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Makinen seeks re-election as prosecutor

July 8, 2016 HOUGHTON - Houghton County Prosecutor Michael Makinen is seeking a second full term in office. Makinen, who has been prosecutor since 2009, is running as a Democrat. more »»

Western UP population declines as youth emigrate

July 8, 2016 HOUGHTON — The median age in the western Upper Peninsula continues to climb as the population slides, according to the Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, Department of... more »»

Beautification needs gardening volunteers

July 8, 2016 HOUGHTON — The City of Houghton Beautification Committee needs a few volunteers interested in gardening to help it continue developing flower gardens around town. more »»

Vandals strike vet memorial

July 7, 2016 HOUGHTON — Honoring those wounded or killed in combat, the stone Purple Heart monument at the Veterans Memorial Park on Montezuma Avenue was knocked backward off its foundation late last week in an... more »»

Kasprzak running for Houghton County Board

July 7, 2016 CALUMET — Rick Kasprzak is again seeking a spot on the Houghton County Board. Kasprzak is running as the Democratic candidate in District 1, which covers Calumet and Hancock townships. more »»

Bergland Dock will close for repairs

July 7, 2016 ONTONAGON COUNTY — The Bergland Dock boating access site will temporarily close for improvements Monday, according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. more »»

British man pleads not guilty in Trump shooting plot case

July 7, 2016 LAS VEGAS — A British citizen pleaded not guilty Wednesday to U.S. more »»

Houghton police seeking confession

July 7, 2016 HOUGHTON — The City of Houghton would appreciate the person or persons responsible for the vandalism of the Purple Heart memorial monument and to the plaque honoring those killed in Word War II in... more »»

Township deputy clerk seeks move up

July 6, 2016 CHASSELL TOWNSHIP — Chassell Township’s current deputy clerk is looking to fill the top spot. Lynn Gierke is running for the clerk positio. more »»

Workship offers advice on option for home funeral, green burial

July 6, 2016 HOUGHTON — People put off planning for death for many reasons, but knowing all the options can make the job easie. more »»

DIY green burial subject to regulations

July 6, 2016 HOUGHTON — What are the laws governing and benefits of green burials and home funerals? “Green burial is a way of caring for the dead with minimal environmental impact that furthers legitimate... more »»

Fish mugging

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Trump says world ‘100 percent better’ with dictators ruling

July 6, 2016 RALEIGH, North Carolina (AP) — Donald Trump, who frequently criticizes U.S. more »»

Returned to sender

July 5, 2016 MILTON, Fla. — John Saatio’s latest escape was short-lived. more »»

Group focused on at-risk youth

July 5, 2016 HOUGHTON — The goal of the newly formed Communities That Care Coalition (CTC) is to bring Houghton and Keweenaw schools, parents, youth and the community together to promote protective factors,... more »»

New Jupiter visitor will stay for while

July 5, 2016 PASADENA, Calif. — Soaring over Jupiter’s poles, a NASA spacecraft arrived at the solar system’s largest planet on a mission to peek behind the cloud top. more »»

1st woman president milestone measured

July 5, 2016 On the day Cheryl Lawson Walker graduated from college, she hadn’t thought very much about the future and her place in it — or the obstacles she might face as a woman. more »»

Saatio escapes custody again

July 4, 2016 SANTA ROSA COUNTY, Fla. more »»

White Pine celebrates Independence Day

July 4, 2016 WHITE PINE — A large volunteer effort helped to make the White Pine Independence Day celebration Saturday a success. more »»



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