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Two U.P. breweries to sell IPA to benefit Camp Fire Relief Fund
HOUGHTON-- It's a fire that left 85 people dead and almost 14,000 homes destroyed. Keweenaw Brewing Company is one of two U.P. breweries that are coming out with a drink to support those affected by the Camp Fire in California.It's called 'Resilience IPA' through the company Sierra Nevada.
Lions lean on Gloss as they go through growing pains
HANCOCK — When coach Joe Burcar was deciding on what direction he wanted to take his first recruiting class last season for the Finlandia Lions men’s hockey team, he knew one roster spot that needed help was in goal.
Treasurer resigns: Leaving office with praise for land bank
HOUGHTON — Almost everyone in the room thanked Kathleen Beattie, who is resigning as Houghton County treasurer and wished her well during Tuesday’s County Board meeting. She was particularly praised for her role in creating the Houghton County Land Bank.
Teen artists can apply for Isle Royale trip
HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) — Young artists interested in developing their talent through a wilderness experience can apply for the Teen Artist Exploration program at Isle Royale National Park.
Tech student charged with downloading child porn headed to trial
HOUGHTON, MI-- Trial is set for a Houghton man accused of downloading child pornography. Nathaniel Shapiro, 27, was arrested on the campus of Michigan Technological University in August. He’s charged with three counts of possession of child sexually abusive material and three counts of using a compu
High school teachers begin training for autism
HANCOCK — High school teachers participated in a training presentation Wednesday on Autism, a developmental disorder that affects communication and behavior one in 68 children, and is the fastest growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.
Seek more public input on jail
The problems of jail overcrowding and courthouse inadequacies did not disappear when voters narrowly rejected the millage proposal on Nov. 6. We have a responsibility as citizens of this county to work with our commissioners to address the crisis. Many questions need to be answered, such as:
Michigan Tech students look at food access
HOUGHTON — Whether because of money or transportation problems, many people in the Upper Peninsula have trouble finding fresh, nutritious food. Students from Michigan Technological University assistant professor Angie Carter’s Communities and Research class presented their semester research project
Michigan gov signs controversial minimum wage, paid sick leave laws
(CNN) - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed two controversial measures into law Friday that critics say go against the will of voters by watering down changes to the state's minimum wage and medical leave rules after Republicans removed more aggressive proposals from the November ballot.
Copper Country Community Art Center raffling off art as a fundraiser
HANCOCK — If you’re still looking for unique gift ideas this holiday season, pieces of local artwork may be just the thing. Over 50 pieces from local and regional artists will be available and on display tomorrow in the Keweenaw Peninsula as part of a fundraiser.
Michigan Tech Set to Host MTU CXC Cup
HOUGHTON, Mich. – The Michigan Tech Nordic ski team will close the 2018 calendar by hosting the 2018 MTU CXC Cup at the Michigan Tech Trails on Saturday (Dec. 15) and Sunday (Dec. 16).
Old-fashioned: Houghton bringing back Victorian Christmas
HOUGHTON — From Christmas cards to Santa Claus, much of what people associate with a traditional Christmas came from the Victorians. Houghton will celebrate that epochal era for the holiday with its own Victorian Christmas on Dec. 15, when it holds its second annual Victorian Christmas.
Isle Royale National Park is accepting applications
HOUGHTON COUNTY — Isle Royale National Park begins accepting applications for the summer 2019 Isle Royale Teen Artist Exploration January 2, 2019. This artistic discovery is geared to all aspiring teen artists who want to develop their art through experiencing wilderness, and is open to all visual a
Recruiting: Chris Lipe commits to Michigan Tech
From Rockford to Houghton – with some other stops in between. Michigan native Chris Lipe has announced his commitment to Michigan Tech. The 1999 birth-year defenseman – a Rockford native – is in the midst of his second season with the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the USHL.
UP wind project opponents will get referendum on ballot
L'ANSE TOWNSHIP, MI (AP)-- Opponents of a wind-energy project in Baraga County have submitted enough petition signatures to qualify for a referendum. But a key issue is unsettled: when to hold the vote in L'Anse Township.
Local resident wants to help homeowners
ONTONAGON — Local homeowners on fixed or low incomes need financial assistance to do critical home repairs, resident Dan Szymanski told the Village Council on Monday. “I understand the Critical Home Repair program is only available to homeowners in Houghton, Baraga and Keweenaw counties,” Szymanski
12-Year-Old Michigan Boy Raises $2,500 to Pay for Best Friend’s Headstone After Death
A 12-year-old boy in Michigan is winning praise after he raised thousands of dollars to buy his best friend a headstone. K.J. Gross beat cancer twice, but local reports said that six years later, he was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. Gross died in the spring, but Kaleb Klakulak, the friend
Michigan finds more PFAS in northern Michigan town
PFAS contamination in a northern Michigan community continues to threaten drinking water supplies, two years after two forms of the toxic chemicals were discovered on military installations and spreading off-base.
Michigan governor signs measures to scale-back initiatives
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed Republican-backed laws to significantly scale back citizen-initiated measures to raise the minimum wage and require paid sick leave for workers.
Put a piece of Michigan under your tree
ST. IGNACE, Mich. (WILX) -- A piece of Michigan history could be under your tree this Christmas. The Michigan Department of Transportation is auctioning off part of the Mackinac Bridge.