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Copper Country hosts Finnish delegations

HOUGHTON — Two delegations from Finland toured the Copper Country Tuesday as part of an ongoing effort to strengthen business ties between the two regions. FinnZone, a collaborative effort to help Finnish companies locate in Michigan, held a welcome and breakfast Tuesday morning at the ...

Dial Help offers support for victims of crimes

HOUGHTON — Virginia Lambert and Paige Setter-Hallwachs of Dial Help’s Victim Services, spoke at a free public program about mental health services and challenges in the community that took place last Wednesday at the Portage Lake District Library. Among the services they discussed that ...

US deaths from COVID hit 1 million, less than 2 1/2 years in

The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 hit 1 million on Monday, a once-unimaginable figure that only hints at the multitudes of loved ones and friends staggered by grief and frustration. The confirmed number of dead is equivalent to a 9/11 attack every day for 336 days. It is roughly equal to how ...

Dial Help offers many mental health programs, services

HOUGHTON — Dial Help is a nonprofit crisis center serving the Upper Peninsula, located in Houghton, which offers a wide array of services to residents in need. Among the programs it offers are: youth services, victim services, substance use disorder peer recovery coaching, in-school ...

Kevin Codere appointed to Houghton County Board

HOUGHTON — Less than a week after deciding to hold off on a replacement for late chairman Al Koskela, the Houghton County Board reversed course Monday and appointed Kevin Codere to serve out the partial term. Codere was chosen 3-1, with Chairman Tom Tikkanen voting against. “He’s ...