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Temporary Road Restrictions Go Into Effect Saturday

Temporary load restrictions are being put in place for Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon Counties. The restrictions begin at 8am Saturday morning and will remain in effect until Wednesday morning. Maximum legal axle loads will be reduced to 65 percent of normal loads during that period. Here are the details …

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Making A Difference Scholarship Applicants Sought

By Mark Wilcox, News Writer, Michigan Technological University The Portage Health Foundation (PHF) and Michigan Tech are once again seeking local applicants for the Making a Difference Scholarships. At the heart of what the Portage Health Foundation does, is investing in health care, health research and health education. “We believe there …

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Few Michigan Tech Students Defaulting on their Loans

By Jennifer Donovan, Director of News & Media Relations University Marketing & Communications Michigan Technological University With a student loan default rate of just over 2 percent, Michigan Technological University students are defaulting on student loans at the second lowest rate among public universities in Michigan, according to new data …

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New Keweenaw County Sheriff Ready To Make Changes

The new sheriff of Keweenaw County is already working on new things for the department. Sheriff Bill Luokkanen was elected in November to replace long-time sheriff Ron Lahti, who retired. Luokkanen has been in law enforcement since 1991 and has been working in the Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Department for over …

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Michigan Representative Will Attend Inauguration

More than 60 Democrats will boycott today’s inauguration ceremony in Washington. Many say they are skipping-out in support of Georgia Congressman John Lewis. INAUGURATION1-A-KILDEE U.S. Representative Dan Kildee of Flint says he was elected by constituents to be in his seat in Washington and he’ll follow that creek whether it’s …

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Trump To Give Inaugural Address Today

It’s inauguration day for Donald Trump. Here’s debate director at the University of Michigan, Aaron Kall, and editor of “I Do Solemnly Swear: Presidential Inaugural Addresses of the Last Forty Years.” INAUGADDRESS2-A-KALL(F-MNN) When asked to rank the best inaugural addresses, Kall puts John F. Kenney’s at No. 1. It was …

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Michigan Senator Opposes Trump Nominations

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan plans to oppose Senator Jeff Sessions’ nomination at attorney general, citing his sketchy history of race issues. He’s not the only nominee the Democrat opposes. NOMINATIONS1-¢ú Stabenow does think James Mattis, the nominee to head the Department of Defense, is qualified for the job.

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