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MIA Calumet soldier could be coming home from war

Calumet native Marshall Frederick Kipina, missing from the Vietnam War, has been accounted for, according to an April 6 article by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA). Kipina’s remains were located in the country of Laos. Kipina, who graduated from Calumet High School in 1964, was ...

Farewell to Outdoorsman: Ecologist Tom Rozich was wellspring of knowledge

There was no other biologist and ecologist like Thomas Joseph Rozich, according to friends and coworkers. Those who knew him say the Copper Country community lost a knowledge-filled, caring man who loved everything outdoors on April 6. Born Aug. 11, 1943, in Highland Park, Michigan, Rozich ...

FU football coach fired

HANCOCK — Hired immediately after the Finlandia University football season last November, head coach Robert “Rob” Boss has been fired before coaching his first game. Boss “is no longer employed by the university,” according to a Thursday post on a secondary page of its website, ...

Boss arrested in Baraga on Marquette warrant

MARQUETTE — The head football coach at Finlandia University and former Northern Michigan University co-interim head football coach was arrested Friday and charged with one count of aggravated assault domestic violence. Robert Boss, 34, who school officials said was separated from his ...

Enviro Choices: Start making best practices on Earth Day

HANCOCK — Sunday is Earth Day, inviting reflection on sustainability practices we could incorporate into our daily lives. Historically, the Keweenaw has been a difficult location for recycling and environmental initiatives, given the distance from larger markets. However thanks to ...

Student design on display

HOUGHTON — More than 100 student projects were on display Thursday for Michigan Technological University's Design Expo.  The competition includes senior capstone design projects as well as enterprise teams.  “They get a chance to talk about all the things they've worked on over the ...

Grant funding is available through SHF for Baraga CTC

The Baraga County Communities That Cares Community Board received a presentation from Jim LaJoie, informing it and community members about the Superior Health Foundation's (SHF) available opportunities for grant funding. In the foundation's five-year existence, LaJoie, SHF's executive ...

Hancock military leave policy revisions discussed

HANCOCK — The City Council reexamined the employee military leave policy a decision that applied to Police Chief Wayne Butler and sets a precedent for future National Guard members employed by the city. Butler raised the issue that he was taking vacation time or unpaid leave to complete his ...

Houghton budget plan includes buying and selling

HOUGHTON — In its budget plan for equipment for the next fiscal year, the city plans to do some selling and buying. City Manager Eric Waara said at Wednesday’s budget meeting that the city is expected to receive $10,000 from Laurium for the sale of its old Zamboni once the new one is ...

Police: Woman at airport had no explosives

OSCEOLA Township — State Police officers are denying reports of someone entering the Houghton County Airport grounds on Tuesday night with explosives. Instead, State Police said the incident involved the actions and statements of a mentally disturbed individual who posed no actual ...

Forum held on wind farm research

L’ANSE — Results of surveys of people who live near wind farms have revealed that although local government services seemed to remain the same, a majority of those surveyed perceived slight improvements in local schools. That finding and several others were reported by a pair of academic ...

Hancock police activity up from ’17

HANCOCK — Police Chief Wayne Butler delivered his quarterly report Wednesday to the Hancock City Council. The report covered calls from Jan. 1 through March 31, with those figures tracked and compared to the previous year and quarters. The number of complaints were up slightly from 2017, ...

Portage CEO looks forward to UP living

HANCOCK — The new chief executive officer of the UP Health System - Portage hospital said he was drawn to the position by “a perfect combination of community and hospital.” Randy Neiswonger was named CEO earlier this month. Neiswonger was most recently at Select Medical in ...

$101K Block Grant loan to support financing for Ontonagon restaurant

ONTONAGON — The County Board approved a Community Development Block Grant, a quote for a new elections computer and formally awarded a contract to increase courthouse security. Dale Cook, a commercial lender for Northern Initiatives, answered questions about Community Development Block ...

Kero nominated for ISD Board seat

The Copper Country Intermediate School District nominated Dale Kero of Hancock to replace late trustee Robert L. Roy after his passing on March 22. The board recognized Roy and his 30 years of service on the board, which began with his appointment in June 1988, filling the term of late Norman ...

Robot Masters: CLK team wins state robotics competition

CALUMET — The CLK Schools CopperBots Robotics Team braved the recent storm to return from Saginaw with the state title in the robotics competition. Todd Waurio, CLK math teacher and CopperBot adviser, said the team competed in the Michigan State Robotics Competition, where the CopperBots ...

L’Anse School Board supports wind farm

L’ANSE — The Area Schools Board approved the sending of a letter to the L’Anse Township Board in support of the Renewable Energy Systems group’s proposed Summit Lake Wind Project at its meeting on Monday. Trustees Allan Dantes and Jason Ayres abstained from voting for the letter of ...