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Mobile Food Pantry Coming to Baraga

Finlandia University Campus Ministry, Feeding America West Michigan, Western U.P. Food Bank and Baraga Area Schools are working together to bring a mobile food pantry to Baraga on September 27 at 4:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Baraga High School. “We’re happy to help our neighbors in any way we can,” said Rev. Soren …

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Local UPPCO Crews Help With Hurricane Irma Relief

MARQUETTE –  Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO) crews are headed to Tampa, Florida to support restoration efforts after Hurricane Irma caused widespread outages. “Earlier this morning, UPPCO crews departed from the Upper Peninsula to assist with the restoration effort,” said UPPCO Vice-President Brett French. “We understand the challenges being confronted …

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Houghton County Passes $9.5 Million Budget

The budget for the upcoming fiscal year was passed by the Houghton County Board of Commissioners at their regular meeting Tuesday. County Administrator Eric Forsberg said there weren’t many changes to this year’s 2017-18 budget from last year. The budget shows $9,595,000 in revenues with $9,562,000 in expenditures, leaving a …

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Animal Shelter Bursting At The Seams

The Copper Country Humane Society is packed full. The Houghton animal shelter posted on Facebook over the weekend that they have received an unusual amount of strays and owner surrendered animals over the past week. Because of that, they had to temporarily stop taking in any more owner surrendered animals. …

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