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UPSET Detectives Bust Ecstasy Operation

Officers from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team say they’ve broken up an MDMA distribution ring. MDMA is also known as ecstasy or molly. Detectives raided a home in Kingsford yesterday as part of a multi-state investigation. They seized MDMA tablets, evidence of ongoing MDMA distribution, and also found evidence …

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Scheutte Rules Out Supreme Court Run

Former Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says he will not run for office – any office – in 2020. In an interview with Bridge Magazine, Schuette discounted speculation that he would try to land a seat on the Michigan Supreme Court. Justice Steven Markman will be retiring at the end …

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Ironwood WWII POW Coming Home

An Ironwood airman who gave his life for our country in World War Two will be laid to rest in his hometown cemetery Saturday. PHOTO CREDIT: Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) Cpl. Walter Kellett was stationed in the Philippines when the Japanese invaded in 1942. He was among the troops …

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Travel Channel to Feature Calumet Theatre

The Calumet Theatre will be featured in a Travel Channel show. The show is called “Most Terrifying Places in America.” The theatre will most likely be one of several locations featured in an hour-long segment. Theatre executive director Marlin Lee told us a production crew spent a day in Calumet …

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PHF Offers “Giving Thursday” Matching Funds

The Portage Health Foundation is again offering non-profits a chance to earn matching money on Giving Tuesday. Spokesman Mike Babcock says it’s a great way to turn one donated dollar into two… Many area non-profits, or specific non-profit projects, can qualify… he deadline is tomorrow, but all you need to …

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Task Force Recommends New Houghton County Jail

The task force considering potential solutions to Houghton County’s jail overcrowding problem will recommend that the county pursue construction of a new jail, which would also house the sheriff’s department and the District Court. The consensus emerged from the group’s meeting last night. Yet to be determined is where that …

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