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Jailbird on the loose

June 20, 2015 HOUGHTON — Police continue to search for an inmate who escaped custody on the way back from a court hearing in Houghton Fiday morning. John Saatio, 34, escaped at about 9:45 a.. more »»

Silence for gun victims

June 20, 2015 HOUGHTON - Two days after nine people were murdered in what appears to be a racially motivated shooting at a historic black church in Charleston, S.C. more »»

Reckless driving suspect arraigned

June 20, 2015 HOUGHTON — The Houghton man whose May high-speed ride through Houghton and Hancock ended with a two-car crash in Calumet was arraigned in 97th District Court Thursday. more »»


June 20, 2015 HANCOCK — Proponents of recycling think it should be done because it saves natural resources, reduces some forms of pollution, reduces the need to create more landfills, and has economic benefits. more »»

Hate attacks can happen anywhere

June 20, 2015 HOUGHTON - The Copper Country is sometimes seen as an idyllic place, immune to big city problems like vicious racism and large-scale violence. more »»

What’s next?

June 19, 2015 PELKIE — The Pelkie Elementary School has been a centerpiece of that rural farming community since 1932, but there won’t be any students in the building next fall, since shrinking enrollment prompte... more »»

Looking back, looking forward

June 19, 2015 PELKIE — The kindergartners through second graders who headed home for the summer last week may not appreciate the significance of being possibly the last Baraga Area Schools students to attend... more »»

Search continues for inmate

June 19, 2015 By Garrett Neese HOUGHTON — Police continue to search for an inmate who escaped custody on the way back from a court hearing in Houghton Fiday morning. John Saatio, 34, escaped at about 9:45 a.m. more »»

Funds sought for Drill Shop improvements

June 19, 2015 CALUMET TOWNSHIP — Since the winter of 2005-06, the Copper Country Curling Club has used the building known as the Drill Shop for their sport, and now members are hoping funding can be raised for... more »»

Tech lowers tuition increase in response to state appropriations

June 19, 2015 HOUGHTON?— The state legislature has passed a budget for the coming fiscal year, and Gov. Rick Snyder has signed it. The budget provides a 1. more »»

Chamber of Commerce launches leadership program

June 19, 2015 HOUGHTON — A new course from the Keweenaw Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is aimed at giving up-and-coming leaders a broader understanding of the Keweenaw and developing their leadership skills. more »»

Historic buildings seek use

June 19, 2015 By KURT HAUGLIE HANCOCK — The Quincy Mine Hoist Association owns 21 buildings on its property on U.S. more »»


June 18, 2015 By GARRETT NEESE HOUGHTON — The boyfriend of a South Range woman last seen in April has been named as a person of interest in her disappearance. more »»

Design for Hancock streetscape project nearing completion

June 18, 2015 HANCOCK — The members of the Hancock City Council at their regular meeting Wednesday heard an update of the planned streetscape project to take place in 2016 in conjunction with the restructuring of... more »»

Baraga Lakeside Inn faces foreclosure; bank only bidder in sheriff’s sale

June 18, 2015 BARAGA — The owners of the Baraga Lakeside Inn have until Dec. 12 to come up with $1. more »»

Tech tour

June 17, 2015 HOUGHTON — Twenty high school students from Detroit are at Michigan Technological University this week to learn about careers in natural resources, environmental science and engineering. more »»

Plea in vehicle, garage burglaries

June 17, 2015 IRON MOUNTAIN — A Kingsford teen has accepted a plea deal on charges accusing him of breaking into several garages and vehicles in Iron Mountai. more »»

First fruits

June 17, 2015 HANCOCK — Hard apple cider is exploding in popularity across the country, and two local entrepreneurs are making sure the Copper Country doesn’t get left behind. more »»

Teacher evaluations based on student improvement

June 17, 2015 L’ANSE — The L’Anse Area Schools Board of Education discussed the possibility of modifying teacher evaluations at a meeting on Monday. more »»

MTU faculty member gets double honor

June 17, 2015 HOUGHTON — Only 36 faculty across the US were invited to join the Young Investigator Program (YIP) from the Office of Naval Research this year. more »»



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