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Model students: H-PT board gets a look at 3-D printed creations

January 19, 2016 HOUGHTON — Three-dimensional models made and designed by Greg Staricha’s students lined the tables Monday as members of the Houghton-Portage Township Schools Board of Education got a look at what th... more »»

Cardboard recycling launch event features fun, education

January 18, 2016 HOUGHTON — The Portage Lake District Library was not as quiet as the traditional book repository Saturday, but the kids were getting excited about waste and recycling at the Cardboard Recycling... more »»

Nara center offers outdoor adventure

January 18, 2016 HOUGHTON — Copper Country kids and families strapped on their snowshoes, grabbed their sleds and read a good book Saturday morning — conveniently displayed a page at a time trailside at the Nara... more »»

Winter Carnival going aheadBy KURT HAUGLIE HOUGHTON — Despite the heavy snowfall Sunday morning, the amount of snow that has fallen on the Keweenaw is less than most years, but Michigan Technological University’s Winter Carnival

January 18, 2016 HOUGHTON — Despite the heavy snowfall Sunday morning, the amount of snow that has fallen on the Keweenaw is less than most years, but Michigan Technological University’s Winter Carnival is going... more »»

More accidents due to drivers rather than road conditions

January 18, 2016 HOUGHTON — Winter conditions can create several driving hazards at once. The number of property damage accidents law enforcement agencies must respond to in a given day can be impressive. more »»

LL-H school board sends letters asking for assurances

January 18, 2016 LAKE LINDEN — After questions about property assessments in the Lake Linden-Hubbell School District, the School Board sent letters to townships in the district asking for assurances regarding the... more »»

Town hall meetings to address limited access to healthy foods

January 18, 2016 L’ANSE — For the first time in history, children are expected to live five years less than their parents due to childhood obesity and obesity-related diseases, according to a release from the... more »»

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 »»



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