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Rain delays Lakeshore infrastructure project

HOUGHTON — This week’s rain and the impending Memorial Day weekend have pushed work on Lakeshore Avenue into next week, Houghton City Manager Eric Waara said at Wednesday’s City Council meeting. “There’ll be a lot of work here starting right after Memorial Day, and that’ll be ...

Keweenaw County Board OKs hiring another sheriff’s deputy

EAGLE RIVER — The Keweenaw County board, at its regular May meeting, unanimously approved the hiring of a new deputy road patrol, the position which was requested by Sheriff Bill Luokkanen at April’s monthly meeting. Because the Sheriff’s Office is the only law enforcement agency in the ...

Hope House created as rotating emergency shelter for homeless

BARAGA — More churches are asked to be part of a local rotating shelter set to open in the fall. The first of its kind here, Hope House now has a board of directors that recently approved articles of incorporation, bylaws and code of conduct. “For the past four or five months, I have ...

Proposed power plant plan publicly presented

BARAGA — The Upper Michigan Energy Resources Corp. (UMERC) is moving forward with plans to build two new power generating stations in the Upper Peninsula as it awaits regulatory approval. Project Manager Terry Carroll said the proposed new facility in Baraga Township — along with another ...

Fire on Mountain: Blaze set by vandals damages peak at Mont Ripley

RIPLEY — Mont Ripley is offering $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of people who started a fire at the top of the chairlift area earlier this month. Hill manager Nick Sirdenis said one of his ski patrollers was hiking on the weekend of May 8 and spotted the damage. The damage ...

10 Things to Know Today: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. BRITAIN STEPS UP MILITARY PATROLS; PROBES ATTACKER’S LIBYA TIES British authorities work to piece together the allegiances of the Manchester suicide bomber and foil any new potential ...

Cuts Like a Knife: Blast from jet stream’s edge keeps temps low

HOUGHTON — Temperatures have been a little chilly recently, and the jet stream which passes over North America is to blame, according to David Petrovich. Petrovich, meteorologist with the National Weather Service at the Negaunee Township office, said for much of April and May, the jet ...

Federal trial date set in gun burglary

HOUGHTON — Trial dates have been set for two former Finlandia University students facing federal charges for allegedly stealing firearms from Northwoods Trading Post in December. Juan Pereyra and Alexander Santiago are charged with stealing a firearm from a licensed dealer and a related ...

Warm Superior water resulted in a-ha moment

HOUGHTON — Experiencing Superstorm Sandy from the deck of their 40-foot-steel sailing ship in 2012 made Mark and Katya Gordon believers in climate change. They docked the Amicus II in Houghton on Monday to give a presentation “Sea Change: Addressing Climate Change on Lake Superior” at ...

Local health occupations students earn trip to downstate conference

HANCOCK — Students from the Copper Country Intermediate School District’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) program traveled to Traverse City at the end of April to participate in the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) State Leadership Conference, according to George Stockero, ...

10 Things to Know Today: May 23, 2017

By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. EXPLOSION AT CONCERT BEING TREATED AS TERROR ATTACK The blast at an arena in northern England during an Ariana Grande show kills at least 19 people and injures ...

Planting flags: Placement falls on Armed Services Day

HOUGHTON – Armed Forces Day was greeted Saturday by Paul Smigowski of the Marine Corps League Keweenaw Detachment, No. 1016, at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Portage Township. Smigowski was at the cemetery to instruct volunteers in the proper way to place American flags on veterans’ graves. ...

AmeriCorps project spruces up beach

HANCOCK — Whether they’re on the swings, playing volleyball or walking along the water, people who come to Hancock Beach this summer should notice a better beach. Superior AmeriCorps members and others from the community participated in a cleanup of the beach Saturday morning and ...

Lake Linden raises its pay for part-time police

LAKE LINDEN — Lake Linden could be better able to recruit part-time officers for the busier summer months. The Village Council Thursday approved Chief Thomas Rosemurgy’s request to pay $18 an hour to part-time officers through the end of the fiscal year. Rosemurgy said Lake Linden ...

Ontonagon’s rookie robotics team competes at worlds

ONTONAGON — For members of the Ontonagon High School Gladiator Robotics team, getting assistance from other teams helped them move through the FIRST robotics competitions to the world competition in St. Louis, Missouri, according to Jon Ollila. Ollila, who is assistant coach of the ...

10 Things to Know Today: May 22, 2017

By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WITH HOPES FOR PEACE UNCERTAIN, TRUMP LANDS IN ISRAEL The Republican makes his first visit to the flashpoint region with few concrete ideas of solving a problem ...

Going Dark? Disputed assessment for new store

OSCEOLA TOWNSHIP — A dispute between Osceola Township and the owners of the new hardware store opening in the township over the value of the building is ongoing at the state Tax Tribunal level. The Campioni’s True Value Hardware, located on U.S. 41, is opening on Wednesday. The building ...

Honor Flight: Military service a small-town value

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Doug Morin said volunteering for the U.S. Army at age 17 wasn’t shocking back in 1953 in Stanton Township, near Houghton. “It was a small town. Everybody went in for the Second World War,” he said. “Lots when off to be soldiers, some got killed.” Morin, who ...