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Houghton seventh-graders experience Day of Science

By GARRETT NEESE Houghton Daily Mining Gazette HOUGHTON — From purifying water to learning the reactions creating ice cream, Houghton Middle School seventh-graders got hands-on learning as part of the school’s annual Day of Science activity at Michigan Technological University. About ...

What’s happening

Today • Washi Tape Notebooks Ishpeming Public Library 11 a.m. • YOD Level 2 Honor Yoga • Marquette Co. Democratic Party Fall Dinner Ishpeming Elks 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22 • Bell Auxiliary Fall Open House Bell Gift Shop 1-3 p.m. • Sunday Family Bowling River ...

Area may have mild, wet fall

By JORDAN BECK Escanaba Daily Press ESCANABA — Though autumn will not officially begin until Sept. 23, according to the National Weather Service Marquette Office, the fall of 2019 could be warmer and wetter than normal in the Upper Peninsula. These predictions are based on data from ...

New look, same great mission

ISHPEMING — Project Keep Kids Warm is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year by introducing efforts to become more efficient and donor friendly. The effort, which has provided thousands of articles of winter clothing to area children age birth to 18 years annually since 2009, will ...

IM scores medical marijuana applications

By JIM ANDERSON Iron Mountain Daily News IRON MOUNTAIN — Two downstate businesses have earned the highest rankings under a city scoring system to award licenses for medical marijuana facilities. Barring successful appeals, Iron Mountain licenses for growing, processing and provisioning ...

Home health care options widely available in comfort of your home

Home Health Care Services: Did you know that you have access to a broad spectrum of home health and wellness services for a seamless transition from hospital, clinic, doctor’s office to the necessary services in your own home, assisted living facility, or nursing home? With a phone call ...

Paavola joins Hancock School Board

HANCOCK — The Hancock School Board has appointed a new member, Rod Paavola, who replaces former trustee Mary Babcock. Babcock, who was the board vice president, stepped down in July because of her excessive work load at City Hall, where she serves as city clerk. “I have a lot to learn,” ...

Michigan Iron Industry Museum preserves past for future generations

One hundred and seventy-five years ago, William Austin Burt and his surveying crew located rich iron ore deposits in what we now call Negaunee. On Sept. 19, 1844, Burt and his crew noticed wild fluctuations in their magnetic compass needles. The crew dispersed to investigate the area, and ...

Embracing season’s change

Autumn brings color and with that the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce is promoting a variety of events and happenings on the West End to reflect that. Your last chance to get some goods at the Neguanee Farmer’s Market at Miner’s Park is on Sept. 25 from 4-7 p.m. This ...

UPSET arrests 4 in Iron River

IRON RIVER — Four people were arrested Wednesday in Iron River after a month-long investigation, law enforcement officials said. Authorities did a warranted search of a residence at 310 Blossom Ave. after detectives learned the occupants had narcotics and a loaded pistol, according to a ...

Teen sentenced to jail, probation

ESCANABA — A Gladstone teen was sentenced to one year in jail and five years probation in Delta County Circuit Court Wednesday, after pleading no contest for his role in a sexual assault case that involved a codefendant. Dylan Michael-Patrick McDonough, 19, of Gladstone, was found guilty ...

UPSET arrests 4 in Iron River

IRON RIVER — After a month-long investigation by the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team, two people were arrested at an Iron River residence on drug charges and two others for violating their probation. Prior to UPSET executing a search warrant, detectives had obtained information ...

Regional briefing

State Police warn of phone scams CALUMET — The Michigan State Police Calumet Post is cautioning residents about phone scams. Officials are reminding the public not to provide banking or personal information over the phone to unknown callers posing as a relative in need of money or a ...

Grand Hotel to be sold

DETROIT (AP) — The owners of the iconic Grand Hotel on Michigan’s Mackinac Island said Tuesday that they’ve reached a tentative deal to sell the hotel to a private equity firm. The Musser family and KSL Capital Partners are expected to close the deal within 30 days. Terms were not ...

Program brings cops, kids together

By CLARISSA KELL Escanaba Daily Press ESCANABA — Through having lunch with a police officer or getting a ride to school in a fire truck, the Escanaba Public Safety Department’s “Hero Program” aims to build better relationships between first responders and local ...

Ontonagon celebrates Labor Day

By GARRETT NEESE Houghton Daily Mining Gazette ONTONAGON — For the 63rd year, crowds lined up in Ontonagon for floats, bands and candy Sunday for the annual Labor Day parade. Competing in the parade is a point of pride for many organizations, which try to outdo each other with creative ...

Man swims across Big Bay de Noc

ESCANABA — Tyler Lindquist has always been interested in physically pushing himself, according to his sister Ann Lindquist, and on Aug. 17, he did just that. Lindquist swam from Chippewa Point to Burndt Bluff, crossing Big Bay de Noc. He swam 6.6 miles in five and a half hours following the ...

Public speaks on marijuana

ONTONAGON — The Ontonagon Village Council chambers were packed at the Aug. 25 Village Council meeting. The issue that brought people out dealt with the Aug. 12 council meeting where four members tabled a motion for the village to “opt out” of allowing a marijuana retail business in the ...

Veridea picked for Houghton project

By GARRETT NEESE Houghton Daily Mining Gazette HOUGHTON — Houghton will begin negotiations with Veridea Group of Marquette on a potential mixed-use development on the Houghton waterfront. The Houghton City Council approved beginning the process by a 5-2 vote, following a lengthy ...

Regional briefing

Accidental shooting injures child IRON RIVER — The Iron River Police Department is investigating an accidental shooting involving a 4-year-old at an Iron River residence on Thursday. Police said that at about 7 p.m. Thursday, an officer was dispatched to the residence, and upon arrival, it ...