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Calumet sweeps Lake Linden-Hubbell despite weather

DOLLAR BAY — Timely hitting came through once again for the Calumet Copper Kings as they climbed their way to a 10-9 come-from-behind victory against the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes Wednesday in the opening of a doubleheader. They also took the nightcap by mercy, 9-2. Headed into the sixth ...

Zane P. Kettenbeil

LAKE LINDEN — Zane P. Kettenbeil, 93, of Lake Linden, passed away at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock on February 10, 2019. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden.

Tech reopening Friday

Michigan Tech offices will open and classes will resume on Friday. This includes the following facilities and services: •Campus Cafe in Wadsworth Hall •Van Pelt and Opie Library •Mont Ripley •The Student Development Complex, including the Fitness Center •All shuttle ...

Michigan governor issues state of emergency ahead of cold

LANSING (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed an order declaring a state of emergency in Michigan ahead of dangerous subzero weather . Whitmer announced the order Monday night, saying it will help address threats to public health and safety due to this week's cold snap. She says ...

Henry VerBerkmoes

LAKE LINDEN — Henry VerBerkmoes, 87, of Lake Linden, passed away at the Lighthouse at Hancock, on January 15, 2019. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden.

Early-morning fire destroys Keweenaw County home

HOUGHTON TOWNSHIP — An early Monday morning structure fire at 5518 Garden City Road completely destroyed a home owned and occupied by Scott and Stephanie Helmers, who escaped the blaze unharmed along with their dogs. Undersheriff Curt Penala of the Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Office said ...

Democrat Whitmer wins Michigan governor race, beats Schuette

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrat Gretchen Whitmer was elected Michigan's next governor on Tuesday, retaking the office for her party after eight years of Republican control of a state that Donald Trump won by the slimmest of margins. Whitmer, a former legislative leader who led a ...

Michigan Senate Race

U.S. Senate Class I 1,529 of 4,808 precincts - 32 percent Debbie Stabenow, Dem (i) 892,022 - 51 percent John James, GOP 825,104 - 47 percent Marcia Squier, Grn 18,658 - 1 percent George Huffman, UST 11,665 - 1 percent John Wilhelm, NLP 7,031 - 0 percent Will be updated as more ...

Michigan House of Representatives

District 1 UP/Northern Tip 120 of 500 precincts - 24 percent Jack Bergman, GOP (i) 38,889 - 55 percent Matthew Morgan, Dem 31,932 - 45 percent Will be updated as more results come in.

Michigan Statewide Proposals

Proposal 18-1 Legalize Marijuana Use, grow, regulate sale 1,154 of 4,808 precincts - 24 percent Yes, 882,172 - 56 percent No, 680,342 - 44 percent Proposal 18-2 Redistricting Commission Comprise of 13 voters 1,113 of 4,808 precincts - 23 percent Yes, 888,014 - 59 percent No, ...

Michigan state House of Representatives

District 110 0 of 86 precincts - 0 percent Ken Summers, Dem 0 - 0 percent Gregory Markkanen, GOP 0 - 0 percent Will be updated as more results come in.

Person detained in the mail-bomb case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities arrested a man in Florida on Friday in connection with the mail-bomb scare that widened to 12 suspicious packages, the Justice Department said. Law enforcement officers were seen on television examining a white van, its windows covered with an ...

Opponents start petition against wind farm zoning

L’ANSE — The referendum process for zoning ordinances in L’Anse Township that control placement of large wind turbines has been started. Robert Kissel is a member of the Friends of the Huron Mountains (FOHM) group that opposes the wind turbine project proposed by Renewable Energy ...

What happened to good news?

To the editor: It's getting scary to wake up these days. Why is there a dearth of good news? Just this week, five more resurfacing issues have graced the headlines, namely (1) public education from pre-school through university, (2) pedophilic priests, (3) welfare/poverty, (4) ...

Meth bust in Ewen

EWEN — A joint federal and state law enforcement raid on Monday resulted in the arrest of two people on charges of selling crystal meth. Officers of the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET), as well as agents from Homeland Security Investigations and Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms ...

M-203 opens to thru traffic

HANCOCK — The temporary M-203 bridge over Swedetown Creek was completed Thursday afternoon, opening the road to traffic. After the previous bridge washed out during the flash flood on June 17, local residents had to travel miles out of their way to get home. The approximately $392,000 ...

Susan R. Kangas

CHASSELL — Susan R. (Larry) Kangas, 63, a resident of Chassell, passed away at home Tuesday, July 17, 2018, following a lengthy illness. Funeral services for Susan are tentatively scheduled for Friday, July 20, 2018, at 11 a.m., at the First Apostolic Lutheran Church of Houghton, with a ...

Kathleen Rouse Swanner

ANGLETON, Texas — Kathleen Rouse Swanner died on December 19, 2017, in Angleton, Texas. Kay was born September 29, 1943, to the late Bernard and Eleanor Rouse of Calumet. She was a graduate of Calumet High School. Kay worked and lived in Ann Arbor, Toledo, Bradenton , Florida, Ironwood, ...