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The truth behind Fort Wilkins’ existence

January 23, 2016 There exists, in Copper Country history, a lingering legend suggesting Fort Wilkins was established to protect mineral prospectors from those Ojibwe Indians who may have been bitter over the Treaty... more »»

1 dead in listeria outbreak linked to packaged lettuce

January 23, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Packaged salads produced at a Dole facility in Ohio are linked to one death in Michiga. more »»

Opening doors to the outdoors

January 16, 2016 MARQUETTE — Superior Alliance for Independent Living provides services for all people with varying degrees of disabilities, and one of the groups they work with are military veterans, who are the... more »»

New book captures pop culture moments that scream love

January 16, 2016 NEW YORK — Fashion and style have forever been in bed with film, television and music, especially the moments that scream lov. more »»

A little beer is a lot of flavor in these Super Bowl sliders

January 16, 2016 Big provisions are required to watch the big game, and nothing’s more substantial than a burger, even in its mini form — the slider. more »»

The good in our schools

January 16, 2016 I find it sad that the media coverage of the things that happen in schools only seem to highlight the bad. You only hear the negative, like about teens sharing inappropriate pictures… Which is sad. more »»

Fashion full-circle: Derek Zoolander hits cover of Vogue

January 16, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — It was 15 years ago that Ben Stiller’s Derek Zoolander first unleashed his signature Blue Steel fashion face on an unsuspecting public, and a lot has changed. more »»

The old days of the Copper Country: A surprising perspective

January 16, 2016 Kon-de-kon was an old man in 1858. more »»

More US flights arriving on time, but complaints are up too

January 16, 2016 U.S. airlines are doing better at staying on schedule than a year ago, but more passengers are filing complaints against the carriers. more »»

Superior year of service

January 9, 2016 HOUGHTON — By day, they offer one-on-one reading help to catch kids up before early literacy issues short-circuit academic careers. more »»

Birth of Copper Country through Brockways’ Eyes

January 9, 2016 In 1899, the year 84-year-old Daniel Brockway died, he and his 83-year-old wife Lucena could sit on their porch in Lake Linden and marvel at all they had seen over the past 56 year. more »»

When it’s cold outdoors, allergies emerge indoors

January 7, 2016 HANCOCK — Many people who have allergies to pollen may also be sensitive to various irritants found indoors, but for those people there is treatment, according to Dr. Bobby Joseph. more »»

Finnish language camp scholarships offered

January 2, 2016 The Finnish language has been enjoying a resurgence in popularity throughout the Copper Country in recent years and now school-age students who want to learn Finnish have an opportunity to attend th... more »»

Salsa offers a fresh approach to poaching salmon

January 2, 2016 The French love to cook fish by poaching it in a flavored liquid, usually a combination of white wine and water, leeks or onions, and some herbs. more »»

Finnish language camp scholarships offered

January 2, 2016 The Finnish language has been enjoying a resurgence in popularity throughout the Copper Country in recent years and now school-age students who want to learn Finnish have an opportunity to attend th... more »»

Company consolidation becomes a trend

January 2, 2016 The last decade of the 19th century saw the consolidation of some mining companies, takeovers of others, and intensified drive for increased copper production in the face of competition from new... more »»

Bathroom humor

January 2, 2016 A word of warning: this column is NOT about farm animals. It’s about an entirely different animal – my newly remodeled bathroom. more »»

Vermont community rallies to save 130-year-old country store

December 31, 2015 UNDERHILL CENTER, Vt. (AP) — In this rural town tucked into a valley at the base of Vermont’s tallest mountain, the 130-year-old Underhill Country store is more than a place to pick up staples. more »»

The Copper Country’s first hostile takeover

December 26, 2015 The last decade of the 19th century began a time of rapid growth and expansion across the Lake Superior District. It also saw a change in corporate behavior. more »»

Bringing back the good times

December 24, 2015 HANCOCK — Betty Cowling, 91, hasn’t had her iPod music player for long, but it’s already brought her back a long way in time. more »»

 
 

 

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