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Water testing benefits new and old wells

June 24, 2015 HANCOCK — When the warm weather comes to the Upper Peninsula, some residents decide to put in a new water well, and for that to be done, the water must first be tested for various possible... more »»

Clean water: beach testing looks for E. coli bacteria

June 24, 2015 HANCOCK — Before he can get into the water to take samples for testing, Daniel Deaton must first put on rubber waders, a vest for holding containers of water and rubber gloves. more »»

9-hole disc golf course at Calumet Lions park open for play

June 24, 2015 CALUMET TOWNSHIP — Disc golf enthusiasts in the Keweenaw have a new course on which to test their talents. more »»

MTEC SmartZone satellite approved

June 23, 2015 HOUGHTON — The MTEC SmartZone will soon have a satellite location in Marquette after the signing of a document creating the new location. more »»

U.P. Kids closing residential program

June 23, 2015 HOUGHTON — U.P. Kids will be closing its residential program effective July 1, though the remainder of the operation will continue. “We’re not closing,” said Executive Director Mark Lambert. more »»

L’Anse budget balance starts lower after Traxys refund

June 23, 2015 L’ANSE — The Village of L’Anse took a big financial hit over the last year after paying out more than $220,000 to settle its share of the Traxys tax dispute that affected several municipalities. more »»

Baraga schools finish in the black

June 23, 2015 BARAGA — Budget discussions started on a good note at the Baraga Area Schools Board of Trustees meeting Monday when Superintendent Jennifer Lynn announced the district had finished the year with a... more »»

Backup bridge

June 22, 2015 HOUGHTON — The exercise the Michigan National Guard conducted Friday and Saturday along the Houghton waterfront wasn’t planned to coincide with Bridgefest, but because it did, there was a ready... more »»

Still at large

June 22, 2015 HOUGHTON — The Houghton County inmate who escaped custody Friday morning was spotted in Green Bay over the weekend and is still at large. more »»

Saying goodbye at home

June 22, 2015 HOUGHTON — There’s no place like home, and for some people, it’s the preferred place to for friends and families to spend some final moments after death, and even the best place to be buried. more »»

Dust to dust is theme of green burials

June 22, 2015 HOUGHTON — For decades, most Americans have had just two choices for what happens to their body after death — cremation, or burial in a concrete vault. more »»

Weather impacted festival attendance

June 22, 2015 HOUGHTON — Jim Supanich was setting up sound equipment at Ray Kestner Waterfront Park in Houghton in the rain at about 10 a.m. more »»

Smells, tastes of good food linger at BridgeFEAST

June 22, 2015 HOUGHTON — The weather may have only partly cooperated, but people were still enjoying themselves at this year’s BridgeFEAS. more »»

Jailbird on the loose

June 20, 2015 HOUGHTON — Police continue to search for an inmate who escaped custody on the way back from a court hearing in Houghton Fiday morning. John Saatio, 34, escaped at about 9:45 a.. more »»

Silence for gun victims

June 20, 2015 HOUGHTON - Two days after nine people were murdered in what appears to be a racially motivated shooting at a historic black church in Charleston, S.C. more »»

Reckless driving suspect arraigned

June 20, 2015 HOUGHTON — The Houghton man whose May high-speed ride through Houghton and Hancock ended with a two-car crash in Calumet was arraigned in 97th District Court Thursday. more »»


June 20, 2015 HANCOCK — Proponents of recycling think it should be done because it saves natural resources, reduces some forms of pollution, reduces the need to create more landfills, and has economic benefits. more »»

Hate attacks can happen anywhere

June 20, 2015 HOUGHTON - The Copper Country is sometimes seen as an idyllic place, immune to big city problems like vicious racism and large-scale violence. more »»

What’s next?

June 19, 2015 PELKIE — The Pelkie Elementary School has been a centerpiece of that rural farming community since 1932, but there won’t be any students in the building next fall, since shrinking enrollment prompte... more »»



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