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Bridge testing creates traffic backups

June 26, 2015 HANCOCK/HOUGHTON — For a few days this week, the Portage Lake Lift Bridge has gone through testing, which has caused some unexpected delays for drivers. more »»

MTU professor earns Fulbright Scholarship

June 26, 2015 HOUGHTON — About 8,000 Fulbright Scholarships are given out each year, but only 40 Fulbright Distinguished Chair awards are given out each year, and one of those this year went to a member of the... more »»

Municipals, wholesaler offer electric bargain

June 26, 2015 L’ANSE — While most Copper Country households pay some of the highest electric rates in the nation, residents in L’Anse and Baraga pay just a fraction of the cost to keep the lights on. more »»

Electric contract a long-term commitment

June 26, 2015 L’ANSE — The L’Anse and Baraga village electric utilities are already committed to buying their power from WPPI Energy through 2037, as are the other 49 member utilities that use the wholesaler to... more »»

Girls from Bahrain explore engineering

June 26, 2015 HOUGHTON — Four high school students from Bahrain are among the 150 girls in town this week for Michigan Technological University’s Women in Engineering program. more »»

Bridge St. paving starts next month

June 25, 2015 HOUGHTON — The third phase of Houghton’s Bridge Street paving project will start next month. more »»

REA cap blocks new solar buybacks

June 25, 2015 By DAN ROBLEE droblee@mininggazette. more »»

Health concern prompts Leche’s PLDL retirement

June 25, 2015 By GARRETT NEESE HOUGHTON — The director of the Portage Lake District Library announced Wednesday he will retire in September, citing a terminal heart conditio. more »»

‘Investigate the Great Lakes’ at the PLDL

June 25, 2015 HOUGHTON?— The Michigan Tech Great Lakes Research Center and Portage Lake District Library will host a special evening program for all ages from 6-8:30 p.m. more »»


June 25, 2015 HANCOCK — Three organizations gave a presentation Wednesday on how homeowners can save money through energy efficiency to an interested group of about 30 people. more »»

Baraga football coach wants higher academic standards

June 25, 2015 BARAGA — Baraga High School’s new football coach is facing off against the school’s administration over his proposal to institute an athletic contract for football players that would hold them to... more »»

Living history at Fort Wilkins

June 24, 2015 COPPER?HARBOR?— Visitors young and old can step back in time at Fort Wilkins this summer, where museum exhibits, dramatic performances, and special events promise a “Pure Michigan” experience for... more »»

Mistrial granted in Vanderbilt football players’ rape case

June 24, 2015 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A judge has granted a mistrial in the case of two former Vanderbilt football players convicted in the dorm-room rape of a student, saying “bias has been clearly shown. more »»

In case of emergency

June 24, 2015 BARAGA — Just a day after tornadoes tore across southern Michigan, destroying property and injuring residents, Baraga County emergency personnel from several agencies got together for a disaster... more »»

Green Bay boy injured in car-bicycle accident

June 24, 2015 LAURIUM — A Green Bay boy was hospitalized with possible head injuries after he was hit by a car in Laurium Tuesday night. About 7:20 p.m. more »»

Water testing benefits new and old wells

June 24, 2015 HANCOCK — When the warm weather comes to the Upper Peninsula, some residents decide to put in a new water well, and for that to be done, the water must first be tested for various possible... more »»

Clean water: beach testing looks for E. coli bacteria

June 24, 2015 HANCOCK — Before he can get into the water to take samples for testing, Daniel Deaton must first put on rubber waders, a vest for holding containers of water and rubber gloves. more »»

9-hole disc golf course at Calumet Lions park open for play

June 24, 2015 CALUMET TOWNSHIP — Disc golf enthusiasts in the Keweenaw have a new course on which to test their talents. more »»

MTEC SmartZone satellite approved

June 23, 2015 HOUGHTON — The MTEC SmartZone will soon have a satellite location in Marquette after the signing of a document creating the new location. more »»



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