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Obama’s words for black victims rankle police

July 13, 2016 DALLAS — After each fatal shooting of a black man by an officer, President Barack Obama has swiftly spoken out against bad policing, giving voice to the generations of African-Americans who have... more »»

Tax question dogs trustee resignation

July 12, 2016 LAKE LINDEN — The Lake Linden-Hubbell Public Schools Board of Education is looking for a new member. The board accepted Trustee Kevin Codere’s resignation with regret at its Tuesday meeting. more »»

Jail project adds more space for administration

July 12, 2016 HOUGHTON — Along with the kitchen upgrade at the Houghton County Jail, badly needed expansion of administrative space is also underway. more »»

Jail kitchen built up to standards

July 12, 2016 HOUGHTON — Construction work at the Houghton County Jail is progressing smoothly, according to Sheriff Brian McLean, though the project was pushed back a couple of weeks due to the roofing crew bein... more »»

Wash Out

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Lots of holes in GOP presidential ground game in key states

July 12, 2016 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Presidential battleground states were supposed to be swarming with Republican Party workers by now. more »»

Berry Fest:Crowds flock to Chassell; Berryman named queen

July 11, 2016 By GARRETT NEESE CHASSELL — As Chassell Lions Club member Steve Palosaari says, “You can’t go wrong when you celebrate around a dessert. more »»

Rural access to health care

July 11, 2016 HANCOCK — For people living in rural communities, getting access to health care can be difficult. Federally qualified health centers are intended to address that issue. According to the U.S. more »»

Women retirees more likely to face poverty

July 11, 2016 CHICAGO — During their working years, women tend to earn less than men, and when they retire, they’re more likely to live in poverty. more »»

Honor monument re-set

July 9, 2016 HOUGHTON – The Purple Heart Monument in Veteran’s Park has been repaired. more »»

Former member has issues with current Houghton County Board

July 9, 2016 CALUMET — Tom Tikkanen hopes to return to the Houghton County Board. more »»

‘Have hammer, will hit’: Groundbreaking for Habitat home

July 9, 2016 SOUTH RANGE — Copper Country Habitat for Humanity (CCHFH) broke ground on Friday for Matthew, Kayleene and Landyn Beaudoin’s home on Sixth Street in South Range. more »»

Makinen seeks re-election as prosecutor

July 8, 2016 HOUGHTON - Houghton County Prosecutor Michael Makinen is seeking a second full term in office. Makinen, who has been prosecutor since 2009, is running as a Democrat. more »»

Western UP population declines as youth emigrate

July 8, 2016 HOUGHTON — The median age in the western Upper Peninsula continues to climb as the population slides, according to the Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, Department of... more »»

Beautification needs gardening volunteers

July 8, 2016 HOUGHTON — The City of Houghton Beautification Committee needs a few volunteers interested in gardening to help it continue developing flower gardens around town. more »»

Vandals strike vet memorial

July 7, 2016 HOUGHTON — Honoring those wounded or killed in combat, the stone Purple Heart monument at the Veterans Memorial Park on Montezuma Avenue was knocked backward off its foundation late last week in an... more »»

Kasprzak running for Houghton County Board

July 7, 2016 CALUMET — Rick Kasprzak is again seeking a spot on the Houghton County Board. Kasprzak is running as the Democratic candidate in District 1, which covers Calumet and Hancock townships. more »»

Bergland Dock will close for repairs

July 7, 2016 ONTONAGON COUNTY — The Bergland Dock boating access site will temporarily close for improvements Monday, according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. more »»

British man pleads not guilty in Trump shooting plot case

July 7, 2016 LAS VEGAS — A British citizen pleaded not guilty Wednesday to U.S. more »»

Houghton police seeking confession

July 7, 2016 HOUGHTON — The City of Houghton would appreciate the person or persons responsible for the vandalism of the Purple Heart memorial monument and to the plaque honoring those killed in Word War II in... more »»



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