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Village, state honor Calumet employee

August 17, 2016 CALUMET — It’s unusual for an employee to be with one company for the better part of a half-century, but that’s what Dominic Zubiena did, and he was honored for that service Tuesday at the Village... more »»

H-PT enrollment rises slightly

August 17, 2016 HOUGHTON — Enrollment is up slightly from last year so far at Houghton-Portage Township Schools. more »»

Insanity: Accused sister slayer evaluated

August 16, 2016 HOUGHTON — The attorney for the Grand Rapids man accused of killing his sister in Laurium last month said Monday he plans to file an insanity defense. more »»

State lags in education funding

August 16, 2016 HANCOCK — Michigan is underfunding the basic cost of educating children by more than $1,200 per student, a recently released study revealed. more »»

Directive: Private schools get public dollars

August 16, 2016 By GRAHAM JAEHNIG HANCOCK — A new appropriation provides $2. more »»

Ontonagon sheriff challenger wants to debate opponents

August 16, 2016 ONTONAGON — Republican candidate for Ontonagon County Sheriff Dean Utecht wants to debate other candidates for sheriff, especially incumbent Dale Rantala. more »»

Trump’s immigration plan raises questions

August 16, 2016 By JILL COLVIN YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Donald Trump’s speech on foreign policy Monday focused in large part on his proposal to suspend immigration from dangerous parts of the world and impose a new... more »»

KBIC approves casino project

August 15, 2016 BARAGA — Keweenaw Bay Indian Community passed one of three ballot proposals Saturday which will result in upgraded casinos in Baraga and Marquette. more »»

Elder Abuse: Most often committed by family members

August 15, 2016 HOUGHTON — When it comes to the issue of abuse and crimes against the elderly, even with the help of law enforcement, this type of crime is difficult to prosecute, said Cheryl Goc, program... more »»

Motor sports business stays to grow

August 15, 2016 HANCOCK — For the owners of M&M Power Sports, there really was no thought of moving to another location when it became clear they needed more space, so they decided to stay put and expand, according... more »»

Houghton County school, municipal races set for Nov. election

August 15, 2016 HOUGHTON — The following candidates are running in Houghton County’s November election. more »»

Despite hype, actual ideas at play in presidential election

August 15, 2016 WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump offer voters distinct choices this fall on issues that shape everyday lives. more »»

Jailhouse smuggler sentenced

August 13, 2016 HOUGHTON — A Dollar Bay man was sentenced to six months in jail for smuggling prescription pills into the Houghton County Jail’s work camp. more »»

Trial set for Houghton biker accused of fleeing

August 13, 2016 HOUGHTON — The case of a Houghton man accused of fleeing police earlier this year is being set for trial, although work towards a plea agreement is ongoing. more »»

Storm impacts phone service

August 13, 2016 Long distance telephone service was cut from Ontonagon to Keweenaw County for a period of time Thursday, according to several reports. more »»

Elder abuse is unspoken epidemic in US

August 13, 2016 HOUGHTON — People who attended a Thursday workshop at the Portage Lake District Library learned the signs of elder abuse at a free seminar held by the Upper Peninsula Commission on Area Progress. more »»

After verbal missteps, Trump blames others

August 13, 2016 ERIE, Pa. — It’s the media’s fault. That’s out of context. Never said it in the first place. more »»

WUPPDR announces municipality microgrants

August 12, 2016 HOUGHTON — The Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region (WUPPDR) recently announced that its 2016 Placemaking Microgrant Program has awarded funding to seven municipalities in its... more »»

Hewlett presents Great Lake Shipping Adventures at PLDL

August 12, 2016 HOUGHTON — The Portage Lake District Library of Houghton will host another of Roger Hewlett’s Great Lakes shipping video presentation. more »»

Storm causes road damage

August 12, 2016 HOUGHTON — Wednesday night’s thunderstorms had crews out Thursday repairing erosion and spillage on local roads. more »»



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