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Poetry Out Loud contestant looking to do slamming

March 5, 2016 HOUGHTON — Two local high school students took the stage in Lansing The national poetry recitation contest begins at the school level, where students choose poems from a list of option. more »»

Land bank restriction

March 5, 2016 HOUGHTON — A bill moving through the Michigan House of Representatives, if passed, would restrict how counties take tax foreclosed properties into land banks, which Kathleen Beattie thinks would be ... more »»

Candidates file for Houghton County elections

March 5, 2016 HOUGHTON — More candidates have filed for the ballot in Houghton County elections. more »»

Disaster loans for 2015 freeze damage

March 5, 2016 L’ANSE — Businesses, agriculture co-ops, aquaculture enterprises and nonprofits hurt by the long, cold winter of 2015 can still apply for Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loans... more »»

Legal dispute holding up outside funding for KBIC

March 5, 2016 BARAGA — The Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Housing & Community Development Corporation scored a small success recently landing a $30,000 grant to support a new Keweenaw Bay Fishers’ Association. more »»

Land banks intended to assist municipalities

March 5, 2016 HOUGHTON — The Michigan Legislature approved the creation of a land bank fast-track authority in 2003, with the intention of helping local governments deal with tax foreclosed properties. more »»

Former Jaaskelainen client seeks damages

March 4, 2016 HOUGHTON — A woman saying former Keweenaw County Prosecutor Donna Jaaskelainen inadequately represented her in a wrongful termination suit was in Houghton County Circuit Court Thursday for a hearing... more »»

Baraga bumps utility rates

March 4, 2016 BARAGA — The Baraga Village council bumped water and electric rates at its regular meeting Tuesday. Electric rates will increase 0.5 cents per kilowatt-hour, to 12.5 cents/kwh. more »»

Jail in jeopardy: Officials seek to lock in plans for facility’s future

March 4, 2016 EAGLE RIVER — The future of the Keweenaw County jail was the only topic of discussion during a special informational meeting Thursday of the Keweenaw County Board of Commissioners. more »»

Plans for Fishers’ Association move forward with $30,000 grant

March 4, 2016 L’ANSE — Keweenaw Bay Indian Community commercial fishermen will be getting some help developing tribal fishing standards and studying the possibility of a fish marketing co-op, thanks to a $30,000... more »»

Knowledge by the numbers: Thousands utilize Tech Archives

March 4, 2016 HOUGHTON — The Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections assists thousands of researchers per year, according to Lindsay Hiltunen, senior archivist at the... more »»

Exhibitors sought for Finlandia author forum

March 4, 2016 HANCOCK?— Finlandia University is seeking Upper Peninsula authors and publishers to participate as exhibitors at an all-author forum it will hold in April. more »»

Library forum addresses topic of sexual assault on college campuses

March 4, 2016 HOUGHTON — Sexual assault on campus is not a new problem, panelists at a forum Tuesday said, but awareness of it as a problem seems to be growing. more »»

Plea deal possible for alleged arrow shooter

March 3, 2016 HOUGHTON — A plea deal is on the horizon for a Hancock man who allegedly shot another man with an arrow during an argument in February. James Walters, Jr. more »»

So far, only incumbents in Baraga elections

March 3, 2016 By DAN ROBLEE droblee@mininggazette.com L’ANSE — Candidates for county and township offices need to file about three weeks earlier than in the past years to get their names on the Aug. more »»

Houghton-Portage Township Schools holds forum on bond proposal

March 3, 2016 HOUGHTON — Houghton-Portage Township Schools held an informational session on an $8.69 million bond referendum for facility upgrades at the Houghton High School library Wednesday. more »»

Pilgrim River Watershed: Project nearing completion with boost from grant

March 3, 2016 PORTAGE TOWNSHIP — A project to purchase conservation easements that began in 2009 is mostly complete thanks to a $550,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. more »»

Hitting the road: Tech’s NSBE group headed to Detroit to share passion for engineering

March 3, 2016 HOUGHTON — Getting started down the path toward a career in engineering can be challenging for students at urban schools, where engineering role models are rare and many students know little about... more »»

Archives offer a wealth of material

March 3, 2016 HOUGHTON — The Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections is a gold mine for those digging for genealogical, historical, and other information, and/or... more »»

Mining company records available

March 3, 2016 HOUGHTON —Among the countless materials housed at the Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections are extensive mining company records. more »»

 
 

 

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