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FinnFest revenues distributed to local groups

May 7, 2015 The board of directors of FinnFestUSA 2013 has begun distributing the revenue generated by its successful festival of nearly two years ago, according to a written statement from the boar. more »»

Tech Bioathlon competition sparks interest in science

May 7, 2015 HOUGHTON — The Michigan Technological University Department of Biological Sciences Bioathlon is in its 26th year, and its longevity may be attributable to its popularity with both students and... more »»

Simple rule stops invasive insects: Don’t move firewood

May 7, 2015 HOUGHTON — In the second half of her presentation Thursday, Fort Wilkins State Park Ranger Jennifer Kimball discussed some of the invasive insect species that prey on western U.P. trees. more »»

Help for home

May 6, 2015 HOUGHTON — For Nepalese students attending Michigan Technological University, the huge April 25 earthquake in Nepal is not just a tragedy read about or seen on television, it’s something very real... more »»

Proposal 1 crashes and burns

May 6, 2015 COPPER COUNTRY — Road commission officials in Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties are disappointed Proposal 1 was soundly defeated by the voters Tuesday, and they think it’s more... more »»

KBIC helps kill Proposal 1 measure with ad campaign

May 6, 2015 BARAGA — After about a week of tribally sponsored print and radio advertising urging voters to oppose Proposal 1 at the polls, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community leader Jennifer Misegan was happy with th... more »»

Programs at the Calumet Library

May 6, 2015 CALUMET? — The Calumet Public Library has a variety of programs lined up for this summer, and welcomes patrons to share the information with visiting friends and family. more »»

Local voters tend to back millages

May 6, 2015 HOUGHTON — While Proposal 1 fared about as well locally as in the rest of the state, local voters were in favor of new and renewed millages in their area. more »»

L’Anse library faces cuts in staff, hours

May 6, 2015 L’ANSE — The L’Anse Area School Public Library will likely be facing cuts to staffing and public hours after a 0.5 mill county ballot proposal was rejected by Baraga County voters Tuesday. more »»

A-way up high

May 6, 2015 Workers from Northern Restoration and Waterproofing Systems work to paint and restore masonry at the Houghton County Courthouse. more »»

Tech official explains Nepal quake

May 6, 2015 HOUGHTON — In 2010, Wayne Pennington attended a conference in Nepal about how officials in the region should prepare for disasters, and how they could work together in times of emergency. more »»

Tech team wins Air Force design challenge

May 5, 2015 HOUGHTON?— It’s hot in the desert, where many American military men and women serve. more »»

No deer hunting?

May 5, 2015 HOUGHTON — Suspending the deer hunt in the Upper Peninsula is one possibility being considered to aid the deer population after a succession of bad winters, though it’s not considered likely. more »»

Little Brothers gets grants for a medical transport van

May 5, 2015 HANCOCK — Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly is hoping to expand its medical transportation program, and thanks to a couple of grants, it will be able to do that. more »»

Foundation seeks information for grants

May 5, 2015 MARQUETTE?— The Superior Health Foundation (SHF) is pleased to launch its 2015 Proactive Grant Focus process with the release of a Request for Information (RFI) to gather criteria about organization... more »»

Long Reflection

May 5, 2015 Kurt Hauglie/Daily Mining Gazette A sailboat is seen this morning docked in the dead calm of the Houghton County Marina in Ripley. more »»

Bat presentations to be held

May 5, 2015 HOUGHTON — Portage Library Hosts Program about Michigan Bats and Invasive Insect Species The Portage Lake District Library will host a two-part discussion and slide show about the effects of... more »»

Lyme disease cases in UP rise; Western UP Heath Department offers tips for preventing bites

May 4, 2015 HANCOCK — As summer approaches, people are heading out to enjoy the beauty of the Upper Peninsula. The increased temperature, however, also brings out ticks. more »»

Once a Husky, always a Husky

May 4, 2015 HOUGHTON — Saturday’s commencement ceremony, held at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena on Michigan Technological University’s campus, served as an academic milestone for the more than 1,000 students wh... more »»



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