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Proposal Would Introduce Up To 30 Wolves To Isle Royale

Houghton, MI – The National Park Service (NPS) has proposed a project to introduce 20 to 30 wolves at Isle Royale National Park. The proposal is the preferred alternative in a Final Environmental Impact Statement that is available at: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/isrowolves for the next 30 days. The Final Environmental Impact Statement to Address the Presence …

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Two Baraga County Residents Arrested For Drugs

On March 15, 2018 detectives assigned to the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) executed a search warrant at a residence on Puuri Rd in Baraga County. The homeowners, a 34 year old male and 34 year old female, were arrested on March 14, 2018 for operating under the influence …

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DNR To Limit Number Of Backcountry Campsites At Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will limit the number of designated backcountry campsites at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, to better protect park resources and help ensure a quality backcountry camping experience. At roughly 60,000 acres, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is Michigan’s largest state park, home to towering old-growth …

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Volunteers Needed For 31 Backpacks Big Pack

31 Backpacks needs your help to make sure kids have enough food for Spring Break. Many families depend on local schools for help feeding their children and when school is not in session, many of those kids go hungry. The Big Pack is when volunteers gather to package food for …

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Local Judge Honored With Treatment Court Hero Award

A local judge is being recognized for his efforts in managing criminal cases that result from drug addiction. 97th District Court Judge Mark Wisti has received an annual Treatment Court Hero Award from the Michigan Association of Treatment Court Professionals.   As he reviews cases everyday, Judge Mark Wisti has …

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Baraga Woman Charged With Embezzlement

A Baraga woman is facing 11 felony charges after being arrested for embezzlement from a bar. 43-year-old Kelly Tapani was arraigned Thursday in Keweenaw County 97th District Court. She was arrested Wednesday after a several month long investigation conducted by the Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Office. Tapani faces charges of embezzlement …

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No Left Turn Arrow For WalMart Traffic Light

There are currently no immediate plans to change the traffic light on M-26 outside of WalMart in Houghton. City Councilmember Dan Salo asked Police Chief John Donnelly about installing a left turn signal at the light during their regular meeting Wednesday. Donnelly said there has not been a rash of …

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