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Ontonagon man charged with attempted murder

February 6, 2016 ONTONAGON — Ontonagon resident Timothy Wayne Pietila, 51, has been charged with attempted murder and first-degree criminal sexual conduct after an alleged assault early Wednesday morning. more »»

No skates, no problem: Tech alumni return to broomball rink

February 6, 2016 HOUGHTON — Some of them are onetime Michigan Tech student broomball champions, coming back to relieve their glory days. Some are teams that just missed, looking for one more shot. more »»

Hermanson to run for office

February 6, 2016 AHMEEK — Eric Hermanson is hoping his experience in business will translate into his election as Keweenaw County treasurer. more »»

Seeking candidates: Few filing yet on Houghton County ballot

February 6, 2016 HOUGHTON — Most of the eventual candidates for this year’s Houghton County elections have yet to file. more »»

Jets get hands-on lessons through hatchery

February 6, 2016 PAINESDALE — Jeffers isn’t the first Copper County high school to keep a critter or two in the science lab. more »»

Flint water crisis highlights dangers of lead

February 6, 2016 HANCOCK — The situation with lead in the drinking water in Flint has many communities around the state and the country examining their water systems, particularly because of how lead exposure can... more »»

A look at the Western UP Planning and Development Region

February 6, 2016 HOUGHTON — The mission of the Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region (WUPPDR) is fulfilled in a number of ways, according to Jerry Wuorenmaa, its executive director. more »»

Frat doubles up Carnival titles

February 5, 2016 HOUGHTON — The winners have been announced in Michigan Technological University’s Winter Carnival Snow Statue Competition. more »»

Hancock fraternity adds Stage Revue title

February 5, 2016 HOUGHTON — Phi Kappa Tau members began their day putting the finishing touches on their first-place snow statue. more »»

Tech prof explains science behind Flint water problems

February 5, 2016 By KURT HAUGLIE khauglie@mininggazett. more »»

Stem-cell science is key to tissue regeneration

February 5, 2016 By GARRETT NEESE gneese@mininggazett. more »»

Pacesetters: Tech program promotes more women in computer careers

February 5, 2016 HOUGHTON — Sophia Farquhar didn’t have a computer coding class available to her when she was in high school, but she did have one computer-focused class. “I took a web design class,” she said. more »»

Sculptors craft snow statues at All-Nighter

February 4, 2016 HOUGHTON — In December, Michigan Tech students just wanted enough snow get the statues started. more »»

Tissue regeneration

February 4, 2016 HOUGHTON — A Michigan Technological University scientist recently became one if only six researchers around the country to receive a prestigious biomedical award. more »»

Ontonagon hospital to get expansion

February 4, 2016 ONTONAGON — Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital’s Emergency Department is getting an 8,210-square-foot expansion and renovation, according to a recent news release from Aspiru. more »»

Program aims to close gender gap in computer science field

February 4, 2016 HOUGHTON — As with many other areas of technology, there is a gap between the number of men and women working computer-oriented careers, and Michigan Technological University is involved with a... more »»

Abandoning seasonal roads is possible — but still tricky

February 4, 2016 SCHOOLCRAFT TOWNSHIP — When Gerald Lamppa purchased a 60-acre Traprock Valley parcel from his mother in 1971, he knew there was a road on it that the Houghton County Road Commission claimed was in... more »»

Not in it to win it: Low-key Carnival crews focus on fun

February 4, 2016 HOUGHTON — Many Michigan Tech fraternities and sororities, and large groups like the ROTC units, take statue building very seriously. more »»

New clinic design aims to stay in step with Calumet’s history

February 4, 2016 CALUMET TOWNSHIP — Except for some preliminary preparation work this winter, construction of the new UP Health System-Calumet clinic should start in the spring, said Jeff Lang, CEO of UP Health... more »»

Road risks: Abandoning or establishing roads entails cost, effort

February 4, 2016 RIPLEY — There are times when a county road is seldom used and is more of a liability than the county wants to have on its books. more »»

 
 

 

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