliffs on Cliff Drive Sunday, according to a press release from the Keweenaw County Sheriff’s... more »»

PON marks 25 years

September 8, 2014 HOUGHTON — A week’s worth of 2014 Parade of Nations events kick off today with an “Athletes Around the World” presentation, and will culminate Saturday, with the parade and Multicultural Festival. more »»

A great deal for a good cause

September 8, 2014 CHASSELL — In 2012, John Gierke said he and his wife, Lynn, decided to donate some of the money from the sales at their Gierke Blueberry Farm near Chassell because the season was going so well. more »»



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