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Houghton Skatepark Grand Opening Friday

The Houghton Skatepark is set to officially open this weekend at the East Houghton Waterfront Park. A grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting is scheduled for Friday at 6:00pm at the park, located just west of the Super 8 hotel in Houghton. The project is the result of a grassroots …

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Family Business In Houghton Celebrating 150 Years

A business in Downtown Houghton will be celebrating their 150th anniversary this weekend. I.E. Swift first opened for business back in 1869 and has been passed down through multiple generations. Current owner of Swift’s True Value Hardware Marilyn Swift is the latest in a long line of family members to …

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Wednesday Is National Heatstroke Prevention Day

A national campaign is underway today to bring awareness to heatstroke prevention. Children dying from heatstroke in cars, either because they were left or became trapped, have reached a record number. In 2018, 52 children lost their lives — the most in over 20 years. This year, there have been 23 such deaths …

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Hancock Road Repairs Making Progress

Work is continuing in Hancock to get all the streets repaired that were damaged by last year’s flood.  The City of Hancock recently posted an update on their progress on their website. City officials say work crews are finishing up restoration and parking paint markings on Elevation Street, Tezcuco Street, …

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Marquette Apartment Building Evacuated Because Of Fire

A fire at an apartment complex in Marquette has several residents displaced. The fire was first reported around 12:30 Tuesday afternoon at the Pine Ridge Apartments, a nine story apartment building with 140 income-based apartments in the downtown area. Residents were evacuated by emergency crews and the Marquette City Fire …

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Michigan Tech Alumni Reunion Starts Thursday

Alumni and friends of Michigan Tech from near and far will return to Houghton this week for the University’s annual Alumni Reunion.More than 400 visitors are expected Thursday through Saturday for three days of tours, talks, cruises, awards and pasties. Thursday’s highlights include Tech Talks, boat cruises, a pasty-making demonstration …

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Motorcycle Accident Results In Serious Injury

A Louisiana man is seriously injured after a motorcycle accident in Keweenaw County Saturday. Deputies from the Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Office responded to the accident on M-26 near the Silver River Loop in Eagle Harbor Township around 3:30pm. A 72 year old man was driving his Ducati motorcycle northbound and …

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