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Dean Kamen visits MTU looking for future

HOUGHTON — Dean Kamen is looking for his next engineers. Having already hired Michigan Technological University students, he knew where to look. “I love their kids,” he said. “They’re smart, they’re focused, they’re mature, they’re earnest. And we want more.” Kamen, ...

Twins pound Tigers, 13-5

DETROIT — The Minnesota Twins might break the single-season home run record this weekend in Detroit. On Friday, they proved they can do more than hit home runs. The Twins scored 12 times in the first four innings against the Tigers, including nine before their only home run of a 13-5 ...

Dennis ‘Denzo’ Fraki

HOUGHTON — Graveside services for Dennis “Denzo” Fraki, who passed away March 11, 2019, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at the Atlantic Mine Cemetery with Pastor Elmer Liimatta to officiate. Military rites will be conducted by the Copper Country Veteran’s ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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) ...

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, ...

James R. Baakko

HANCOCK — James R. Baakko, 83, a resident of Hancock, passed away Wednesday morning, June 20, 2018, at the Omega House in Houghton. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a later time.

Dorothy A. Judnich

HURONTOWN — Dorothy A. Judnich, 78, a former resident of Hurontown, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2018, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock, where she resided for the past year. She was born on September 19, 1939, in Obenhoff, a daughter of the late John and Mamie (Hill) ...

Recalling one gutsy performance

HANCOCK — L'Anse used the sharp pitching of Bryce Crawford and Cooper Jahfetson to sweep a doubleheader over Hancock Tuesday evening. The Hornets, who were playing their season-opening game, scored 17-0 wins in both contests at a rainy Hancock Driving Park. "We played very well as a team ...

People are fed up with corporate-rigged politics

Last June, after Democratic candidates had lost four straight special Congressional elections (Rob Quist in Montana, James Thompson in Kansas, Archie Parnell in South Carolina, and Jon Ossoff in Georgia), America’s purveyors of conventional political wisdom simultaneously jumped to the ...