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The Copper Country’s first hostile takeover

December 26, 2015 The last decade of the 19th century began a time of rapid growth and expansion across the Lake Superior District. It also saw a change in corporate behavior. more »»

Bringing back the good times

December 24, 2015 HANCOCK — Betty Cowling, 91, hasn’t had her iPod music player for long, but it’s already brought her back a long way in time. more »»

Enamored with its legacy, "The Force Awakens" thrives

December 23, 2015 "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens" is a self-conscious but satisfying treat for a generation of Star Wars fans disappointed by the prequel trilogy. more »»

Holiday cheer

December 19, 2015 CALUMET TOWNSHIP — Annaliese Dupuis has been receiving holiday gift boxes of food from Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly for about four years, and she always enjoys getting the. more »»

AP’s top songs of 2015

December 19, 2015 NEW YORK — If The Associated Press could create its own "NOW" compilation album of 2015, this would be it. Here are the top 10 songs of the year, according to AP music editor Mesfin Fekadu: 1. more »»

A look at robots and other coding toys for kids

December 19, 2015 NEW YORK — It’s no longer tough to find coding toys for young kids. Here’s a look at your current options. All of the toys are either sold through major retailers or online. more »»

A railroad for the Copper Range

December 19, 2015 Editor’s note: This column is a companion to the Dec. 12 piece, “A tangle of Copper Country Railroads” Charles A. Wright sat in his office in Hancock, thinking about railroads and trains. more »»

Some like it hot! Cheesecake, that is.

December 19, 2015 Cheesecake is usually served cold. So brace yourself for something a little different. The first time I made this recipe, I pulled it out of the oven and set it on the counter to cool. more »»

The evil witch Grinch

December 19, 2015 Yesterday in class, my students and I were talking about candy. I said if I had a choice, I would pick Sweetarts over chocolate. more »»

Margaritaville madness: Jimmy Buffett musical in the works

December 19, 2015 NEW YORK — Parrottheads, rejoice — there’s a Jimmy Buffett musical in the works. more »»

Warm weather leaves stores in the cold as shoppers want to stay outside

December 19, 2015 NEW YORK — The unseasonably warm weather has left some people feeling cold about holiday shopping. Rosemarie Nowicki, who lives in Berkeley Heights, N.J. more »»

Feeding those in need

December 12, 2015 For those who need assistance, local food pantries are a vital resource — a resource supported by the generosity of the community. more »»

Walking ‘The Way of St. James’

December 12, 2015 For millions of years we have thrived under constant motion. Our ancestors walked 12 miles a day in a constantly changing and unstable environment. more »»

A Tangle of Copper Country Railroads

December 12, 2015 As general manager of the Mineral Range Railroad, Charles A. Wright had been the driving force behind linking the Keweenaw Peninsula with the rest of the Copper Country by rail. more »»

Bridging the gap: Medical Informatics program connects health, technology

December 10, 2015 HOUGHTON — Hospitals and doctors’ offices have been documenting patients’ information digitally for years, and now medical diagnostics have entered the digital age, and research for the technology i... more »»

OAP offering winter fun in Copper Country

December 5, 2015 HOUGHTON — Whenever it eventually happens, the coming of winter won’t mean the end of exploring the outdoors. more »»

Roasted duck is easier — and more delicious — than you think

December 5, 2015 The prospect of roasting a duck strikes many a home cook as a mountain too high, but I’m not sure why. more »»

Sing a song of emus

December 5, 2015 Winter may be insinuating its icy presence elsewhere, but here on Tanglewood Farm springtime is in the air. At least it is for Satchemu and Dolly, our emus. more »»

Nielsen: Smartphones and the Internet are eating our TV time

December 5, 2015 LOS ANGELES (AP) — The use of Internet-ready devices like smartphones appears to have seriously cut into American's traditional TV-watching time, new Nielsen data shows, potentially undercutting the... more »»

Ear, ear: Maine town celebrates inventor of the earmuff

December 5, 2015 FARMINGTON, Maine — Earmuffs have come a long way in 142 years. more »»



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