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What a difference a day makes

Features

HANCOCK — The Tuesday after Thanksgiving has become an increasingly beneficial one for local nonprofits. For the sixth year, Portage Health Foundation is raising money for local charitable organizations through Giving Tuesday. It has raised more than $2 million over that time. This year, ...

Calumet business offers alternatives to alcoholic beverages

Features

CALUMET — Finding alternatives to alcoholic beverages has been rapidly increasing over the past couple of years and what started as a trend has become what is now a multi-billion-dollar industry in the U.S. According to a November 2021 Business Insider report by Allana Ashtar, ...

3 variables to consider in early-season snowmobiling

Features

It’s that first ride of the season. For some, it’s a chance to ride the new sled; for some, it’s simply the need to hit the trails ASAP; and for some, it’s knowing how that ride is actually helping the trail. The three variables to consider are to ride where the trail is open, to ...

Underrated storm doors teachers of life lessons

Outdoors

“Living in a bubble, in and out of time, I stick my head out every once in a while,” – Gary Louris With an understated thud, the storm door shut behind me. What it closed off with its glass and aluminum structure was the warmth and glow of our comfortable, suburban home at the edge ...

Inflation hovers over shoppers seeking deals on Black Friday

Business

NEW YORK — Cautious shoppers hunted for the best deals at stores and online as retailers offered new Black Friday discounts to entice consumers eager to start buying holiday gifts but weighed down by inflation. Due to elevated prices for food, rent, gasoline and other essentials, many people ...

Focus on being sustainable this holiday

Local News

Have a sustainable holiday! What is a sustainable holiday? A holiday season that keeps in mind the earth’s resources consumed and the waste produced, making thoughtful choices about entertaining, decorating, traveling, and gift giving. The Copper Country Recycling Initiative has some ...