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Parade caps Ontonagon’s Labor Day celebration

September 5, 2016 By VANESSA DIETZ ONTONAGON — A large turnout marked events at the 60th annual Labor Day festival here this weekend, including the main event: the 2 p.m. more »»

Truckers get refresher course on rules of road

September 5, 2016 By KURT HAUGLIE HOUGHTON — Traffic regulations and laws change fairly often, so State Re. more »»

Communities That Care guides youths to help at-risk youths

September 5, 2016 HOUGHTON — Communities That Care is seeking youth members in order to help it reach its full potential in helping youth, and CTC Coordinator Ginny Machiela wants the youth of Houghton and Keweenaw... more »»

Parting salute: 2nd Beartown firefighter laid to rest in Baraga

September 2, 2016 ZEBA — Rainy weather gave way to sunshine Wednesday when friends and family of Alan John “AJ” Swartz gathered for the 25-year-old firefighter’s funeral at Zeba Hal. more »»

Industry Days at Tech this month

September 2, 2016 HOUGHTON — Automotive Day at Michigan Technological University was just the first of a number of events this month that give students a chance to explore careers and look at the skills they'll need... more »»

Western UP loses backup power plant

September 2, 2016 HOUGHTON — The Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) has executed a 90-day notice canceling the System Support Resource (SSR) services of White Pine Electric Power, LLC, effective Nov. more »»

Drug suspect arraigned

September 2, 2016 HOUGHTON — A suspect in an Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team bust in Atlantic Mine was arraigned in 97th District Court Friday. more »»

CLK trustee looks to deploy modern technology, teaching

September 2, 2016 CALUMET — For Philip Halonen, keeping up with changes in technology and teaching methods is important for producing successful students. more »»

Parker running for C-L-K school board

September 2, 2016 CALUMET — Melanie Parker thinks the Public Schools of Calumet, Laurium & Keweenaw provide an excellent education for its students, and she wants to return to the Board of Education to help the... more »»

MTU hosts Automotive Day

September 2, 2016 HOUGHTON — Michigan Technological University students got to meet with representatives from leading companies in the automotive field during Thursday’s Automotive Day on campus. more »»

CTC moves ahead

September 2, 2016 HOUGHTON — Communities That Care (CTC) conducted its second training session recently, according to Ginny Machiela, CTC coordinator. more »»

Local native hockey star found guilty of sexual assault

September 2, 2016 WINDSOR, Ontario (AP) — Calumet native and New Jersey Devils farmhand Ben Johnson was found guilty Thursday of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl in the washroom of a Windsor bar in March 2013. more »»

CTC members are enthusiastic

September 2, 2016 HOUGHTON — Communities That Care (CTC) has moved into the second phase of implementation in Houghton and Keweenaw Counties, and Ginny Machiela, CTC coordinator, said the formation of the Community... more »»

Laid to Rest: Tribal goodbye to Beartown young father

September 1, 2016 ZEBA — Saddened and shocked by the loss of two young men, the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community gathered to celebrate the life of 23-year-old James Frederick “Jimmy” Shelifoe Jr. more »»

Tech email threat identical to ones received elsewhere

September 1, 2016 HOUGHTON — The threat emailed to a Michigan Technological University faculty member Monday was identical to one sent to at least four other universities around the country, Michigan Technological... more »»

Hancock solicits plan comments

September 1, 2016 HANCOCK — It’s been a while since the master plan for Hancock was updated, so the process to do so has begun, and on Sept. more »»

Public hearing scheduled for Houghton parcel rezone

September 1, 2016 HOUGHTON — The Houghton City Council approved a public hearing on an ordinance that would rezone part of a proposed subdivision on Red Oak Lane from business to residential during a special meeting... more »»

Firefighters taken back home

August 31, 2016 BARAGA — Thousands of people in many western Upper Peninsula communities lined up along highways Tuesday to show respect for two Beartown firefighters killed in a recent traffic accident when a... more »»

Governor lowers flags to honor Beartown Firefighters

August 31, 2016 To honor the lives of the Beartown Firefighters killed in a single-vehicle accident Saturday, Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff Wednesday and Thursday. more »»

Drug Bust: Two arrested in Atlantic Mine UPSET operation

August 31, 2016 HOUGHTON — Two local men were arrested for possession of methamphetamine and heroin in Atlantic Mine Monday as part of an Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team investigation. more »»



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