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Dianda sponsors ban on powdered alcohol

March 27, 2015 CALUMET — A bill sponsored by State Rep. Scott Dianda to ban powdered alcohol in Michigan is going to committee. more »»

Fatal ORV accident

March 27, 2015 BARAGA TOWNSHIP — A single-vehicle ORV accident Thursday was fatal for a 37-year-old Baraga man, according to a written statement from the Michigan State Police Calumet post. At approximately 9:45 p. more »»

Celebrating the KNHP centennial

March 27, 2015 CALUMET TOWNSHIP — The National Park Service will be 100 years old in 2016, but across the country discussions are already going on about how best to celebrate the centennial, including at the... more »»

New hiring guidelines at KBIC

March 27, 2015 BARAGA — The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Tribal Council approved selection guidelines for hiring new employees at their meeting on Thursday. more »»

End of Civil War to be remembered through bells

March 27, 2015 CALUMET TOWNSHIP — In April, it will be 150 years since the Civil War ended, and National Park Service units and local organizations around the country will recognize the occasion with the ringing o... more »»

A caring community

March 27, 2015 L’ANSE — More than 200 people have already voted in an online poll to determine which of six risk factors for youth Baraga County Communities that Care leaders should focus their efforts on, and the... more »»

Houghton High School students recognized for computing

March 27, 2015 HOUGHTON? — A Houghton High School student who has been active in Michigan Tech's Copper Country Programmers, a computer club for local teens, has been named winner of a Michigan regional award in... more »»

Law lets tribes prosecute non-native abusers

March 26, 2015 BARAGA — With a new provision of the federal 2013 Violence Against Women Act going into effect this month, U.S. more »»

City Manager Waara gets 5 percent raise

March 26, 2015 HOUGHTON — The Houghton City Council gave City Manager Eric Waara a 5 percent raise at its Wednesday meeting following a high score on his performance evaluation. more »»

Houghton County may get recycling grant

March 26, 2015 HOUGHTON — The Houghton County Board of Commissioners approved applying for a Department of Environmental Quality grant to begin cardboard recycling at the county transfer station. more »»

Low possibility for spring flooding

March 26, 2015 HOUGHTON — Winter is doing its best to hang around, but spring is coming, and although the possibility of flooding exists, the probability, so far, is low, according to Jack Dueweke. more »»

Edwards resigns from KBIC housing

March 25, 2015 BARAGA — Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Tribal Council Member Eddy Edwards has resigned as executive director of the tribal Ojibwa Housing Authority. more »»

Saturday's ‘Speaking Up’ event aims to provide healing, hope for survivors of abuse

March 25, 2015 HOUGHTON — Author, speaker and OneVOICE founder Nicole Bromley will come to Michigan Technological University’s campus to spread a message of healing and hope at an event entitled “Speaking Up: A... more »»

A different kind of Olympics

March 25, 2015 HOUGHTON — Engineering was the name of the game Tuesday, as 116 high school students from seven schools went head-to-head at Michigan Technological University’s annual Engineering Olympics. more »»

Dinner to benefit Omega House, Brody Strong

March 25, 2015 HANCOCK — There have been 12 spaghetti dinners to raise money for Omega House hospice, and there will be a 13th Saturday, but it will be a little different this year, according to Carol Pfefferkorn. more »»

Packing for the break

March 25, 2015 HANCOCK — For more than two years, 31 Backpacks has been providing food for weekends for some local students who might otherwise not have enough food, and the organization recently added another... more »»

Tomorrow’s leaders, today

March 25, 2015 HANCOCK — Tomorrow’s leaders got together at the Copper Country Intermediate School District Tuesday, for a workshop aimed at honing their leadership qualities and learning the rules for running... more »»

Warming impact in tropics discussed

March 25, 2015 HANCOCK — Most of the attention and research into climate change has focused on what a warmer world will mean for Arctic and temperate climate. more »»

Portage settles allegations for $4.4M

March 24, 2015 GRAND RAPIDS — According to a written statement from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Portage Hospital, LLC, in Hancock has agreed to pay the United States $4,446,392. more »»

Talk Finnish to me

March 24, 2015 HANCOCK — For some of the students in Hilary Virtanen’s community Finnish class, studying the language is a practical matter. more »»

Western U.P. Science Fair Award Winners

March 24, 2015 Below are students who received gold, silver and bronze awards at the 2015 Western U.P. Science Fair, held Monday night on Michigan Technological University's campus. more »»



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