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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 »»

Obama’s words for black victims rankle police

July 13, 2016 DALLAS — After each fatal shooting of a black man by an officer, President Barack Obama has swiftly spoken out against bad policing, giving voice to the generations of African-Americans who have... more »»

Tax question dogs trustee resignation

July 12, 2016 LAKE LINDEN — The Lake Linden-Hubbell Public Schools Board of Education is looking for a new member. The board accepted Trustee Kevin Codere’s resignation with regret at its Tuesday meeting. more »»

Jail project adds more space for administration

July 12, 2016 HOUGHTON — Along with the kitchen upgrade at the Houghton County Jail, badly needed expansion of administrative space is also underway. more »»

Jail kitchen built up to standards

July 12, 2016 HOUGHTON — Construction work at the Houghton County Jail is progressing smoothly, according to Sheriff Brian McLean, though the project was pushed back a couple of weeks due to the roofing crew bein... more »»

Wash Out

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Lots of holes in GOP presidential ground game in key states

July 12, 2016 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Presidential battleground states were supposed to be swarming with Republican Party workers by now. more »»

Berry Fest:Crowds flock to Chassell; Berryman named queen

July 11, 2016 By GARRETT NEESE gneese@mininggazette.com CHASSELL — As Chassell Lions Club member Steve Palosaari says, “You can’t go wrong when you celebrate around a dessert. more »»

Rural access to health care

July 11, 2016 HANCOCK — For people living in rural communities, getting access to health care can be difficult. Federally qualified health centers are intended to address that issue. According to the U.S. more »»

Women retirees more likely to face poverty

July 11, 2016 CHICAGO — During their working years, women tend to earn less than men, and when they retire, they’re more likely to live in poverty. more »»

 
 

 

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