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Bird flu blues

June 30, 2015 HOUGHTON — The recent outbreak of avian flu hasn’t spread to the Upper Peninsula, but the impact on egg prices has been felt locally. more »»

Undetermined PCB source in Torch Lake

June 29, 2015 TORCH LAKE — Although cleanup has taken place on several sites, the toxic legacy of the copper-mining era in the Copper Country is still an issue in some locations, including Torch Lake. more »»

Friendly competition at firefighters event

June 29, 2015 CHASSELL — It’s an opportunity for local firefighters to engage in some friendly competition and socialize with other departments. more »»

Mascot kerfuffle can’t dampen PastyFest fun

June 29, 2015 CALUMET — Controversy raged at Agassiz Park Saturday, where issues of personal and national identity divided PastyFest stalwarts intent on deciding once and for all which walking pasty would... more »»


June 27, 2015 HOUGHTON — The crew of the Polar wasn’t expecting anything out of the ordinary when they hit the water and began gearing up for a day’s work surveying underwater invasive Eurasian watermilfoil. more »»

First gay couples take steps to marry in Copper Country

June 27, 2015 HOUGHTON — Bonnie Brandt and Tammy Gajewski could have gotten married in one of the states where gay marriage was already legal. But doing it in Michigan meant more, Brandt said. more »»

From wrecks to research: the work of the side-scan sonar

June 27, 2015 HOUGHTON — Michigan Technological University’s side-scan sonar devices may show off by finding shipwrecks, but mostly they’re hard-working research tools. more »»

Portage township to allow green burial

June 27, 2015 PORTAGE TOWNSHIP — The Portage Township Board of Trustees have taken a step toward creating a section in the 80-acre Forest Hill Cemetery to accommodate the practice of “green burials. more »»

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 »»



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