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OTC medications: Know the health risks

UPPER PENINSULA - From pain relievers to cold remedies, you can easily buy over-the-counter (OTC) medicines at many stores—and without a prescription from a doctor. But that does not mean these medications are free of health risks, pharmacists advise. “Like prescription drugs, ...

Latest technology failed to find plane from 1968 crash

REDRIDGE -- Missing planes last seen over Lake Superior are not uncommon.  In fact, there are several reports of such cases, partially earning the big lake the nickname of the “Great Lakes Triangle.” Of course, that also covers the four other lakes. Lake Michigan has recorded the most ...

Fourth of July: Turning point of the Civil War

UNITED STATES — Today is the celebration of the Declaration of Independence of the original 13 colonies of the United States from Great Britain. It was on this date, in 1776, that the North American British colonies became the United States of America. Just 67 years later, July 4 again became ...

Jack and De, on land and sea

It’s easy to run into Jack Chamberlain and his wife, De, during summers in Houghton and Hancock. Jack plays accordion at the Portage Lake District Library, the Hancock Tori Market, Key Ingredient in Montezuma Park and more, and De is usually nearby. They spend summers on their boat, a ...