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Ex-cop sentenced to jail, probation on meth charge

HOUGHTON — A former Houghton police officer was sentenced to three months in jail for possession of methamphetamine in Houghton County Circuit Court Monday. Scott Monette, 55, also received 18 months of 7411 probation, which allows convictions for some first-time drug offenders to be ...

Lots of time, labor makes plenty of paczkis

ESCANABA — The calendar was not kind to the workers at Elmer’s County this week. Each year, the bakery makes several thousand paczkis for one day — Fat Tuesday. Paczkis have become a holiday favorite among local residents. A paczki, pronounced (puhnch-kee) is a deep-fried Polish pastry ...

Criminal probe underway into Manistique fire

MANISTIQUE — A criminal investigation is underway concerning a fire at U.P. Paper LLc in Manistique. A criminal investigation into the origin and cause of the fire is ongoing by Manistique Public Safety officers, according to a press release from the Manistique Public Safety Department. ...

MTU students battle elements during annual all-nighter

By GARRETT NEESE Daily Mining Gazette HOUGHTON — Even surrounded by large patches of green and beset by off-and-on rain, Michigan Technological University students plowed ahead on their snow statues during Wednesday’s Winter Carnival all-nighter. Early in the night, trucks hauled snow ...

Collaborative efforts

HANCOCK — Agriculture and food production has been gradually increasing in the western Upper Peninsula for more than a decade. There are many programs and services available to both established food growers and people who want to become commercial growers. Among the organizations dedicated ...