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Family Fun Day: Free for families, children with autism disorders

September 9, 2015 HOUGHTON — Having a safe place for their autistic children to have fun without judgement from onlookers is important for parents, and the Copper Country Autism Awareness Family Fun Day has proven... more »»

Not your grandpa’s woody: Auto industry uses biomaterials for components

September 9, 2015 HOUGHTON — Beginning in the 1930s, the Ford Motor Company and several other car companies built “woodies,” — cars with wood framed and paneled passenger compartments — and most of Ford’s panels came... more »»

Strong El Nino could be factor in hot weather

September 9, 2015 ESCANABA — With a strong El Nino predicted to affect North American weather over the next several months, the National Weather Service's Marquette office has predicted the fall of 2015 could be... more »»

‘Northbound’ sci-fi series filming in UP

September 9, 2015 IRON MOUNTAIN — A one-night only screening of "Northbound," which is the first in a planned series of science fiction movie projects to be filmed in the Upper Peninsula, will be held at the Braumart... more »»

Logging expo this weekend

September 9, 2015 ESCANABA — The Great Lakes Logging and Heavy Equipment Expo will bring together vendors and loggers from all over the United States and beyond when it is held at the U.P. more »»

Book features UP traditions

September 9, 2015 ESCANABA — Michigan's enchanting Upper Peninsula comes to life in "Laughing Waters," a new book by former Escanaba resident Coralie Cederna Johnson. more »»

Local United Way starts drive

September 9, 2015 HOUGHTON — The Copper Country United Way’s 2015-2016 Fundraising Campaign kicks off this month of September and goes through February. more »»

Finlandia grows by 25 percent

September 9, 2015 HANCOCK — Finlandia sees 25 percent increase in incoming class For the second straight year Finlandia University is welcoming in a bigger incoming group of students than the year before. more »»

Automotive Day at CareerFEST

September 9, 2015 HOUGHTON — Automotive Day, part of Michigan Technological University’s CareerFEST, is Thursday. more »»

Writing contest winners named

September 9, 2015 MARQUETTE — Entries for the third annual Upper Peninsula Nature Writing Contest were received from across the Upper Peninsula Sault Ste. more »»

Large crowd turns out for Bridge Walk

September 8, 2015 HOUGHTON — More than 150 people turned out for the 12th annual Labor Day Bridge Walk Monday. more »»

Marquette city manager resigns amid downstate job questions

September 8, 2015 MARQUETTE - Marquette City Manager Bill Vajda submitted his letter of resignation this morning to members of the Marquette City Commission. more »»

Biomaterial engineering: New wood uses can boost local economy

September 8, 2015 HOUGHTON — From skyscrapers to car parts to artificial cartilage, all sorts of products made from steel and plastic could be made from wood and other plant products in the near futur. more »»

Cause of death for triple-murder suspect in custody: heart ailment

September 8, 2015 MANISTIQUE — A suspect in a triple homicide case who died in custody died of natural causes, according to the results of an autopsy report released Friday. more »»

‘Wheelie’ leads to serious crash

September 8, 2015 MANISTIQUE -— Two dirt bikes were involved in a serious personal injury accident Saturday. more »»

Driver dies in Nadeau crash

September 8, 2015 MENOMINEE -— A 20-year-old South Carolina man died early Sunday in a one-vehicle crash on U.S. 41 in Nadeau Township, according to the Menominee County Sheriff's Office. Jordan . more »»

Baby uninjured in rollover crash

September 8, 2015 IRON MOUNTAIN — A 9-month-old child escaped injury in a rollover accident Saturday in Crystal Falls Township. more »»

Rock celebration draws crowd

September 8, 2015 ROCK — The small community of Rock was busting at its seams as people from near and far gathered Saturday for the annual Labor Day festivities, which also included the town's 150th Anniversary... more »»

Tractor racing: Essential farming tool used for play at Labor Day weekend event

September 7, 2015 ELO — There’s a special place for old tractors in farmers’ hearts. Maybe it’s because they can mow the hay with the exact same machine their dad, and sometimes their granddad, did. more »»



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