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Dr. Jason Oyadomari named dean at Finlandia

Dr. Jason Oyadomari has been named Dean of the Suomi College of Arts and Sciences (SCAS) at Finlandia University. Dr. Oyadomari has been serving as the Interim Dean for more than a year. “Jason has done an exceptional job in his leadership role over the past 14 months as Interim Dean,” said Fredi de Yampert, …

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Suspects From Lake Linden Drug Bust Arraigned

Three men from the Detroit area and one Houghton County resident are facing charges following last week’s drug bust in Lake Linden. Detectives from UPSET seized heroin, cash from suspected drug sales and a loaded shotgun when they searched the residence. 25-year-old Breon Garner of Detroit was charged Friday with …

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Why Tourism Matters with Dr. Sarah Nicholls

Calumet, MI. — The Keweenaw Convention & Visitors Bureau, along with the Michigan State University Extension, Michigan Tech and Fitzgerald’s Restaurant, will be hosting a presentation and discussion on “Why Tourism Matters” by Dr. Sarah Nicholls on March 30, 2017, from 4-6 pm at the Siskiwit Reception Hall in Calumet, …

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Sign Up For The U.P. Math Championships

Registration is now open for the U.P. Math Championships hosted by Michigan Tech’s Department of Mathematical Sciences. The competition will take place on April 15th and is open to students in grades three to twelve. Students will compete as individuals and as teams of four in three categories: elementary, middle …

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Atlantic Mine Man Arrested On Multiple Drug Charges

Detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) arrested a 28 y/o Atlantic Mine man Friday on several charges related to the selling of narcotics. After a five month long investigation the suspect was arrested on one count of Delivery of Methamphetamine, one count of Delivery of Heroin and …

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JC Penney Closing All U.P. Stores

All Upper Peninsula J.C. Penney stores are closing. The retailer has announced it will close 138 stores nationwide, including seven stores in Michigan. Four of those stores are in the U.P….with locations in Escanabe, Kingsford, Sault Ste. Marie and at the Copper Country Mall in Houghton. The closing represents 13 …

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Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Available for Review

The Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region (WUPPDR) recently completed a draft of the updated Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, and Ontonagon Counties. WUPPDR, as a condition of its designation and funding as a regional district of the United States Economic Development Administration, …

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