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KBIC discusses federal guidelines for tribal pot ordinance

February 9, 2016 BARAGA — Because the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community is a sovereign nation, it operates under federal law, which meant medical marijuana activities legal in Michigan had been illegal on the reservatio... more »»

Conservation district seeking board members

February 9, 2016 HOUGHTON — Those interested in becoming a member of the Houghton Keweenaw Conservation District board must submit an application by Feb. 19, according to a release from the organization. more »»

Webinar series for farmers

February 9, 2016 The Michigan State University Extension is offering a series of webinars highlighting field crop production and pest management. The webinars will take place from 7-8 p.m. on Monday evenings Feb. more »»

Visiting Carnival 44-year tradition for Tech grads

February 8, 2016 HOUGHTON — Many people have attended the Michigan Technological University Winter Carnival more than once, but for one group of Tech grads the tradition has lasted for 44 consecutive winters. more »»

Maze Runners: Snow maze highlight of Baraga County Winter Happening

February 8, 2016 L’ANSE — The kids were moving too fast to count, ducking into dead ends and running for freedom, getting as much fun as one day would allow out of the snow maze at the Baraga County Winter Happenin. more »»

Kids’ Nordic ski race in Hancock offers fun for all

February 8, 2016 HOUGHTON — A few hours before kickoff on Super Bowl Sunday, about 60 Upper Peninsula children had their own competition. more »»

El Nino holding snowfall to below-average levels

February 8, 2016 HOUGHTON — Despite the few heavy snowfalls the Keweenaw Peninsula experienced in January, snowfall amounts are still below normal, thanks to El Nino, according to Todd Klube. more »»

Ontonagon man charged with attempted murder

February 6, 2016 ONTONAGON — Ontonagon resident Timothy Wayne Pietila, 51, has been charged with attempted murder and first-degree criminal sexual conduct after an alleged assault early Wednesday morning. more »»

No skates, no problem: Tech alumni return to broomball rink

February 6, 2016 HOUGHTON — Some of them are onetime Michigan Tech student broomball champions, coming back to relive their glory days. Some are teams that just missed, looking for one more shot. more »»

Hermanson to run for office

February 6, 2016 AHMEEK — Eric Hermanson is hoping his experience in business will translate into his election as Keweenaw County treasurer. more »»

Seeking candidates: Few filing yet on Houghton County ballot

February 6, 2016 HOUGHTON — Most of the eventual candidates for this year’s Houghton County elections have yet to file. more »»

Jets get hands-on lessons through hatchery

February 6, 2016 PAINESDALE — Jeffers isn’t the first Copper County high school to keep a critter or two in the science lab. more »»

Flint water crisis highlights dangers of lead

February 6, 2016 HANCOCK — The situation with lead in the drinking water in Flint has many communities around the state and the country examining their water systems, particularly because of how lead exposure can... more »»

A look at the Western UP Planning and Development Region

February 6, 2016 HOUGHTON — The mission of the Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region (WUPPDR) is fulfilled in a number of ways, according to Jerry Wuorenmaa, its executive director. more »»

Frat doubles up Carnival titles

February 5, 2016 HOUGHTON — The winners have been announced in Michigan Technological University’s Winter Carnival Snow Statue Competition. more »»

Hancock fraternity adds Stage Revue title

February 5, 2016 HOUGHTON — Phi Kappa Tau members began their day putting the finishing touches on their first-place snow statue. more »»

Tech prof explains science behind Flint water problems

February 5, 2016 By KURT HAUGLIE khauglie@mininggazett. more »»

Stem-cell science is key to tissue regeneration

February 5, 2016 By GARRETT NEESE gneese@mininggazett. more »»

Pacesetters: Tech program promotes more women in computer careers

February 5, 2016 HOUGHTON — Sophia Farquhar didn’t have a computer coding class available to her when she was in high school, but she did have one computer-focused class. “I took a web design class,” she said. more »»

Sculptors craft snow statues at All-Nighter

February 4, 2016 HOUGHTON — In December, Michigan Tech students just wanted enough snow get the statues started. more »»



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