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Houghton-based yacht club welcoming new members

HOUGHTON — Are you interested in boating, but don’t have a boat yourself? Well, you’re in luck. The Onigaming Yacht Club is currently looking for members. Everyone is welcome to join, whether you have plenty of sailing experience, or none at all.


Registered sex offender leaves MH, moves to Michigan

Less than a week after being reported to live in Baxter County, a registered sex offender has moved out of the Twin Lakes Area. Sheriff John Montgomery says 66-year-old Steven Michael McNabb has relocated to Michigan.


Copper Country Calendar for Friday, April 19

• 2 to 7 p.m., The Houghton Rubik’s Rumble is a five-hour Rubik’s Cube workshop that will be held at the MTU Memorial Union Building at Michigan Tech. The Rumble will feature Sydney Weaver, a seven-time gold medalist speedcuber, and is hosted by the Cubing Club at Michigan Tech. Tickets are $ 12.


Girl, 14, drowns in pool in northern Michigan resort

BOYNE FALLS, Mich. — Officials at a northern Michigan resort say a 14-year-old girl has drowned in a pool inside the property. Boyne Mountain Resort officials said in a release Friday the teen was found unresponsive Thursday evening in three feet of water in the resort's Clock Tower Lodge pool. Atte


Keweenaw Chevrolet Buick/GMC proudly presents Bridgefest 2019

HOUGHTON/HANCOCK, Mich. (WLUC) - Keweenaw Chevrolet in Houghton and Keweenaw Buick/GMC in Hancock partnered with the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce for the 2019 Bridgefest celebration.


Michigan man sentenced for Forest City marijuana

FOREST CITY, Iowa – A Michigan man is sentenced for dealing marijuana in North Iowa. Online court documents state Braylin Martez Blocton, 22 of Detroit, MI, received five years of supervised probation Friday in Winnebago.


Michigan is cracking down on payroll fraud

LANSING, Mich (WLNS) - A new unit within the Michigan Attorney General’s Office will crack down on companies committing payroll fraud. Businesses stole about $429 million in wages and overtime pay from Michigan workers between 2013 and 2015. Payroll fraud effects more than 2.8 million workers accord


'Plastic Free Keweenaw' challenges people to go plastic free

HOUGHTON -- 'Plastic Free Keweenaw' is challenging community members to go 21 days plastic free. The idea is that it typically takes 21 days to form a habit. Each day the group posts a new challenge such as:


West Michigan men caught with 80 walleyes

LANSING, Mich. — Three West Michigan men were caught with 80 walleyes from the Detroit River on Thursday. Michigan Department of Natural Resources received an anonymous tip that three men had caught too many fish on the Detroit River and were heading towards Grand Rapids on I-96.


Where to find 420 marijuana events in Michigan

Saturday will be a celebration of all things marijuana at dispensaries and other venues across the state as cannabis connoisseurs commemorate 420. That’s right, 420 became the shorthand for marijuana use, depending on who you believe, back in the 1970s. Some thought 420 was some sort of police code


Everything You Need to Know About Legal Weed in Michigan

While medical marijuana has been under federal threat since Jeff Sessions became attorney general, a deal reached just last week with lawmakers seems to have safeguarded states’ legal marijuana programs, leading many in Michigan to take a deep (or, um, very deep) breath of relief. Since we’ve all do


Michigan House targets unlicensed pot shops still operating

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers are intervening in a long-running legal dispute over unlicensed medical marijuana shops, pushing to enact a firm deadline by which the businesses must close or risk their ability to get a license.


Multi-state listeria outbreak kills one in Michigan

LANSING, Mich. — One person has died in Michigan from the listeria outbreak. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, eight people are reported to be infected with listeria in four states.


MI WFO MARQUETTE Warnings, Watches, and Advisories

WFO MARQUETTE Warnings, Watches and Advisories for Sunday, April 21, 2019. ...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Upper. Sturgeon River near Chassell affecting Houghton County.


Michigan launches pilot program for farmers to grow hemp

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan is launching a pilot program to aid farmers and processors interested in growing industrial hemp during the 2019 planting season. The U.S. government is implementing a national program to start in 2020. But the state already has the authority to grow industrial hemp for res


Calumet approves medical marijuana ordinance

CALUMET — Along with the city of Houghton, the village of Calumet became the second municipality in the Upper Peninsula to approve medical marijuana sales after a 5-1 vote to approve the Medical Marihuana Facilities Ordinance at Tuesday’s regular meeting.


Moving Forward: Tech projects popping to meet future needs of workforce, economy

HOUGHTON — Over the next year, Michigan Technological University will be rolling out nine initiatives as part of its Tech Forward campaign. People got a look at the projects during brief presentations at the Rozsa Center Wednesday.


Keweenaw County, Shorewaves can’t come together on contract

EAGLE RIVER — Another attempt at an agreement between Keweenaw County and ShoreWaves.net failed when Steve Fitzgerald, president of the internet provider, said he could not sign the agreement as it was written by Chuck Miller, the county’s attorney.


Recycling Progress: MTU campus planning for improvement

HOUGHTON — Michigan Technological University’s recycling efforts are improving, though it is not where it hopes to be. Jay Meldrum, Tech’s executive director of sustainability, spoke at a Copper Country Recycling Initiative forum April 11.


Opportunity knocks: Local kids get chance to see Red Wings, Blues during preseason contest

HANCOCK — With the recent announcement by the NHL that Calumet had won the Kraft Hockeyville USA contest, one of the biggest questions, outside of where would the NHL preseason game will be played, that needed answering was who would be participating.