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Sheriff’s Department reminds people to watch for school buses

September 10, 2016 HOUGHTON — The Houghton County Sheriff’s Department wants to educate and raise awareness about school zone safety laws in order to prevent a traged. more »»

Schultz: I’m not a racist - Yik Yak student speaks out

September 9, 2016 HOUGHTON - A former Michigan Technological University student expelled from the university after a social media post investigated as threatening broke his silence Thursday with a press conference as... more »»

L’Anse Electric has plans for overcoming violations

September 9, 2016 L’ANSE -- L’Anse Electric Company has been a biomass facility for several years, but only now has a plan to operate safely with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality in order to overcome... more »»

MNSP works to save inland lake shorelines

September 9, 2016 When the shorelines of inland lakes are cleared of native vegetation, that can lead to serious health problems for the lake, but there is an effort in Michigan to stop possible future damage. more »»

Final blocks under construction

September 9, 2016 HANCOCK — Work has begun on the last two-block section of Quincy Street, and the reconstruction project should be completed by the end of October, according to Al Anderson. more »»

MDEQ fields questions on Warden Electric

September 8, 2016 L’ANSE -- Michigan Department of Environmental Quality officials fielded a battery of questions about the L’Anse Warden Electric Company Wednesday, primarily from Friends of the Land of the Keweena. more »»

Yik Yak student sues MTU

September 8, 2016 HOUGHTON - A former Michigan Technological University student expelled for a post on the social messaging site Yik Yak is suing the university in federal court, as well as a person who circulated a... more »»

UPPCO faces heat in social media

September 8, 2016 HOUGHTON – Social media can be, and often is, the voice of online community members seeking to be heard collectively on particular issues or topic. more »»

Cadets see the world: MTU students selected for Summer Training

September 7, 2016 HOUGHTON — Several Army ROTC cadets from Michigan Technological University worked overseas this summer, learning to adapt to another culture and appreciate the strategic impact of their actions. more »»

Clinics prepare for flu season

September 7, 2016 HANCOCK — The weather may still be warm, but it won’t be long before flu season hits, so the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department and other agencies will soon conduct their annual flu shot... more »»

‘Climate Science Cafe’ Thursday

September 7, 2016 HANCOCK - While most people have heard of climate change, they might still not know much about it. more »»

L’Anse schools ask for sinking fund millage

September 6, 2016 L’ANSE — L’Anse Area Schools hopes voters will approve up to 1 mill for building and site needs through a sinking fund millage that will be on the November ballot. more »»

Houghton Police warns of new phone scams

September 6, 2016 HOUGHTON — Houghton Police Department is warning the public to be aware of recently reported telephone communication scams. more »»

Light the Night Fun Run/Walk around the corner

September 6, 2016 LAURIUM — At the first Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital Light the Night Fun Run/Walk, between 70 and 80 people participated, last year there were about 250, and this year it’s hoped even more will take... more »»

Dulong arraigned

September 6, 2016 HOUGHTON - A Lake Linden woman pleaded not guilty to three counts related to the alleged embezzlement of money from her father in Houghton County Circuit Court. more »»

Parade caps Ontonagon’s Labor Day celebration

September 5, 2016 By VANESSA DIETZ ONTONAGON — A large turnout marked events at the 60th annual Labor Day festival here this weekend, including the main event: the 2 p.m. more »»

Truckers get refresher course on rules of road

September 5, 2016 By KURT HAUGLIE HOUGHTON — Traffic regulations and laws change fairly often, so State Re. more »»

Communities That Care guides youths to help at-risk youths

September 5, 2016 HOUGHTON — Communities That Care is seeking youth members in order to help it reach its full potential in helping youth, and CTC Coordinator Ginny Machiela wants the youth of Houghton and Keweenaw... more »»

Parting salute: 2nd Beartown firefighter laid to rest in Baraga

September 2, 2016 ZEBA — Rainy weather gave way to sunshine Wednesday when friends and family of Alan John “AJ” Swartz gathered for the 25-year-old firefighter’s funeral at Zeba Hal. more »»

Industry Days at Tech this month

September 2, 2016 HOUGHTON — Automotive Day at Michigan Technological University was just the first of a number of events this month that give students a chance to explore careers and look at the skills they'll need... more »»



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