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Michigan Senate Rejects Whitmer’s DEQ Restructuring

Earlier this month, Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order to restructure the Department of Environmental Quality into the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, & Energy. Senate Republicans contend that move would eliminate necessary oversight commissions and the State Senate has joined the House in rejecting the order. “This unilateral …

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Whitmer, Peters Visiting UP Today

Governor Gretchen Whitmer and US Senator Gary Peters will both be in the Upper Peninsula Friday, making separate stops in the central UP. Whitmer will be visiting Marquette as part of her Home for Opportunity Tour where she will meet with business and university leaders at Northern Michigan University. The …

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Students Learn About Ice

Keweenaw Peninsula 2nd graders are engaging in STEM activities while learning basic science fundamentals through a Michigan Tech educational outreach program. Students from Hancock’s Barkell Elementary took a field trip to conduct a winter experiment where the class learned to alter the melting point of ice. Snow and ice are …

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Hockey Wins for Gremlins, Kings – Friday Sports Wrap

High School In high school hockey last night… Houghton exploded for five goals in the second period, and swamped Marquette 6-1. Nathan Erva, Brendan Erickson, Carson Stevens, Jiseung Choi, Brad Gauthier and Dane Johnson scored for the Gremlins.Hancock fell to Escanaba 6-5.Calumet outskated Kingsford 6-2. In hockey tomorrow… Houghton hosts …

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UPSET West Reducing Heroin Supply, Meth Use Growing

The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team continues to battle the region’s drug epidemic but funding will be needed to carry on that fight. Houghton City Police Chief John Donnelly gave an update on the reorganizational effort of UPSET West to the city council at their regular meeting Wednesday. The law …

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Police & Fire Get Ready To Face Off For Charity

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 departments suit …

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Bulldogs Blanked at Marquette – Thursday Sports Wrap

High School In high school hockey last night, Hancock lost to Marquette 7-0. The Bulldogs were outshot 37-13. In high school hockey tonight… Houghton welcomes Marquette. Our broadcast will begin around 6:40 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com. Hancock entertains Escanaba. Calumet skates at Kingsford.Jeffers hosts Negaunee in a make-up game …

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