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June 6, 2015 Troopers at the Michigan State Police Calumet Post would like to make the public aware of a growing heroin problem in the Upper Peninsula and also in our local communities. more »»

This little piggy went to court

June 5, 2015 BARAGA — Baraga County pig farmers Roger and Brenda Turunen and two other Upper Peninsula pig owners are once again in danger of being declared criminals for possessing illegal swine. more »»

Search continues for missing woman

June 5, 2015 HOUGHTON — The Houghton County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the disappearance of a South Range woman who has been missing since May. more »»

The moving process

June 5, 2015 HANCOCK — A large chunk of copper was moved from Hancock to Houghton Wednesday, but it wasn’t a simple job. Several employees of Julio Contracting in Ripley and Royale Inc. more »»

Bridgefest 2015 to feature new events, familiar favorites

June 5, 2015 HOUGHTON — Bridgefest takes place from June 19 to 21, and this year there are a couple of new events as well as returning events, according to Amy Juntunen. more »»

Sea it fall

June 4, 2015 HOUGHTON — The sidewalk along the seawall at the Ray Kestner Waterfront Park will be reopened as early as this week after the filling in of sinkhole. more »»

Big rock

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Butterfly buddies

June 4, 2015 BARAGA — Even the youngest members of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community got in on the action at the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Natural Resources Department’s “Weaving a Sustainable Future”... more »»

Nature school

June 4, 2015 CALUMET TOWNSHIP — The spotted knapweed at Calumet Township Park is still spreading, so students from Washington Middle School have been working for years to determine ways to eradicate it, and thos... more »»

Tribe talks renewable energy

June 4, 2015 BARAGA — Climate change is a reality, said Kathleen Brosemer, but there are things Native American tribes can and should do to slow that change. more »»

Staying on

June 3, 2015 HOUGHTON — It was announced Monday the Michigan Technological University Board of Trustees approved a two-year contract extension for university President Glenn Mroz, which included a raise in salary. more »»


June 3, 2015 HOUGHTON — With high electric costs and the impending decommissioning of the Presque Isle Power Plant, many people are looking to biomass electrical generation to help solve the Upper Peninsula’s... more »»

Fish on hook for original sentence

June 3, 2015 L’ANSE — The sentence remains the same for a man convicted last year of posing as a U.S. marshal during the armed robbery of a former grow house in Watton. more »»

Sustainable future

June 3, 2015 BARAGA — The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Natural Resources Department hosted tribal members and guests of all ages Tuesday at their “Weaving a Sustainable Future” environmental forum, at the... more »»

Relay for Life

June 2, 2015 HOUGHTON? — On Friday and Saturday, June 12 and 13, hundreds of people touched by cancer will join together at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of The Copper Country to help finish the... more »»

Learning in the field

June 2, 2015 LAKE PERRAULT — Jeffers High School students spent Monday learning out of the classroo. more »»

Biomass bridge

June 2, 2015 HOUGHTON — Nations across North and South America are working to decrease dependence on fossil fuels, for their cars, to provide electricity and to heat their homes and places of business. more »»

KBIC approves 2 percent allocations

June 2, 2015 BARAGA — The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Tribal Council has approved the distribution of over $280,000 in biannual 2 percent distributions to a variety of government and social organizations in... more »»

IJC solicits public comment on review of Great Lakes protection recommendations

June 2, 2015 MARQUETTE — The International Joint Commission is taking public comment until the end of next month on a consultants' review of progress on recommendations made in the 2000 commission report,... more »»

Bureautocracy: State, federal reports bury local school officials

June 2, 2015 DOLLAR BAY — In order to receive state and federal funding, school administrators have to write reports about the schools’ efforts, but some of those administrators think there are too many reports,... more »»



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