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Monster of a fall awaits Congress after summer break

August 1, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — As lawmakers head out of the Capitol for a five-week summer recess, they leave behind a pile of unfinished business that all but guarantees a painful fall. more »»

Some Chassell Twp. residents oppose PLDL library millage

July 31, 2015 CHASSELL — Some Chassell Township residents would like to pull out of the Portage Lake District Library syste. more »»

Inagural copper conference to be held Aug. 8-9

July 31, 2015 HOUGHTON — The first-ever Copper and Culture Conference will be held August 8 and 9 at the Houghton High School Auditorium in Houghto. more »»

New roof for Eagle Harbor lighthouse

July 31, 2015 EAGLE HARBOR — The metal shingles on the roof of the Eagle Harbor lighthouse stayed on the building for a long time, but they were recently taken off to be replaced with identical shingles, accordin... more »»

Cirque da UP on waterfront

July 31, 2015 HOUGHTON — Michigan Technological University graduates probably aren’t the most likely candidates to run off and join the circus. So former Husky athletes Bob and Trish Evans didn’t. more »»

Baraga museum to remain open during renovations

July 31, 2015 BARAGA — Visitors to the Baraga County Historical Museum can ignore the workers making improvements to the exterior of the building. The museum is open for its normally scheduled summer hours. more »»

Pflaum to make move to South Dakota park

July 31, 2015 OMAHA — Mike Pflaum, a 35-year veteran of the National Park Service (NPS), has been selected as the new Superintendent of Badlands National Park. more »»

Vietnam Veterans memorial makes stop in Quinnesec

July 31, 2015 QUINNESEC — The largest traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall will be on display at the Breitung Township Cemetery in Quinnesec from today through Sunday afternoon. more »»

Swimmer drowns at McLain State Park

July 30, 2015 HANCOCK TOWNSHIP — A downstate man is dead after being overcome by large waves and apparently drowning at McLain State Park yesterday. more »»

Engineering a diverse campus

July 30, 2015 HOUGHTON — The people directing the engineering education program at Michigan Technological University understand there is a disparity as far as representation of women and minorities is concerned,... more »»

Gale-force winds leave ferry riders stranded on Isle

July 30, 2015 COPPER HARBOR — The Isle Royale Queen IV will resume normal operations in one to five days, one of its owners said Wednesday, the day after the vessel ran aground on a gravel bar close to Copper... more »»

Aspirus to host ‘latch-on’ in attempt to break record

July 30, 2015 HOUGHTON — Nursing moms are invited to get together with other moms at Aspirus Houghton Clinic Saturday to help break the world record for the most women breastfeeding simultaneously. more »»

Wind, waves wreak havoc

July 30, 2015 COPPER COUNTRY — High winds and big Lake Superior waves created chaos across the Copper Country Wednesday, leading to a busy day for first responders, the Coast Guard and Upper Peninsula Power... more »»

Drug suspects appear in court

July 29, 2015 L’ANSE — Two defendants in a Baraga County drug case appeared for pretrial hearings in Baraga County Circuit Court Tuesday afternoon. more »»

Isle Royale Queen IV runs aground

July 29, 2015 COPPER HARBOR — The Isle Royale Queen IV, operating out of Copper Harbor, ran aground Tuesday while on an evening cruise. U.S. more »»

L’Anse names new trustee

July 29, 2015 L’ANSE — The L’Anse Board of Trustees picked lifelong resident Kerri Kissel-Sikkila to join its ranks on Monda. more »»

Baraga fair focused on people, critters, cars

July 29, 2015 PELKIE — There will be pony rides for the kids at the Baraga County Fair this weekend. Off-road derby, demolition derby and horse show riders will all be going for some wild rides. more »»

Airport to host fourth fly-in on Saturday

July 29, 2015 FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — The Houghton County Memorial Airport will have several more airplanes Saturday than usual as a result of the Copper Props Fly-In sponsored by the Keweenaw Experimental Aircraft... more »»

31 Backpacks to mentor organizations

July 28, 2015 HOUGHTON — The non-profit organization 31 Backpacks, In. more »»

Woman in car-semi crash conscious

July 28, 2015 MARQUETTE??— A woman injured in a car-semi accident is conscious and in stable condition at UP Health System - Marquette, according to a release from the Michigan State Police Calumet Post. more »»



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