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Laurium man arrested after high-speed chase

HOUGHTON — A Laurium man was arrested Saturday morning after allegedly leading police on a chase through Laurium. About 11 p.m., the 29-year-old man was driving on U.S. 41 through Calumet Township when a Houghton County sheriff’s deputy attempted to pull him over, the sheriff’s office ...

Fleeing suspect caught in Baraga County woods

L’ANSE — A Chippewa County drug and forgery suspect was arrested in Baraga County Friday, two months after he cut his tether and fled from law enforcement. Friday, the Michigan State Police Calumet Post received word Jeremy Marjamaa was traveling on U.S. 41 from the Marquette area ...

Another wolf lands on Isle Royale

Provided by National Park Service HOUGHTON — Isle Royale National Park resumed it’s wolf translocation project this week. Park staff and partners successfully moved a wolf from Michigan’s mainland to Isle Royale on Friday. The 70-pound male wolf, between 2 and 3 years old, was captured ...

Students enjoy K-Day

CHASSELL — A Michigan Technological University student looking to get involved had a record number of options in front of them Friday. This year’s K-Day offered 204 student groups, said Jessie Stapleton, director of student leadership and involvement at Tech. “We’ve been working ...

American Legion hosts spaghetti dinner

HANCOCK — The Alfred Erickson Post 186 American Legion has scheduled its semi-annual spaghetti dinner for Sunday, Sept. 29, from 2-7 p.m. “That serves, for the most part, keeping us open in the winter months and in the summer months,” said Post Commander Rod Gilbault. The menu ...

Task force narrows options

HOUGHTON — Houghton County’s jail task force chose two options Wednesday night to study further. A facility on Dodge Street across from the courthouse and a new complex somewhere within Houghton were identified by task force members as the best options for a new county jail. The two ...

Alfred Erickson Post recognizes long-time members

HANCOCK — The Alfred Erickson American Legion Post 186 recognized several long-term members at its regular monthly meeting Wednesday evening. John Gedda, Paul Abrahams, Willard Shuler, U.S. Navy veterans, received awards for at least 50 years of membership, as did Carl Wouri, whose branch ...

Ontonagon forming new group: Constitution Party

After an informational meeting in early August, Houghton County Constitution Party leaders have held a meeting at Syl’s Restaurant in Ontonagon in an effort to form an Ontonagon Constitution Party. The meeting took place Thursday Night. In Michigan, the Constitution Party goes under ...

White Pine exec talks progress

HANCOCK — The White Pine Refinery is ramping up toward commercial operations. Zach Halkola, chief operating officer of PM Power Group, which owns the White Pine Copper Refinery, spoke at Wednesday’s Keweenaw Alliance Breakfast. The facility has the capacity to produce 3 million pounds ...

Hancock Police to receive Calumet Police vehicle equipment

CALUMET — At a special meeting of the Calumet Village Council last Wednesday, Houghton County Undersheriff, Kevin Coppo, addressed the council as well as the public on the topic of electronics equipment that is installed in the village’s police vehicle. Coppo explained that the equipment, ...

Public speaks out on marijuana in Ontonagon

The Ontonagon Village Council chambers were packed at the Aug. 25 Village Council meeting.  The issue that brought people out dealt with the Aug. 12 council meeting where four members tabled a motion for the village to “opt out” of allowing a marijuana retail business in the village. At ...

Habitat for Humanity hosting groundbreaking

HOUGHTON — Shelter is one of humanity’s basic needs. Copper Country Habitat for Humanity is looking to people interested in helping them fill it. There is a “desperate” need for volunteers at the building site, said Rene Johnson, publicity coordinator for Copper Country Habitat ...

Ontonagon celebrates Labor Day

ONTONAGON — For the 63rd year, crowds lined up in Ontonagon for floats, bands and candy Sunday for the annual Labor Day parade. Competing in the parade is a point of pride for many organizations, which try to outdo each other with creative concepts. Several floats paid homage to the 50th ...

Local printer recovers from break-in with help from Calumet resident

CALUMET — Laura Miller, retired executive director of the Calumet Theatre, is taking steps to assist a 30-year-old business recover from a devastating break-in that occurred last month. Copper Island Printing, at 423 Pine St., was broken into on Aug. 16, and computers, monitors, keyboards, ...

Man pleads to child porn charges

EAGLE RIVER — An Eagle Harbor man pleaded guilty to three child pornography-related counts in Keweenaw County Circuit Court Thursday. Michael Braman, 61, was arrested in July after allegedly possessing more than 100 images of child sexually abusive material, as well as material involving ...

Ontonagon Labor Day Festival this weekend

ONTONAGON — The 63rd Annual Ontonagon Labor Day Festival kicked off on Friday and runs through Sunday night. The festival draws thousands of people from all over to the village, as well as brings former residents back to the community they either went to school at, or used to live in and ...

Packed decision: Houghton picks Veridea for potential waterfront project

HOUGHTON — Houghton will begin negotiations with Veridea Group of Marquette on a potential mixed-use development on the Houghton waterfront. The City Council approved beginning the process by a 5-2 vote, following a lengthy public hearing at Wednesday’s meeting. Seeking to redevelop ...

Soberfest being held for third year

HOUGHTON — The name Soberfest has made some people think it is only for people in recovery. That’s not true, said organizer Deb Barna. “It’s for anybody that wants to have fun without substances,” she said. “That’s the main focus, to bring people together so they don’t feel ...

The Vault to launch in mid-September

HOUGHTON — The Vault is about to be opened. The 17-room boutique hotel in downtown Houghton will have its first guests in the second week of September, its owners said Tuesday during a media tour. When former owners Wells Fargo announced they were moving, Vault co-owners Jonathan and ...