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No cause revealed in collapse

June 9, 2016 HOUGHTON — While neither the owner nor the city have revealed the cause of the partial February collapse of the former Kirkish building, rebuilding activity on the downtown building will be ramping... more »»

Calumet prepares for sesquicentennial

June 9, 2016 CALUMET TOWNSHIP — The Calumet Township sesquicentennial celebration is about two and a half months away, and the committee organizing the events met Wednesday to work out some of the remaining... more »»

Michigan counties losing statutory revenue sharing

June 9, 2016 HOUGHTON — While a Michigan Municipal League survey found cuts in revenue sharing have negatively impacted basic community services across Michigan, data provided by the Michigan Department of... more »»

10 things to know today: Thursday, June 9, 2016

June 9, 2016 By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. more »»

Quincy St. 2nd phase starting up

June 8, 2016 HANCOCK — The reconstruction of Reservation and Quincy streets in Hancock is finishing up the first phase and moving into the second phase, according to Al Anderso. more »»

Ontonagon plans handicap-accessible paddle-craft landing

June 8, 2016 ONTONAGON — The Ontonagon Village Recreation Commission will recommend the council adopt a revised plan to build a paddle-craft landing on Rose Island that will be accessible to people with... more »»

Revenue sharing in Houghton County

June 8, 2016 HOUGHTON — Michigan cities, villages, and townships receive revenue earmarked by the state to help pay for core governmental services such as police protection, fire service, roads, water and sewer... more »»

Assessment break cuts local revenue

June 7, 2016 HOUGHTON — Michigan’s new Essential Services Assessment law is a boon for business and industry, but it is straining operating budgets of local units of government, according to John Partanen,... more »»

Tribe defies government

June 6, 2016 BARAGA — Motorists who notice changing speed limits signs from 55 mph to 45 mph along the business stretch of U.S. more »»

Winona documentary to air on PBS

June 6, 2016 WINONA — Retired Northern Michigan University professor Michael Loukinen recently produced a one-hour documentary, “Winona: A Copper Mining Ghost Town,” to air on PBS station WNMU at 8 p.. more »»

Counties picking up the state tab

June 6, 2016 HOUGHTON — In 1997, then-Gov. more »»

Finlandia to relaunch website

June 4, 2016 HANCOCK — Finlandia University created its first website in February 2001, and it was revised about seven years ago, according to Mike Babcock. more »»

No glitches yet in road project

June 3, 2016 HANCOCK — The reconstruction of Reservation and Quincy streets in Hancock is continuing without incident and on schedule, according to Al Anderson. more »»

Center raising funds for access

June 3, 2016 CALUMET TOWNSHIP — The building which contains the Calumet Art Center is old, and its entrances aren’t easily accessible for people with physical limitations, so a fundraising effort is taking place... more »»

Sheriff deputy shortage affects public safety

June 3, 2016 HOUGHTON — Personnel shortages in the Houghton County Sheriff’s Department puts the public at some risk, because the department does more than just patrol road. more »»

Chicken is Silver City food truck’s specialty

June 3, 2016 SILVER CITY — Curbside Kitchen is open for its second season, offering finger-licking good chicken on M-64 in Silver City. more »»

10 things to know today: Friday, June 3, 2016

June 3, 2016 Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. ‘THIS ISN’T REALITY TELEVISION. more »»

Sawaski Appears

June 2, 2016 HOUGHTON — A former Houghton High School athletic director could go to trial in September on child pornography charges. more »»

Elks Lodge names Citizen of the Year

June 2, 2016 CALUMET — Dave Geisler has been a Calumet resident for just five years, but members of the Copper Country Elks Lodge 404 are so impressed with him they named him Citizen of the Year for his efforts... more »»

Voters won't pay to upgrade substandard jail

June 1, 2016 HOUGHTON — The Houghton County Jail does not comply with current Michigan Department of Correction standards and poses serious liabilities for the county, according to a 2010 study by the Upper... more »»



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