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New principal hired for Horizons school

July 20, 2016 MOHAWK — Joel Asiala has been in education for about 12 years, and now he’s moving forward in his career after being named principal at Horizons Alternative High School. more »»

Things to watch on GOP convention’s third day

July 20, 2016 CLEVELAND — The 2016 Republican National Convention is now officially Donald Trump’s convention. more »»

Dialogue opened, but will it take?

July 19, 2016 HOUGHTON — Students and university officials from Finlandia and Michigan Tech universities started a dialogue addressing racial and police violence Friday at Tech’s Center for Diversity and... more »»

‘Sheer brutality’: Baton Rouge ambush

July 19, 2016 BATON ROUGE, La. more »»

AGNES helps students feel the effects of aging

July 19, 2016 HANCOCK — Copper Country Intermediate School District health career students are learning the physical effects of aging, thanks to AGNES, which stands for Age Gain Now Empathy Syste. more »»

Low bid wins: H-PT changes bus companies

July 19, 2016 HOUGHTON — Houghton-Portage Township Schools will be switching transportation companies. The School Board approved a five-year contract with Lamers at its July meeting. more »»

Speakers oppose cutting loose Air Force vet teacher

July 19, 2016 ONTONAGON — Ontonagon Area School District has had to cut teaching staff over the years to balance the budget, but the community isn’t happy about the latest loss of a veteran teacher. more »»

Stormy weather

July 18, 2016 In much of the country, thunderstorms and tornadoes are relatively common in the late spring and summer, but they are less common in the Upper Peninsula, and particularly on the Keweenaw Peninsula,... more »»

Ambush in Baton Rouge kills 3 police

July 18, 2016 BATON ROUGE, L. more »»

Inmate offers inside look at jail conditions

July 18, 2016 HOUGHTON — A Michigan Department of Corrections study released in 2010 found that the Houghton County Jail is not in compliance with jail standards. . more »»

State law blocks Hancock from joining library district

July 18, 2016 HANCOCK — At its July 16, 2015, meeting, the City Council voted 5-1 to place a request for 2 mills to join the Portage Lake District Library on a ballot this year. more »»

Bastille Day truck attack

July 15, 2016 NICE, France — A large truck plowed through revelers gathered for Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, killing at least 84 people and sending others fleeing into the sea as it bore down for more than a... more »»

Festival offers tastes, sounds of Hancock

July 15, 2016 HANCOCK — People will be able to sample local restaurants and live music in downtown Hancock tonight — even if they have to walk on temporary sidewalks to get there. more »»

MTU holds flight class for students

July 15, 2016 HOUGHTON — Some of the 20 high-school students hunched over computers at Michigan Technological University Thursday haven’t driven a car. But after a week of lessons, they can fly a plane. more »»

KBIC votes on second casino plan

July 15, 2016 BARAGA — Keweenaw Bay Indian Community voters will decide if proposed $40 million renovations and expansions of the tribe’s casinos in Baraga and Marquette should move forward. more »»

4-H cleans up park

July 15, 2016 HOUGHTON - Small pieces of trash like cigarette butts might get missed in a regular cleaning, but even they can stand out once they accumulate. more »»

41st Canal Run set for Sat.

July 15, 2016 By KURT HAUGLIE khauglie@mininggazette. more »»

Beartown Firefighters tackle crisis nationwide

July 15, 2016 BARAGA — Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s Beartown Firefighters have been training and tackling fires across the country for decades. more »»

City gives Houghton businesses $24K in facade mini-grants

July 15, 2016 HOUGHTON — Nine businesses will be making improvements to their buildings after a new round of facade mini-grants from Houghton’s Downtown Development Authority. more »»

Unlikely UP visitor

July 14, 2016 The strong weather systems, including a tornado, which struck the western Upper Peninsula early this week were unusual but not unheard of, according to Jason Alumbaugh, a meteorologist with the... more »»



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