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Hancock Appoints Lounibos to Council Seat, Approves New Labor Deal – City Council Report

The Hancock City Council returned to its full complement of seven members last night, as Mandy Lounibos was chosen to fill an empty seat. Lounibos was nominated by councilor Lisa McKenzie… She’s got a lot of work ethic, quiet, soft-spoken, no agenda. I think she would be a really good …

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UPSET Arrests Two on Drug Charges

The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team has released details of two recent drug arrests. On Sunday, UPSET detectives collected 27-year-old Mark Granlund of Marquette, after a month-long investigation determined he was distributing methamphetamine in Baraga County. He’s been arraigned in 97th District Court on two counts of Delivery of Methamphetamine, …

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Finlandia Gallery to Remain Open

The Finlandia University Gallery will remain open, thanks to a significant donation. The donor has asked to remain anonymous. University officials say a number of other community members chipped in with additional support. The Gallery was slated to close at the end of the year, one of several cost-cutting moves …

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The Keweenaw ATV Club and Keweenaw Snowmobile Club Begin Speaking with The Nature Conservancy

Snow is on the ground, and in the upper peninsula that means travel will look different than other wintry areas of the country. The region’s snowmobile season will start soon, and trails in the Keweenaw peninsula have seen a lot of work done to them from over the summer. In …

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Holiday Cookie Boxes are Helping Support Copper Country Senior Meals

It is a tossup between what makes baking holiday treats so much fun, spending time with family and friends or eating warm cookies. Copper Country Senior Meals knows how much people enjoy a sweet treat during the holidays, and have begun taking orders for their holiday cookie box fundraiser. The …

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Hancock Council Hopefuls Answer Questions

The three candidates who wish to fill the empty seat on the Hancock City Council met with sitting council members and the public at a special session last evening. The field includes Margo Pizzi and Zack Osborn, who finished behind Michael Lancour in the November election. Lancour declined to accept …

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Chassell Begins Old Fashioned Christmas

Chassell’s annual Old-Fashioned Christmas Celebration gets underway today.  Over the next two days, the winners of the Chassell Township Decorating and Lighting Contest will be announced on the event’s Facebook page. Kids from the elementary school will decorate the community tree. On Friday, the elementary school Christmas program will begin …

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Keweenaw Manufacturers to Benefit from State Grants

Two Copper Country businesses are receiving state help to upgrade their technology. Calumet Electronics and L’Anse Manufacturing will each get $25,000 from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Industry 4.0 Technology Implementation Grant program. Each company will need to provide equal matching funds toward manufacturing technology upgrades. Calumet Electronics makes precision …

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Finlandia University Alumni Raise Over $50,000 During Giving Tuesday

Finlandia University’s alumni turned out to support their alma mater this past Giving Tuesday. The university’s Giving Tuesday campaign helps the institution continue focusing on providing education to their students, many of whom receive some amount of financial aid. This year the school’s alumni added over 50,000 dollars to the …

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Michigan Tech Receives $1.3 Million Grant to Support the McNair Scholars Program

The U.S. Department of Education supports Michigan Tech’s Ronald E. McNair Postbachelorette Achievement Program with a 1.3 million dollar grant. Michigan Tech’s McNair Scholars Program prepares undergraduate students from historically under represented demographics and first generation university students for doctoral studies, through research and scholarly activities. The grant from the …

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