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County Millage Apportionment Approved

The Houghton County Board of Commissioners approved a county millage apportionment of 10.230 at Tuesday night’s monthly meeting. Equalization director John Partanen gave the board a report on where the millage will be allocated. It was passed unanimously. Health rates and options for county employees were discussed at length. Eric …

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2016 General Election Results

Click below for full county results Baraga County Keweenaw County Houghton County Ontonagon County For a full list of election results in Michigan, visit http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/2016GEN_CENR.html PRESIDENT Hillary Clinton 218 Donald Trump 278   1st Congress District of Michigan Republican Bergman, Jack 201,154 55.32% Democratic Johnson, Lon 144,319 39.69% Libertarian Bostow, Diane …

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L’Anse Warden Power Plant Sold

GREEN BAY, WISC. — Wisconsin-based Convergen Energy (www.convergenenergy.com) has today announced its purchase of the L’Anse Warden Electric Company (LWEC) power plant from the Traxys Power Group. LWEC is a combined heat and power (CHP) 20 Megawatt power plant located on the shore of Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula …

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Saatio Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison

An escaped prisoner from the Upper Peninsula will spend the next 15 years behind bars for escaping from custody earlier this year. According to the Santa Rosa County Clerk’s Office, John Saatio, 35, was sentenced Tuesday morning to 15 years in prison for escape, third degree and five years for …

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Copper Country Voters To Decide Several Key Races

Election Day is finally here. Though much of the nation’s attention will be focused on the presidential race, there are many important decisions being made right here. Copper Country voters will cast ballots for our representative in the U.S Congress and the State House. Democrat Lon Johnson, Republican Jack Bergman …

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Range Lounge Robbery Case Headed To Trial

The case against a Houghton County woman accused of robbing the South Range VFW is headed to trial. 37-year-old Sasha Anderson of South Range is facing charges of Embezzlement, a ten year felony, and Larceny, a five year felony, and making a false report of a felony, punishable by up …

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