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Winter temps to return to UP

December 29, 2014 HOUGHTON — Except for a couple weeks in the middle of November, winter in much of the Upper Peninsula has been calmer than the same time last year, according to Don Rolfson. more »»

Break on a budget

December 27, 2014 CALUMET — Copper Country kids are out of school for one more week of winter vacation, but forgive them if their new iPads and Xboxes spend a little more time under the tree, and some of the Christma... more »»

Council approves burning ordinance

December 27, 2014 HANCOCK — At its regular meeting Dec. 17, the Hancock City Council approved an ordinance regulating outdoor burning in the city, which Mayor Lisa McKenzie said filled a gap that existed until then. more »»

Tech, REL, Inc. receive $2.1M investment

December 26, 2014 HOUGHTON/CALUMET — With a $2.1 million investment from a Texas-based energy company, Michigan Technological University and REL, Inc. of Calumet, may be changing the vehicles we drive. more »»

Spreading holiday cheer

December 26, 2014 HOUGHTON — Jean Garcia often volunteers with Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly, but Thursday she was being served by other volunteers during the organization’s Christmas dinner at St. more »»

Underwater treasure?

December 26, 2014 BARAGA — A Sault St. more »»

Zwickey out at BCMH

December 24, 2014 L’ANSE — Tim Zwickey has left his position as Chief Executive Officer of Baraga County Memorial Hospital, and decisions on the hospital’s future have been in limbo for more than a week while Zwickey... more »»

Casperson bill would alter function of DNR

December 24, 2014 LANSING — The Michigan House of Representatives on Dec. 18 approved legislation introduced by State Se. more »»

US economy accelerates

December 24, 2014 WASHINGTON — A surge in U.S. economic growth lifted stocks Tuesday to record highs and showed that the United States is putting distance between itself and struggling economies around the world. more »»

The most delays?

December 23, 2014 FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — An article from a website lists various airports with significant arrival and departure delays, but the article gives the wrong impression about delays, according to Houghton... more »»

Re-stocked and ready

December 23, 2014 LAKE LINDEN — With their Calumet store now closed, Louie’s Fresh Markets may be down a location, but they’re not ou. more »»

L’Anse council approves sewer bond

December 23, 2014 L’ANSE — The L’Anse Village Council Monday approved issuing a bond of up to $450,000 to pay for the village’s share in the more than $1.3 million phase III of its long-term sewer project. more »»

Moving on

December 22, 2014 HOUGHTON — Nearly 400 Michigan Technological University students graduated fall term, and on Saturday most took the midyear commencement walk across the Student Development Complex Wood Gym stage... more »»

Speaker offers 4 Cs key to success

December 22, 2014 HOUGHTON — “Remember that change is constant, and drives the need to make choices,” commencement speaker Dale Elliott advised Michigan Technological University students preparing to receive their... more »»

Looking for land

December 22, 2014 AHMEEK — In 2010, the North Woods Conservancy acquired 40 acres near Conglomerate Falls on the Gratiot River, and now members of the nonprofit organization are hoping to add to that property. more »»

Businesses see increased traffic

December 22, 2014 HOUGHTON — With only three shopping days left until Christmas, several area retailers reported steady traffic over the weekend, with popular items emerging as customers shopped for the holidays. more »»

Eyes on the $5M Prize

December 20, 2014 HOUGHTON — Houghton Energy Efficiency Team leaders learned Thursday that Houghton County has been named one of fifty semifinalists in the $5 million Georgetown University Energy Prize. more »»

Food, help needed for Christmas dinners

December 20, 2014 HANCOCK — Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly will conduct their annual holiday dinners on Christmas day, but a few food items and volunteers are still needed, according to Rebekka Mikkola. more »»

Funding and farewells

December 20, 2014 HOUGHTON — At the Michigan Technological University Board of Control’s regular meeting, the board authorized University President Glenn Mroz, or a designee, to sign an agreement with the Michigan... more »»

MDOT gives presentation about upcoming project

December 19, 2014 HOUGHTON — Representatives of the Michigan Department of Transportation and the main contractor for the Portage Lake Lift Bridge maintenance project gave an overview of and answered questions from... more »»



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