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Lights out for home solar? Pending bill ends net metering

August 19, 2015 HOUGHTON — Last spring, Jason Blough invested $23,000 in a 9-kilowatt, self-installed solar array at his Chassell home. more »»

Hanka Homestead to host heritage day

August 19, 2015 ASKEL?— The Hanka Homestead Finnish Museum in Askel is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its restoration and opening as an open-air museum this Saturday with its 2nd annual Hanka Homestead Family... more »»

Dianda hosting energy town hall

August 19, 2015 HOUGHTON — As Michigan deals with a variety of energy issues, the Upper Peninsula has unique challenges above and beyond the rest of the state, with some consumers paying as much as 24 cents per... more »»

Finlandia gallery displays art from computer games

August 19, 2015 HANCOCK — The idea of computer gaming as art may seem like a strange pairing, but for artist and game designer Josh Fishburn it’s a natural combination. more »»

CCISD raises meal reimbursement rates

August 19, 2015 HANCOCK — Meal reimbursement rates at the Copper Country Intermediate School District are being brought up to federal levels. more »»

Bond issue for facilities

August 18, 2015 HOUGHTON — From aging carpets to a beat-up football field, Houghton-Portage Township Schools is looking at a potential bond issue to address items in the district in need of replacement. more »»

87-year-old man drowns

August 18, 2015 STANTON TOWNSHIP — James Johnson, 87, of the Houghton Canal area, drowned in Lake Superior in Stanton Township Saturday. The Houghton County Sheriff’s Department responded about 11 a.. more »»

New principal hired at Barkell Elementary

August 18, 2015 HANCOCK — Two open positions in the Hancock Public Schools system were filled during the regular meeting Monday of the Board of Education. Members voted 6-1 to hire Dan Vaara as the new Gordon G. more »»

Hancock Schools Board votes down superintendent raise

August 18, 2015 HANCOCK — Two unaffiliated staff were given a 1 percent raise, but one person was denied the raise during the regular meeting Monday of the Hancock Public Schools Board of Education. more »»

Mom suspected of killing husband, 2 kids, self

August 18, 2015 GARFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. more »»

Hancock trail trimming turns into clear-cut project

August 17, 2015 HANCOCK — Some residents who live next to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources recreation trail in Hancock are concerned a recent clearing of brush along the trail went too far with the... more »»

Caravan: Calumet holds car parade, street fair

August 17, 2015 CALUMET — Along Fifth Street in Calumet Saturday afternoon, classic cars were king. A dozen cars took part in the inaugural Calumet Classic Wheels Parade, Show and Street Fai. more »»

Oh buoy: MTU sentinel will track state of Straits

August 15, 2015 HOUGHTON — Understanding the currents of the Great Lakes is a complicated task, but one that could reap huge dividends — whether preventing oil pipeline erosion, projecting the trajectory of an oil... more »»

Isle wolves: Humane Society urges an ‘elegant solution’

August 15, 2015 HOUGHTON — Humane Society of the United States President Wayne Pacelle passed through Houghton Thursday after a three-day trip to Isle Royale National Park, and he brought along a clear vision of ho... more »»

Plaque dedicated at Laurn Grove Park

August 15, 2015 HANCOCK — During a sometimes emotional ceremony Friday, about 30 people, including surviving family members, were present as a new plaque was unveiled at the Laurn Grove Park honoring two former... more »»

Snyder visits Tech

August 14, 2015 HOUGHTON — Gov. Rick Snyder stopped by the Great Lakes Research Center at Michigan Technological University Thursday as part of his annual tour of the Upper Peninsula. more »»

Dark store dilemma: Widespread use of tax method has potential to cause problems locally

August 14, 2015 HOUGHTON — Some communities in Michigan are facing challenges from “big box” retailers, such as Walmart and Shopko, over the methods for taxing the stores, which in some cases is causing a loss of... more »»

Baraga woman dedicated to fighting bullying, suicide

August 14, 2015 BARAGA — Marsha Pharr worked with plenty of suicidal adolescents as a psychiatric technician in the California mental health system. more »»

Testing gizmo: Tech photometer finds nitrates in water, soil

August 13, 2015 HOUGHTON — With the growth of 3-D printing and open source software, schools, and even individuals, can produce items for a small fraction of what it would cost to purchase those items from a... more »»

Labor, employers make connections at job fair

August 13, 2015 BARAGA — With the second-highest unemployment rate in the state at 9.7 percent in June, there are plenty of folks in Baraga County looking for work. more »»

 
 

 

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