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Emergency Concern: Road project impacts police, fire response

May 6, 2016 HANCOCK — During the busiest work on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge, there were plans in place to allow emergency vehicles to get across, and with the construction of Reservation and Quincy streets in... more »»

Learning to Grow

May 6, 2016 HOUGHTON — The new greenhouse at Houghton Middle School has its first plants. more »»

Ontonagon airport defines planned upgrades

May 6, 2016 ONTONAGON — Ontonagon County Airport Manager Carol Huntoon told the County Airport Committee last night that she plans to retire in about a year, but that won’t stop the committee from trying to... more »»

Double shot

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2 finalists for skate park site

May 5, 2016 HOUGHTON — Two main spots are being considered for the location of a planned outdoor concrete skate park in Houghton. more »»

Houghton wins Bioathlon for 1st time in 21 years

May 5, 2016 HOUGHTON — The Michigan Technological University annual Bioathlon just completed its 27th competition Wednesday, and Jeff Lewin doesn’t see any reason why it won’t keep on going. more »»

Springtime of wonder emerges yet again

May 4, 2016 HOUGHTON — It looks like the snow is finally gone and spring is here, and it’s possible for May through August, temperatures in the Copper Country could be above normal, according to Robin Turner. more »»

Bond Issue Rejected

May 4, 2016 HOUGHTON — Voters narrowly defeated a $8.69 million bond referendum for Houghton-Portage Township Schools Tuesday night.  The measure lost 338-331. more »»

Prosecutor running for re-election

May 4, 2016 ONTONAGON — Ontonagon County Prosecuting Attorney Michael D. Findlay is running unopposed as a Democrat in the Aug. 2 primary election. more »»

Third-graders win CCISD Parent Committee award

May 4, 2016 HANCOCK — The Copper Country Intermediate School District held its annual Parent Advisory Committee for Special Education Dinner Awards Ceremony Tuesday evening at the CCISD building in Hancock. more »»

Looks Like a Donald

May 4, 2016 INDIANAPOLIS — Once dismissed as a fringe contender, businessman Donald Trump now is all but certain to lead the Republican Party into the fall presidential campaign against Democratic front-runner... more »»

Sawaski waives hearing

May 3, 2016 HOUGHTON — A former Houghton High School athletic director, teacher and coach was bound over to Houghton County Circuit Court Monday on charges of possessing and seeking child pornography. more »»

3 arraigned on drug charges

May 3, 2016 HOUGHTON — Three people arrested after an Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team bust of an Atlantic Mine residence in April were arraigned in Houghton County Circuit Court Monday. more »»

Cost of Doing Business

May 3, 2016 HOUGHTON — The members of the Copper Country Recycling Initiative have been working to get more of the local business community involved, but some are already recycling. more »»

Angler falls overboard, boat floats away

May 3, 2016 CHASSELL TOWNSHIP — The Houghton County Sheriff’s Department, along with the Chassell and Bootjack first responders, responded to a call Monday afternoon of a boat that had washed up on shore near... more »»

Tuesday’s Election Watching Guide

May 3, 2016 By NANCY BENAC Associated Press WASHINGTON — Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders are all-in for Indiana as they try to stave off the growing aura of inevitability surrounding their opponents. more »»

Force for good

May 2, 2016 HOUGHTON — United States Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet stressed the importance of optimism and service to Michigan Tech graduates Saturday at Spring Commencement. more »»

Expression of love: Finlandia sends off class of 2016

May 2, 2016 HANCOCK — At Finlandia University on Sunday, another class of graduates was sent out into the world with a commencement ceremony conducted in the university’s Paavo Nurmi Center in Hancock. more »»

Speaker: Take charge in setting your future

May 2, 2016 HANCOCK — The speaker for the 2016 commencement ceremony at Finlandia University Sunday was Sarah Kemppainen, who Finlandia President Philip Johnson said has a connection to the institution going... more »»



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