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Finlandia commencement speaker to graduates: ‘Every person needs to be’

May 4, 2015 HANCOCK — Philip Johnson’s relationship with Lauri Anderson has at times been contentious, but he never doubted Anderson’s commitment to Finlandia University. more »»

Silver-dollar salute: ROTC cadets commissioned

May 4, 2015 HOUGHTON — Before they graduated from Michigan Technological University, 13 Army and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets received their commissions Saturday morning in a ceremony at the... more »»

Renamed board approves funding for renovations

May 4, 2015 HOUGHTON — In addition to approving a preliminary budget, the Michigan Technological University Board of Control — newly renamed the Board of Trustees — approved a new version of the university’s... more »»

Student speaker: Use time at Finlandia as source of strength

May 4, 2015 HANCOCK — Philip Johnson congratulated the graduates of Finlandia University and expressed his gratitude for their efforts during the spring 2015 commencement ceremony Sunday in the Paavo Nurmi... more »»

Keweenaw County still seeking grant for lodge reuse study

May 2, 2015 COPPER HARBOR — Keweenaw County’s first attempt at a grant for a feasibility reuse study of the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge was unsuccessful, but the county will try again in June. more »»

Budget, building projects approved at Tech Board of Control meeting

May 2, 2015 HOUGHTON — The Michigan Technological University Board of Control approved a preliminary budget for the upcoming fiscal year at its regular meeting Friday. The budget, which includes a $173. more »»

Motorcycle safety first for ABATE

May 2, 2015 HOUGHTON — Police officers and motorcycle riders gathered at Houghton’s Ray Kestner Waterfront Park Thursday to send a crucial safety message to motorists: “Look Twice — Save a Life. more »»

Farm-to-school to be explained at event

May 2, 2015 HANCOCK — A few local schools are involved with buying produce from local growers, and on May 19, there will be a meeting to bring some growers and school representatives together to possibly expand... more »»

Administrators weigh in on Proposal 1

May 2, 2015 HOUGHTON — The ballot language for the May 5 vote on Proposal 1 encompasses not only funding for roads, but for education as well, which could potentially mean changes for area educational... more »»

Library’s future on ballot

May 2, 2015 L’ANSE — Baraga County voters will be facing a second big decision when they go to the polls to vote on Proposal 1 Tuesda. more »»

Farm-to-buyer event to be held

May 2, 2015 HANCOCK — There’s a movement in the United States to bring local farmers and food growers together with consumers, and that includes some of the Copper Country. more »»

Worker hit by truck

May 1, 2015 HOUGHTON — The Houghton Police Department is investigating an accident, which occurred Friday at the Houghton Department of Public Works garage, according to a written statement from the department. more »»


May 1, 2015 BARAGA — Almost the entire U.P. more »»

New building springs a leak

May 1, 2015 RIPLEY — The new Houghton County Road Commission building in Ripley developed a leak in the roof, but HCRC engineer Kevin Harju said the leak was small and repaired quickly. more »»

Engineers comment on Proposal 1 issue

May 1, 2015 By KURT HAUGLIE khauglie@mininggazette. more »»

‘Look Twice’ message hits home

May 1, 2015 HOUGHTON — Hancock Police Officer Beth Matta has lived through the tragedy that can result when drivers fail to look twice for motorcyclists and others sharing the road. more »»

Police continue investigating burglary, theft at dealership

May 1, 2015 CALUMET — The Calumet Police Department responded to a call at about 6:50 a.m. more »»

MTU student commencement speaker: Go with optimism

May 1, 2015 HOUGHTON — Almost 1,100 students will be flipping their tassels during Michigan Technological University’s spring commencement ceremony Saturday. more »»

Body found in Calumet

April 30, 2015 CALUMET TOWNSHIP — A 20-year-old male has been found deceased in Calumet Township, according to a release from the Michigan State Police Calumet Post. more »»



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