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Calumet student wins U.P. Spelling Bee

The top speller in the Upper Peninsula this year is right here in Calumet. 6th grader Zander Worm of Washington Middle School is the winner of the U.P. Spelling Bee. More than a dozen schools competed in the finals.  Moderator Jerry Carnes says that the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th …

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MTU Engineering Programs On The Rise

Six graduate engineering programs at Michigan Technological University are on the rise according to a national report. The annual graduate engineering specialty rankings were released yesterday by US News and World Report. Environmental engineering was ranked 38th in the nation, compared to 52nd last year.   Electrical engineering was ranked 92nd, up from 114th last …

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Michigan Unemployment Rate Drops To Lowest Level In 12 Years

Michigan’s unemployment rate in January fell to its lowest level in more than 12 years. The state’s jobless rate in January was 6.3%, down 0.1% from the December 2014 revised rate of 6.4%. It’s the lowest unemployment rate for Michigan since the 6.3% rate posted in November 2002. According to the …

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