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Shooting in Ontonagon County

An adult male was shot Sunday morning in Ontonagon. While the Michigan State Police is handling the investigation, Ontonagon County Undersheriff Bill Witt said one adult male is the suspect in the investigation. The incident allegedly happened at a Hobby Farm outside of Greenland. The victim ...

Ordinances to be repealed, replaced

CALUMET — The Village Council conducted a special meeting Thursday approved a motion to temporarily repeal both the medical and recreational marijuana ordinances, Ordinances 152 and 153. The motion included that the council works together with the Village Planning Commission and the Zoning ...

Students work to prove sustainability

Michigan Technological University’s Sustainability Demonstration House held an open house on Thursday evening.  The house, which is lived in by five students, is outfitted with sustainable living features, including solar panels and energy efficient appliances. The goal of the house is to ...

No arrests after discovery of meth lab

CALUMET TOWNSHIP — Evidence of a meth lab in a Calumet Township home was seized by Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) detectives, UPSET said in a release Friday. Detectives executed a search warrant at the house Thursday after developing information indicating the homeowner ...

Grundy Run raises funds for Special Olympics

HOUGHTON — The run from the Walker Arts Building on Michigan Technological University’s campus to the Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity house on College Avenue takes about seven minutes. When it is February, and you are running in your underwear, it may seem longer. Sigma Tau Gamma made its ...

Phi Kappa Tau takes snow statue top spot

HOUGHTON — A Bronze Age tribute got Phi Kappa Tau the gold. The Michigan Technological University fraternity won its third Winter Carnival snow statue crown in the past four years. Its “Dongson Fishing Village” statue is located outside the fraternity’s house in Hancock. It ...

Manager Ordinance petition filer, village president discuss points

CALUMET — Village residents on March 10, will have the opportunity to decide by referendum whether they prefer the responsibilities of the village to be carried out by a clerk elected by the people, or a manager appointed by the Village Council. The question on the ballet, as it appears on ...

Not so fast: Planning commission recommends putting pot on back burner

CALUMET — The Village Planning Commission last night adopted the recommendation that that the village council temporarily suspend the Medical Marihuana Ordinance Number 152, and the Adult Use Marihuana Ordinance Number 153. Several reasons were discussed, ranging from marijuana not being ...

CCRAA announces Introduction class

HOUGHTON — The Copper Country Radio Amateur Association (CCRAA) invites the public to the Franklin Township Hall this Saturday for an Introduction to Amateur, or Ham, Radio, beginning at 9 a.m. Don Lafreniere, associate professor of geography and Graphic Information Systems at Michigan ...

Several local items on March ballot

HOUGHTON — Voters in some Houghton County municipalities will not just be voting on presidential nominees next month. Elections will be held on topics in Calumet, Copper City, Duncan Township, Portage Township, Quincy Township and Stanton Township on March 10. With the passage of ...

Referendum will allow voters to settle an old question

CALUMET — A question that has come up repeatedly for years within the village will finally be settled by the voters in March. Village Clerk Kevin Weir informed the council, at its regular January meeting, that the voters will decide the question of whether the Village Manager Ordinance, ...

Woman wins UP Audiology contest

HOUGHTON — As her hearing gradually diminished, Cathy Campbell-Olszewski found herself shrinking away from things. A lecture at the Rozsa Center. A book club discussion. “I realized I was going, ‘Oh, what’s the point of going anyway, because I’m only going to get half of ...

Spaghetti Dinner exceeds expectations

CALUMET — Saturday’s CopperDog 150 spaghetti dinner fundraiser was an enormous success that far exceeded hopes and expectations, said Doug Harrer, CopperDog 150 Chairman of the Board said. “We were expecting maybe 150 people for the event,” he said, “and more than 300 came ...

1 dead in Ontonagon County vehicle crash

ONTONAGON COUNTY — A 75-year-old man was killed in a two-vehicle crash on the Gogebic-Ontonagon county line Saturday night. Philip Wirtanen of Merriweather, Michigan, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police believe he had a medical condition that contributed to the collision, according to ...

Building damage in Chassell Twp. fire

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP — A Portage Township resident is in serious condition after a Sunday afternoon fire. The fire happened around 2 p.m. Sunday at a building on the corner of U.S. 41 and Broemer Road. Firefighters were able to contain it to the building’s front office section, said Portage ...

Queen for a Day

HOUGHTON — Just hours after his coronation, Michigan Technological University’s first male Winter Carnival Queen’s reign ended to unspecified inappropriate conduct. Zack Metiva, a fourth-year computer network and system administration major, had been named queen after Saturday’s ...

House rep: Moose hunt would aid island, hunters

HOUGHTON — With the moose population at Isle Royale approaching historical highs, the Michigan House of Representatives is asking the National Park Service to allow a moose tag lottery hunt on the island. Rep. Steven Johnson, R-Wyland, who sponsored the bill, said it would both benefit the ...

911 out for several hours

MARQUETTE — An equipment malfunction caused a 911 outage throughout parts of Michigan for several hours Friday morning. The outage began around 2:30 a.m., Friday, affecting about 40 counties. Service was restored about 7:15 a.m. David McCartney, general manager for Peninsula Fiber ...

KNSC announces 13th annual Barnelopet

HANCOCK — In a Jan. 27 email to parents and staff of the Hancock Public Schools, John Diebel, of the Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club (KNSC), announced the 13th annual Barnelopet, a family friendly event for young skiers taking place at Maasto Hiihto on the afternoon of Sunday, Feb. 9. “We would ...