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Packing for the break

March 25, 2015 HANCOCK — For more than two years, 31 Backpacks has been providing food for weekends for some local students who might otherwise not have enough food, and the organization recently added another... more »»

Tomorrow’s leaders, today

March 25, 2015 HANCOCK — Tomorrow’s leaders got together at the Copper Country Intermediate School District Tuesday, for a workshop aimed at honing their leadership qualities and learning the rules for running... more »»

Warming impact in tropics discussed

March 25, 2015 HANCOCK — Most of the attention and research into climate change has focused on what a warmer world will mean for Arctic and temperate climate. more »»

Portage settles allegations for $4.4M

March 24, 2015 GRAND RAPIDS — According to a written statement from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Portage Hospital, LLC, in Hancock has agreed to pay the United States $4,446,392. more »»

Talk Finnish to me

March 24, 2015 HANCOCK — For some of the students in Hilary Virtanen’s community Finnish class, studying the language is a practical matter. more »»

Western U.P. Science Fair Award Winners

March 24, 2015 Below are students who received gold, silver and bronze awards at the 2015 Western U.P. Science Fair, held Monday night on Michigan Technological University's campus. more »»

Seeing all of America

March 24, 2015 HOUGHTON — Many people like to travel by automobile, and some may have a goal of driving in all 50 states, but for years, Jennifer and Jonathan Riehl have been working on the goal of driving through... more »»

An evening of experiments

March 24, 2015 Students present at Science Fair HOUGHTON — Weeks, even months, of hard work paid off Monday night for more than 260 area elementary- and middle-school students Monday, as they got the chance to... more »»

Tech holds World Water Day event

March 24, 2015 HOUGHTON — With California’s surface water resources perhaps a year away from depletion, the question of how to address water supply is of critical importance. more »»

Return of the champs

March 23, 2015 Gary Lassila photo The six seniors on the Calumet girls' basketball team wave from the front of their bus as it takes a victory tour through town Sunday after the Copper Kings returned with the... more »»

Calumet Theatre raffle sees changes, ticket sales begin

March 23, 2015 CALUMET — Sale of tickets for the annual Calumet Theatre Grand Raffle has started, but the process is different this year, according to Laura Mille. more »»

Calumet hockey coach honored Sat.

March 23, 2015 CALUMET — Fans, parents and former players celebrated Jim “Crow” Crawford’s three decades coaching Calumet High School hockey with a three-hour celebration Saturday at the Calumet Colosseum, the... more »»

A taste of Tech

March 23, 2015 HOUGHTON — Michigan Technological University’s campus was filled with visitors this weekend, as prospective students made a trip to get a taste of life at Tech at the university’s 10th annual Previe... more »»

Hundreds Bowl for Kids, raise funds

March 23, 2015 HOUGHTON — About 250 people hit the bowling lanes at the Mine Shaft Saturday for the the U.P. Kids Big Brothers Big Sisters 23rd annual Bowl for Kids even. more »»

Construction project explained

March 21, 2015 HANCOCK — The Michigan Department of Transportation will begin a major project in 2016 with the reconstruction of Quincy Street, and the people involved gave a presentation about it Thursday in the... more »»

Survey shows risks for Baraga teens

March 21, 2015 L'ANSE — Baraga County students see drug and alcohol use as far less risky than their peers elsewhere in the U.S. more »»

Ski you later!

March 21, 2015 HOUGHTON — With the first day of spring on Friday, and warmer temperatures melting snow, grooming at local trails and ski hills is beginning to wind down. more »»

Local stakeholders discuss Torch Lake Watershed

March 21, 2015 LAKE LINDEN — Local stakeholders in the Torch Lake Watershed area met Friday afternoon for an initial discussion on forming a council, and potentially a management plan, for the watershed. more »»

Eggs and issues

March 20, 2015 HOUGHTON — Members of the public and some business representatives heard an update Thursday on the maintenance work on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge during the Keweenaw Peninsula Chamber of Commerce... more »»

Dianda urges DNR to buy waterfall

March 20, 2015 LANSING — State Rep. Scott Dianda, D-Calumet, introduced legislation this week designed to make a Houghton County waterfall open to the public. more »»



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