Scientists at Michigan Technological University in the western Upper Peninsula turned several existing lab instruments into a sophisticated probe they have deployed all winter under the thick ice and snow covering the Keweenaw Waterway, which runs between Houghton and Hancock and connects two parts of Lake Superior. It’s the first time they’ve had a long look at what goes on under the water in winter.
The board of directors of Ishpeming’s Bell Hospital Monday announced a final agreement for the hospital’s acquisition by Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Hospitals lnc. LifePoint also announced a health care joint venture elsewhere in the Upper Peninsula, with Hancock-based Portage Health.
A new collaboration of five Upper Peninsula manufacturing technology companies, along with the Houghton tech business accelerator MTEC SmartZone and Michigan Technological University, is pitching its expertise to the aerospace and defense industries.
Four companies from the western Upper Peninsula are among 50 semifinalists in North America’s largest business plan competition, the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition.
Bill Sproule’s expertise in transportation — and a love of history and rail transportation — has led to a book on streetcars that once carried passengers up and down Michigan’s remote Keweenaw Peninsula.
The Portage Health Board of Directors has signed an agreement to form a joint venture with LifePoint Hospitals (Nasdaq:LPNT), a for-profit hospital company based in Brentwood, Tenn.
Nearly 5,000 Michigan utility customers participated in Blue Terra Energy’s free energy-saving kit installation program in 2012. Customers saved, on average, about $250 a year per household.
A new Upper Peninsula Internet service provider called ShoreWaves says it has opened a new high-speed Internet service for customers in remote areas of northern Houghton County.
LaSalle Technology Group LLC announced it had received a state Business Accelerator Fund grant of $50,000. They will use the funds to employ two marketing agencies to assist them in growing their customer base in the financial trade market.
In a new collaboration, researchers from Michigan Techological University’ and Portage Health are working together to study sleep disorders, focusing on sleep apnea.