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Flum probation violation hearing postponed

January 9, 2016 COPPER CITY — A hearing on an alleged probation violation in Houghton County Circuit Court by the Copper City man involved in an armed standoff with police in April was postponed. more »»

Little snow, but Carnival to go on

January 9, 2016 By KURT HAUGLIE khauglie@mininggazette. more »»

Former coach arrested in Colo.

January 8, 2016 A former Houghton High School athletic director and teacher who was a longtime football and track coach was arrested Monday as a fugitive from justice in Longmont, Colorado, and held on a five-count... more »»

Arrest for false report of robbery

January 8, 2016 HOUGHTON — The bartender who reported an armed robbery of the South Range Veterans of Foreign Wars post in December was arraigned for making a false report. more »»

HEET winter blitz fighting cold on multiple energy efficiency fronts

January 8, 2016 HOUGHTON — Along with a volunteer home winterization blitz kicking off this weekend, Houghton Energy Efficiency Team Energy Manager Melissa Davis has announced two parallel efforts. more »»

Finnish festival is distinctly Hancock in origin

January 8, 2016 HANCOCK — In 1998, Jim Kurtti attended a conference in Washington, D.C. called Project 34, which had the goal of preserving Finnish culture for third- and fourth-generation Finnish Americans. more »»

Slush removal

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Dianda: roll back tax exemptions on nonprofit lands

January 8, 2016 EAGLE RIVER — Citing the financial constraints of Keweenaw County and other rural counties, state Rep. more »»

Retiring recreation chief urges community service

January 8, 2016 HANCOCK — For Dennis Hagenbuch, it’s important people get involved with the communities where they live. His involvement amounts to two decades as a member of the Hancock Recreation Commission. more »»

UP Food Exchange connects local growers with local food consumers

January 8, 2016 HANCOCK — People looking to purchase locally grown food from Upper Peninsula growers can use the UP Food Exchange (UPFE) to do an easier search. more »»

No contest: Laplander’s plea drops charge with life term

January 7, 2016 HOUGHTON — A Calumet man pleaded no contest in Houghton County Circuit Court Wednesday to breaking into a building to steal money, as well as driving away a car. more »»

HEET’s latest project: Holding in warmth in cold

January 7, 2016 HOUGHTON — The Houghton Energy Efficiency Team will kick off its 2016 Winterization Blitz on Saturday, when a team of volunteers from River Valley Bank will arm themselves with caulk guns and spray... more »»

School, contractor strike tentative compromise in football fence flap

January 7, 2016 L’ANSE — A dispute between the L’Anse Area Schools and a contractor over the quality of fencing installed around the school’s new football field appears headed for an amicable resolutio. more »»

Tech innovation fills 3-D printers

January 7, 2016 HOUGHTON — The process of 3-D printing is becoming so common, there are printers in schools, businesses and possibly even homes, but the plastic filament for the printers is fairly expensive, so... more »»

State has first Medicaid system in the cloud

January 7, 2016 LANSING — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) launched the Medicaid Management Information System, the nation’s first completely automated real-time and cloud-enabled syste. more »»

Appliance buyback contractor folds

January 6, 2016 HOUGHTON — Houghton County residents who traded in old, energy-hogging appliances to an Efficiency United contractor might have experienced a few nasty surprises when buyback checks showed up in... more »»

Fatal snowmobile accident

January 6, 2016 CALUMET TOWNSHIP — A snowmobile accident in Calumet Township resulted in the death of Christopher Scott Houchin, 21, of Salem, Wisconsin, according to a news release issued by the Michigan State... more »»

Western UP planning agency hires millennial executive director

January 6, 2016 HOUGHTON — When he was an eighth-grader, Jerry Wuorenmaa job-shadowed an urban planner after taking an aptitude test. more »»

Native yooper named federal bank regulator

January 6, 2016 MINNEAPOLIS — For Lake Linden native Josh Limanen, getting from Lake Linden-Hubbell High School to a position as a person overseeing banks and other financial institutions really wasn’t such a big... more »»

What a federal bank examiner does

January 6, 2016 MINNEAPOLIS — Former Lake Linden resident Josh Limanen recently got a job as a federal bank examiner working for an agency that’s been around more than 150 year. more »»



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