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CTC moves ahead

September 2, 2016 HOUGHTON — Communities That Care (CTC) conducted its second training session recently, according to Ginny Machiela, CTC coordinator. more »»

Local native hockey star found guilty of sexual assault

September 2, 2016 WINDSOR, Ontario (AP) — Calumet native and New Jersey Devils farmhand Ben Johnson was found guilty Thursday of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl in the washroom of a Windsor bar in March 2013. more »»

CTC members are enthusiastic

September 2, 2016 HOUGHTON — Communities That Care (CTC) has moved into the second phase of implementation in Houghton and Keweenaw Counties, and Ginny Machiela, CTC coordinator, said the formation of the Community... more »»

Laid to Rest: Tribal goodbye to Beartown young father

September 1, 2016 ZEBA — Saddened and shocked by the loss of two young men, the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community gathered to celebrate the life of 23-year-old James Frederick “Jimmy” Shelifoe Jr. more »»

Tech email threat identical to ones received elsewhere

September 1, 2016 HOUGHTON — The threat emailed to a Michigan Technological University faculty member Monday was identical to one sent to at least four other universities around the country, Michigan Technological... more »»

Hancock solicits plan comments

September 1, 2016 HANCOCK — It’s been a while since the master plan for Hancock was updated, so the process to do so has begun, and on Sept. more »»

Public hearing scheduled for Houghton parcel rezone

September 1, 2016 HOUGHTON — The Houghton City Council approved a public hearing on an ordinance that would rezone part of a proposed subdivision on Red Oak Lane from business to residential during a special meeting... more »»

Firefighters taken back home

August 31, 2016 BARAGA — Thousands of people in many western Upper Peninsula communities lined up along highways Tuesday to show respect for two Beartown firefighters killed in a recent traffic accident when a... more »»

Governor lowers flags to honor Beartown Firefighters

August 31, 2016 To honor the lives of the Beartown Firefighters killed in a single-vehicle accident Saturday, Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff Wednesday and Thursday. more »»

Drug Bust: Two arrested in Atlantic Mine UPSET operation

August 31, 2016 HOUGHTON — Two local men were arrested for possession of methamphetamine and heroin in Atlantic Mine Monday as part of an Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team investigation. more »»

Tech gets threat on first day of classes

August 31, 2016 HOUGHTON — Officials are investigating a threat sent Monday to a Michigan Technological University faculty member. The email threat was sent from outside the country at 1:45 p.m., said Lt. more »»

Street project coming up on home stretch

August 31, 2016 HANCOCK — The reconstruction of Quincy Street in Hancock has proceeded on the 400 and 500 blocks much as it did for the previous four blocks, according to Al Anderson. more »»

Bodies of Beartown firefighters return home

August 30, 2016 BLAINE, Minn. — A procession carrying home the bodies of Alan John “AJ” Swartz and James Frederick “Jimmy” Shelifoe Jr. more »»

Beartown firefighters return home

August 30, 2016 By VANESSA DIETZ BLAINE, Minn. — A procession carrying home the bodies of Alan John “AJ” Swartz and James Frederick “Jimmy” Shelifoe J. more »»

Driver charged in deadly crash

August 30, 2016 MINNEAPOLIS — A Michigan firefighter charged in a crash that killed two fellow firefighters and injured seven others told investigators he hadn’t slept more than 45 minutes in more than 24 hours and... more »»

Plastic bags not accepted by recycler

August 30, 2016 HANCOCK — Waste Management of Michigan will start collecting garbage and recycling in Hancock in September, and the company wants people to know plastic bags will not be taken in the recycling. more »»

Accused embezzler bound over

August 30, 2016 HOUGHTON — A Lake Linden woman was bound over to Houghton County Circuit Court on charges of embezzling from her father. more »»

Firefighters down: 2 from Beartown die in vehicle crash

August 29, 2016 BLAINE, Minn. — Two of Baraga’s Beartown Firefighters died in a Saturday crash on Interstate 35W near Minneapolis. Alan J. Swartz, 25, and 23-year-old James F. Shelifoe Jr. more »»

Village needs millage to maintain operations

August 29, 2016 CALUMET — Officials in the village of Calumet are hoping voters on Nov. 8 will approve the renewal of 3 mills for operation and maintenance expenses to help the village keep pace with equipment needs. more »»



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