Business

40 years of holiday cheer

CALUMET - For the past 40 years, Copper World in Calumet has been a destination store where locals and visitors have been able to find that perfect gift. Since June 1, 1974, founders Tony and Joyce Bausano, and now their children Tim and Christine, have spent most every day in the store, ...

Laiti Jewelers shines in downtown Houghton

HOUGHTON - For nearly 20 years, Laiti Jewelers occupied a familiar corner of the Copper Country Mall. Today, customers can find the longstanding family business in downtown Houghton.In 2010, fourth-generation jeweler Mark Butke reopened Laiti Jewelers next to the Ambassador on Shelden Avenue. ...

Aspirus upgrades to premier, state-of-the-art electronic health records system

LAURIUM - Aspirus is all about making every part of the health care experience the best it can possibly be. One way Aspirus patients are seeing this happen is through quicker, safer, easier access to health records that improves how information works for patients and providers alike. With the ...

Welcome Home

The iconic wilderness of the Upper Peninsula holds residents captive with a charm unmatched by any other landscape in the world - from the roar of the waves on the Great Lakes, to the hushed, lush calm of ample forests, it's easy to fall in love with the untamed beauty of the Upper Peninsula. ...

Excellence in action

LAURIUM - Aspirus is committed to delivering a higher level of health care for patients close to home the Keweenaw hospital project is no exception.The 34,000 sq. ft. addition/renovation project includes a new emergency center with expanded trauma, procedure and exam rooms; new ICU and ...

Northern Orthotics and Prosthetics consolidates local offices

BARAGA - For over 30 years, Northern Orthotics and Prosthetics has provided exceptional service to the Western Upper Peninsula. Now with three regional offices in Baraga, Marquette and Escanaba, the professionals at Northern Orthotics and Prosthetics are ready to become your "partners on your ...

Northern Orthotics and Prosthetics consolidates local offices

BARAGA - For over 30 years, Northern Orthotics and Prosthetics has provided exceptional service to the Western Upper Peninsula. Now with three regional offices in Baraga, Marquette and Escanaba, the professionals at Northern Orthotics and Prosthetics are ready to become your "partners on your ...

Longtime Houghton eye clinic joins Aspirus, welcomes new doctor

HOUGHTON - The eye clinic offices and practice of ophthalmologist Dr. Paul Leep have formally joined Aspirus. Dr. Leep's clinic, located at 404 East Sharon Ave. in Houghton, has been serving patients for more than 30 years, with all surgical procedures performed at Aspirus in Laurium."I could ...

Aspirus system of care keeps getting stronger

HOUGHTON - The experienced and respected medical team previously at BlueSky Health in Houghton has joined Aspirus. Dr. Jeff Huotari and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) PeriAnn Wasie have been seeing patients at Aspirus Houghton Clinic near Walmart since October 10. The addition of Dr. Huotari ...

Northern Sports and Family Chiropractic

BARAGA - The month of October is a month of celebration for Shawn M. LaCourt, D.C and his staff as Northern Sports and Family Chiropractic celebrates its first year in business. Dr. LaCourt wishes to thank all his loyal patients for allowing him to serve them and for welcoming him and his ...

Superior Smiles for the whole family

HANCOCK-With the right combination of compassion and expertise, the dentists at Superior Smiles can turn a potentially daunting trip to the dentist's office into a comfortable, caring experience that is sure to leave patients smiling. Now, with the addition of Doctor Sarah Mettlach, board ...

Biggest tire sale

HANCOCK - Hancock - Fine Line Tire's largest annual tire buying event of the year starts today and continues through Friday. Held in the Fine Line Tire parking lot, the sale offers huge savings on all major brands and sizes, expert assistance, quality products and fun.Fine Line Tire employees ...

Finlandia announces two creative tuition initiatives

The same school who earned press nationwide in 2009 when it introduced "Campus and Community: Together for Good," its unique partnership with Hancock Public Schools, is once again at it this year with two creative tuition initiatives aimed at helping students better afford higher ...

Our Lady of Mercy adds full-time physical therapist to staff

HUBBELL - Our Lady of Mercy Health and Rehab facility is constantly changing to better meet the needs of its patients population. As healthcare is evolving, so is the patient population served by Our Lady of Mercy, a private and locally owned facility. To address some of these changes and ...

Saving energy starts at home

HANCOCK Each month, local SEMCO ENERGY Gas Company customers pay a very small fee on their utility bills to support state-sponsored energy conservation and efficiency programs.Local energy legend Dave Camps, owner of Blue Terra Energy in Hancock, works with Efficiency United to bring these ...

Dave’s Auto, Northside Auto offer used cars, repairs, towing

CALUMET - For the past 28 years, Dave of Northside Auto and Dave's Auto in Calumet has been providing repair services and quality used cars to the community. With two service and three sales locations they are able to help customers find a used car or with any type of repair on their existing ...

Great Lakes Accounting celebrates four years in downtown Houghton

Lucinda Enderby, CPA, president of Great Lakes Accounting, PC, has over thirty years of experience in public accounting working with individuals, businesses, non-profits, trusts and estates. In Santa Barbara, California she was a partner in the accounting firm of Gaeden, Enderby & ...

@Home Approach offers valuable service to Copper Country

After identifying a need in the community, three experienced dementia care practitioners decided to do something about it. After working in assisted living facilities, they saw many clients who wanted to and - with some care - could stay in their own homes. Lance Peterson, Linette Abb and ...

Community Rewards Healthy Masculinity

Thursday evening, December 12, 2013, Chad Borgen hoisted the first Healthy Man Beard Competition Trophy, donated by U.P. Laser Engraving, as the Copper Country Grand Champion.The event was hosted to help bring awareness to the staggering extent and impact of violence against women, and to focus ...