Autumn rushes in, winter waits in the wings


There is something about the wind and the air over the past few days that tells me that wintertime is lurking not too far around the corner. It’s as though the entire atmosphere across these Great North Woods, boreal forests and far up into the Northwest Territories is being drawn into the ...

Person dies after medical emergency at Baraga Co. Jail

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BARAGA — A person died after a medical emergency at the Baraga County Jail earlier this week, the Baraga County Sheriff’s Office said Friday. The person suffered the emergency on Monday morning, Undersheriff Dave Miller said. Rescue measures were put into place and the person was taken ...

Rock your school

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HOUGHTON — Houghton Elementary School kids got the rock-star treatment Thursday during the annual Rock Your School event. As kids arrived Thursday morning, they were welcomed by live music by local musicians. Inside, a red carpet led them to an arch of balloons. The PTO began organizing ...

Houghton Police to sponsor two candidates for police academy

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HOUGHTON — With positions to fill in the police department, the Houghton City Council approved the sponsorship of two cadets to police academy at its meeting Wednesday. The police department is applying for a $24,000 grant from the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards that ...

Former C&H warehouse to become multi-park storage facility

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CALUMET TOWNSHIP — A warehouse constructed by the Calumet and Hecla Mining Company in the late 19th century will again become a warehouse of sorts, not for mining wares, but for a number of parks under the National Park Service. Wyndeth Davis, director of the National Keweenaw Historical ...

Vehicle roll over crash

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Houghton County Sheriff’s Office reported a one vehicle roll over crash Thursday, Oct. 12 at 11:10 p.m. Deputies from the Houghton County Sheriff’s office responded to the crash on Baulman Rd. near Upper Point Mills Rd. in Torch Lake township. The driver, a 20-year-old Dollar Bay man, ...