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United States carries a dangerous debt

August 25, 2014 Another reminder of the seriousness of the national debt came earlier this summer, when foreign holdings of U.S. Treasury securities topped $6 trillion for the first time in histor. more »»

Cooperative wildfire efforts are paying great dividends

August 23, 2014 The lingering snow from the winter of 2013-14 and cool, wet weather this spring and summer have spared the Upper Peninsula from a major wildfire season, but it's a much different story in the West. more »»

Dakota offers another side of the KBIC issue

August 21, 2014 I was away on vacation, but I did come back to represent myself before the entire Keweenaw Bay Tribal Council on Thursday morning last week. more »»

It’s time for the biggest ‘fest’ of the summer

August 20, 2014 As much fun as all these summer festivals have been, as residents of the Keweenaw, we may have reached the point, as we do every summer, where we are a bit “fested ou. more »»

It’s time for the biggest ‘fest’ of the summer

August 20, 2014 As much fun as all these summer festivals have been, as residents of the Keweenaw, we may have reached the point, as we do every summer, where we are a bit “fested ou. more »»

Copper Country Spotlight: Rick Freeman

August 20, 2014 Q: Where are you from? A: East Tawas, Michigan. Q: When did you come to the Copper Country? A: In 1970. I worked at the Air Force radar station on Mount Horace Greeley. more »»

Don't ignore the voters of the Copper Country

August 19, 2014 While the November general election is still more than two months off, the campaign season is starting heat u. more »»

Marquette politician fondly remembered by many people

August 16, 2014 Politicians come and go, but not all of them receive the fine tributes that have come the late Frank Sciotto's wa. more »»

Weekend offers a perfect storm of summer activity

August 14, 2014 As we’ve noted recently, there always seems to be plenty to do on a summer’s weekend here in the Keweenaw. more »»

Mr. President, what is the contingency plan?

August 14, 2014 Given President Barack Obama's record, it is unlikely he has a contingency plan in place to deal with a potential disaster involving Ukraine — success by that nation in battling Russian-backed... more »»

The death of a clown puts light on serious topic

August 13, 2014 The tragic clown, laughing on the outside while crying on the inside, is one of the most enduring characters in all the arts — from Pagliacci to Emmet Kelly. more »»

U.P. legislators not giving up fight for winter relief

August 8, 2014 At a very early age we became familiar with the expression “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” We’re reminded of that advice as we watch the U.. more »»

There’s plenty of summer left here in the Keweenaw

August 6, 2014 While it certainly took a while to arrive, summer is in full swing here in the Keweenaw. With its arrival comes a multitude of things to do. more »»

A new casino will benefit the entire region

August 1, 2014 Keweenaw Bay Indian Community tribal members have an opportunity Saturday to impact the future of not only the tribe but the Western Upper Peninsula as a whol. more »»

No going back on fireworks law now

July 31, 2014 We're not sure anyone knew just what we were getting into when the Legislature voted in 2011 to liberalize the state's fireworks law. more »»

Renovation brings a positive out of tragedy

July 30, 2014 Friday marked the fifth anniversary of the deadliest structure fire in recent Copper Country history. Four people, all residents of an apartment building at 116 Quincy St. more »»

People play role in reduction of U.P. wildfires

July 29, 2014 A trend that has been observed nation wide is occurring here in the Upper Peninsula as well ... a steep reduction in the number of brush and wildfires. more »»

Lake Superior celebration fun and educational

July 25, 2014 Last Sunday hundreds gathered in Copper Harbor to celebrate Lake Superior Day. more »»

Chipping away at our basic freedoms

July 24, 2014 Frustrated that the Constitution enshrines Americans freedom of speech, including that in which they spend money to speak out on political candidates, a few liberals in the U.. more »»

Maawanji’iding is a celebration not to be missed

July 23, 2014 The pageantry, majesty and heritage of the Ojibwa people will once again take center stage this weekend as the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community presents their annual Maawanji’iding, or Pow Wow. more »»



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