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5-goal period by Houghton ends Marquette Redmen hockey team’s 16-game unbeaten streak

HOUGHTON — In the game’s opening minutes, Marquette Senior High School hockey coach Doug Garrow had plenty to be happy about Thursday at the Dee Stadium. His team flew out of the gates, earned a power play and scored barely 2 1/2 minutes into the game on a shot by Thomas Dunleavy.


Michigan City man arrested for dealing drugs resulting in death

La PORTE COUNTY, Ind. (WNDU) - A Michigan City man has been arrested after a lengthy investigation related to a fatal heroin overdose. The La Porte County drug task force says 29-year-old Scott Clemons was arrested on Tuesday.


Final Planning for Pigs N Heat Fundraising Hockey Game

HOUGHTON — Keweenaw residents live in an area where law enforcement and the local communities that they serve, maintain a well balanced relationship and regularly show support for one another. One example of that support is a sporting event set to take place this weekend, where area police and fire


Michigan City bridge buckles in the cold

A knockout blow for a popular local bridge. Our recent record cold snap is part of the reason. The Franklin Street Bridge in Michigan City is closed, and that's making it very tough to get to the lakeshore.


Houghton City Council says no to marijuana sales

HOUGHTON, Mich. (WLUC) - The Houghton City Council said no to marijuana establishments Wednesday evening. At their regular meeting, the city council held a public hearing on a proposed ordinance that would ban businesses involved in the sale, production, transportation, and processing of recreationa


Foundation funds create motivation for learning

HANCOCK — The Hancock Public Schools Foundation (HPSF) has dispersed hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants and scholarships since it was organized 31 years ago. In grants alone, the HPSF disperses more than $120,000 per year for various materials, equipment, computer equipment, and programs, sa


91 Dogs Flown to Michigan For Chance at Life and Love on Valentine’s Day

Ninety-one dogs from the West Coast were welcomed to Michigan shelters on Valentine's Day. The Detroit Free Press reports that after a six-hour flight from Fresno, California, an airplane full of pups arrived at Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti on Thursday, February 14.


Principal Petition… …but no signatures so far to remove Ohan at Hancock

HANCOCK — A petition has been posted online calling for the Hancock Public School District residents to instruct the School Board not to renew the contract of middle and high school principal Ezekiel Ohan.


Michigan to issue March, April food assistance early

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced Friday that food assistance benefits for March and April will be issued early in order to reduce the gap between benefits payments that was the result of the partial federal government shutdown.


Bundle Up And Drop A Line! It's Free Fishing Weekend In Michigan

DETROIT (WWJ) - If you've never been ice fishing, this weekend is your chance to try it for FREE. It's Free Fishing Weekend across Michigan, with the Department of Natural Resources allowing both residents and non-residents to fish without a license on Saturday and Sunday.


As Lake Michigan rises, bluffs collapse and geologists explore

With the level of Lake Michigan at the highest in 25 years, wave erosion at the bottom of the lakeshore bluffs has started to translate into collapses at the top. And as landowners and municipalities along Wisconsin’s eastern shore look nervously east, some help is arriving from the Wisconsin Geolog


Data from WUPPDR’s GIS project available soon

The Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) plans continue to support the efforts of the Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Department Region (WUPPDR) to create a geographical information systems (GIS) database for the six-county area.


One MTU organization's ice sculpture vandalized during Winter Carnival

HOUGHTON-- Early last Thursday morning after Michigan Tech's Winter Carnival All Nighter event, the College Republicans of Michigan Tech's ice statue was stomped to the ground by five individuals.


New LL-H Schools chief: Codere looking to keep focus, maintain course

LAKE LINDEN — After 12 years working closely with administration as elementary coordinator for the Lake Linden-Hubbell Public Schools, Brad Codere said he is looking to keep the district on the same path as superintendent.


Now heading North on the search for Michigan’s Best Diner

ROSEBUSH, MI -- We’re back on the road again!. Now it’s time to continue our search for Michigan’s Best Diner as we head to the Northern Lower Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula to visit five more contenders in our statewide search.


Captain Courage: Rezansoff excited with state of Finlandia men’s hockey

HANCOCK — When Alex Rezansoff came in for his official visit to Finlandia University, he left with a couple of impressions: the Lions men’s hockey program was one in transition and that he loved the Copper Country already.


Purple Hornets play full game in 55-32 win over Bulldogs

L’ANSE — The L’Anse Purple Hornets pulled ahead of the visiting Hancock Bulldogs girls basketball team and played tough defense to hold on to a 55-32 win at the L’Anse Gym Friday.


People in Michigan Are Betting on When a Decrepit Saturn Will Break Through Ice

Michiganders from the upper peninsula—also known as as Yoopers—have me scratching my head today, as I just learned via Michigan news site MLive that a Rotary club is putting on a contest asking people to guess when a 1998 Saturn SL will break through ice and fall into a lake. And there’s even a live


13 Michigan water systems fail excessive lead test: report

More than a dozen water systems in Michigan were found to have excessive lead compared to federal standards in the second half of 2018, according to a new report. The 13 systems that failed the federal test were throughout the state, MLive reported Friday, citing data it had obtained from the Michig


Cleared for takeoff: Jets defeat Lakes in a conference matchup Friday night, 64-58

PAINESDALE — It was Senior Night for the boys basketball team in the Jeffers High School Gym and one senior for the Jets made his last high school home game a memorable one. After going scoreless in the first quarter, senior Brett Hill stepped up his game and poured in 18 points and led the Jets to