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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 »»

Persians ring in ‘new day’

March 28, 2016 HOUGHTON — Iranian students led others from the community in ringing in the New Year with a Norouz celebration at Michigan Technological University Saturday. more »»

Stamp sands continue to leach mercury into Torch Lake

March 26, 2016 Lake Linden — Back when copper was king, interlinked Portage and Torch Lakes were both used as dumping grounds for massive amounts of mine rock tailings, along with unhealthy amounts of mercury,... more »»

Calumet science teams advance to state

March 26, 2016 By Garrett Neese CALUMET — Both of Calumet’s Science Olympiad teams are headed to State — and they’re doing it coming off first place finishes at their regional competitio. more »»

Infection shield: Tech biomed engineer develops catheter polymer

March 26, 2016 HOUGHTON — Although her start-up company isn’t physically in any of the Michigan Tech Enterprise Corporation SmartZone buildings, Megan Frost appreciates the help she gets from the organization as a... more »»

L’Anse-area man missing

March 25, 2016 L’ANSE — The Calumet post of the Michigan State Police is investigating the disappearance of Joseph Edward Waisanen from the L’Anse are. more »»

‘Giving back to community’

March 25, 2016 HOUGHTON — Houghton County is looking for some new election workers. Free training sessions will be held in June to certify workers before the August and November elections. more »»

SmartZone assists life science businesses

March 25, 2016 HOUGHTON — The purpose of the MTEC SmartZone is to provide space and expertise for start-up businesses to grow and hopefully get established locally, and one of the newer business concepts to get th... more »»

1 fish, 2 fish: When is it too much fish?

March 25, 2016 LAKE LINDEN — Fish are low in fat and a good source of protein. But no matter where you catch or buy your fish, there’s almost inevitably some level of chemical contamination. more »»

City Council approves police union contract

March 24, 2016 HOUGHTON — The Houghton City Council approved contracts with two police unions at its meeting Wednesday night. more »»

13 stamp sand sites remediated at Torch Lake Superfund site

March 24, 2016 LAKE LINDEN — Torch Lake fish are looking better, but you should still think twice before eating them. more »»

Restoring aquatic quality challenging

March 24, 2016 LAKE LINDEN — Torch Lake Superfund shoreline work in the Copper Country appears to be a success, but undersea improvements still have a way to go. more »»

Houghton approves grant terms for park nature area

March 24, 2016 HOUGHTON — A green space in central Houghton acquired as a park through a Department of Natural Resources grant will stay that way. more »»

Blue economy: Water can float MI finances

March 23, 2016 HOUGHTON — Water has always been crucial to Michigan’s economy, says John Austen, providing blue highways for voyageurs and ore freighters and waterfront homes for the heavy industry that drove... more »»

H-PT Board files unfair labor practice charge

March 23, 2016 HOUGHTON — In response to an unfair labor practices charge filed against Houghton-Portage Township Schools last year, the Board of Education voted Monday to file its own charge against the Houghton... more »»

Work-based education gives students career jump-starts

March 23, 2016 L’ANSE — For some L’Anse High School students, going to school means more than classrooms. more »»

Trekking blind: Hiker climbs over vision obstacle

March 23, 2016 BARAGA — Before going blind about 10 years ago, Trevor Thomas was a self-described adrenaline junkie. Skiing, snowboarding and mountain biking, he said, “were kind of how I defined myself. more »»

Fundraising gala’s theme focused on ghost of actress

March 23, 2016 CALUMET — The Calumet Theatre’s annual gala fundraising event will have a ghostly theme this year, according to Laura Miller. more »»

Explosions rock Brussels airport, subway

March 22, 2016 BRUSSELS — Explosions, at least one likely caused by a suicide bomber, rocked the Brussels airport and subway system Tuesday, prompting a lockdown of the Belgian capital and heightened security... more »»



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