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400 attend Health and Safety Fair

June 6, 2016 HANCOCK — From car seat installation clinics and free screenings to healthy snacks such as peanut butter hummus, UP Health System - Portage held its eighth annual Health and Safety Fair at the... more »»

Chastan runs for re-election

June 6, 2016 ONTONAGON — Donald Chastan is running for re-election to the Ontonagon Village Council as a nonpartisan candidate. “I am running to continue to serve and help the people of Ontonagon,” Chastan said. more »»

Calumet begins process of developing master plan

June 6, 2016 CALUMET — The creation of a master plan for the village of Calumet is in the beginning stages, but the process could take until sometime in 2017 to complete. more »»

US Muslims draw inspiration from Ali’s fight

June 6, 2016 By JEFF KAROUB Associated Press DETROIT — Even in his final months, Muhammad Ali was speaking out on behalf of Islam, the religion he so famously embraced in the 1960s by changing his name and... more »»

Finlandia to relaunch website

June 4, 2016 HANCOCK — Finlandia University created its first website in February 2001, and it was revised about seven years ago, according to Mike Babcock. more »»

John L. Perona

June 4, 2016 AHMEEK – John L. Perona, 73, a resident of Ahmeek, passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, with his family by his side at UP Health System - Portag. more »»

Houghton county millage explained

June 4, 2016 HOUGHTON — Houghton County receives 6.3 mils of the total tax millage collected in the county, according to Eric Forsberg, Houghton County Administrato. more »»

Drug deal gone bad in Hancock

June 4, 2016 HANCOCK — Two Houghton County men were arrested in the City of Hancock Thursday evening after an intended drug deal went bad, according to Hancock Police Chief Wayne Butle. more »»

KNHP holds open house

June 4, 2016 CALUMET — The Keweenaw National Historical Park celebrated its involvement with students at the university and elementary school level with a student open house at the Calumet Visitors Center. more »»

No glitches yet in road project

June 3, 2016 HANCOCK — The reconstruction of Reservation and Quincy streets in Hancock is continuing without incident and on schedule, according to Al Anderson. more »»

Sheriff’s staff size below standards

June 3, 2016 HOUGHTON — Houghton County has the lowest tax millage of any county in the Upper Peninsula. more »»

Camp leases in Ottawa National Forest set to expire

June 3, 2016 ONTONAGON — Some camps along the Ontonagon River and some of its tributaries in the Ottawa National Forest will be razed by the end of the year, unless the state Legislature intervenes. more »»

Houghton High students present forest research

June 3, 2016 HOUGHTON — After a year of coming up with experiments and taking measurements at the Houghton school forest, Houghton high School students presented their findings Wednesday and Thursday. more »»

Trump: Judge’s conflict is he’s ‘of Mexican heritage’

June 3, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump said that the federal judge presiding over a lawsuit brought by former Trump University students has an “absolute conflict” in handling the case because he is “of Mexica... more »»

Sawaski Appears

June 2, 2016 HOUGHTON — A former Houghton High School athletic director could go to trial in September on child pornography charges. more »»

Break-in suspect pleads guilty to high-speed chase

June 2, 2016 HOUGHTON — A Laurium man pleaded guilty in Houghton County Circuit Court to fleeing and eluding police in Schoolcraft Township in March. more »»

Village hires consultant, will survey residents on economic development

June 2, 2016 ONTONAGON — The Downtown Development Authority is reviving efforts to make the town a tourist destination, with advice from former Houghton City Manager Scott MacInnes. more »»

Exhibit recognizes area ‘Black Voices’

June 2, 2016 HOUGHTON — The story of the Finnish or Cornish immigrants coming to the Copper Country in the 19th century is fairly well-documented. But less has been known about the area’s black presence. more »»

Voters won't pay to upgrade substandard jail

June 1, 2016 HOUGHTON — The Houghton County Jail does not comply with current Michigan Department of Correction standards and poses serious liabilities for the county, according to a 2010 study by the Upper... more »»

Overcrowding forces female inmates to sleep on floor

June 1, 2016 HOUGHTON — Since the Houghton County jail was opened in 1963, the demographics of the inmate population have changed significantly, according to the 2010 UPCAP U.P. more »»



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