Greg Markkanen

‘It’s become toxic’: Houghton County wrestles with its past, Trump and coronavirus

BY: - March 8, 2021

There’s an unwritten, and unquestioned, rule in the Upper Peninsula, including in the far-western area where Houghton County lies between the shores of Lake Superior. Generally, folks stay out of each other’s business and leave each other alone. But if there is a problem, and one can help, it’s an expectation. It’s known as the […]

Updated: U.P. lawmakers postpone planned coffee hour at cafe ordered to close

BY: - February 11, 2021

Updated, 3:26 p.m., 2/11/21, with new comments from McBroom and court details Two Upper Peninsula lawmakers were planning a coffee hour from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday at Cafe Rosetta in Calumet. But the meeting of state Sen. Ed McBroom (R-Vulcan) and Rep. Greg Markkanen (R-Hancock) could be a violation of a temporary injunction prohibiting […]