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Obamas welcome leaders, celebrities to Nordic State Dinner

May 14, 2016 WASHINGTON — Famous people and people just famous-for-Washington scored coveted invitations to Friday night’s White House state dinner honoring the leaders of Sweden, Iceland, Finland, Denmark and... more »»

Leaky roof threatens 1901 post office building in Painesdale

May 13, 2016 PAINESDALE — The Painesdale Post Office may have to close its doors unless funds can be found to repair its leaky roof. more »»

Incumbent sheriff runs for re-election

May 13, 2016 ONTONAGON — Ontonagon County Sheriff Dale Rantala has worked in law enforcement for 25 years and hopes to continue for at least four more years. more »»

Health director: Rise in chicken pox does not mean epidemic

May 13, 2016 HANCOCK — Reported cases of chicken pox are up 57 percent in Michigan compared to the same time in 2015, but the increase doesn’t constitute an epidemic, according to Dr. Terry Frankovich. more »»

LL-H to ask voters to fund renovations

May 13, 2016 LAKE LINDEN — Lake Linden-Hubbell Public Schools voters will be able to vote on a $2.7 million bond referendum for infrastructure and building upgrades in the August 2 primary. more »»

Small business owners: We need policy specifics from candidates

May 13, 2016 NEW YORK — Small business owners say it’s time the presidential candidates provide concrete details on how they’ll tackle key issues including taxes, health care costs and government regulations. more »»

Curbside recycling with new contract

May 12, 2016 HOUGHTON — Houghton will now have curbside recycling services to go with its trash pickup. more »»

E. Houghton chosen as skate park site

May 12, 2016 HOUGHTON — The East Waterfront Park will be the site of Houghton’s new outdoor skate park. more »»

L’Anse-areas residents raise concerns on biomass plant

May 12, 2016 L’ANSE — Area residents complained about the smell and dust generated by the L’Anse Warden Electric Company in a public forum held by the U.S. more »»

KNHP grants to tell Copper Country’s story

May 12, 2016 CALUMET TOWNSHIP — The Keweenaw National Historical Park Heritage Grant program is attracting quality applicants, and this year, 23 projects were partially funded by the program, according to Scott... more »»

Trump, Ryan, search for common ground

May 12, 2016 WASHINGTON — Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan met face to face for the first time Thursday as they sought to repair their breach and unify a party torn over Trump’s rise to the cusp of the... more »»

Disaster drill done at Tech

May 11, 2016 HOUGHTON — If a large-scale disaster were to happen at Michigan Technological University, emergency personnel need to be as ready as possible to deal with the situation, and that was the purpose of ... more »»

Motorcyclist in custody after high-speed chase

May 11, 2016 HOUGHTON — Troopers from the Michigan State Police Calumet Post pursued a motorcycle rider from near Houghton to the Ontonagon area this morning. more »»

EPA reveals testing results of biomass plant emissions

May 11, 2016 L’ANSE — The United States Environmental Protection Agency and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality told concerned area residents Monday what they are doing about pollutants generated by the... more »»

County OKs payments to substance abuse agencies

May 11, 2016 HOUGHTON — The Houghton County Board of Commissioners approved payments to the prior and current agencies administrating substance abuse treatment funds in the Western Upper Peninsula at its meeting... more »»

Warden plant dusts L’Anse, residents say

May 10, 2016 L’ANSE — The United States Environmental Protection Agency and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality heard from concerned area residents Monday regarding the L’Anse Warden Electric Company,... more »»

Houghton Co. sheriff running for re-election

May 10, 2016 HOUGHTON — Houghton County Sheriff Brian McLean is seeking his sixth term in office. more »»

Calumet can’t pay to retain chief

May 10, 2016 CALUMET — Like many small communities, the village of Calumet has to make tough decisions about how to spend their limited financial resources, and that includes what to do about police coverag. more »»

DOT officials present road plan to public

May 10, 2016 HOUGHTON — The Michigan Department of Transportation wants the public’s opinion on its long-range transportation plan. more »»



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