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Copper Country comeback

HOUGHTON — Tourism spending in the Copper Country rebounded in 2021 after initially dropping during the pandemic, according to a recent Michigan Economic Development Corp. report. Visitors spent $84.2 million in Houghton County in 2021, a 20.7% increase over 2020 and a new record for the ...

February celebrates Black History Month

Black History Month celebrates the rich cultural heritage, triumphs and adversities that are an indelible part of this country’s history, states npr.org. Also known as African American History Month, history.com states, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of ...

Finally: Storm brings snow on Copper Country

HOUGHTON — For better or worse, the mild weather couldn’t last. A storm hit much of the Copper Country Sunday and continued through Monday, decisively ending the relative down period of the past month. Monday’s storm comes from a persistent lake effect snow band with western and ...

Community art exhibit annual part of Heikinpäivä

HANCOCK – A month of Finnish themed activities in Hancock culminated in Heikinpäivä, the city’s annual celebration of Finnish Heritage which took place Saturday. The last scheduled event was the opening of the Copper Country Community Art Center’s new exhibit, “Animal Life: Art ...

‘Together again’

HANCOCK — After two years away due to COVID, Hancock’s Heikinpäivä celebration culminated Saturday with a parade, dancing, games, markets and food. There’d been a question as to whether the annual mid-winter celebration could get back up and running, said Finnish ...

The cost of change

HOUGHTON — The Houghton City Council approved resolutions Wednesday authorizing the city to sell up to $1.5 million in bonds to help fund the upcoming demolition of the Lakeshore Drive parking deck, and subsequent restoration and site work. The council previously approved the bond amount ...