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Copper City native named president of Minn. university

May 18, 2016 COPPER CITY — Faith Hensrud grew up in the small community of Copper City on the southern end of Keweenaw County, but that didn’t keep her from becoming a university president, a position she’ll tak... more »»

Ontonagon County Board OKs airport improvements

May 18, 2016 ONTONAGON — The Ontonagon County Board of Commissioners supported adding some critical improvements to future plans aimed at increasing traffic at the Ontonagon County Airport. more »»

Finn teachers learn in exchange program

May 17, 2016 SOUTH RANGE — Third-grade students at South Range Elementary School enjoy learning about Finnish culture from a native Finn, as part of a program sponsored by Finlandia Universit. more »»

Vote postmortem: H-PT Board discusses new try at bond

May 17, 2016 HOUGHTON — Houghton-Portage Township Schools is looking to put its recent bond proposal before voters again. more »»

Going To Dark Side: Local municipalities ‘carry water’ in providing services for retailers using ‘dark store’ loophole

May 17, 2016 HOUGHTON — Marquette Township has been struck some financially devastating blows recently as a result of the Michigan Tax Tribunal agreeing with several large retailers. more »»

Sanders visits Puerto Rico amid debt crisis

May 17, 2016 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders warned Monday of a humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico, calling on the U.S. more »»

New Aspirus CEO: Copper Country native takes helm at hospital; focus is to invest back into local community

May 16, 2016 LAURIUM — Mike Hauswirth has lived in the Keweenaw his whole life, so being named CEO of Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital and Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital will allow him to stay in the area he cares about. more »»

Day for Women seminar seeks path to happiness

May 16, 2016 HANCOCK — Saturday’s wintry weather did nothing to dampen the warmth at an uplifting women’s seminar. more »»

Houghton schools dominate Math Championships

May 16, 2016 HOUGHTON — Houghton again took home the bulk of the top prizes in Saturday’s UP Math Championships at Michigan Technological University, winning every team category and two of three for individual. more »»

Vehicle vandals damage Swedetown rec trails

May 14, 2016 CALUMET TOWNSHIP — The trails at the Swedetown Recreation Area are used all year round, and most people tread lightly there, but occasionally some people misuse it and cause damage. more »»

Lake Linden stewards spruce up ‘Sands’

May 14, 2016 LAKE LINDEN — Despite a cold, windy day, Lake Linden 10th-grade biology students spent Friday afternoon planting trees and installing birdhouses at the Lake Linden Sands. more »»

Houghton County offers fraud protection service

May 14, 2016 HOUGHTON — Property owners in Houghton County now have a tool for preventing fraudulent claims on their their property. more »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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