Rajanee Sripaipan: Physician treats children — and their children

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Dr. Rajanee Sripaipan has been a pediatrician in the Copper Country for nearly 50 years. She treats sniffles, saves little lives, and everything in between. She’ll never forget a baby who was admitted to the hospital with acute respiratory distress and wheezing. A chest X-ray revealed a ...

Finlandia holds job fair for employees, soon-to-be grads


HANCOCK — A day after holding a fair for students to find their next step, Finlandia University did the same for employees and graduating seniors. Thirty companies came to Tuesday’s employment fair. Most were from the Copper Country, though the event also included colleges from ...

Biden issues first veto

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden issued the first veto of his presidency Monday in an early sign of shifting White House relations with the new Congress since Republicans took control of the House in January — a move that serves as a prelude to bigger battles with GOP lawmakers on ...

Hancock dissolves hockey cooperative with Lake Linden

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HANCOCK — In a 4-2 vote the Hancock School Board on Monday dissolved the varsity hockey cooperative with Lake Linden. The primary reason for the dissolution, said Board President Dale Kero, was in response to what he referred to as the silent majority. “We hear from all the ...

Finlandia students look ahead

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HANCOCK — When higher-education institutions close, fewer than half of students continue their schooling somewhere else, according to a National Student Clearinghouse and State Higher Education Executive Officers Association study released last year. Finlandia University is hoping to best ...

Jobless rates up in UP

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The Upper Peninsula’s jobless rate rose sharply in January, climbing 1.4 percentage points since December to 7.2%, according to data released by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget. Wayne Rourke, labor market information director of the Michigan Center for Data and ...