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Ontonagon Co. seeks airport upgrade ideas

ONTONAGON - Ontonagon County residents are asked for input into what could be a life-or-death situation.A public meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. May 5 at the Ontonagon County Airport to hear residents' ideas about the facility, the Ontonagon County Board of Commissioners heard Monday from its ...

Laurium business with roof collapse had no insurance

LAURIUM - The Laurium Village Council discussed options under the village blight ordinance for addressing a banquet hall next to the Irish Times that had a snow-related roof collapse in January.Houghton County Building Inspector Todd LaRoux said he had tagged the building as unsafe immediately ...

Clinton on nomination brink; Trump’s path strengthened

WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton emerged from New York's presidential primary closer to clinching the Democratic nomination and becoming the first woman to reach that milestone. Republican Donald Trump strengthened his own path to the general election with a commanding victory, but has little room ...

Arrow shooter gets sentenced

HANCOCK - A Hancock man was sentenced to four years, nine months to 10 years in prison Monday morning for shooting someone with a bow and arrow.James Walters, Jr., 58, appeared for his sentencing hearing in Houghton County Circuit Court.In exchange for a no contest plea, Walters pleaded no ...

Ontonagon looking for water bottler

ONTONAGON - The Ontonagon County Economic Development Corporation hopes to interest a commercial water bottler to create jobs using Lake Superior."Millions of gallons every day can be taken," EDC board member Skip Schulz told the board last week. He wants to attract an established bottler to ...

Live, silent auctions at annual Dial Help Fundraiser Gala

HOUGHTON - Dial Help is celebrating 45 years of serving the Upper Peninsula by holding its 45th annual Fundraiser Gala from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Shelden Grill in the Magnuson Hotel in Houghton."It's going to be similar to other fundraisers here," Rebecca Crane, executive director of Dial ...

Main Street Calumet activity picks up after slowdown

CALUMET TOWNSHIP - Main Street Calumet is getting active again after a couple years of slowdown, and Monday, Leah Polzien talked about what the organization is doing now.Polzien, MSC executive director, spoke during a presentation at the Keweenaw Heritage Center at the former St. Anne's Church ...

Viewer Guide: Trump looks for big NY win; size counts

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump loves to reminisce about his long ride down the escalator in Trump Tower in June to announce his campaign for president. He'll be back there to celebrate an expected New York victory Tuesday night. And this time size really matters: The margin of Trump's win will be ...

Expo showcases student design innovations

HOUGHTON - Spotlighting the best of the enterprise and design capabilities of its engineering students, Michigan Technological University held its annual Design Expo on Thursday.Rick Berkey, director of the Enterprise Program was on hand throughout the event held on the second floor of the ...

Clerk challenger running on civic-mindedness

HOUGHTON - Mary Hodges is looking to become Houghton County's next clerk and register of deeds.Hodges, who lives in Bootjack, is running against incumbent Clerk Jennifer Lorenz in the August Democratic primary. She currently works as office assistant in the sponsored programs department at ...

Pizza restaurant ahead of curve with green operation

HANCOCK - Jim Hughes was ahead of the curve when he changed his restaurants to no smoking about 18 years ago, and since then he's taken other steps to make his Jim's Pizza in Calumet a "green" business.Hughes said the actions he's taken towards a green business include installing LED light ...

Kayaking accident ends in death

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - Michigan State Police from the Wakefield Post responded to a kayaking accident at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Saturday near the Narrows Creek, after a member of a group of kayakers suffered a head injury while kayaking down the river, according to a news release.Clint Mabie, ...

Trump’s most loyal: maxed-out donors

WASHINGTON (AP) - Letantia Bussell, a Beverly Hills dermatologist, says she appreciates Donald Trump's "unique personality." Peter Zieve, an engineer in Washington, loves Trump because "the guy's a person, not a robot." Daniel Arias, an El Salvadoran immigrant in Florida, is positive Trump will ...

Spring Fling: Tech emerges from winter to celebrate change in season

HOUGHTON - The organizers of Michigan Technological University's annual Spring Fling create plans for both indoors and outdoors.Until Tuesday, it looked like the former. But organizers looked at the weather forecast, rolled the dice and moved it back to its traditional home on the main campus. ...

New faces coming to Baraga, Ontonagon municipal boards

BARAGA - The November 8 general election will bring some new faces to municipal boards in Ontonagon and Baraga counties.Anyone interested in being included on the August 2 primary ballot must file by 4 p.m. Tuesday. County candidates file at their county clerk's office, while village and ...

This IS a drill: Active-shooter scenarios get police, schools on same page

DOLLAR BAY - Three officers are walking down the hallway of a school. Two are looking forward. One is watching behind them. They are on the lookout for a gunman.Suddenly the camo-clad shooter enters the hallway. As officers tell him to drop the gun, he yells back, "Don't tell me what to do!"It ...

One week left for Lift Bridge refurbishing

HANCOCK/HOUGHTON - The 18-month maintenance project on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge is nearly complete, with one week's worth of work left, according to Al Anderson.Anderson, Michigan Department of Transportation project manager at the MDOT Ishpeming Transportation Service Center, said the lift ...

Concussion Detection Study

CALUMET - At the beginning of this school year, two high schools, Calumet and Lake Linden-Hubbell, volunteered to participate in a pilot program under the Michigan High School Athletic Association designed to test student athletes for concussion after a suspected head injury during a sports ...

Portage supervisor: Experience benefits township taxpayers

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP - In 2010, Bruce Petersen thought his experience in federal government would be useful in local government, so he applied to be appointed Portage Township supervisor and was chosen by the board of trustees to fill the empty position.Petersen, who is running for re-election on ...