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Building demo firm appeals state citations

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration has reissued citations for asbestos work at the demolition site of a Shelden Avenue building destroyed by fire last year to a limited liability corporation tied to the Thomas J. Moyle construction firm, which had its appeal ...

Natural Resources Commission to meet Thursday in Houghton

It is not very often the state Natural Resources Commission (NRC) holds a meeting in the Upper Peninsula, as it “goes north” from Lansing to the U.P. only once a year. One would have to go back years for the last time that the NRC held a meeting in Houghton. However, the NRC will meet ...

CTC report finds primary risk factors affecting local youths

HOUGHTON — Primary risk factors affecting today’s teens were highlighted in a report presented Monday at the Houghton-Keweenaw Communities that Care (CTC) board meeting. In presenting its Community Assessment Report to the board, the Risk and Protective Work Group reported it reviewed and ...

Green Cash, Justice: Energy efficiency good for profits, people

HOUGHTON — Going green is good for business and promotes justice, local business owners learned at a Monday seminar on energy efficiency. At Michigan Technological University’s Great Lakes Research Center, Bob Chapman, executive director of Michigan Interfaith Power and Light, discussed ...

Driver killed in truck crash

WAKEFIELD — A 30-year-old Trout Creek woman died in an accident Friday in Ontonagon County. The young woman, identified Monday as Sheena Malnar, was eastbound on M-28 west of Agate Falls about 11:30 a.m. when the loaded dump truck she was driving left the highway, crashed through the ...

Salvation Army needs tow for its mobile kitchen

HANCOCK — The Salvation Army of Hancock has acquired an emergency disaster services mobile kitchen, affectionately known in the Salvation Army as a “canteen.” “This canteen can serve many people at disasters,” said Leonita Schweigert, corps administrator. “Here, we’ve used it ...

Ripley man pleas to maintaining drug house, possession of meth

HOUGHTON — A Ripley man who lived in the house where authorities found methamphetamine manufacturing equipment after two unresponsive people were found in the house in February entered guilty pleas Monday on those charges. Stephan Caspary, 26, pleaded guilty in Houghton County Circuit ...

Trial scheduled for accused embezzler

HOUGHTON — A Lake Linden woman accused of embezzling $7,000 from her father appeared in court for a pretrial hearing Wednesday. Susan Dulong, 47, is scheduled as a backup for another trial starting the week of July 12. “We are continuing our discussions,” said Dulong’s attorney, ...

Skate park nears fundraising goal

HOUGHTON — With four days until the deadline to raise $50,000 toward a new skate park in Houghton, the drive is “within inches” from its goal after a series of fundraiser concerts, the effort’s leader said Sunday. As of Monday morning, the drive had raised nearly $47,000 of the goal, ...

CC native makes breakthrough

Syracuse University Syracuse, N.Y. — Alex Nitz, an alumnus of Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences, who grew up in Houghton, has been instrumental in the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO)'s third detection of gravitational waves, demonstrating that a ...

House fire in Kearsarge

The Houghton County Sheriff’s Department responded to a structure fire on Second Street in Kearsarge, according to a release from the Sheriff’s Department. Deputies assisted two individuals out of the residence. Calumet Township Fire Department arrived on the scene and extinguished the ...

Narcan use saves subject

ISHPEMING — Ishpeming police officers used Narcan to reverse the effects of a suspected drug overdose Wednesday. According to a press release from the Ishpeming Police Department, officers were dispatched to the Holiday Gas Station on U.S. 41 in Ishpeming at 10:38 p.m. for an unresponsive ...

It’s a family fair: Event promotes health, safety

HANCOCK — Brian and Melanee Tiura of Calumet brought some of their five children to the UP Health System-Portage hospital Health and Safety Fair Saturday, partly to get their children’s stuffed animals’ injuries looked after. The Tiuras took a few minutes to stop at the Teddy Bear ...

Kivela replacement hopeful seeks support from KBIC Tribal Council

BARAGA — A Marquette man has tossed his hat in the ring to represent the 109th District in the Michigan House of Representatives. Joe Derocha told the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community about his plans Saturday at the Tribal Council meeting. Derocha is the vice chairman of the Marquette County ...

Tech starts active search for president

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Technological University Board unanimously approved the 14 members of a presidential search committee at a special meeting Friday. The university is looking to present to the board three to four candidates by February to replace retiring President Glenn Mroz. Final ...

Resident believes home was deliberately set afire

BRUCE CROSSING — While it may not have been arson, a fire that destroyed a Bruce Crossing residence Thursday will be investigated by the state fire marshal. Tawnya McDaniel’s home at 15982 Taylor Road was totally engulfed in flames when several fire departments arrived on the ...

Comeback From Collapse: Team builds better bridge

HOUGHTON — Humans have been building bridges for thousands of years, but a team from Michigan Technological University takes part every year in a competition aimed at building a better bridge. The Tech Steel Bridge Team recently finished 12th out of 43 teams at the 2017 North Central ...

At a glance: Steel Bridge Team members

Members of the 2017 Michigan technological University Steel Bridge Team and the year they graduate: • Bailey Ramler 2017 • James Hegel 2018 • Michael Prast 2018 • Gregory Naghtin 2019 • Julie Bouwens 2019 • Andrew Shepard 2018 • Jeremy Dziewit 2018 • ...

Deputy Dogo proves worth outprices cost to taxpayers

EAGLE RIVER — In the month since the Keweenaw County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit has been active, the dog, named Dogo, has been on regular duty with its partner and handler, Sgt. Brad Pelli. In spite of opposition to the program from some county residents, earlier this week, the dog rescued three ...

Research Enterprise: Intense activity picking up even more in some fields

HOUGHTON — Michigan Technological University has been involved with various forms of research activity for decades, and university officials are working to keep it involved in research well into the future. David Reed, Tech vice president for research, said research enterprise at the ...