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No glitches yet in road project

HANCOCK - The reconstruction of Reservation and Quincy streets in Hancock is continuing without incident and on schedule, according to Al Anderson.Anderson, project manager with the Michigan Department of Transportation Ishpeming Transportation Service Center, said workers are putting down 18 ...

Center raising funds for access

CALUMET TOWNSHIP - The building which contains the Calumet Art Center is old, and its entrances aren't easily accessible for people with physical limitations, so a fundraising effort is taking place to remedy that situation.Ed Gray, Calumet Art Center executive director, said $12,000 of the ...

Sheriff deputy shortage affects public safety

HOUGHTON - Personnel shortages in the Houghton County Sheriff's Department puts the public at some risk, because the department does more than just patrol roads.In the event a mental illness patient must be transported to a hospital, it is the sheriff's duty to conduct the transport, which ...

Chicken is Silver City food truck’s specialty

SILVER CITY - Curbside Kitchen is open for its second season, offering finger-licking good chicken on M-64 in Silver City.Sara Devecchis and Anthony Brown, Milwaukee residents who were camping down the road at Presque Isle Park in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, were dining ...

10 things to know today: Friday, June 3, 2016

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. 'THIS ISN'T REALITY TELEVISION. THIS IS ACTUAL REALITY'AP's Julie Pace says Hillary Clinton may have found her message with a political thrashing of Donald Trump, a standout moment for a ...

Sawaski Appears

HOUGHTON - A former Houghton High School athletic director could go to trial in September on child pornography charges.Don Sawaski, 72, appeared in court for a pretrial hearing in Houghton County Circuit Court Wednesday.The charges include two counts of possession of child sexually abusive ...

Elks Lodge names Citizen of the Year

CALUMET - Dave Geisler has been a Calumet resident for just five years, but members of the Copper Country Elks Lodge 404 are so impressed with him they named him Citizen of the Year for his efforts in the village.Craig Nuottila, exalted ruler of Lodge 404, said Geisler was chosen unanimously as ...

IRS encourages guarding against phone scams

People around the country have been getting telephone calls from people claiming to be with the Internal Revenue Service and threatening loss of property or prison if money isn't sent to a particular address. On its website ...

Speed limits not arbitrary: designed for smooth driving, preventing crashes

ISHPEMING - MDOT Ishpeming Transportation Service Center Manager Aaron Johnson referred to a Michigan State Police pamphlet titled "Setting Realistic Speed Limits" to explain exactly how highway speeds are determined and why:"Speed limits can and should provide motorists, police and traffic ...

Voters won’t pay to upgrade substandard jail

HOUGHTON - The Houghton County Jail does not comply with current Michigan Department of Correction standards and poses serious liabilities for the county, according to a 2010 study by the Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress (UPCAP).The jail opened in 1963 with a capacity of 28 beds ...

They Gave Their All: Copper Country Memorial Day ceremonies honor fallen

HOUGHTON - Robert Greenhoe was the first person at Veterans Memorial Park in Houghton Monday to take part in the Memorial Day observation there.The Atlantic Mine resident said he wanted to recognize the service of those who were in the military."I'm here to honor those who gave their all," he ...

UPPCO’s Problems

HOUGHTON - Upper Peninsula Power Company continues to work with some frustrated customers experiencing problems with the company's new billing system."We apologize to all our customers for any inconvenience our launch may have caused," said Dave Forsberg, UPPCO manager of community, government ...

UPPCO born when three became one

HOUGHTON - The Upper Peninsula Power Company originated through the merger of three utility companies in 1947, said Dave Forsberg, UPPCO's community, government and public relations manager."A regulated utility, UPPCO serves approximately 54,000 electric retail customers in 10 of the Upper ...

Dollar Bay resident well supported during Honor Flight

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Dollar Bay resident Paul Milanowski Sr. might have set an unofficial Upper Peninsula Honor Flight record for most family and friends meeting up with a veteran while in the nation's capital.And a couple of those folks came from great distances to cheer him on Wednesday. They ...

BHK preschool follows state, fed guidelines

HOUGHTON - Because of its source of funding, BHK Child Development is limited as to which families are eligible for BHK services.Page Isaksson, Early Head Start Coordinator at BHK is one of the people who works with recruitment and applicants for offered services understands the community ...

Public invited to ‘Black Voices’ reception hosted by Archives

HOUGHTON - The Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections (Michigan Tech Archives) is inviting the public to a reception of the "Black Voices in the Copper Country" project. The presentation and social hour will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Van ...