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These trophies rock: Vivian finds beauty in stone, creating polished tiles for awards ceremony

March 5, 2016 FULTON — The annual Keweenaw Community Foundation’s Keweenaw Gold fundraiser and awards dinner is to scheduled to take place at 6 p.m. on March 22, at the Continental Fire Company in Houghton. more »»

Early takers say new SAT ‘wasn’t so bad’ and not so tricky

March 5, 2016 By Jennifer C. Kerr Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Not so tricky. More straightforward. Guessing allowed. more »»

Teams take on quiz bowl at Tech

March 5, 2016 Michigan Tech HOUGHTON?— Seven teams from six UP high schools competed in the inaugural Blizzard Bowl quiz bowl tournament at Michigan Technological University on Feb. 27. more »»

Technological progress in the Copper Country

March 5, 2016 By 1910, the Copper Country bore very little resemblance to its appearance of its early years. more »»

A goat named Dawg

March 5, 2016 I knew there was something very different about Dawg the first time I laid eyes on him. more »»

Ride the sky on a 70-story glass slide coming to L.A.

March 5, 2016 By John Rogers Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thrill-seekers looking to take their fear of heights to a new level can come to downtown Los Angeles this summer and careen down a clear glass... more »»

Don’t need a blender? Crowdfunding sites now fund honeymoons

March 5, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — Before they say “I do,” soon-to-be newlyweds are increasingly going online to ask, “Will you pay for our honeymoon?” Crowdfunding websites such as Honeyfund, GoFundMe and Honeymoon... more »»

Game on: All ages face off across card tables, board games at Big Game Night

February 27, 2016 CALUMET — There’s no age limit on competitiveness, or at Big Game Night at the Calumet Library, where 13-year-old May Amelia Shapton faced off against retiree Melissa Goulette, nearly tied going int... more »»

Leap Year has a rich history — in marriage proposals

February 27, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — Leap Year is more than just a quirky thing that happens to newborns on the occasional 29th of February. more »»

Marching into spring

February 27, 2016 El Nino is a friend of mine. The last time we had a strong El Nino — if my memory serves me correctly — was in 1998. more »»

The secret to the richest chocolate cake ever? Think Irish!

February 27, 2016 For me, St. Patrick’s Day isn’t just an excuse to drink Irish whiskey and Guinness. more »»

A tale of two traders

February 27, 2016 French explorer Etienne Brule is credited with being the first European to see Lake Superior, and also the first to discover native copper along its shore in 1621. more »»

Cruise ship food: 10,680 hot dogs just tip of the iceberg

February 27, 2016 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — It’s still dark out at this industrial port. Most passengers aboard the Oasis of the Seas are sound asleep in their staterooms. more »»

Good to go: Sherman Twp. Fire Dept. gets new equipment

February 20, 2016 GAY — The Sherman Township Volunteer Fire Department may be small, but it serves an important function in a very rural area, so when it faced the need to replace most of its equipment or lose... more »»

The first report of Lake Superior copper

February 20, 2016 It did not begin with Douglass Houghton, whose 1840 geological report led to the Treaty of La Pointe. more »»

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ author Harper Lee, has died at 89

February 20, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — Harper Lee, the elusive novelist whose child’s-eye view of racial injustice in a small Southern town, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” became standard reading for millions of young people an... more »»

How to catch up on Oscar nominated flicks online — sort-of

February 20, 2016 NEW YORK — The good news for those trying to catch up on Oscar-nominated flicks: A little more than half are available for streaming online. The bad news: Nearly half aren’t. more »»

Parents of film worker killed on set spread safety message

February 20, 2016 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Richard and Elizabeth Jones stood on a crowded film set, looking out on a sea of actors and workers ready to shoot a scen. more »»

Slow-cooker pulled pork made with just 6 ingredients, almost no effort

February 20, 2016 Once upon a time (like, yesterday) I had a hefty hunk of pork, no time and no specific thing I wanted to make. more »»

#LoveTeaching

February 20, 2016 Every month I get an email from my editor asking for my column by a certain date. more »»

 
 

 

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