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Sirard, Butvilas Lead Gremlins Past Hematites

High School In high school boys basketball last night… – Houghton defeated Ishpeming 75-65. Brad Sirard led the Gremlins with 33 points, and George Butvilas added 31. – Jeffers outscored Republic-Michigamme 66-53. – Ontonagon edged Ewen-Trout Creek 57-56. In boys play tonight… – Lake Linden-Hubbell entertains Bessemer in a game …

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Houghton, Calumet, L’Anse Shopko’s Closing

Shopko has announced several additional store closings, including many in the Upper Peninsula, as part of its restructuring effort through Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. The stores in Houghton, Calumet, L’Anse, Escanaba and Marquette are all among the scores of locations to be closed down in the coming months. The stores in …

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Wolf Departs Isle Royale on Ice Bridge

HOUGHTON, MICH- Immediately following the end of the government shutdown, National Park Service (NPS) personnel went to Isle Royale to prepare for a potential translocation of wolves from Canada and the 61st annual wolf/moose population monitoring.   The extreme cold and weather conditions prevented any successful translocation of wolves from Ontario …

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New DNR Director To Visit UP

Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Dan Eichinger is headed to the Upper Peninsula this weekend to attend sporting group gatherings Saturday in Escanaba and Marquette. Eichinger said the visit will help him gain additional perspective from a couple of the outdoor groups providing important contributions in the U.P. “Conservation …

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Public Comment Period Open For Buffalo Reef Draft Plan

The Buffalo Reef Task Force has released a Draft Preliminary Alternatives Analysis for protecting important reef fish spawning habitat from copper mine tailings (stamp sands) dumped into Lake Superior at Gay, Michigan 100 years ago. Shifts in the stamp sands deposit over the years are threatening to bury Buffalo Reef, destroying the …

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Child Predator Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison

A California man arrested for transporting child pornography across the border from the UP into Canada will spend the next 20 years in prison.  52-year-old Jason Harry Bishop was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. Federal Court in Marquette by Chief U.S. District Judge Robert J. Jonker. He was arrested in January …

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All Night Freeze For All

A lot of Michigan Tech students won’t be getting much sleep Wednesday night as Winter Carnival kicks into high gear with the annual All-Nighter.  Some student organizations will have one night to create a sculpture out of snow while others work frantically to finish their month-long masterpieces. This year’s theme …

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