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Emergency Measures

ONTONAGON - Having experienced some of the worst storms Mother Nature can dole out, village officials are talking about what they can do to improve emergency measures.Village Manager Ken Waldrop said not only will the Fire Department sound a special siren to warn residents in the event of ...

Baraga Cnty. Board takes steps to enhance courthouse security

L'ANSE - The Baraga County Board took action toward safety and security at the County Courthouse during its regular meeting on Monday.County Clerk Wendy Goodreau told the commissioners there is concern by employees in the building that access to the building is not secure at certain times."We ...

Clinton spends big on Olympic ads; Trump on sidelines

WASHINGTON - The Rio Olympics are in full swing: Michael Phelps is back to winning races in the pool, Simone Biles is running up the score in the gym and Hillary Clinton is advertising with eyes on doing just as well on Election Day.Donald Trump isn't even competing.The Democratic presidential ...

Surreal View: Copper Props promotes flight

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP - Fred Benzie started flying small planes in 1984. On Saturday he brought his 1977 Piper Archer 2 to the Copper Props Fly-In at Houghton County Memorial Airport.Benzie said he was attending his third Copper Props Fly-In, which is organized by the Keweenaw Experimental Aircraft ...

Teen Science: Teams test problem-solving skills at festival’s challenge

HOUGHTON - Teens tested their problem-solving skills against each other during the Keweenaw Science and Engineering Festival's Teen Science Night Friday.Participants rotated through a series of stations, where they were given sets of materials and a tight time limit to build something to meet ...

Kids taken on ‘Book Hunt’ at Story Walk along Portage Lake

HOUGHTON - Many area families participated in the Story Walk for Children held at the Portage Lake District Library on Saturday.Groups of several children, with their parents following along, were read the story "We're Going on a Book Hunt" by Pat Miller.Pages of the book were staked out on a ...

CTC building community board

Dial Help's Communities That Care (CTC) program, with funding from NorthCare Network, is moving on to its second phase, according to Ginny Machiela, CTC coalition coordinator for Houghton and Keweenaw Counties. The first phase of the projects was an organizational meeting to introduce a wide ...

CTC seeks safety, health for youth

HOUGHTON - Communities That Care is seeking members from Houghton and Keweenaw Counties for it Community Board, which is phase two of the five phase project. CTC is a way for community members to work together to create a healthier, safer environment for kids and teens, according to Ginny ...

Saatio pleads not guilty

MILTON, Fla. - John Saatio pleaded not guilty to two felony charges relating to his most recent escape in Florida Thursday.Saatio, 35, is being held in Florida's Santa Rosa County, where he was recaptured by police in July, a day after escaping from a private transport company that was bringing ...

New chairman to lead MTU Board

By VANESSA DIETZvdietz@mininggazette.comHOUGHTON - Michigan Tech Board chairwoman Julie Fream passed the gavel to Terry Woychowski, who chaired the board's first meeting of the fiscal year."I did notice the gavel has some chew marks on it," Woychowski joked at the board meeting Thursday, before ...

All aboard new tram at Quincy Mine

HANCOCK - Jim Curtis appreciates the new electric tram now in service to take visitors into the Quincy Mine for tours.Curtis, tour guide and tram driver for the Quincy Mine Hoist Association, said the new machine is nearly silent compared to its predecessor towed by a diesel-powered ...

Science Festival crawl offers interesting mix

HOUGHTON - Sizable crowds mixed spirits with science in downtown Houghton for the second annual Science Pub Crawl.The night, part of the Keweenaw Science and Engineering Festival, included scientific lectures and demonstrations at the Downtowner Lounge, Continental Fire Co., Library Restaurant ...

Poll: Most young Americans say parties don’t represent them

WASHINGTON (AP) - Most young Americans say the Republican and Democratic parties don't represent them, a critical data point after a year of ferocious presidential primaries that forced partisans on both sides to confront what - and whom - they stand for.That's according to a new GenForward ...

KNHP celebrates NPS centennial

CALUMET TOWNSHIP - The National Park Service is 100 years old, and there are celebration events all over the country, including at the Keweenaw National Historical Park.Drew Cramer, the KNHP Centennial lead ranger, said although the park conducted some events related to the centennial last ...

NPS centennial celebration events

Quincy Mine Hoist Association in the KNHP Quincy Unit:10 a.m. Geocaching demonstration10 a.m. to Noon Sorting Quincy copper Foundry demonstration Face paintingNoon Talk about the NPS centennial with mini-pasties and lemonade.Calumet Visitor Center in the Calumet Unit of the park:2 p.m. to 4 ...

Changes to 4 races in official Baraga results

L'ANSE - The official results of Monday's election in Baraga County included changes in four of the races.Baraga County Clerk Wendy Goodreau issued the updated results Thursday.Republican Michael Clyde Legacy received 11 votes for Baraga County mine inspector, while 37 votes were cast for ...

MTU degrees at record high

HOUGHTON - "Michigan Tech continues to rise," said Glenn Mroz, Michigan Technological University president Thursday. "(Students) are turning to the university in record numbers."The university's Board of Trustees conferred 930 degrees at its meeting Thursday, bringing the 2015-16 school year ...

Glass co.: Sale will create local jobs

CALUMET - D.A. Glass America, Inc. has announced a change in ownership. Iowa Illinois Warehouse Services, Inc., has agreed in principle to acquire the company and has changed the name to OcuGlass, LLC, effective immediately.Current management will continue to operate the new company as the ...

Science festival returns to Houghton

HOUGHTON - Michigan's first festival designed to engage the community on science, technology engineering and mathematics returns this week for the second annual Keweenaw Science and Engineering Festival, which continues through Saturday.Events planned for the rest of the week include the ...