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Viewer’s Guide: 5 vie for validation in 5 states

WASHINGTON - Five candidates, five states, five very different paths forward. The four men and one woman who would be president all head into Tuesday's primaries seeking different kinds of validation.Donald Trump wants a knockout. Hillary Clinton is ready to end the long goodbye. Bernie Sanders ...

Good weather brings out runners for Sisu Shuffle

HANCOCK - More than 500 people got an early start to the 5K season with UP Health System - Portage hospital's Sisu Shuffle Saturday.The Sisu Shuffle, first created at Portage's former home on Water Street, was reintroduced about 13 years ago, said Angela Luskin, community health coordinator for ...

A call for UP Power

MARQUETTE - The city of Marquette's Lakeview Arena has advanced to the final two ice rinks in the annual Kraft Hockeyville USA competition, securing at least $75,000 toward arena upgrades.Through community-wide online voting efforts, Lakeview Arena beat the Twin Ponds Family Complex in ...

Small number of Muslims supporting Trump see past bluster

DETROIT - As a Donald Trump supporter, Nedal Tamer feels he's in the minority among Muslim-Americans, comfortable with his choice yet somewhat confounded that he doesn't have more company.Small numbers of Muslims find comfort, not concern, in Trump's strong stance on immigrants. They see it as ...

Trump laces into Cruz-Kasich collaboration

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Donald Trump is lacing into an extraordinary collaboration between Ted Cruz and John Kasich aimed at unifying the anti-Trump vote in some remaining primaries.Trump says his two rivals are colluding in a way that would be illegal in many industries.Under the arrangement ...

Road Repair: Season of construction projects scheduled for Houghton County

The weather is finally warming up and drying out, which means summer road projects will soon get started in the Copper Country, with the reconstruction of Quincy Street in Hancock being one of the bigger projects.Dan Weingarten, Michigan Department of Transportation communications ...

Gov not aware of KBIC’s casino proposal

BARAGA - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder apparently was unmoved by the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community's recent efforts to build a new casino in Negaunee.While KBIC has been speaking with the governor's tribal liason, it has yet to get a response to a press release it sent out this week detailing the ...

80 attend Dial Help Gala fundraiser

HOUGHTON - Dial Help held its annual Gala fundraising dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Shelden Grill in the Magnuson Hotel in Houghton Thursday night, where approximately 80 attendees enjoyed fine food, socializing, and listened to two speakers. There was also an auction and a silent auction.Dial ...

Walkers step out to raise awareness of sexual assault

BARAGA - Victims of sexual assault can often feel too ashamed to seek out help, or simply not know where to look.In an effort to destigmatize being a victim of abuse, the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community's Office of Violence Against Women's third annual Stepping out of the Darkness Sexual Assault ...

Media lawyer: Arrestee identity is public info

HOUGHTON - Journalists are often told by law enforcement personnel they are prevented by law from giving out names of people who are arrested until that person is arraigned in court, but a representative of the Michigan Press Association said that isn't correct.In order to find out exactly ...

Senior Walk is Tech grad sendoff

HOUGHTON - Senior Walk has been a tradition among graduating Michigan Tech seniors for decades and will take place again on Friday.Over the years, however, the once-raucous event has calmed down quite a bit, according to Lt. Nick Roberts of the Houghton Police Department."When Tech switched ...

LL-H Whiz Kids on a cybermission

Lake Linden - Lake Linden-Hubbell's four seventh-grade students who make up the team participating in the eCybermission 10-state regional competition call themselves "The Whiz Kids." The team is comprised of Siona Beaudoin, Beau Hakala, Gabe Poirier and William Lyons.The project the team ...

Village, church negotiate potential deal for former senior center building

LAURIUM - A Keweenaw church is looking to buy a former senior center building in Laurium.Ben Eckl, pastor of the Calvary Chapel Keweenaw Peninsula in Copper City, spoke to the Laurium Village Council at its meeting Tuesday.The chapel had earlier offered $1 for the former CLK Senior Citizens ...

Smuggling Bust: Two women arraigned on felony drug charges

HOUGHTON - Deputies from the Houghton County Sheriff's Department on Wednesday morning arrested two local women on felony charges, according to a news release.According to Houghton County 97th District Court, Jamie Pauline Ekdahl, 29, of Calumet, and Sarah Jean McMahon, 35, of Laurium, were ...

Hancock makes ordinance changes

HANCOCK - At its regular meeting Wednesday, the Hancock City Council approved changes to six city ordinances, but during a public hearing on the changes, some city residents expressed concern about some aspects of them.The ordinances the council approved were:1) making violation of ordinances a ...

Court upholds Fish convictions; rules case can be remanded

LANSING - A Wisconsin man is headed back to Baraga County Circuit Court for potential resentencing for an August 2013 armed robbery conviction.The Michigan Court of Appeals upheld the conviction of Bernard Fish, of Shawano, Wisconsin. He was sentenced to 20 to 40 years in prison in October 2014 ...

Contested races in Houghton Co. primary

HOUGHTON - Filings are in for August primary races in Houghton County races.For county positions, the primary will see two contested races for county positions. In clerk, incumbent Jennifer Kelly Lorenz will face off against challenger Mary Beth Hodges in the Democratic primary. There will also ...

Underdog candidates are spending heavily to catch up

WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders continued to outpace rival Hillary Clinton in fundraising - and spending - last month, new Federal Election Commission filings show.Sanders' record March haul of almost $46 million topped Clinton's by about $19 million. Yet he ...

Trash Bash: Speakers support recycling

HANCOCK - About 50 people filled the community room of Lakeview Manor in Hancock Tuesday for a joint meeting of the Hancock and Houghton city councils. Most were there to express support for the expansion of curbside recycling.On the agenda for the meeting was the review of requests for ...

Body found at campsite

CALUMET TOWNSHIP - A Calumet man reported missing on April 4 was found dead at a campsite near the Swedetown Trails, according to a press release.At about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, a man walking a dog found 44-year-old Joseph Kopp unresponsive at the camp site, and went back to his vehicle to call ...