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Visitors Allowed At Michigan Tech Monday

Michigan Tech would like to clear up confusion regarding visitors returning to campus on Monday. Visitors must fill out the COVID-19 Visitor Tracking Form, before arriving on campus. The form will ask your name, email address, phone number and reason for the visit. This is required if you intend to …

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Latest COVID-19 Numbers

The latest stats on COVID-19 from the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department. Gogebic County has six new positive cases, along with three probable cases, which are treated as positives. Houghton County has four new positives and Ontonagon County has a new case as well. Baraga County has reported  three recoveries, …

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Blue Line Support Walk Today

The Blue Line Support Walk is today at 5:30pm. It will start at the Krist Food Mart in Houghton, proceed down Shelden Avenue, cross over the bridge into Hancock, and continue to the Hancock Police Department. The march is in response to several Black Lives Matter marches, which gained national …

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Absentee Ballot Numbers Continue To Grow

Absentee ballot numbers continue to grow, as we approach the August 4th primary election. Over 1.8 million absentee ballots have been requested, and over 600,000 have been returned, eclipsing 2016’s total of just over 484,000. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said “The volume of absentee ballot requests and returns we’re …

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Road Construction Update

Starting Monday, MDOT will begin repairs on M-26 between Painesdale and South Range. MDOT Spokesman Dan Winegarten. The 3.9 mile stretch starts at Kersearge Street in Painesdale and goes to North Cemetery Road in South Range. Traffic regulators will manage lane closures and this project is expected to run until …

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Copper Country ISD Holds Monthly Meeting

New Board officers were chosen last night, at the Copper Country ISD monthly meeting. Karen Johnson is the new president, Gale Eilola is the new Vice-President, Nels Christopher is the new treasurer and Dale Kero is the new secretary. Board Trustees are Robert Loukus, Lisa Tarvainen and Tim Palosaari. Superintendent …

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Houghton City Council Approves Marijuana Ordinances

Ordinances 2020-310 and 2020-312 were approved at last night’s city council meeting in Houghton. Now that they’ve been approved, there is no limit to the number of licenses that can be granted for recreational and medicinal marijuana shops. The public hearing brought people from Negaunee and Iron Mountain, to speak …

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