Recent Updates

Minimum Wage to Be Implemented Monday

If you’re paid the minimum wage, you’re likely getting a pay increase next Monday. It follows recent action by the Michigan Legislature, and the Governor. The state’s minimum wage will increase from the current $7.40 per hour to $8.15 per hour on September First. The state’s minimum wage was last …

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White Pine Power Plant Sold; Traxys Sale Completed

The White Pine power plant and copper refining facility have been sold. Prairie Plant Systems of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan finalized terms of the purchase of the Traxys Power Group on Monday. Prairie Plant’s purchase also includes Upper Peninsula Power Marketing, which buys and sells energy across the electrical grid. The new …

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Highland Estimates for Potential Keweenaw County Mine

Highland Copper thinks it may be able to pull more than 100-million tons of copper out of an area it’s been exploring in Keweenaw County. The 543-S project is located west of Gratiot Lake. An Initial Resource Estimate released yesterday shows a potential yield of 109-million tons of copper, and …

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