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$1.2 Million Grant Will Help Create A Central U.P. Ridesharing Platform

January 15, 2019 — Pointing to the critical role transportation plays in improving access to services and public life in communities across the state, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Tuesday at the North American International Auto Show that a project team called the Michigan Universal Vehicle Ecosystem Pilot was awarded a $1.2 million Michigan Mobility grant …

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Houghton County Board Meets For First Time In 2019

The new-look Houghton County Board of Commissioners will continue to be chaired by Commissioner Al Koskela, with Commissioner Tom Tikkanen now serving as vice chair. Tuesday was the first board meeting for new commissioners Roy Britz and Glenn Anderson and was the first for Commissioner Gretchen Janssen following her election …

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Calumet Girls Defeat Houghton – Wednesday Sports Wrap

High School In high school boys basketball last evening, Calumet outscored Ontonagon 63-51. In girls hoops last evening… – Calumet defeated Houghton 54-45. Elli Djerf of the Copper Kings led all scorers with 22 points. Josie Connors scored 18 for the Gremlins. – Lake Linden-Hubbell smothered Dollar Bay-Tamarack City 61-11. – Chassell …

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Robot Legs Help Injured Vet Back On His Feet

Looking like something out of a 1990’s science fiction movie, retired Air Force Captain and local athlete, Dean Juntunen showed his friends his latest achievement. “So right now what I’m doing is strapping myself into this exoskeleton and I tell the robot to walk and then it starts stepping and …

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Lending A Helping Hand To Families In Need

This Saturday, you can use your hands to help others while holding on to a tasty pulled pork sandwich.  Helping Hands of the Keweenaw will be holding a soup and pulled pork sandwich fundraiser at the Horizons School in Mohawk from 11am to 2pm. Volunteer Toni Waara says the organization …

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Houghton Hockey Beats Hancock – Tuesday Sports Wrap

High School In high school hockey last night… – Houghton defeated Hancock 6-1. – Jeffers fell to Negaunee 4-3 in overtime. Riley Loukkala scored the game-winner for the Miners. Nolan Corwin stopped 47 shots to earn the win. In boys basketball last evening… – Houghton dropped a 55-54 overtime heartbreaker …

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