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Miss Keweenaw Bay passionate about culture

BARAGA - Jailyn Renee Shelifoe was named Miss Keweenaw Bay at the 38th annual Keweenaw Bay Maawanji'iding, or powwow, in Baraga over the weekend.Shelifoe, also known as Shimmering Light on the Water, is the daughter of Jim and Angie Shelifoe. The 15-year-old will be a sophomore at L'Anse Area ...

UPPCO crews address outages

MARQUETTE - As of 10 a.m. Saturday, here is the latest update regarding Thursday's storm that brought high winds and lightning, resulting in outages impacting numerous Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO) customers: An estimated 100 customers remain without power in certain areas located ...

Davis selected as new park superintendent

National Park ServiceCALUMET - Wyndeth Davis, a 27-year veteran of the National Park Service (NPS), has been selected as the Superintendent of Keweenaw National Historical Park in Michigan. Davis is currently the Associate Manager for Interpretive Planning at the NPS Harpers Ferry Design ...

Portage Health, Finlandia announce new partnership

The Portage Health Foundation (PHF) recently awarded Finlandia University $235,000 for facility enhancements and scholarship programming in a partnership known as "Stronger Together Together for Good." The goal of this ongoing partnership is to identify and promote Finlandia University as a ...

10 things to know today

By The Associated PressYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:1. CLINTON'S CONVENTION SET TO KICKOFF AMID DISCORDHillary Clinton must overcome lingering bitterness among supporters of defeated rival Bernie Sanders and clean up a ...

Shooting Homicide

LAURIUM - The Laurium Police Department is investigating a shooting homicide in the village Saturday resulting in the death of a woman.According to a written statement from the Laurium Police Department, officers received a call of the shooting at 11:46 p.m. Saturday in the 100 block of ...

Rockin’ the Street

HOUGHTON - The sounds of percussion aren't unusual during rehearsals for PJ Olsson's Rock Camp.But instead of drums and tambourines, Friday's had a different source: falling bowling pins. The group relocated to the Mine Shaft Friday afternoon after a power outage at Michigan Technological ...

Tikkanen: County should follow cities in recycling effort

HOUGHTON - The recycling movement in Houghton County will be a positive development, Houghton County Board of Commissioners candidate Tom Tikkanen said.The cities of Houghton and Hancock each recently instituted recycling pickups through Waste Management. Tikkanen, a Republican candidate for ...

Group sees resident grads as entrepreneurs

A regional economic development group is seeking solutions to improve the business climate in the Copper Country by recruiting resident college graduates to start businesses.Marquette's Northern Initiatives administers revolving loan funds (RLFs) for the village of Baraga and Ontonagon County ...

Power outage update

Power outages caused by the storm that hit the western Upper Peninsula Thursday, are gradually being restored, according to Dave Forsberg.Forsberg, who is Upper Peninsula Power Company community, media and government relations representative, said as of 3 p.m. Thursday, two of the three power ...

SEEDS for BHK

CALUMET - Bill Watson, director of the SEEDS Ecology + Education + Design program, is happy with the partnership between his organization and BHK Child Development. The students involved in the program are from the Horizons Alternative High School in the public schools of Calumet, Laurium and ...

Little Brothers name volunteer of year

HOUGHTON - Dave Geisler makes a personal connection to every elderly person he meets," said Carol Korpela, program director for Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly."He caters to them above and beyond our requirements," Korpela said. "He's always so accommodating. He'll serve the elderly ...

Dial Help offers area parents conversation

HOUGHTON - Dial Help, along with Houghton and Keweenaw Communities That Care, and Great Lakes Recovery Systems, as well as Upper Great Lakes Family Health Centers, are inviting parents and caregivers to a special event entitled "Talk. They Hear You.""Talk. They Hear You" is a federal campaign ...

Keweenaw County board member is not resigning

EAGLE RIVER - Ray Chase, of the Keweenaw County Board of Commissioners for District 2, stated publicly for the record he is not stepping down from the board.Chase said he is aware of a rumor circulating that due to illness he is resigning from the board."I've had several people call me and ...

10 things to know today

By The Associated PressYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. ROCKY GOP CONVENTION ENDS ON HIGH NOTE WITH SPEECHES FROM TRUMP AND DAUGHTERHillary Clinton is now set to snatch the attention from Republicans by naming her running ...

Ill wind blows through UP

The severe weather which passed through much of the western Upper Peninsula included powerful winds, which caused widespread damage and power outages, but there is no indication, yet that tornadoes touched down anywhere, according to Matt Zika.Zika, who is a meteorologist with the National ...

Village, commissioners to form land bank for grants

ONTONAGON - Ontonagon Village President Ken Waldrop asked the Ontonagon County Board of Commissioners Tuesday about the two municipalities forming a land bank to qualify for grants to clean up numerous neglected properties.In trying to deal with blight in the village, he said the village ...

2 resign from Ontonagon Board of Commissioners

ONTONAGON - Ontonagon County Board of Commissioners accepted two resignations Tuesday, one of which was from Airport Manager Carol Huntoon."I have enjoyed my 15 years of service and efforts to improve the airport and expand its facilities," Huntoon said, in her letter of resignation, which the ...

10 things to know today: Thursday, July 21, 2016

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. IT'S TRUMP'S MOMENT TO TALK TO THE NATION - AND GOP DOUBTERSThe most important speech of his presidential campaign will bring down the balloons on a convention marked by divided loyalties ...