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Dark-store loophole promotes state raids on revenue-sharing funding

May 23, 2016 HOUGHTON – The dark-store tax loophole is currently costing communities all across Michigan millions of dollars annually in lost tax revenue as a result of large corporations appealing tax... more »»

House to House: Clinton, Sanders campaigns focus on Latino vote in Calif.

May 23, 2016 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bernie Sanders’ image gazes out from a corner storefront in Boyle Heights, a Hispanic enclave known for its plump burritos and a plaza where mariachis strum guitar. more »»

Cyclists celebrate Bike to Work Day

May 21, 2016 HOUGHTON — Before he retired, Dan Dalquist would commute from Chassell to Calumet three times a week — so often his clients would ask what was wrong when they didn't see a bike there. more »»

Trade students build shed for LBFE equipment

May 21, 2016 PORTAGE TOWNSHIP — Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly has provided firewood for their elderly friends for years, but until now there has been no place to store the equipment needed for the... more »»

CCISD building to get new lighting

May 21, 2016 HANCOCK — The Copper Country Intermediate School District’s Service Center will receive new, more efficient lighting this summer. more »»

Houghton wraps up budget work

May 20, 2016 HOUGHTON — The Houghton City Council wrapped up its budget work sessions Wednesday with funds including water, sewer, equipment and employee benefits, as well as discussion of spending down some of... more »»

Dianda proposes meeting of minds on KBIC casino

May 20, 2016 BARAGA — State Rep. Scott Dianda, D-Calumet, has invited Gov. Rick Snyder to meet with him and Keweenaw Bay Indian Community tribal leaders to discuss a proposed new casino in Negaunee Township. more »»

Spidey-sensing: 3rd-graders learn anatomy from local high schoolers

May 20, 2016 HOUGHTON — Hearts, brains, teeth and Spider-Man’s thoracic cavity all made appearances at Houghton Elementary School Wednesday. more »»

UP health issues include smoking, obesity, access, assessment finds

May 20, 2016 HANCOCK — The biggest change between the 2012 Western Upper Peninsula Health Department health needs assessment and the 2015 assessment was the fact more people have health insurance, according to... more »»

Pavement removed on Reservation, Quincy streets

May 19, 2016 HANCOCK — Four weeks into the reconstruction of Reservation and Quincy streets in Hancock, there have been few problems, according to people involved with the project. more »»

Bridge problem ties up traffic

May 19, 2016 HANCOCK/HOUGHTON — A stuck warning gate this morning on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge caused a backup of traffic traveling between Hancock and Houghton, according to Al Anderson. more »»

Millage for Hancock parks on ballot

May 19, 2016 HANCOCK — A request for 0.8 mills for recreation investment capitol will be placed on the Nov. 8 city ballot as a result of action taken by the Hancock City Council Wednesday. more »»

Ontonagon County treasurer runs again

May 19, 2016 ONTONAGON — Ontonagon County Treasurer Jeanne M. Pollard is running unopposed as a Democrat in the Aug. 2 primary electio. more »»

Greece: Crashed EgyptAir plane suddenly lost altitude off radar

May 19, 2016 CAIRO (AP) — An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo with 66 passengers and crew on board crashed in the Mediterranean Sea off the Greek island of Crete early Thursday morning, Egyptian and Greek... more »»

Mining Legacy: DEQ gives public update on mining waste activity

May 18, 2016 LAKE LINDEN — At a Tuesday open house, local residents got the short-term and long-term plans involving the state Department of Environmental Quality’s ongoing project on abandoned mining waste in... more »»

Hotspots: Mining places ‘where people shouldn’t go’

May 18, 2016 LAKE LINDEN — While Department of Environmental Quality officials said much of the area is safe, the investigation has found certain hotspots to avoi. more »»

‘Positive things going’: Ontonagon Co. Board member wants to maintain momentum

May 18, 2016 ONTONAGON — Ontonagon resident John Cane is running for re-election to the Ontonagon County Board of Commissioner. more »»

Copper City native named president of Minn. university

May 18, 2016 COPPER CITY — Faith Hensrud grew up in the small community of Copper City on the southern end of Keweenaw County, but that didn’t keep her from becoming a university president, a position she’ll tak... more »»

Ontonagon County Board OKs airport improvements

May 18, 2016 ONTONAGON — The Ontonagon County Board of Commissioners supported adding some critical improvements to future plans aimed at increasing traffic at the Ontonagon County Airport. more »»

Finn teachers learn in exchange program

May 17, 2016 SOUTH RANGE — Third-grade students at South Range Elementary School enjoy learning about Finnish culture from a native Finn, as part of a program sponsored by Finlandia Universit. more »»



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