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Hearing date set in murder case

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HOUGHTON — Two Wisconsin residents charged with the December murder of a Hancock Township man will appear in court together at the end of May. The preliminary examinations for Margaret Kempainen, 50, and her son, Jacob Kempainen, 21, of Hartland, Wisconsin, were set for May 31. During ...

Plant for the planet

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HANCOCK — Volunteers repotted thousands of native plant seedlings at the Keweenaw Land Trust headquarters for Earth Day. The plants come from Brian Black, a faculty member at Bay College who grows native plants in his greenhouse for the local chapter of Wild Ones. Each year, he donates the ...

The irony in stigma shown toward those with alcoholism

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[This is the fourth part in a series that examines what stigma looks like and how it damages those who receive it.] In July 2021, the Atlantic published an article that came right to the point in its title: America Has a Drinking Problem. “Few things are more American than drinking ...

Most common cancer in U.S.

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Are you of European or Scandinavian heritage? You may have a higher prepotency for skin cancer. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) reveals skin cancer is the nation’s most common cancer. AAD research estimates daily 9,500 Americans are diagnosed with the disease. Background on Your ...

Wildly popular: People get tips on cooking, growing mushrooms

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HOUGHTON — Don’t be fooled by the button mushrooms at the supermarket. Unlike a lot of produce, most mushroom varieties have a short shelf life. “It’s kind of nice because it kind of protects it from monopolization,” Zack Osborn said during a presentation at the Portage Lake ...