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Power outage update

July 22, 2016 Power outages caused by the storm that hit the western Upper Peninsula Thursday, are gradually being restored, according to Dave Forsberg. more »»

Waste contract approved for Hancock

July 22, 2016 HANCOCK — The city of Hancock has officially hired a private waste collection company after action taken Wednesday by the city council. more »»

Palosaari running for Houghton County Board

July 22, 2016 CHASSELL — Tim Palosaari is seeking re-election for a third term on the Houghton County Board of Commissioners. more »»

Finlandia talks improvements, world violence

July 22, 2016 HANCOCK — Philip Johnson gave an update on the operations of Finlandia University Wednesday, but there was more on his mind than what’s happening on campu. more »»

Power outage to delay newspaper

July 21, 2016 HOUGHTON — Due to the widespread power outage across the region, today’s newspaper delivery will be delayed. more »»

Ill wind blows through UP

July 21, 2016 The severe weather which passed through much of the western Upper Peninsula included powerful winds, which caused widespread damage and power outages, but there is no indication, yet that tornadoes... more »»

Storm damages Calumet building

July 21, 2016 CALUMET — The severe storm that struck the area Thursday morning caused damage to a building in downtown Calume. more »»

Chassell boat lift blown away

July 21, 2016 CHASSELL — The storm that blew through the Copper Country on Thursday morning was powerful enough to blow Tom Heikkinen’s boat lift two houses down — with the boat attached to it. more »»

Businesses feel pinch of Quincy project

July 21, 2016 HANCOCK — The reconstruction of Quincy Street in Hancock is into the 200 and 300 blocks with no serious problems, but some businesses on the street are hurting because people are staying away from... more »»

Fatal motorcycle-car crash at Chassell intersection

July 21, 2016 A vehicle being driven by Madeline Lehman, 17, of Houghton, was stopped on US 41 waiting to turn left onto Portage Entry Road when her vehicle was struck in the rear by a motorcycle. more »»

L’Anse judge upholds Fish’s armed-robbery sentence

July 20, 2016 L’ANSE — A Wisconsin man convicted of a 2013 armed robbery in Watton will not be resentenced on the charge. more »»

Jail’s food service short on quality, quantity

July 20, 2016 HOUGHTON — Dietary conditions were among the many deficiencies found in a 2010 Michigan Department of Corrections evaluation of the Houghton County Jail, a point independently confirmed recently by ... more »»

WUPPDR director: Ontonagon plays role in region plans

July 20, 2016 ONTONAGON — Jerald Wuorenmaa told the Ontonagon County Board commissioners Tuesday that the Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region has their back. more »»

New principal hired for Horizons school

July 20, 2016 MOHAWK — Joel Asiala has been in education for about 12 years, and now he’s moving forward in his career after being named principal at Horizons Alternative High School. more »»

Things to watch on GOP convention’s third day

July 20, 2016 CLEVELAND — The 2016 Republican National Convention is now officially Donald Trump’s convention. more »»

Dialogue opened, but will it take?

July 19, 2016 HOUGHTON — Students and university officials from Finlandia and Michigan Tech universities started a dialogue addressing racial and police violence Friday at Tech’s Center for Diversity and... more »»

‘Sheer brutality’: Baton Rouge ambush

July 19, 2016 BATON ROUGE, La. more »»

AGNES helps students feel the effects of aging

July 19, 2016 HANCOCK — Copper Country Intermediate School District health career students are learning the physical effects of aging, thanks to AGNES, which stands for Age Gain Now Empathy Syste. more »»

Low bid wins: H-PT changes bus companies

July 19, 2016 HOUGHTON — Houghton-Portage Township Schools will be switching transportation companies. The School Board approved a five-year contract with Lamers at its July meeting. more »»

Speakers oppose cutting loose Air Force vet teacher

July 19, 2016 ONTONAGON — Ontonagon Area School District has had to cut teaching staff over the years to balance the budget, but the community isn’t happy about the latest loss of a veteran teacher. more »»



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