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June 19, 2015 PELKIE — The kindergartners through second graders who headed home for the summer last week may not appreciate the significance of being possibly the last Baraga Area Schools students to attend... more »»

Search continues for inmate

June 19, 2015 By Garrett Neese 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.m. more »»

Funds sought for Drill Shop improvements

June 19, 2015 CALUMET TOWNSHIP — Since the winter of 2005-06, the Copper Country Curling Club has used the building known as the Drill Shop for their sport, and now members are hoping funding can be raised for... more »»

Tech lowers tuition increase in response to state appropriations

June 19, 2015 HOUGHTON?— The state legislature has passed a budget for the coming fiscal year, and Gov. Rick Snyder has signed it. The budget provides a 1. more »»

Chamber of Commerce launches leadership program

June 19, 2015 HOUGHTON — A new course from the Keweenaw Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is aimed at giving up-and-coming leaders a broader understanding of the Keweenaw and developing their leadership skills. more »»

Historic buildings seek use

June 19, 2015 By KURT HAUGLIE HANCOCK — The Quincy Mine Hoist Association owns 21 buildings on its property on U.S. more »»


June 18, 2015 By GARRETT NEESE HOUGHTON — The boyfriend of a South Range woman last seen in April has been named as a person of interest in her disappearance. more »»

Design for Hancock streetscape project nearing completion

June 18, 2015 HANCOCK — The members of the Hancock City Council at their regular meeting Wednesday heard an update of the planned streetscape project to take place in 2016 in conjunction with the restructuring of... more »»

Baraga Lakeside Inn faces foreclosure; bank only bidder in sheriff’s sale

June 18, 2015 BARAGA — The owners of the Baraga Lakeside Inn have until Dec. 12 to come up with $1. more »»

Tech tour

June 17, 2015 HOUGHTON — Twenty high school students from Detroit are at Michigan Technological University this week to learn about careers in natural resources, environmental science and engineering. more »»

Plea in vehicle, garage burglaries

June 17, 2015 IRON MOUNTAIN — A Kingsford teen has accepted a plea deal on charges accusing him of breaking into several garages and vehicles in Iron Mountai. more »»

First fruits

June 17, 2015 HANCOCK — Hard apple cider is exploding in popularity across the country, and two local entrepreneurs are making sure the Copper Country doesn’t get left behind. more »»

Teacher evaluations based on student improvement

June 17, 2015 L’ANSE — The L’Anse Area Schools Board of Education discussed the possibility of modifying teacher evaluations at a meeting on Monday. more »»

MTU faculty member gets double honor

June 17, 2015 HOUGHTON — Only 36 faculty across the US were invited to join the Young Investigator Program (YIP) from the Office of Naval Research this year. more »»

Safety first stressed before heading out for summer fun

June 17, 2015 ESCANABA — Summer is almost here, and a wide variety of outdoor recreation opportunities come with the warmer weather. more »»

Victim testifies in sexual assault trial in Escanaba

June 17, 2015 ESCANABA - The first witness who testified during Monday's trial of a man charged with sexually assaulting an 18-year-old incapacitated female in Escanaba was the victim herself. more »»

Suspect in triple homicide dies

June 17, 2015 MANISTIQUE — A Manistique woman, arrested on murder charges in connection with a triple homicide in Manistique earlier this year, died at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital today, according to Schoolcraf... more »»

Former prison camp gets new life

June 17, 2015 MANISTIQUE — The recent purchase of the former Camp Manistique facility by the Zellar family of Gulliver's Zellar Excavating is expected to have a positive impact on Manistique, City Manager Sheila... more »»


June 16, 2015 HOUGHTON — The Houghton-Portage Township Schools Board of Education approved laying off two staff members at its board meeting Monday. The board laid off Darice Taylor, who had been the district’s U. more »»

Houghton schools pass $11.6M budget

June 16, 2015 HOUGHTON — Houghton-Portage Township Schools approved its budget for the 2015-16 school year at its meeting Monday, including general fund spending of $11.63 million. more »»



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