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H-STEM Complex and Alumni Gateway Nearly Complete

Construction projects on Michigan Tech’s Campus are nearly complete. During the past year, the university has been hard at work with contractors erecting the new H-STEM Complex and an Alumni Gateway on the west end of campus. Michigan Tech facilities management says that the H-STEM building is on schedule to …

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Baraga County Chamber Commerce Selected as a Neighborhood Champion of Shopping Small

Baraga County champions small businesses serving the community. The Baraga County Chamber of Commerce has been selected as a Neighborhood Champion in the Shop Small Movement sponsored by American Express. The Neighborhood Champions Ambassadors program promotes the importance of shopping small. In the past areas selected as Neighborhood Champions have …

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Houghton County Road Commission Earns a Goose-Egg Award

The Houghton County Road Commission receives a worker’s safety award from the County Road Association Self-Insurance fund. Houghton County’s Road Commission has received the coveted goose egg award from the County Road Association Self-Insurance fund. The award is given to a county road commission in Michigan that goes 12 months …

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Baraga County Leaders Changing How Law Enforcement Interacts with Mental Health Crisis Calls

Baraga County leadership is changing how law enforcement agencies interact with citizens going through a mental health crisis. During the past year Baraga County Sheriff Joesph Brogan, county commissioners, and Baraga County Memorial Hospital’s leadership have worked together to bring a new mental health response program to the community. Avel …

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Houghton County Swears in Dan Helmer to Prosecutor’s Office

Houghton County has sworn in its newest county Prosecutor. Yesterday the County Clerk Jennifer Kelly swore in Dan Helmer to his office as the Houghton County Prosecutor. Helmer hails from Marquette. He spent the past several years as an assistant prosecutor in Kent County, home to Grand Rapids. He earned …

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Calumet Volleyball Falls in Quarterfinals – Wednesday Sports Wrap

Click on the highlighted scores for additional game details. High School The Calumet High School volleyball team’s fine season ended with a 3-1 (25-19, 20-25, 23-25, 11-25) loss to Traverse City St. Francis in the division three state tournament quarterfinals last night. The Copper Kings fell behind in the first …

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Giving Tuesday Non- Profit Spotlight: Hancock Trails Club

The past year has been very busy for the Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club, now the Hancock Trails Club. In 2023 besides completing several trail improvements, the club completed a name change. Earlier in the year, the KNSC became the Hancock Trails Club, to reflect the changing needs of the community …

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Giving Tuesday Non-Profit Spotlight: Camp Josh

In the past year, Camp Josh in Ontonagon County has been able to make significant upgrades to the grounds thanks in part to fundraising from Giving Tuesday 2022. The camp was able to complete multiple projects supporting campers in need of smooth paths for wheelchairs. Camp Josh blacktopped the path …

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Northern Michigan University Police Warn of Scammer Calling Individuals

Northern Michigan University police warn of a scammer impersonating a university officer. The NMU Police Department would like to make the student body and surrounding community aware of a scam report, where an individual has called victims by phone to impersonate an NMU PD officer. The scammer has attempted to …

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Keweenaw County Seeks to Fill Vacant Seat on the County’s Planning Commission Board

Keweenaw County will seek an individual to fill an opening on the county’s planning commission. Keweenaw County has an immediate opening on the planning commission board, which typically meets 10 times a year. The county will seek a resident from Houghton or Sherman townships but will accept an application from …

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