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Measuring Education: CCISD analyzes multi-tier team

March 17, 2016 HANCOCK — Psychologists Lynnette Borree and Gwen Stockwell, members of the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) implementation team, gave a presentation on the results of recent data analysis at a... more »»

LL-H Board gives Sundblad top marks

March 17, 2016 LAKE LINDEN — Lake Linden-Hubbell Superintendent Craig Sundblad got a one-year extension on his contract after the board’s superintendent evaluation Tuesday night. more »»

Voters to decide Houghton County facility’s future

March 16, 2016 By GARRETT NEESE HOUGHTON — A six-year renewal of the millage for the Houghton County Medical Facility will go to the voters. more »»

FOLK clarifies Warden position

March 16, 2016 L’ANSE — Friends of the Land of Keweenaw (FOLK) environmental activist Katherine Andrews has no desire to see the L’Anse Warden Power Plant close, she told the Baraga County Board on Monday. more »»

Houghton sweeps 6 matches in Blizzard Bowl

March 16, 2016 HOUGHTON — One of Houghton High School’s two teams took first place among six U.P. high schools competing in the inaugural Blizzard Bowl quiz tournament this week at Michigan Technological University. more »»

Teacher with vision

March 15, 2016 ATLANTIC MINE — Mr. S didn’t need a textbook to tell the story of any land rush or battle in history, or to tell you what date it happened. “He was there,” his E. . more »»

Creating a Monster

March 15, 2016 FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — The scoresheets show North Dakota State University as the winner of the 2016 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge, but the team might never have made it without some help from the... more »»

Older shredders recall glory days

March 15, 2016 HOUGHTON — The first fundraiser for a new outdoor skate park in Houghton was held in a location most people there remembered vividly. more »»

Hancock to apply for state grant to rebuild pier at beach

March 15, 2016 HANCOCK — The Hancock beach has been popular with residents for a long time, and the former pier was used quite a bit before it was torn down last spring. A new pier may be built to replace i. more »»

Western UP elementary school science fair coming to Houghton

March 15, 2016 HOUGHTON — The Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education has scheduled the 18th Annual Western U.P. Science Fair and Engineering Festival starting at 4:30 p. more »»

Students from across western UP at fair

March 15, 2016 Schools in Houghton, Baraga, Ontonagon and Gogebic counties will send 240 students, grades four to eight, to attend the 18th Annual Western U.P. Science Fair and Science and Engineering Festiva. more »»


March 14, 2016 HANCOCK — The streets of Hancock were decorated with red and yellow balloons Sunday afternoon. more »»

Making wood act like steel: developing upcycled biomaterials

March 14, 2016 HOUGHTON — There’s a fairly new effort around the country to expand the types of products made from trees, and Michigan Technological University is part of that effort, according to Mark Rudnicki. more »»

Biorefinery products can bring back timber industry

March 14, 2016 HOUGHTON — One of the waste products from the manufacturing of paper is showing promise as a source for producing light-weight alternatives to steel, and that’s one of the ideas for increasing the... more »»

Court grants pig farmers reprieve

March 12, 2016 L’ANSE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources can’t prosecute or harass the owners of pigs purchased from Baraga’s Roger and Brenda Turunen, 12th Circuit Court Judge Charles Goodman ruled... more »»

Mock Job Talk: Tech holds workshop for special education high school students

March 12, 2016 HOUGHTON — Forty-nine special education students from several U.P. schools attended an Interviewing Workshop and Meet and Greet session held on Friday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. more »»

Tech sled joins Challenge

March 11, 2016 FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — Just a handful of teams each year have the audacity to enter the ASE Clean Snowmobile Challenge’s Zero Emissions event, and far fewer pass the safety inspection that qualifies... more »»



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