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The local effects of the Affordable Care Act

January 31, 2015 HOUGHTON — Most of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act have been in effect for about a year for individuals and businesses, and some local businesses are still evaluating the impact the law... more »»

Erosion closes campsites

January 30, 2015 HANCOCK?TOWNSHIP?— Erosion along the Lake Superior shoreline at McLain State Park on the Keweenaw Peninsula has forced the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to close 32 lakefront campsites... more »»

KBIC commissions updated casino study

January 30, 2015 BARAGA — The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Thursday approved an agreement with Global Market Advisors to analyze the casino markets for the Baraga and Marquette areas. more »»

Getting a head start

January 30, 2015 CALUMET — Natasha Wright is in her first year of the Early College program at Calumet High School, and she very much enjoys the college courses she’s taking. more »»

United Way seeks push in final leg of campaign

January 30, 2015 HOUGHTON — The Copper Country United Way is looking for help from the community to drive its 2014-2015 fundraising campaign home over the next month. more »»

Houghton approves parking revisions

January 29, 2015 HOUGHTON — The Houghton City Council approved revisions to the city’s parking ordinance at Wednesday’s council meeting. more »»

New phone scam reported

January 29, 2015 LAC LA BELLE — Susan Rajaniemi got an interesting call Tuesday afternoon, but the longer she talked to the person who called her, the clearer it became to her the call was actually a scam. more »»

Cables start to come down

January 29, 2015 HANCOCK/HOUGHTON — Although work for the maintenance project on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge has been going on for weeks, the lowering of the bridge’s 84 lift cables began Wednesday night. more »»

Thinking in 3D: Printers offer opportunities

January 29, 2015 CALUMET — When Somero Enterprises Design Engineer Phil Halonen needed a new type of hood to protect the innards of a concrete screeder from daily pressure washing, he turned to an unusual source fo... more »»

Bats dying in Keweenaw County

January 27, 2015 MOHAWK — White-nose syndrome, a fungal infection leading to massive dieoffs in bats, has been found in dead bats in Keweenaw Count. more »»

Portage to conduct heart health screenings

January 27, 2015 HANCOCK — February is American Heart Health Month, and UP Health System-Portage is offering a chance for people to get an idea of the condition of their heart. more »»

Tech holds Medical Careers Week

January 27, 2015 HOUGHTON — This week, students at Michigan Technological University who are interested in a career in medicine will have a chance to talk to the expert. more »»

Police log

January 27, 2015 City of Hancock Police Department • 4:22 p.m. — Officers responded to a non-traffic accident in U.P. Health parking lot. • 7:11 p.m. — Officers responded to a domestic situation on Birch Stree. more »»

Right to Work, 2 years later

January 26, 2015 HANCOCK— In the last 50 years, union membership in Michigan has dropped from 45 percent to 14. more »»

Great Scot!

January 26, 2015 HANCOCK — It was Robert Burns Night in Hancock Saturday, and Copper Country Scots and Scots-for-the-night celebrated with bagpipes, highland dancing, Scotch whisky and of course, the haggis. more »»

Gotta Dance: Tech team hosts children’s workshop

January 26, 2015 HOUGHTON — This Saturday, the Michigan Technological University Dance Team will have a little extra help. more »»

Hymn Sing gets things off to a good start

January 26, 2015 HANCOCK — As a person from the Netherlands, Marcel Dijkstra doesn’t know a lot about Finnish culture, but he enjoys the pageantry of some Finnish festivities, which is why he was attending the... more »»

A little something for everybody

January 26, 2015 HANCOCK — Though a few events for this year’s Heikinpäivä celebration have already taken place, the celebration will be in full swing this week, with activities and classes every night, leading to a... more »»



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