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I am not a poet, and I do know it

The other day, in my office, Mr. Kangas (he agreed that I will use his name) told me that he was never a poet, but he did write a poem. I asked myself, what determines what we choose to do, what we choose to be? My story reads like a plot written by adults who conspired to convince me to ...

Express Care offers convenience and flexibility

Becoming sick or experiencing an injury that requires medical attention but doesn't warrant a trip to the emergency department is truly inconvenient. Add in the stress of waiting at a doctor’s office hoping they can fit you in, you can often feel overwhelmed and helpless.  UP ...

Calumet Drama Club takes on Agatha Christie mystery

CALUMET — The Calumet High School Drama Club is bringing an Agatha Christie classic to the stage. The group is performing “And Then There Were None” April 13-15 at the Calumet Theatre. The play takes its name from the final phrase of a nursery rhyme. The original British edition ...

Living form of art: Finlandia University students show designs, artwork

HANCOCK — The creativity of Finlandia University students was on display last week both on the walls and the runway. Finlandia’s International School of Art and Design held its annual juried exhibit and fashion show at the Finnish-American Heritage Center on March 29. It’s been a ...

Senter witnessed birth of Copper Country

As 1903 drew to an end, John Senter could sit behind his desk and gaze out the window at the wintery scene beyond his first-floor office in the Phoenix Hotel on Eagle River’s main street. Senter could look back, he could remember. He could recall the time before interior roads linked the ...

How validation can strengthen a relationship

As independent and self-reliant as many of us are and try to be, our relationships with other people are important as well. Whether those relationships are personal or professional, close or distant, relationships affect us throughout our lives. If your objective is to foster connection with ...

What happens in Saudi Arabia has local impact: former diplomat

HOUGHTON — Former diplomat Todd Holmstrom visited Michigan Technological University on Wednesday and described his perception of current events in Saudi Arabia. Holmstrom served as the U.S. consul general in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, from 2014-16 and developed a relationship with Crown Prince ...

Garbage pail sounds: Turning scrap into musical instruments

HOUGHTON — One man’s trash is another man’s world-touring musical instruments. Scrap Arts Music is exactly what the band's name sounds like. Making instruments himself from industrial scrap material, Gregory Kozak is able to create unexpected sounds with his finds. The group performed ...

Celebrating Youth Arts Month

Provided image The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) in Hancock is featuring artwork from local students throughout March to celebrate Youth Arts Month. Pictured here is “We Love CLK” by Isabella Kangas, a first-grade artist at CLK Elementary School.

‘You’re gonna need a bigger boat’

I'm a movie and television fan and have been my entire life. When I was in 10th grade, I took a film study class that simultaneously made me love and hate movies. It taught me to watch for things that were out of place such as power lines in the old west, phones, lights, or anything that ...

Smithwick and his ship formed an odd marriage

James Smithwick was a very experienced seaman who had abundant confidence in himself, and faith in the ship he skippered. Captain of “Algonquin,” his was the largest vessel in the five-ship fleet of the company. But, it was the smaller of the two American-owned ships plying the southern ...

Celebrating Youth Arts Month

Provided image The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) in Hancock is featuring artwork from local students throughout March to celebrate Youth Arts Month. Pictured here is “Houses” by Emma Johnson, a kindergarten artist at Barkell Elementary School.

Celebrating Youth Arts Month

Provided image The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) in Hancock is featuring artwork from local students throughout March to celebrate Youth Arts Month. Pictured here is “He is the Woods” by Shaina Wuori, a 12th-grade artist at Hancock High School.

Why is Y Disappearing?

The human Y chromosome is threatening to disappear. It is not the number of copies of the Y chromosome that is in any immediate danger: there is still one copy of the Y chromosome in almost each cell in the male body, or about 30 trillion copies of it in each man. But, the size of the Y ...

What is hospice care?

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of three educational articles about hospice care. Look for these two articles in the coming weeks: “What services are included with hospice care and how are they paid for?” and “When and how does someone request hospice care?” It is a ...

Celebrating Youth Arts Month

Provided image The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) in Hancock is featuring artwork from local students throughout March to celebrate Youth Arts Month. Pictured here is “Self Portrait with Pet” by Cale Repp, a second-grade artist at Houghton Elementary School.

Celebrating Youth Arts Month

The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) in Hancock is featuring artwork from local students throughout March to celebrate Youth Arts Month. Pictured here is “Winter Self Portrait” by Jacob Mattson, a first-grade artist at Houghton Elementary School.

Celebrating Youth Arts Month

Provided image The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) in Hancock is featuring artwork from local students throughout March to celebrate Youth Arts Month. Pictured here is “Sunflower” by Avery McDonald, a kindergarten artist at CLK Elementary School.