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10 things to know today: Thursday, March 12, 2016

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. BRAZIL'S SENATE IMPEACHES PRESIDENT ROUSSEFFThe South American giant's first female president is accused of using accounting tricks to hide large budget deficits.2. WHAT TRUMP AND RYAN HAVE ...

Chase from Houghton to Ontonagon ends in arrest

ONTONAGON - Troopers from the Michigan State Police Calumet Post arrested a motorcycle rider near Ontonagon Wednesday after a high-speed chase which went through several communities, according to a release from the post.At approximately 8:30 a.m., a trooper attempted to stop the rider for ...

Disaster drill done at Tech

HOUGHTON - If a large-scale disaster were to happen at Michigan Technological University, emergency personnel need to be as ready as possible to deal with the situation, and that was the purpose of a disaster drill conducted on the campus Tuesday.The scenario of the emergency was a shooter who ...

10 things to know today: Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. TRUMP SHIFTS FOCUS TO GENERAL ELECTIONThe likely GOP presidential nominee's list of potential running mates has been narrowed to "five or six" and he's leaning against accepting public ...

Warden plant dusts L’Anse, residents say

L'ANSE - The United States Environmental Protection Agency and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality heard from concerned area residents Monday regarding the L'Anse Warden Electric Company, which is not in compliance with air quality standards.While the agencies are following protocols ...

Event focuses on happiness

HANCOCK - UP Health System - Portage hospital is hosting its annual Day For Women on Saturday. This year's event runs from 7:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Hancock High School. Cost is $25 per person. Registration can be done at PortageHealth.org.With the easy access of health information in today's ...

Online Michigan job fair to take place Wednesday

HOUGHTON - Anyone interested in "attending" a virtual Michigan job fair on Wednesday must register in advance.To register, visit www.michiganvirtualcareerfair.com and upload your resume. The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Upcoming virtual fair dates are also listed at this site.The fair ...

10 things to know today: Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. FOR CAPITOL HILL, IT'S A NEW REALITY, NOT A SHOWCongressional Republicans return to Washington, grappling with the prospect of Donald Trump as their presidential nominee, with reactions ...

Renovation of Hancock ball fields nears completion

HANCOCK - The three baseball fields near the Houghton County Arena in Hancock were in a sad state until about two years ago when renovation work began, and now the work on the fields is nearing completion.The largest field next to the arena is for older players, the middle field is for ...

New health care provider for Houghton Co. Jail

Major inmate medical improvements are expected after Houghton County Sheriff Brian McLean announced a new health care program at the Houghton County Jail designed to raise the standard of inmate care while reducing waste, despite an economy where expenses keep increasing.A press released stated ...

5 local students finalists in national history competition

Five high school students from the Copper Country are among 153 finalists from last week's Michigan History Day competition at Bay City Central High School who are advancing to next month's National History Day competition in College Park, Maryland.The local finalists from the state's senior ...

Emergency Concern: Road project impacts police, fire response

HANCOCK - During the busiest work on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge, there were plans in place to allow emergency vehicles to get across, and with the construction of Reservation and Quincy streets in Hancock, the needs of emergency vehicles have also been considered.During the six-month ...

HEET benefit concert at Orpheum

HANCOCK - The Houghton Energy Efficiency Team (HEET) will hold a fundraising concert at the Orpheum, 426 Quincy St, Saturday at 8:30 p.m.Admission is $10. All proceeds go toward materials to winterize homes in Houghton County.

Bird talk at Migratory Bird Festival

COPPER HARBOR - The Keweenaw Migratory Bird Festival will feature a bird talk fundraiser by renowned photographer Vic Berardi on Saturday at 6 p.m. in the Copper Harbor Community Building. Berardi will share stories of his travels and photographing raptors. At 7:30 the event will move across ...

10 things to know today: Friday, May 6, 2016

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. ONE SURE THEME AT PARTY CONGRESS IN NORTH KOREAGet ready for wall-to-wall praise of Kim Jong Un and his efforts to strengthen the North's nuclear-weapons program.2. MILLIONS OF DOLLARS ...

Girl struck by car in Hurontown

HURONTONWN - A 9-year-old girl was struck by a car while crossing Main Street in Hurontown Wednesday at approximately 3:50 p.m., according to a news release from the Houghton County Sheriff's Department.The accident occurred near the Hurontown Fire Department and Horatio Street. The girl and ...