Strawberry fields FOREVER

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CHASSELL — Strawberry shortcake is a beloved tradition at the Copper Country Strawberry Festival — so much so that it leads to another, less-loved tradition: selling out early. To keep hungry festivalgoers satisfied for longer into Saturday afternoon, the Chassell Lions Club is making ...

Sheriff’s department busy over holiday weekend

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KEWEENAW COUNTY — The Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Office responded to three emergency calls in as many days over the 4th of July weekend. Deputies on Thursday responded to a call of a man with a knife chasing a woman in Ahmeek, at approximately 2:53 p.m. The man was located at the Dollar ...

Court battles continue across South in wake of Roe decision

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JACKSON, Miss. — Attorneys argued over abortion laws Tuesday in three Southern states in response to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that gave states the power to limit or outlaw the termination of pregnancies. In Mississippi, a judge held a hearing but didn’t say how or when she would rule ...

SEMCO supports U.P. Film Union

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MANISTIQUE — The Upper Peninsula Film Union recently welcomed a much needed donation to its Highway 2 Community Drive-In Theater in Manistique. SEMCO Energy Gas Company donated a utility instrument building that was being retired after being replaced with updated equipment. It replaces ...

Tribe’s stocking program strengthens walleye fishery


SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich.-The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indian’s Walleye Stocking Program released 2.1 million walleye this year, 1 million fry and over 1 million summer fingerlings, from its walleye rearing ponds in the Eastern Upper Peninsula and Northern Lower Peninsula. Making a ...