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MTU prof speaks on U.S.-Russia relations

HOUGHTON — With Russia allegedly sponsoring the hacking of Democratic candidates and operatives, and the inauguration of a president whose relationship with the Kremlin is unclear, the relationship between U.S. and Russia is at a flux point. Roman Sidortsov, an assistant professor of social ...

Plan looks at Superior erosion at McLain State Park

BARAGA — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will spend about $1.25 million on McLain State Park this year, on the first phase of construction to address relentless Lake Superior erosion. MDNR finalized a master plan for F.J. McLain State Park, with $1.25 million appropriated ...

With hopes and fears, a divided America watches inauguration

ADRIAN, Mich. — In living rooms, cafes and offices, people across America watched Donald Trump become the nation's 45th president. Among them were a retired autoworker in Michigan who was awe-struck by the inauguration and an immigrant in Phoenix worried about the future. Others avoided ...

With Reservation, Quincy finished, Hancock looks to next street project

HANCOCK — The reconstruction of Reservation and Quincy streets in Hancock finished just three months ago, but there is another street project set for the upcoming construction season. During his report at the regular meeting Wednesday of the Hancock City Council, City Manager Glenn ...

Lead not an issue at KML

EAGLE RIVER — After concern over the presence of lead-based paint at the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge was voiced at a recent KML board meeting, board chairman Don Piche said that the Health Department would need to be called in to test the facility. Board member Jim Vivian expressed doubt that it ...

City to develop a sewer asset plan

HANCOCK — Keeping storm and sanitary sewers operating as best they can is an important function of a community’s officials, and Hancock is taking a step toward that goal with a grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Mike Markham, civil project manager for OHM ...

LL hires police chief

LAKE LINDEN - Lake Linden has a new police chief, but will have to find a new fire chief. The village board approved hiring Tom Rosemurgy as police chief, while accepting the resignation of Ron Williamson as fire chief. Rosemurgy, who will be retiring from his post as detective ...

New Calumet chief removed on technicality

CALUMET — The Calumet Village Council Tuesday night voted to remove the village’s recently hired police chief, Joel Dobis, due to a legal technicality. The General Law Village Act states when a police officers is hired, he must be certified by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement ...

County to consult Health Dept. on lead

EAGLE RIVER — The question of lead-based paint being present throughout the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge was brought up by a county resident at the recent Mountain Lodge Board meeting, which caused the board to need to act on the allegation, which would necessitate calling the Health ...

Embezzlement trial pushed back to May

HOUGHTON — A South Range woman’s trial on a charge of committing a larceny at the bar where she worked has been pushed back to May. Sasha Anderson, 37, told police in December 2015 a man stole a large amount of money from the bar at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in South Range while ...

Man in motorcycle chase pleads guilty

HOUGHTON — A Houghton man pleaded guilty to fleeing police in April in Houghton County Circuit Court Wednesday. Rudolph Voght, 31, had been scheduled for a two-day trial starting Thursday. Voght fled police on his motorcycle after an attempted stop on Houghton Canal Road in April. He ...

School During Vacation: Students enjoy summer youth program at Tech

HOUGHTON — Summer for many middle school and high school students is a time for not worrying about school, but some students actually chose to spend at least part of their vacation doing more school work. Liz Fujita, assistant director for Pre-College Outreach at Michigan Technological ...

Summer discovery opportunities at Tech’s Summer Youth Program

Here is a sampling of the Michigan Technological University Summer Youth Program classes: Scholarship classes: •Women in Engineering •National Summer Transportation Institute •Rail and Intermodal Transportation •Women in Computer Science •Junior Women in ...

New member on Ontonagon County Board

ONTONAGON — Newly elected Ontonagon County Commissioner David Nykanen joined the board Tuesday after being sworn in by Clerk Stacy Preiss. Preiss said the county’s website at ontonagoncounty.org is up and running, and reminded everyone the county building will be closed until 1 p.m. ...

Trump differs on House GOP tax, health care plans

WASHINGTON — It came as news to most congressional Republicans, but turns out President-elect Donald Trump isn’t crazy about their tax plan and has a dramatically different goal for health coverage than they do. On health care, he declared that his approach after repealing the Affordable ...

Missing: No reason for Hancock-area man’s disappearance

HANCOCK — Kenneth Ryan Clark, 33, of the Hancock area, is missing, according to a release from the Houghton County Sheriff’s Office. Clark was last seen last Thursday night at around 11:30 p.m. Clark, who goes by Ryan, left home on foot sometime between 11:30 p.m. Thursday night ...

Finlandia students volunteer for MLK Day

HANCOCK — To celebrate Martin Luther King Day, more than 100 Finlandia University students fanned out to 17 local sites to do community service. This is the second year Finlandia has held a service day on MLK Day. In addition to the service sites and guest speaker, the university also added ...

H-PT Schools District seeking approval of $10.9M bond issue

HOUGHTON — An election for a $10.895 million bond for improvements at Houghton-Portage Township Schools will be on the May 2 ballot. The Houghton-Portage Township Schools Board approved the referendum asking district taxpayers for permission to issue bonds at its monthly meeting ...

KBIC vote totals down in latest tribal election

BARAGA — Keweenaw Bay Indian Community received a detailed analysis of voting patterns in the December election at a recent meeting. Forty-seven percent of eligible voters cast ballots in the Dec. 17 general election. Four of the council’s 12 seats are up for re-election each year, two ...