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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 ...

EGLE orders DNR to cap spring at Lake Mine

GREENLAND TOWNSHIP — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has been ordered to shut down an unregulated water source at a roadside access point some locals have used for drinking water and other household needs for decades, according to a Jan. 27 release from the DNR. An ...

Camper rescued from area woods

LAKE LINDEN — A camper was treated for hypothermia and transported to the hospital after being rescued from the woods by first responders near Lake Linden Monday. The Houghton County Sheriff’s Department responded to the woods off of Gregory-Cemetery Road, where a 40-year-old woman was ...

Head-on crash on M-26 injures two

Two drivers were injured in a head-on crash on M-26 near Painesdale on Tuesday afternoon. At about 12:20 p.m., a 17-year-old girl lost control of her car while she was traveling north, crossed the center lane and collided with a vehicle driven by a 65-year-old Painesdale man, according to the ...

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 ...