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Man on lam sighted?

HOUGHTON - An inmate who has been on the loose since escaping Houghton County custody in June may have been spotted in Houghton Thursday.John Saatio, 35, was reportedly seen walking on U.S. 41 near the Michigan Technological University campus about 10:50 a.m., the Houghton County Sheriff's ...

Dial Help holds 45th anniversary gala April 12

HOUGHTON - Dial Help will celebrate its 45th anniversary with a gala dinner at the Shelden Grill April 21.Tickets are $50 for the dinner, which will be from 6 to 9 p.m."We're really excited to be celebrating 45 years of service in the U.P., and we're hoping for a good turnout to help us ...

10 things to know today: Friday, April 1, 2016

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. WISCONSIN WAITS TO WEIGH IN ON TRUMPDonald Trump has endured one of the worst weeks of his campaign as a crucial primary looms in Wisconsin, where a big loss would greatly reduce the ...

Local school districts tap Western UP Center for educational programming

By GRAHAM JAEHNIGgjaehnig@mininggazette.comHOUGHTON - Programs and events such as science nights, outdoor field trips, and etcetera, are just a very few examples of programs and activities available to schools all across the state of Michigan. In the western Upper Peninsula, they are made ...

Center lightens local schools’ funding burden

HOUGHTON - When schools want to host a science-based program using Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education resources, the school simply applies to the center. The center then works to provide the grant funding, and the personnel to bring the program ...

Escaped inmate reportedly spotted in Houghton

HOUGHTON - An inmate who has been on the loose since escaping Houghton County custody in June may have been spotted in Houghton Thursday.John Saatio, 35, was reportedly seen walking on U.S. 41 near the Michigan Technological University campus about 10:50 a.m., the Houghton County Sheriff's ...

‘It’s a dirty, rotten shame’

COPPER COUNTRY - State tax revenues have been increasing steadily since 2002, according to the Michigan Municipal League, but less of that money is going back to municipalities.Revenue sharing to municipalities has been cut by $7.5 billion over that period, the league said, forcing steep ...

10 things to know today: Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. FOR TRUMP, FEW LIMITS TO WIN-AT-ANY-COST APPROACHAP's Julie Pace finds the GOP front-runner continues to surprise with how far he's willing to go in busting boundaries that restrain other ...

Warden lashes out at activists, media

L'ANSE - L'Anse-Warden Electric Company CEO Steve Walsh took the offensive against critics of the company's downtown power plant at a Village Board meeting Monday.Walsh said recent statements by Friends of the Land of Keweenaw (FOLK) environmental activist Catherine Andrews that she didn't want ...

Warden CEO says plant in compliance

L'ANSE - While L'Anse-Warden CEO's prepared remarks at Monday's Village Board meeting were mainly focused on the environmental opposition, he also outlined the steps the company has taken to respond to specific environmental concerns reported to the Michigan Department of Environmental ...

Local blood drive starts today

The U.P. Regional Blood Center , a service of UP Health System - Marquette, will hold a blood drive Tuesday at OMH Advisors-Hancock, from 10:00-12:00.Upcoming events are: Thursday at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital in Laurium from 2:30-5:30 p.m. For an appointment call the hospital laboratory at ...

10 things to know today: Tuesday, March 29, 2016

By The Associated PressYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. EGYPTIAN JETLINER HIJACKEDAn Egyptian man hijacks an EgyptAir plane and forces it to land in Cyprus, where seven people are still being held. Cyprus' president says ...

Huge eggs add to Easter celebration

HANCOCK - Volunteers and guests at the Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly Easter dinner at the Church of the Resurrection could be forgiven if they thought they'd actually showed up to a spring Super Bowl party. After all, the Easter eggs were the size of footballs.Things cleared up at the ...