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Clearing the way: Resources, temperature factors in managing snow

January 16, 2016 HOUGHTON — During the winter, driving can often be more hazardous than at any other time of year. more »»

First test: CCISD gets results of new M-STEP state assessment

January 16, 2016 HANCOCK — The students in the Copper Country Intermediate School District scored above the state average on most parts of the new state educational assessment test, according to George Stockero. more »»

21st-century Copper Country: Copper markets don’t change Highland’s long-term goals

January 16, 2016 WHITE PINE — Plans may be in flux at Highland Copper, where the completion date on a preliminary feasibility study and purchase deadline on a key property were both pushed back this month, but the... more »»

Lake Linden-Hubbell early college program progressing

January 16, 2016 LAKE LINDEN — Sixteen of 22 students who started Lake Linden-Hubbell High School’s early college program through Gogebic Community College last fall are continuing in the spring semester. more »»

‘Sisu’ film explores family, fortitude

January 16, 2016 HANCOCK — Sisu is many things to many people, and when Marko Albrecht asked his family to define it on tape, he got as many answers as he had cousins, though themes relating to guts and perseverance... more »»

A look at M-STEP: New, more rigorous assessment takes MEAP test’s place

January 16, 2016 HANCOCK — After 44 years of use, the Michigan Educational Assessment Program was replaced by the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP), and it turned out to be more rigorous than it... more »»

Copper Comeback

January 15, 2016 WHITE PINE — Highland Copper Company is running a bit behind schedule and considering cutting back on the scope of proposed initial mining operations, but it’s still moving forward with plans to... more »»

Copper price at 12-year low

January 15, 2016 Commodity copper is currently selling at about $2 per pound, down about 75 cents per pound on the year. Copper peaked at about $4. more »»

Roboraptor: Tech-designed bird of prey hunts down rogue drones

January 15, 2016 If an explosives-laden drone approaches its target, shooting it down might not be enough to prevent harm. more »»

Hands-on: 3-D learning makes students engineer solutions to problems

January 14, 2016 HANCOCK — Students in Heather Bradway’s Hancock Middle School eighth-grade science class were working Wednesday on some models of wind turbines made from juice cartons with the goal of determining... more »»

Officer offers tips for winter driving

January 14, 2016 HOUGHTON — Traveling in the winter has its hazards, but motorists and pedestrians can take precautions to protect themselves and those around the. more »»

Houghton street paving projects laid out by economy of scale

January 14, 2016 HOUGHTON — To take advantage of economies of scale, Houghton will be devoting its 2016 paving to three major chunks of road. more »»

Roads most treacherous after storms

January 14, 2016 HOUGHTON — The number of car accidents has increased dramatically during the current cold snap. more »»

Area schools shake up science with new teaching standards

January 14, 2016 HANCOCK — The Michigan Department of Education has developed a new method for teaching science based on a national concept called Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS. more »»

Silent Killer: Resources to help combat radon available

January 14, 2016 HANCOCK — Radon gas is a silent killer, which is why the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department is making some noise about its risks this month. “The western U.. more »»

Sheriff retiring after living his dream since 1992

January 13, 2016 EAGLE RIVER — At the end of 2016, Keweenaw County Sheriff Ron Lahti will have 37 years in law enforcement, and he thinks that’s long enough. Lahti said he will retire on Dec. 3. more »»

Undersheriff’s plan is to manage his resort in retirement

January 13, 2016 EAGLE RIVER — Richard Olson has lived in Keweenaw County his whole life, and after Dec. 31 when he’ll retire as undersheriff, he intends to stay in the county. more »»

Party-line vote fills planning vacancy

January 13, 2016 HOUGHTON — Former state Rep. Matt Huuki now has a seat on the Houghton County Planning Commission. more »»

Underwater logging plan denied

January 13, 2016 BARAGA — A proposal to salvage 100-year-old “heritage wood” logs from the bottom of Keweenaw and Huron bays has been dropped, relieving environmental concerns of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community an... more »»

 
 

 

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