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Man sentenced to up to 20 years HOUGHTON — An Eagle Harbor man was sentenced to up to 20 years in prison on child pornography charges last week in Keweenaw County Circuit Court. Michael Braman, 61, pleaded guilty to three child pornography charges in August. He was sentenced to three to ...

Lift Bridge to get work

HOUGHTON — Residents of Houghton County have likely noticed maintenance on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge. Maintenance of the bridge that connects Hancock and Houghton has resulted in lane closures and occasional traffic congestion in recent days. Heavier work on the bridge is scheduled to ...

K-9 gets ready for Gladstone duties

By CLARISSA KELL Escanaba Daily Press GLADSTONE — After nearly two years since the idea of implementing a K-9 program at Gladstone Public Safety Department was first introduced, the department is no longer the only law enforcement agency in Delta County without a police dog. The ...

House fire kills 1 near Menominee

MENOMINEE — One man was pronounced dead after a structure fire occurred in Ingallston Township Tuesday. Deputies from the Menominee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a fire around 3:12 p.m. It was believed the homeowner was still inside. An investigator and deputy arrived ...

1 dead in Menominee house fire

MENOMINEE — One man was pronounced dead after a structure fire occurred in Ingallston Township Tuesday. Deputies from the Menominee County Sheriff’s OFFICE responded to a report of a fire around 3:12 p.m. It was believed the homeowner was still inside. An investigator and deputy arrived ...

Baraga president re-elected to MAM

BARAGA — The mayors of Auburn, Baraga and Fremont have been re-elected to serve on the Michigan Association of Mayors Board of Directors. Auburn Mayor Lee Kilbourn, Baraga Village President Wendell Dompier and Fremont Mayor Jim Rynberg all received three-year terms to the MAM board during ...

Stuff A Blue Goose events planned

MARQUETTE — Troopers from the Michigan State Police Calumet Post and five grocery stores in Baraga and Houghton counties will be working together to host “Stuff A Blue Goose” charity events to raise hunger awareness and provide food to local food pantries. Troopers will be at Pat’s ...

Man dies in single-vehicle crash

IRON MOUNTAIN — A man died in a single-vehicle accident that took place at about 12:20 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Federal Forest Highway 16 and Smokey Lake Road in Stambaugh Township. The Michigan State Police Iron Mountain Post said an investigation determined a pickup truck ...

Regional briefing

3-vehicle crash in Keweenaw HOUGHTON — A three-vehicle personal-injury crash took place at 10:30 a.m. Friday on U.S. 41 near Broemer Road in Portage Township, the Michigan State Police Calumet Post reported. A northbound vehicle driven by Jake Patchin, 20, of Lake Linden was slowing in the ...

Escanaba

Efforts combined for fundraiser ESCANABA — The Escanaba High School Key Club, Silver Linings, Gladstone High School Key Club and Bay de Noc Community College Circle K teamed up to raise money this week for the second annual Tackle Cancer fundraiser/event. Members are raising money by selling ...

Iron Mountain

Norway man charged in pileup IRON MOUNTAIN — A 63-year-old Norway man arrested in connection with a seven-car accident last month in Iron Mountain faces felony drug charges, said Edwin C. Mattson, director of police and fire services. Harvey J. Bennett Jr. is being charged as an habitual ...

Houghton

MTU adopts Indigenous Peoples’ Day HOUGHTON — Michigan Technological University will celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Monday, a holiday growing in popularity across the country since it was first proposed in the late 1970s. For several years now, Michigan Technological ...

Deer season outlook similar to 2018

By JORDAN BECK Escanaba Daily Press ESCANABA — Michigan’s 2019 regular firearm deer season is set to begin next month. Michigan Department of Natural Resources Escanaba Customer Service Center Wildlife Biologist Karen Sexton said the DNR is not expecting the size of the local deer ...

Gilchrist visits Houghton Elementary

By GARRETT NEESE Houghton Daily Mining Gazette HOUGHTON — Houghton Elementary School first-graders had a storytime to remember Monday morning. Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist visited the school, reading to students and meeting with administrators. “We value public education above all ...

50th anniversary for Haywire Grade

MANISTIQUE — The public is invited to attend events tied to the Thursday kickoff of the Haywire Grade’s 50th anniversary year. Free ATV rides will be available throughout the day; those interested should RSVP to Dennis Serra at Dennis@GreatGetaways.tv. The evening program starts at 5 ...

Poor harvest for area farmers

By JORDAN BECK Escanaba Daily Press ESCANABA — Though MSU Extension Field Crop Educator Jim Isleib said 2019’s growing season is “not a disaster,” it has not been easy for local farmers, either. “It has been average at best,” Isleib said. This year has been particularly ...

Escanaba

Pink Pumpkin 5K set for today GLADSTONE — The Seventh Annual Pink Pumpkin 5K Walk/Run will be held today at the Gladstone East End Pavilion located at 901 Lake Shore Drive. The breast cancer awareness event, usually held in Ludington Park in Escanaba, raises funds for residents undergoing ...

Houghton

Fire departments receive equipment CHASSELL — A number of local volunteer fire departments received over a half a million dollars in used fire fighting equipment last Thursday, thanks to a downstate organization called From our Fire House to Yours. Denny Hughes, a retired firefighter from ...

Homecoming week celebrated in Gladstone

Members of the Gladstone junior and senior classes, with two faculty members John Leonoff and Nicky Wangrud, gather during Music Genre Day to display their attire at the Gladstone High School Wednesday. This is Homecoming Week at Gladstone High School, which has a tradition allowing students ...

Remains of WWII Army airman to be interred in his UP hometown

IRONWOOD (AP) — Military scientists have identified the remains of a U.S. Army airman who died in a prison camp in the Philippines during World War II, and they will be interred this weekend in his Michigan hometown. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting announced Monday that new technologies ...