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Ambush in Baton Rouge kills 3 police

July 18, 2016 BATON ROUGE, L. more »»

Inmate offers inside look at jail conditions

July 18, 2016 HOUGHTON — A Michigan Department of Corrections study released in 2010 found that the Houghton County Jail is not in compliance with jail standards. . more »»

State law blocks Hancock from joining library district

July 18, 2016 HANCOCK — At its July 16, 2015, meeting, the City Council voted 5-1 to place a request for 2 mills to join the Portage Lake District Library on a ballot this year. more »»

Bastille Day truck attack

July 15, 2016 NICE, France — A large truck plowed through revelers gathered for Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, killing at least 84 people and sending others fleeing into the sea as it bore down for more than a... more »»

Festival offers tastes, sounds of Hancock

July 15, 2016 HANCOCK — People will be able to sample local restaurants and live music in downtown Hancock tonight — even if they have to walk on temporary sidewalks to get there. more »»

MTU holds flight class for students

July 15, 2016 HOUGHTON — Some of the 20 high-school students hunched over computers at Michigan Technological University Thursday haven’t driven a car. But after a week of lessons, they can fly a plane. more »»

KBIC votes on second casino plan

July 15, 2016 BARAGA — Keweenaw Bay Indian Community voters will decide if proposed $40 million renovations and expansions of the tribe’s casinos in Baraga and Marquette should move forward. more »»

4-H cleans up park

July 15, 2016 HOUGHTON - Small pieces of trash like cigarette butts might get missed in a regular cleaning, but even they can stand out once they accumulate. more »»

41st Canal Run set for Sat.

July 15, 2016 By KURT HAUGLIE khauglie@mininggazette. more »»

Beartown Firefighters tackle crisis nationwide

July 15, 2016 BARAGA — Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s Beartown Firefighters have been training and tackling fires across the country for decades. more »»

City gives Houghton businesses $24K in facade mini-grants

July 15, 2016 HOUGHTON — Nine businesses will be making improvements to their buildings after a new round of facade mini-grants from Houghton’s Downtown Development Authority. more »»

Unlikely UP visitor

July 14, 2016 The strong weather systems, including a tornado, which struck the western Upper Peninsula early this week were unusual but not unheard of, according to Jason Alumbaugh, a meteorologist with the... more »»

Squalor: Inmate describes living in Houghton County Jail

July 14, 2016 HOUGHTON — A letter written by an inmate of the Houghton County Jail discussed, sometimes in graphic detail, the conditions in which detainees live while in residence at the facility. more »»

Trolley tracks, coal bins unearthed on Quincy St.

July 14, 2016 HANCOCK — Work on the reconstruction of Quincy Street in Hancock has moved on to the 200 and 300 blocks, and the project is progressing as planned with no serious problems, according to Al Anderson. more »»

Park, walkway, street work still on to-do list

July 14, 2016 BARAGA — After 18 years on the job, Village Council President Wendell Dompier is not done yet. He is running as a nonpartisan for re-election. more »»

Reward for monument vandalism info

July 14, 2016 HOUGHTON — A city resident is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the identification of the person or people responsible for the recent vandalism at Veterans Park in Houghton. more »»

Local show of support for police

July 13, 2016 HOUGHTON — In light of national controversy sparked by the Dallas shooting on July 7 in which five police officers were killed and seven more wounded, local citizens have stepped forward to show... more »»

Jail remains rotten within: inmate

July 13, 2016 HOUGHTON — The Houghton County Jail facility is receiving an expansion and upgrade of the kitchen, administration and storage areas. more »»

Items missing from Baraga Village Hall

July 13, 2016 BARAGA — Baraga Village is looking for chairs and fire extinguishers that have turned up missing sometime in the past month. more »»

Tornado confirmed during Tuesday’s damaging UP storm

July 13, 2016 BESSEMER, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a tornado struck Michigan's western Upper Peninsula during an overnight storm that downed trees and caused power outages and flooding. more »»



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