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Tech gets threat on first day of classes

August 31, 2016 HOUGHTON — Officials are investigating a threat sent Monday to a Michigan Technological University faculty member. The email threat was sent from outside the country at 1:45 p.m., said Lt. more »»

Street project coming up on home stretch

August 31, 2016 HANCOCK — The reconstruction of Quincy Street in Hancock has proceeded on the 400 and 500 blocks much as it did for the previous four blocks, according to Al Anderson. more »»

Bodies of Beartown firefighters return home

August 30, 2016 BLAINE, Minn. — A procession carrying home the bodies of Alan John “AJ” Swartz and James Frederick “Jimmy” Shelifoe Jr. more »»

Beartown firefighters return home

August 30, 2016 By VANESSA DIETZ BLAINE, Minn. — A procession carrying home the bodies of Alan John “AJ” Swartz and James Frederick “Jimmy” Shelifoe J. more »»

Driver charged in deadly crash

August 30, 2016 MINNEAPOLIS — A Michigan firefighter charged in a crash that killed two fellow firefighters and injured seven others told investigators he hadn’t slept more than 45 minutes in more than 24 hours and... more »»

Plastic bags not accepted by recycler

August 30, 2016 HANCOCK — Waste Management of Michigan will start collecting garbage and recycling in Hancock in September, and the company wants people to know plastic bags will not be taken in the recycling. more »»

Accused embezzler bound over

August 30, 2016 HOUGHTON — A Lake Linden woman was bound over to Houghton County Circuit Court on charges of embezzling from her father. more »»

Firefighters down: 2 from Beartown die in vehicle crash

August 29, 2016 BLAINE, Minn. — Two of Baraga’s Beartown Firefighters died in a Saturday crash on Interstate 35W near Minneapolis. Alan J. Swartz, 25, and 23-year-old James F. Shelifoe Jr. more »»

Village needs millage to maintain operations

August 29, 2016 CALUMET — Officials in the village of Calumet are hoping voters on Nov. 8 will approve the renewal of 3 mills for operation and maintenance expenses to help the village keep pace with equipment needs. more »»

Trump to talk on immigration

August 29, 2016 WASHINGTON — Donald Trump says he’ll deliver a detailed speech Wednesday on his proposal to crack down on illegal immigration — but it’s anyone’s guess what he will say. more »»

Fire consumes home

August 27, 2016 CENTENNIAL HEIGHTS — A fire caused significant damage at a Calumet Township home Friday afternoon. The fire was reported about noon, said Houghton County Sheriff’s Deputy Terry Bray. more »»

1912 train engine comes home to get restored

August 27, 2016 HANCOCK — It’s been moved around the country in the last 41 years, but a locomotive, which is part of the Quincy Mine Hoist Association property, was moved out of the weather Thursday so further wor... more »»

Postal Service tenant won’t vacate run-down building

August 27, 2016 PAINESDALE — The smell of bleach and view of buckets greet visitors at the Painesdale Post Office which is in such a state of disrepair it won’t remain open much longer unless a contractor intervenes. more »»

KBIC debates FBI data collection

August 26, 2016 BARAGA — The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community is considering what information it should report to Federal Bureau of Investigation data-collection programs. more »»

Coast Guard search finds missing man

August 26, 2016 COPPER HARBOR – At approximately 11 a.m. Thursday, Timothy Anderson, 58, of St. Clair, missing from Highrock Bay in Keweenaw county, was found by a US Coast Guard search vessel. more »»

Oldenburg sells divisions

August 26, 2016 Oldenburg Group, which has a facility in Ontonagon, is selling its underground mine and defense divisions to J.F. Lehman and Company. Lehman is a private equity firm based in New York. more »»

Waara: DEQ visits Moyle site to stabilize runoff

August 26, 2016 HOUGHTON - The Department of Environmental Quality has been at the site of a planned Moyle subdivision twice since a storm earlier this month to stabilize the site to prevent runoff and erosion,... more »»

Death case called homicide

August 25, 2016 Houghton Police Department HOUGHTON — Police investigators are classifying the death of a Houghton woman poisoned to death in December 2015 as a homicide and are continuing the investigation,... more »»

Teachers learn from Flint at Tech

August 25, 2016 HOUGHTON — The Flint water crisis is resonating all over the world as an example of how not to do certain kinds of civil engineering, and the situation is getting attention at Michigan Technological... more »»



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