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Two more COVID-19 deaths reported in Delta County

Escanaba — Local data Wednesday showed Delta County has had 42 new confirmed COVID-19 positives since Monday, along with two more deaths blamed on the virus, while Menominee County added 31 cases and a death. Public Health of Delta and Menominee Counties also listed 19 probable cases in ...

Holiday shoppers return to Copper Country businesses

HOUGHTON — On Friday afternoon, the streets of downtown Houghton and Hancock bustled with shoppers searching for holiday gifts. Although the Copper Country is usually free from the shopping mania that grips other parts of the nation on Black Friday, a sunny Friday afternoon was an opportune ...

DNR study shows factors influencing deer numbers

By Houghton Daily Mining Gazette staff HOUGHTON — In the Upper Peninsula, where wilderness and wildlife are a crucial part of daily life and commerce, the white-tailed deer is a revered species. Management decisions affecting the deer herd are closely followed and frequently debated by UP ...

MTU theater plays set for February

HOUGHTON — The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Michigan Tech University announces auditions for “An Evening of One Acts” that will be produced Feb. 17-26 in McArdle Theatre. This performance will include productions of four new works that are a collaboration with ...

Dickinson, Iron virus tolls rise

Dickinson, Iron virus tolls rise IRON MOUNTAIN — Both Dickinson and Iron counties recorded two more deaths blamed on COVID-19 earlier this week, along with 64 and 49 new confirmed cases of the virus, respectively, local data showed Wednesday. Dickinson County also had 62 probable ...

Men arrested for attempting to solicit underage subject

ESCANABA — Two men have been arrested for attempting to solicit underage prostitutes at a Delta County motel. On Nov. 12, the Delta County Sheriff’s Office, along with officers from the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, Menominee County Sheriff’s Office, and Escanaba Public Safety ...