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Spidey-sensing: 3rd-graders learn anatomy from local high schoolers

May 20, 2016 HOUGHTON — Hearts, brains, teeth and Spider-Man’s thoracic cavity all made appearances at Houghton Elementary School Wednesday. more »»

UP health issues include smoking, obesity, access, assessment finds

May 20, 2016 HANCOCK — The biggest change between the 2012 Western Upper Peninsula Health Department health needs assessment and the 2015 assessment was the fact more people have health insurance, according to... more »»

Pavement removed on Reservation, Quincy streets

May 19, 2016 HANCOCK — Four weeks into the reconstruction of Reservation and Quincy streets in Hancock, there have been few problems, according to people involved with the project. more »»

Bridge problem ties up traffic

May 19, 2016 HANCOCK/HOUGHTON — A stuck warning gate this morning on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge caused a backup of traffic traveling between Hancock and Houghton, according to Al Anderson. more »»

Millage for Hancock parks on ballot

May 19, 2016 HANCOCK — A request for 0.8 mills for recreation investment capitol will be placed on the Nov. 8 city ballot as a result of action taken by the Hancock City Council Wednesday. more »»

Ontonagon County treasurer runs again

May 19, 2016 ONTONAGON — Ontonagon County Treasurer Jeanne M. Pollard is running unopposed as a Democrat in the Aug. 2 primary electio. more »»

Greece: Crashed EgyptAir plane suddenly lost altitude off radar

May 19, 2016 CAIRO (AP) — An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo with 66 passengers and crew on board crashed in the Mediterranean Sea off the Greek island of Crete early Thursday morning, Egyptian and Greek... more »»

Mining Legacy: DEQ gives public update on mining waste activity

May 18, 2016 LAKE LINDEN — At a Tuesday open house, local residents got the short-term and long-term plans involving the state Department of Environmental Quality’s ongoing project on abandoned mining waste in... more »»

Hotspots: Mining places ‘where people shouldn’t go’

May 18, 2016 LAKE LINDEN — While Department of Environmental Quality officials said much of the area is safe, the investigation has found certain hotspots to avoi. more »»

‘Positive things going’: Ontonagon Co. Board member wants to maintain momentum

May 18, 2016 ONTONAGON — Ontonagon resident John Cane is running for re-election to the Ontonagon County Board of Commissioner. more »»

Copper City native named president of Minn. university

May 18, 2016 COPPER CITY — Faith Hensrud grew up in the small community of Copper City on the southern end of Keweenaw County, but that didn’t keep her from becoming a university president, a position she’ll tak... more »»

Ontonagon County Board OKs airport improvements

May 18, 2016 ONTONAGON — The Ontonagon County Board of Commissioners supported adding some critical improvements to future plans aimed at increasing traffic at the Ontonagon County Airport. more »»

Finn teachers learn in exchange program

May 17, 2016 SOUTH RANGE — Third-grade students at South Range Elementary School enjoy learning about Finnish culture from a native Finn, as part of a program sponsored by Finlandia Universit. more »»

Vote postmortem: H-PT Board discusses new try at bond

May 17, 2016 HOUGHTON — Houghton-Portage Township Schools is looking to put its recent bond proposal before voters again. more »»

Going To Dark Side: Local municipalities ‘carry water’ in providing services for retailers using ‘dark store’ loophole

May 17, 2016 HOUGHTON — Marquette Township has been struck some financially devastating blows recently as a result of the Michigan Tax Tribunal agreeing with several large retailers. more »»

Sanders visits Puerto Rico amid debt crisis

May 17, 2016 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders warned Monday of a humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico, calling on the U.S. more »»

New Aspirus CEO: Copper Country native takes helm at hospital; focus is to invest back into local community

May 16, 2016 LAURIUM — Mike Hauswirth has lived in the Keweenaw his whole life, so being named CEO of Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital and Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital will allow him to stay in the area he cares about. more »»

Day for Women seminar seeks path to happiness

May 16, 2016 HANCOCK — Saturday’s wintry weather did nothing to dampen the warmth at an uplifting women’s seminar. more »»

Houghton schools dominate Math Championships

May 16, 2016 HOUGHTON — Houghton again took home the bulk of the top prizes in Saturday’s UP Math Championships at Michigan Technological University, winning every team category and two of three for individual. more »»

Vehicle vandals damage Swedetown rec trails

May 14, 2016 CALUMET TOWNSHIP — The trails at the Swedetown Recreation Area are used all year round, and most people tread lightly there, but occasionally some people misuse it and cause damage. more »»



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