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Local students get $8K scholarships

March 28, 2016 Michigan Technological University and the Portage Health Foundation have awarded four $8,000 Making a Difference Scholarships to students entering Michigan Technological University next fall who are... more »»

10 things to know today: Monday, March 28, 2016

March 28, 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 »»

Stamp sands continue to leach mercury into Torch Lake

March 26, 2016 Lake Linden — Back when copper was king, interlinked Portage and Torch Lakes were both used as dumping grounds for massive amounts of mine rock tailings, along with unhealthy amounts of mercury,... more »»

L’Anse-area man missing

March 25, 2016 L’ANSE — The Calumet post of the Michigan State Police is investigating the disappearance of Joseph Edward Waisanen from the L’Anse are. more »»

Drain fat when cooking fish

March 25, 2016 LAKE?LINDEN — When the primary concern is PCBs, said MDHHS health educator Michelle Bruneau, you can double the safe amount of fish you should eat by cooking out as much fat as possible. more »»

Hancock Elementary School emphasizes science with fifth-grade showcase

March 25, 2016 HANCOCK — Hancock’s Barkell Elementary School recently held its annual Fifth Grade Science Night, which every year showcases that grade’s major science project for the year. more »»

Peterlin Distributing upgrades warehouse lights to increase energy efficiency

March 25, 2016 CALUMET — Peterlin Distributing is upgrading the lighting in its 34,000-square-foot warehouse by installing energy-efficient LED bulbs that will save energy and cut costs. more »»

10 things to know today: Friday, March 25, 2016

March 25, 2016 Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. more »»

City Council approves police union contract

March 24, 2016 HOUGHTON — The Houghton City Council approved contracts with two police unions at its meeting Wednesday night. more »»

Employers connect with workforce at Keweenaw Job Fair

March 24, 2016 HANCOCK — For the third consecutive year, Finlandia University and Michigan Works! on April 6 will hold the Keweenaw Job Fair, which organizers said offers residents and employers a chance to connect. more »»

L’Anse Area Schools Board discusses K-5 recess policies

March 24, 2016 L’ANSE — The L’Anse Area Schools Board approved minor changes to K-5 recess policies Monday, making sure what’s on the books matches what’s happening on the ground. more »»

Beware of scams going around Copper Countrty

March 24, 2016 CALUMET — Two scams are going around the Copper Country, according to the Michigan State Police Calumet Post, and personnel want to advise the public, according to a news reslease. more »»

Blue economy: Water can float MI finances

March 23, 2016 HOUGHTON — Water has always been crucial to Michigan’s economy, says John Austen, providing blue highways for voyageurs and ore freighters and waterfront homes for the heavy industry that drove... more »»

Governments can use blue water to raise green money

March 23, 2016 Michigan cities can exploit lakes’ and rivers’ recreational value to promote economic development, said John Austen, by redeveloping city waterfronts to turn them into places professionals want to... more »»

League of Women Voters hosts gerrymandering forum

March 23, 2016 HOUGHTON — When Massachusetts Gov. more »»

Houghton Middle School plans greenhouse, garden

March 23, 2016 HOUGHTON — This spring, Houghton Middle School will be adding a greenhouse and garden. more »»



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