Auditions For Michigan Made Film 'Superior' Being Held In HancockAnyone looking to be a part of a Hollywood movie that will be filmed in the Upper Peninsula, now is your chance.
What's Going On Under the Ice? A Cabled Observatory Gives Michigan Tech Researchers a PeekScientists 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.
Ishpeming Hospital Bought By LifePoint; Hancock Hospital Joint Venture Deal ReachedThe 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.
Five UP Tech Companies Band Together For Defense WorkA 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 High-Tech UP Firms Semifinalists In Accelerate MichiganFour companies from the western Upper Peninsula are among 50 semifinalists in North America's largest business plan competition, the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition.
Michigan Tech Professor Takes A Journey On Streetcars PastBill 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.
UP Hospital To Be Sold To For-Profit CompanyThe 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.
UP Firm Installs Nearly 5,000 Free Energy Saving Kits In 2012Nearly 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.
ShoreWaves Internet Connects Rural ResidentsA 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.
MTEC SmartZone Client Lasalletech Receives $50K Grant to Expand into New MarketsLaSalle 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.
Michigan Tech To Study Sleep ApneaIn a new collaboration, researchers from Michigan Techological University’ and Portage Health are working together to study sleep disorders, focusing on sleep apnea.
Talon Research Inc. Graduates from MTEC SmartZoneTalon Research Inc., the newest tenant to graduate from MTEC SmartZone, celebrated the official opening of its new location in Hancock with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce.