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Communities that Care organizing in Copper Country

July 2, 2016 HOUGHTON — Thanks to funding from NorthCare Network, an organizational meeting of Communities that Care (CTC) took place Tuesday at the Shelden Grill in Houghton. more »»

Fourth of July corrections

July 2, 2016 In Thursday’s story listing the area’s Fourth of July celebrations, information about some events were incorrect or omitted, including: — Lake Linden’s fireworks display will be held on Sunday... more »»

Local police urge caution in using holiday fireworks

July 1, 2016 HOUGHTON — The Houghton Police Department is reminding people to be careful while using fireworks when enjoying Independence Day festivities. Houghton Police Lt. more »»

Airport receives $820K

July 1, 2016 FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — The Houghton County Memorial Airport will be better able to keep its runways safe during winter with a $820,000 Federal Aviation Administration gran. more »»

Return from Costa Rica

July 1, 2016 HOUGHTON — Escaped Houghton County inmate John Saatio is expected to be picked up for transport to the Copper Country sometime this weekend, Houghton County Sheriff Brian McLean sai. more »»

Children most likely victims of fireworks

July 1, 2016 Children under the age 15 accounted for 35 percent of fireworks related injuries in 2014, according to the Michigan State Fire Marshall. more »»

AP sources: Gingrich, Christie being vetted for Trump VP

July 1, 2016 WASHINGTON — Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has begun formally vetting prospective vice presidential pick. more »»

Yankee Doodle Dandy

June 30, 2016 Independence Day celebrations in the western Upper Peninsula offer plenty of fireworks, parades and other events to mark the birth of the natio. more »»

Report: State stiffs at-risk kids

June 30, 2016 HOUGHTON — State underfunding of its education system is putting at-risk and students in the English Language Learner (ELL) program at even greater risk, a new study suggest. more »»

Former Jaaskelainen client awarded $493,000

June 30, 2016 HOUGHTON — A client of former Keweenaw County Prosecutor Donna Jaaskelainen was awarded nearly $500,000 for inadequate representation in her wrongful termination suit in Houghton County. more »»

McConnell’s challenge: Save Senate majority

June 30, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is wrestling with an unenviable, arguably impossible task this election year: protecting Senate Republicans from the political upheaval cause... more »»

Boating Time

June 29, 2016 more »»

Houghton Cnty Board chairman seeks 3rd term

June 29, 2016 HOUGHTON — Albert Koskela is running for his third term on the Houghton County Board. more »»

Airport bomb attack kills 41

June 29, 2016 By ZEYNEP BILGINSOY, SUZAN FRASER and DOMINIQUE SOGUEL Associated Press ISTANBUL — Suicide attackers armed with guns and bombs killed 41 people and wounded scores of others at Istanbul’s busy Atatur... more »»

Union Bay launch at Porkies to open

June 29, 2016 ONTONAGON COUNTY — The parking lot and ramp at the Union Bay boating access site at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park will reopen Friday, according to Michigan Department of Natural Resources. more »»

CCISD gets update on special ed program

June 29, 2016 HANCOCK — The Copper Country Intermediate School District submitted modifications to the Great Start Readiness Program Implementation Plan on June 3, according to Christine Salo, director of special... more »»

Feds pass on drug suspects

June 28, 2016 HOUGHTON — Three Michigan residents arrested after an Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) bust at a residence in Atlantic Mine had their cases remanded to 97th District Court for... more »»

Challenger’s priority is jail security

June 28, 2016 HOUGHTON — After nearly 15 years as a corrections officer with the Houghton County Sheriff’s Office, Derek Poyhonen is seeking to become the department’s sheriff. more »»

Women sentenced for smuggle attempt

June 28, 2016 HOUGHTON — Two Houghton County women arrested after allegedly trying to pass drugs to a jail inmate were sentenced in Houghton County Circuit Court Monday. more »»

Reversal to stop slide

June 28, 2016 NEW YORK — From the moment he first declared it, the plan has been a signature of his campaign for president: “Donald J. more »»



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