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Man on lam sighted?

April 1, 2016 HOUGHTON — An inmate who has been on the loose since escaping Houghton County custody in June may have been spotted in Houghton Thursday. John Saatio, 35, was reportedly seen walking on U.. more »»

Catch more brookies: New reg increases daily limit

April 1, 2016 HOUGHTON — A new Department of Natural Resources fishing regulation will allow for potentially huge days for inland lake fishermen, George Madison told anglers at the Portage Lake District Library... more »»

Easy winter will boost fish stocks: DNR

April 1, 2016 HOUGHTON — This year’s relatively mild winter should mean better future fishing, says Michigan Department of Natural Resources Western U.P. more »»

Bowls of soup at Finlandia art school’s fundraiser — keep bowl

April 1, 2016 HANCOCK — For the fourth time, Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design will be offering student-made ceramic bowls and soup to go in them during the program’s Soup-A-Bowl lunch. more »»

Unfunded Mandates: State adds to municipal budgeting headaches by imposing expenses

March 31, 2016 If cuts to state revenue-sharing funds don’t make it hard enough for municipalities to provide services and balance the books, the vagaries of Michigan’s 1978 Headlee Amendment add even more... more »»

DNR: Mild winter should benefit UP deer herd

March 31, 2016 BARAGA — Early indications are that the mild Upper Peninsula winter will have a beneficial effect on a deer population battered by three harsh winters in a row. more »»

L’Anse signs 3-year deal with police union

March 31, 2016 L’ANSE — A new three-year contract for police officers was approved by the Village Board at its regular meeting Monday. more »»

Small business agency cites Keweenaw firms

March 31, 2016 AHMEEK/LAC LA BELLE — A pair of Keweenaw County businesses have been recognized as two of Michigan’s “50 Companies to Watch” by the Michigan Small Business Development Center (MSBDC). Neuvokas Corp. more »»

Preparations for L’Anse marina renovation project move forward

March 31, 2016 L’ANSE — The L’Anse Village Board is preparing for major renovations to its downtown marina this summer. more »»

‘It’s a dirty, rotten shame’

March 30, 2016 COPPER COUNTRY — State tax revenues have been increasing steadily since 2002, according to the Michigan Municipal League, but less of that money is going back to municipalities. more »»

Returning serve: Judge’s ruling puts zoning ball back in Keweenaw’s court

March 30, 2016 EAGLE RIVER — An issue in Keweenaw County regarding whether homes provided at a cost for gatherings are within or violate the county zoning ordinances was before the planning commission Tuesday, but... more »»

Zoning commission gets input from public

March 30, 2016 EAGLE RIVER — Before the Keweenaw County Planning Commission discussed the issue Tuesday of whether homes in residential areas provided at a cost for gatherings are within or violate the county... more »»

Number of candidate filings in Houghton County races spikes

March 30, 2016 HOUGHTON — As the April 19 deadline for filing for the August primary election nears, more Houghton County candidates are submitting petitions. more »»

Warden lashes out at activists, media

March 29, 2016 L’ANSE — L’Anse-Warden Electric Company CEO Steve Walsh took the offensive against critics of the company’s downtown power plant at a Village Board meeting Monday. more »»

New manager at Keweenaw Mountain Lodge

March 29, 2016 COPPER HARBOR — A new general manager has been hired for the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge, according to Don Piche. more »»

Lorenz seeks re-election as Houghton County clerk

March 29, 2016 HOUGHTON — Even going to the grocery store, Houghton County Clerk Jennifer Kelly Lorenz gets questions — not just about things related to her jobs, but other county offices, such as the courts. more »»

Keweenaw County Board chairman cites unfinished business in running for 4th term

March 29, 2016 EAGLE RIVER — Don Piche is seeking a fourth term on the Keweenaw County Board, of which he is the current chairman. Piche began on the board in 2011. more »»


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Overruled: Judge rules against county’s interpretation of its own zoning ordinance provision

March 28, 2016 EAGLE RIVER — Rental properties in Keweenaw County can continue to hold parties and events, according to a Circuit Court judge’s ruling last week. more »»

Breaking bread: Little Brothers serves community Easter meal

March 28, 2016 HANCOCK — For 36 years, Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly has been doing its best to make sure every local elder has a good meal and a friendly place to eat on Easter. more »»



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