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City of Houghton to cut banks back

January 20, 2016 HOUGHTON — For those residents of Houghton who live on streets getting narrower by the day as snow continues to accumulate, relief might be coming this weekend. more »»

Mixed results in M-STEP scores

January 19, 2016 HANCOCK — The Hancock Public Schools Board of Education heard a brief update on the results of last spring’s Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP) during Monday’s organizational... more »»

Legacy: King’s teachings endure

January 19, 2016 DOLLAR BAY — Michigan Tech students may have foregone a day off Monday to read to local elementary school students about Martin Luther King J. more »»

Speaker: MLK’s ideals, strategies still relevant

January 19, 2016 HOUGHTON — The events of the last year have shown us that America still has a long way to go to achieve Martin Luther King’s dream of true equality, professor William Jones told Michigan Tech... more »»

Circus, flare skiing, snowballs all part of Winter Carnival lore

January 19, 2016 By KURT HAUGLIE khauglie@mininggazette. more »»

Risky business: Driving into snowbank has uncertain consequences

January 19, 2016 While driving in hazardous weather can be risky, it can also become expensive. Most motorists driving in adverse weather, such as the storm last weekend, will reach their destinations safely. more »»

Model students: H-PT board gets a look at 3-D printed creations

January 19, 2016 HOUGHTON — Three-dimensional models made and designed by Greg Staricha’s students lined the tables Monday as members of the Houghton-Portage Township Schools Board of Education got a look at what th... more »»

Cardboard recycling launch event features fun, education

January 18, 2016 HOUGHTON — The Portage Lake District Library was not as quiet as the traditional book repository Saturday, but the kids were getting excited about waste and recycling at the Cardboard Recycling... more »»

Nara center offers outdoor adventure

January 18, 2016 HOUGHTON — Copper Country kids and families strapped on their snowshoes, grabbed their sleds and read a good book Saturday morning — conveniently displayed a page at a time trailside at the Nara... more »»

Winter Carnival going aheadBy KURT HAUGLIE HOUGHTON — Despite the heavy snowfall Sunday morning, the amount of snow that has fallen on the Keweenaw is less than most years, but Michigan Technological University’s Winter Carnival

January 18, 2016 HOUGHTON — Despite the heavy snowfall Sunday morning, the amount of snow that has fallen on the Keweenaw is less than most years, but Michigan Technological University’s Winter Carnival is going... more »»

More accidents due to drivers rather than road conditions

January 18, 2016 HOUGHTON — Winter conditions can create several driving hazards at once. The number of property damage accidents law enforcement agencies must respond to in a given day can be impressive. more »»

LL-H school board sends letters asking for assurances

January 18, 2016 LAKE LINDEN — After questions about property assessments in the Lake Linden-Hubbell School District, the School Board sent letters to townships in the district asking for assurances regarding the... more »»

Town hall meetings to address limited access to healthy foods

January 18, 2016 L’ANSE — For the first time in history, children are expected to live five years less than their parents due to childhood obesity and obesity-related diseases, according to a release from the... more »»

Clearing the way: Resources, temperature factors in managing snow

January 16, 2016 HOUGHTON — During the winter, driving can often be more hazardous than at any other time of year. more »»

First test: CCISD gets results of new M-STEP state assessment

January 16, 2016 HANCOCK — The students in the Copper Country Intermediate School District scored above the state average on most parts of the new state educational assessment test, according to George Stockero. more »»

21st-century Copper Country: Copper markets don’t change Highland’s long-term goals

January 16, 2016 WHITE PINE — Plans may be in flux at Highland Copper, where the completion date on a preliminary feasibility study and purchase deadline on a key property were both pushed back this month, but the... more »»

Lake Linden-Hubbell early college program progressing

January 16, 2016 LAKE LINDEN — Sixteen of 22 students who started Lake Linden-Hubbell High School’s early college program through Gogebic Community College last fall are continuing in the spring semester. more »»

‘Sisu’ film explores family, fortitude

January 16, 2016 HANCOCK — Sisu is many things to many people, and when Marko Albrecht asked his family to define it on tape, he got as many answers as he had cousins, though themes relating to guts and perseverance... more »»

A look at M-STEP: New, more rigorous assessment takes MEAP test’s place

January 16, 2016 HANCOCK — After 44 years of use, the Michigan Educational Assessment Program was replaced by the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP), and it turned out to be more rigorous than it... more »»



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