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Creator of Heikki Lunta dies at 77

May 27, 2015 CALUMET — David Riutta, writer of the “Heikki Lunta Snow Dance Song” and a popular local country musician, died Saturday in his Calumet home. more »»

Educator retires from DB-TC after 34 years

May 27, 2015 DOLLAR BAY — William Rivest knows it’s time to step aside from a 34-year career in education because his body has told him so. more »»

Bully Backfire

May 26, 2015  HANCOCK — “It hurts to get bullied,” according to the Keweenaw Community Foundation Youth Advisory Council. more »»

Suspect nabbed

May 26, 2015 HOUGHTON — The Calumet man who allegedly stole a vehicle from Calumet and committed additional crimes in Wisconsin while out on bond is back in jail. more »»

In memory

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Purple Heart monument dedicated to all wounded

May 26, 2015 HOUGHTON — The Military Order of the Purple Heart dedicated a monument to soldiers who had received the medal at the Veterans Park in Houghton on Monday. more »»


May 26, 2015 HANCOCK/HOUGHTON — The warming weather means many people are out walking and cycling, and the work on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge will not prevent those people from crossing to one side or the othe... more »»

Pete’s Petting Zoo seeks help for a new bird coop

May 26, 2015 BARAGA — It’s peaceful and quiet among the pines at Pete’s Petting Zoo, and watching deer mingle happily with llamas, miniature horses and emus, it could be something from a dream. more »»

Veterans Park Purple Heart monument dedication today

May 25, 2015 HOUGHTON — A monument honoring Purple Heart veterans of all wars will be dedicated today at Houghton Veterans Park during a service starting at 2 p.m. more »»

Dressing for success

May 25, 2015 CALUMET — Often, having success in getting a new job can hinge as much on how the applicant looks as does the quality of the person’s training or experience, and the volunteers at the New Beginnings... more »»

Shot at the beast

May 25, 2015 From a high-ladder engine truck, Hancock firefighters assisting Dollar Bay firefighters blast flames burning through the roof of a residence on Lake Street in Dollar Bay on Saturday evening. more »»

Angel donors needed

May 25, 2015 CALUMET — The volunteers at the New Beginnings Angel Mission Free Store appreciate donations, but sometimes the donations aren’t in the best condition, which means more work for the volunteers to... more »»

BHK seeks early education applicants

May 25, 2015 HOUGHTON — For families with children ages birth to five, now is the time to apply for BHK Child Development's Early Head Start and Head Start programs -—two federally-funded programs that prepare... more »»

Growing and gardening

May 23, 2015 HOUGHTON — Houghton Middle School sixth-graders were at Ray Kestner Waterfront Park Friday both to plant flowers and say goodbye to the seniors they’ve met with over the school year. more »»


May 23, 2015 CALUMET — This year’s Memorial Day ceremony at Lakeview Cemetery will also mark the dedication of a new monumen. more »»

Bike to Work Day this Thursday

May 23, 2015 HOUGHTON — There seems to be a movement nationally of people using bicycles for transportation rather than just recreation, and Bike to Work Day is intended to encourage the continuation of that... more »»

Spring planting brings Houghton to life

May 23, 2015 HOUGHTON — When it comes to closing the gap between Houghton and other Michigan tourist spots such as Door County or Saugatuck, it’s the little things, said Julie Waara. more »»

Illinois man dies while visiting Isle Royale National Park

May 23, 2015 ISLE ROYALE NATIONAL PARK — A visitor to Isle Royale National Park died Thursday, but the exact cause of death is unknown. more »»

Memorial Day services

May 23, 2015 Local American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts will be holding Memorial Day services throughout the Copper Country Monday. more »»

Digging deep

May 22, 2015 EAGLE RIVER — Much has been written about the migration of people from western and eastern Europe to the Copper Country during the copper mining era, but little is known about other ethnic groups in... more »»



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