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U.P. Kids closing residential program

June 23, 2015 HOUGHTON — U.P. Kids will be closing its residential program effective July 1, though the remainder of the operation will continue. “We’re not closing,” said Executive Director Mark Lambert. more »»

L’Anse budget balance starts lower after Traxys refund

June 23, 2015 L’ANSE — The Village of L’Anse took a big financial hit over the last year after paying out more than $220,000 to settle its share of the Traxys tax dispute that affected several municipalities. more »»

Baraga schools finish in the black

June 23, 2015 BARAGA — Budget discussions started on a good note at the Baraga Area Schools Board of Trustees meeting Monday when Superintendent Jennifer Lynn announced the district had finished the year with a... more »»

Backup bridge

June 22, 2015 HOUGHTON — The exercise the Michigan National Guard conducted Friday and Saturday along the Houghton waterfront wasn’t planned to coincide with Bridgefest, but because it did, there was a ready... more »»

Still at large

June 22, 2015 HOUGHTON — The Houghton County inmate who escaped custody Friday morning was spotted in Green Bay over the weekend and is still at large. more »»

Saying goodbye at home

June 22, 2015 HOUGHTON — There’s no place like home, and for some people, it’s the preferred place to for friends and families to spend some final moments after death, and even the best place to be buried. more »»

Dust to dust is theme of green burials

June 22, 2015 HOUGHTON — For decades, most Americans have had just two choices for what happens to their body after death — cremation, or burial in a concrete vault. more »»

Weather impacted festival attendance

June 22, 2015 HOUGHTON — Jim Supanich was setting up sound equipment at Ray Kestner Waterfront Park in Houghton in the rain at about 10 a.m. more »»

Smells, tastes of good food linger at BridgeFEAST

June 22, 2015 HOUGHTON — The weather may have only partly cooperated, but people were still enjoying themselves at this year’s BridgeFEAS. more »»

Jailbird on the loose

June 20, 2015 HOUGHTON — Police continue to search for an inmate who escaped custody on the way back from a court hearing in Houghton Fiday morning. John Saatio, 34, escaped at about 9:45 a.. more »»

Silence for gun victims

June 20, 2015 HOUGHTON - Two days after nine people were murdered in what appears to be a racially motivated shooting at a historic black church in Charleston, S.C. more »»

Reckless driving suspect arraigned

June 20, 2015 HOUGHTON — The Houghton man whose May high-speed ride through Houghton and Hancock ended with a two-car crash in Calumet was arraigned in 97th District Court Thursday. more »»


June 20, 2015 HANCOCK — Proponents of recycling think it should be done because it saves natural resources, reduces some forms of pollution, reduces the need to create more landfills, and has economic benefits. more »»

Hate attacks can happen anywhere

June 20, 2015 HOUGHTON - The Copper Country is sometimes seen as an idyllic place, immune to big city problems like vicious racism and large-scale violence. more »»

What’s next?

June 19, 2015 PELKIE — The Pelkie Elementary School has been a centerpiece of that rural farming community since 1932, but there won’t be any students in the building next fall, since shrinking enrollment prompte... more »»

Looking back, looking forward

June 19, 2015 PELKIE — The kindergartners through second graders who headed home for the summer last week may not appreciate the significance of being possibly the last Baraga Area Schools students to attend... more »»

Search continues for inmate

June 19, 2015 By Garrett Neese HOUGHTON — Police continue to search for an inmate who escaped custody on the way back from a court hearing in Houghton Fiday morning. John Saatio, 34, escaped at about 9:45 a.m. more »»

Funds sought for Drill Shop improvements

June 19, 2015 CALUMET TOWNSHIP — Since the winter of 2005-06, the Copper Country Curling Club has used the building known as the Drill Shop for their sport, and now members are hoping funding can be raised for... more »»

Tech lowers tuition increase in response to state appropriations

June 19, 2015 HOUGHTON?— The state legislature has passed a budget for the coming fiscal year, and Gov. Rick Snyder has signed it. The budget provides a 1. more »»

Chamber of Commerce launches leadership program

June 19, 2015 HOUGHTON — A new course from the Keweenaw Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is aimed at giving up-and-coming leaders a broader understanding of the Keweenaw and developing their leadership skills. more »»



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