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More chess tables coming to community

June 25, 2016 HOUGHTON — A new round of handmade, strikingly patterned chess tables are heading to locations in Houghton. more »»

Local unions take charge in the Copper Country

June 25, 2016 Charles Moyer was losing control and he knew i. more »»

Expansive trail systems that run through the Keweenaw

June 24, 2016 Tourists, seasonal adventurers, and area natives alike regularly take advantage of the expansive trail systems that run through the Keweenaw, often without actually knowing how the trails became... more »»

UP lacks mental health care

June 23, 2016 By the Associated Press Among 15 U.P. counties, 13 are designated as shortage areas. An assessment conducted in 2012 by the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department, found that an estimated 24. more »»

Little Free Libraries make an appearance in Copper Country

June 18, 2016 In a number of communities throughout the Copper Country, little boxes on posts containing books, usually placed in someone’s front yard, have begun to pop up with no announcement or fanfare. more »»

CTP helps transition young adults to independent lives

June 11, 2016 HOUGHTON — For Karyn Juntunen, the Copper Country Intermediate School District’s Community Transition Program has been a success for the 16 years it’s been in operation. more »»

Lines Are Drawn in the Copper Country

June 11, 2016 A tension had hung in the air for months throughout the Copper Country, and nearly every resident could feel it. more »»

ATV Ride benefits Omega House

June 10, 2016 HOUGHTON – The second Annual South Loop ATV Ride to benefit Omega House took place June 4. more »»

FQHCs serve rural communities

June 9, 2016 HANCOCK — For people living in rural communities, getting access to health care can be an issue, and Federally Qualified Health Centers are meant to address that issu. more »»

Courses create outdoorswomen

June 4, 2016 MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources offers “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” courses all over the country, and it’s no different here in the Upper Peninsul. more »»

Class list offers comprehensive outdoors training

June 4, 2016 MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources “Becoming an Outdoor Woman” (BOW) program offers a wide variety of classes at its annual summer session at Bay Cliff Health Camp in Big Bay,... more »»

Local man won peacetime Medal of Honor

May 28, 2016 HOUGHTON — The Medal of Honor is the most prestigious military declaration a soldier can receive. The ranks of awardees are small — and those who also have Copper Country ties are even rarer. more »»

Calumet man distinguished himself in World War II

May 28, 2016 CALUMET — Among the Copper Country residents fighting abroad during World War II was Wilbert Junttila, an Air Force captain from Calumet who emerged victorious from numerous air battles with Nazi... more »»

The Western Federation of Miners arrives on Lake Superior

May 28, 2016 Labor unions came and went in the Copper Country around the turn of the 20th century. more »»

Tips for better start to growing season

May 21, 2016 Short growing seasons and poor soils are challenges every gardener in the norther Upper Peninsula face. more »»

Children of the Copper Country

May 21, 2016 Compared to many mining regions in western states, the Lake Superior copper district enjoyed a low crime rat. more »»

Interact gives gift of reading

May 14, 2016 HOUGHTON — For Sean Hyslop, the $2,500 donation the Houghton High School Interact Club made to a village in Tanzania is what the organization is all about. more »»

A look at the turn of the 20th century

May 14, 2016 Attitudes and relationships between mining company management and labor were odd things in the Copper Country around the turn of the 20th century. more »»

Twilight Transition

May 12, 2016 By VANESSA DIETZ vdietz@mininggazette.com HOUGHTON — Heart-to-Heart is a program for members of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans aimed at making end-of-life transitions easier on families. more »»

In Memoriam: White Pine group tours Moving Wall as tribute to Vietnam veterans

May 7, 2016 WHITE PINE — Members of a White Pine organization have toured the country for 32 years with half-size replicas of the Washington, DC Vietnam Veterans Memorial. more »»

 
 

 

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