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Copper Country Finns to celebrate Juhannus on Quincy Green

HANCOCK, Mich. — The community is invited to join area Finns in a Midsummer (Juhannus) celebration on Saturday, June 24 at Quincy Green in Hancock, adjacent to the Finnish American Heritage Center. The Finlandia Foundation Copper Country Chapter will raise the annual Midsummer pole (Juhannus ...

Mental health challenges affect school age children

HOUGHTON COUNTY — There is a growing — and unmet — need for mental and behavioral health services for children and youth across the country, according to a report from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). According to the report, Comprehensive School-Based Mental and ...

Hancock Schools bond issue projects move forward

HANCOCK — Among the agenda items of the Hancock School Board regular June meeting on Monday was the bond update, which included the recommendation to approve the bond playground bid through Webuildfun. Webuildfun is a commercial playground supplier for parks, schools, churches, homeowner ...

Wanted: Younger heroes

BARAGA — As older firefighters age out of the job, departments are looking to recruit younger members. The Baraga Fire Department does events at local schools. Last spring, members also talked to the graduating seniors at Baraga High School about joining, said Chief Jeff Mayo. “It’s ...

Goats galore: Invasive species management project slated for Swedetown trails

Come meet the goats that are helping manage invasive glossy buckthorn at the Swedetown Trails in Calumet, Michigan. This summer, a herd of about 30 goats will be arriving at Swedetown Trails for about 10 days to help manage glossy buckthorn (Frangula alnus), a dominant woody invasive species ...