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CCISD approves teacher contract

July 22, 2015 HANCOCK — The Copper Country Intermediate School District Board of Education approved a new four-year teacher contract Tuesday, as well as raises for administrative and non-union staff. more »»

Classroom hands-on learning

July 21, 2015 L’ANSE — Ever since No Child Left Behind, standardized test preparation has ruled the roost in America’s classrooms, with many teachers chafing under what they see as a sometimes limiting style of... more »»

Staff added to Houghton-Portage ranks

July 21, 2015 HOUGHTON — Three staff members were officially welcomed into the ranks at Houghton-Portage Township School District at Monday’s school board meeting. more »»

Board president defends raises for administrators

July 21, 2015 By DAN ROBLEE droblee@mininggazette. more »»

Food service head among Hancock hires

July 21, 2015 HANCOCK — The Hancock Public Schools Board of Education took action on personnel issues at its regular meeting Monday. more »»

Board member questions board’s actions at previous meeting

July 21, 2015 joint board and Parent Advisory Council meeting Monday, as the organization prepares for a new school year. more »»

Injured boater flown to Marquette

July 20, 2015 STANTON TOWNSHIP — One person was hospitalized for injuries suffered in a boating accident at a dock in Stanton Township Sunday. About 5:45 p.m. more »»

Fruit fly genetic research

July 20, 2015 HOUGHTON — Fruit flies aren’t as complex as humans, but there is enough of a genetic similarity between the two that the flies can be used for research into such maladies as cancer, and Thomas Werne... more »»

Retirement by Design presentation at PLDL

July 20, 2015 HOUGHTON?— The Portage Lake District Library continues to host a series of financial workshops. Chris Riesgraf, financial adviser from Edward Jones, will present Retirement By Design from 6:30 p.. more »»

People, animals enjoy Humane Society Bash

July 20, 2015 HOUGHTON — Between auctions, prizes and potential new pets, people had a good chance of coming away from the Copper Country Humane Society Bash with something they’d remember. more »»

UP Regional Planning Organizations receive support for analysis

July 20, 2015 Several U.P. regional planning organizations have received support to complete a residential Target Market Analysis. more »»

SISU Challenge coming up

July 18, 2015 HOUGHTON — The SISU Challenge, a five-kilometer mud and obstacle team race, will take place July 24 along Houghton’s waterfront. more »»

On thick ice

July 18, 2015 CALUMET TOWNSHIP — An effort to raise funds through a crowdfunding website to make improvements to a building used by the Copper Country Curling Club was successful, and construction will start soon... more »»

Building up the ballpark

July 18, 2015 STANTON TOWNSHIP — There are parts of the fence at Stanton Township’s baseball field that haven’t been touched since before the designated hitter — and they’re showing i. more »»

Youth program takes flight

July 17, 2015 HOUGHTON — Students took to the skies Thursday as part of the Michigan Technological University’s Summer Youth Programs. more »»

Youth program takes flight

July 17, 2015 HOUGHTON — Students took to the skies Thursday as part of the Michigan Technological University’s Summer Youth Programs. more »»

Tech professor called to White House conference on aging

July 17, 2015 HOUGHTON — For older people, encountering technology for the first time can be not only intimidating, but also frightening, so Charles Wallace has a created a class to help technophobes overcome tha... more »»

Houghton courthouse has first gay marriage

July 17, 2015 HOUGHTON — “By the virtue of the laws of the State of Michigan, and the office of magistrate which I now hold, I pronounce you united in marriage. more »»

National Park Service seeks public comment on management plan

July 16, 2015 HOUGHTON — The National Park Service has published a Notice of Intent in the Federal Register announcing that the agency is preparing a Moose-Wolf-Vegetation Management Plan and Environmental Impac... more »»



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