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Keweenaw Chamber Hires Director

The Keweenaw Peninsula Chamber of Commerce has a new director. Cheryl Farhner has taken over the position which had been vacant for nearly three years, since the departure of Dallas Bond. Fahrner is familiar with the area. She grew up in Ironwood, and worked at the D&N Bank headquarters in …

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Houghton County Board Meeting Recap

A light but important docket was on tap for the Houghton County Board of Commissioners meeting yesterday. The board was given a presentation by MSHDA Executive Director Kim Stoker and they approved a MSHDA Grant application that Chairman Scott Ala says will greatly benefit the houses in the community. The …

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DNR Talks Forest Management

The Department of Natural Resources will render its final decision on proposed forest management treatments for 2016 in the Baraga management unit, which includes Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties. Each year, DNR personnel evaluate one-tenth of the state forest. The inventory provides key decision-making information for foresters and wildlife, …

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Youth Mountain Bike Outings

Today marks the beginning of the Youth Mountain Bike Outings program. It’s a no-cost introduction to the summer biking season for beginner and intermediate riders ages 10 through 17. Participants must have their own bike, helmet, water bottle and be ready to ride by 6:00 pm so please show up …

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Pure Michigan Meeting in Baraga

This morning, the Baraga County Chamber of Commerce will present an informational session at the Baraga County Memorial Hospital Conference Center on the topic of Pure Michigan Business Connect. PMBC is a free service of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation designed to link businesses of all sizes and industries to …

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Fatal Fire Investigation

A fatal fire at a house in Menominee over the weekend continues to be investigated. Police and Fire Departments responded to the call at approximately 3:30 pm on Saturday. Firefighers found the body of a 70-year old woman. They performed CPR but were unable to revive her. The woman was …

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Latest Polls for Governor’s Race

It’s hard to tell if there’s a clear front runner in Michigan’s gubernatorial race, according to two new polls. A poll conducted for NBC News by the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion shows the gap between Republican Governor Rick Snyder and Democratic challenger Mark Schauer may be closing. According …

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Repeal Coming for Fireworks Law

A bill is being introduced in Lansing to repeal Michigan’s new fireworks law. State Senate Democrat Glenn Anderson of Westland says because of “complaints, injuries and outcry” from local officials and citizens about the use of explosive and aerial fireworks, the law allowing those devices should be repealed. The law was …

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Groundbreaking at Aspirus Keweenaw

Big plans are on the way for Aspirus Keweenaw in Laurium. Later this morning a groundbreaking ceremony will be held at the hospital to celebrate the beginning of the Keweenaw Hospital Project. Renovations include new hospital and patient rooms, new emergency and intensive care and new surgical suites. The ceremony …

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Shootout in Alger County

Police were reportedly involved in a shootout with a suspect in Alger County Monday evening. The Michigan State Police say a patrol car from the Munising City Police Department was pursing a suspect. The pursuit ended on Buckhorn Road. Police say the suspect crashed their vehicle, came out of the …

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