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Tech pushing again for H-STEM complex

HANCOCK — Michigan Technological University's request for a new engineering and health technologies complex wasn't approved last year, but the university remains encouraged.  The project, which would include construction as well as renovation of an existing facility, would cover 60,000 to ...

New Hancock principal looking to shift focus

HANCOCK — Hancock High School’s new principal, Ezekiel Oham, said he wants to expand the academic horizon to make the school resemble a magnate school. He would like to do this by including an increased focus on vocations, because not every student is cut out for college, something George ...

Discussing the needs for Michigan Tech in search

HOUGHTON — Embracing technology. Doing outreach to the community. More opportunities for collaboration. Those were some of the characteristics wanted for Michigan Technological University's next president during a town hall meeting Thursday morning.  Julie Tea, partner with search firm ...

Anniversary upcoming for KNHP

CALUMET — In the late 1980s and early 1990s, many people were working to create a national park to recognize the importance of the copper mining era in the Copper Country, and on Oct. 27, 1992, legislation passed creating the Keweenaw National Historical Park. On Sept. 22 and 23, the 25th ...

Tech health initiative has partners

HANCOCK — The partnership with Central Michigan University has been one of the highlights of Michigan Technological University's human health initiative, Jason Carter said at Wednesday's Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance meeting. CMU established a satellite program on campus for those ...

Tech research project explores human health

HANCOCK — In the early stages of Michigan Technological University’s strategic hiring initiatives, it opened a campuswide competition for areas to expand. Other parts of the campus looked to expand on existing strength. But kinesiologist Jason Carter, in conjunction with a biomedical ...

Changing technology restricting broadband growth

Keweenaw County resident Theresa Ahlborn has been urging the County Board to invest in bringing broadband internet to the county, particularly in the Bete Gris and Lac La Belle areas. At a recent Keweenaw County Board meeting, she said there are current providers willing to start their own ...

Wary City Council grants rental unit

HOUGHTON — In a meeting following one in which a rental license application was denied for insufficient parking, the Houghton Rental Housing Board approved an amended version of the application Wednesday. The board, consisting of the City Council, approved a rental license at 309 Calverley ...

UPPCO crews head to Florida

UPPCO photo Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO) crews are headed to Florida to support restoration efforts after Hurricane Irma caused widespread outages, said UPPCO Vice President Brett French. “We understand the challenges being confronted by our Floridian counterparts as they attempt ...

Public hearing to plan for utility accountability

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) has scheduled a public hearing in Marquette to develop parameters of integrated resource plans (IRP) that are required for rate-regulated utilities under the state’s new energy laws, which went into effect in April. The new laws ...

Playing with fire

HOUGHTON — Sand casting of metal to produce a piece of machinery or even a piece of art has been going for hundreds of years, and Tuesday the process was on demonstration at Michigan Technological University. As part of Tech’s Career Services Materials Day, representatives of Waupaca ...

Houghton County passes budget

HOUGHTON — The Houghton County board of Commissioners approved a $9.56 million budget for the 2018 fiscal year at its meeting Tuesday.  The budget has $9,565,860 in budgeted revenues in the general fund versus $9,562,887 in expenditures, leaving a $32,000 budget surplus.  "This budget ...

Adoba president attracted by area as it is currently

EAGLE RIVER – James Henderson, CEO and founder of Adoba Hotels, said there are many attractions in Keweenaw County that make the area great. The extensive mountain bike trails were just one attraction he found worthwhile. What has been done in the county to create and advertise the trails ...

Prospective lodge buyer plans some renovation

While there are now several parties looking seriously at the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge, James Henderson, president and founder of Adoba Hotels, recently discussed with the Keweenaw County Board the changes he will make if he obtains the property. “I want to keep it the Keweenaw Mountain ...

Board gets capital projects update

LAKE LINDEN — Most construction has been completed in the Lake Linden-Hubbell Schools capital project, Superintendent Craig Sundblad said Monday during an update to the district’s School Board. New lighting will be coming in starting today. Lockers for the junior varsity locker rooms also ...

Local racers win in Eagle River finale

EAGLE RIVER, Wisconsin — Bruce Crossing’s Jordan Kurtti continued to thrill the fans at whatever race track he is racing at. On Friday, Kurtti capped off the racing season at the legendary Eagle River Speedway by winning the Street Stock Feature. Kurtti ran different grooves from a ...

You never walk alone: People march ‘Out of Darkness’ of suicide

HOUGHTON — From signs on the ground to personalized messages sent through the air, marchers at the Out of the Darkness Walk in Houghton Saturday sent a consistent message: You are not alone. The march, the first one in Houghton, was put on by the Houghton and Keweenaw Suicide Prevention ...

Former local radio announcer rides out Harvey

Former Ontonagon Village Council member Bruce Stratton moved to Corpus Christi over 10 years ago. Better known as “Dr. Bruce,” the morning announcer on WUPY, he recently endured Hurricane Harvey. “We rode the storm out at home. Sandy (his wife) and I had two days without power. Our home ...