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Helping angry or sad kids relax

When children are angry or out of sorts we need many techniques to calm them down before we can talk together. No matter what it is, the situation begs for calmness. Child psychologist, Angela Pruess’ parentswithconfidence.com is a wonderful site to help. It may depend on whether there is ...

CCISD Auto Tech students take home various awards in UP competition

ESCANABA – On Feb. 7, 2020, Bay Community College hosted the regional Skills USA Automotive competition where events showcased the best Career and Technical Education students from the Upper Peninsula. The Copper Country Intermediate School District’s Career and Technical Education Center ...

Learn about and discuss the work of the UP Energy Task Force

On Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, come to the Portage Library at 12:30 p.m. to learn about and discuss the work of the UP Energy Task Force. Task Force members will give an overview of UP energy system and an update on the first phase of the UP Energy Task Force on propane supply. This meeting is ...

Houghton County Fair representative win two first-place awards at state level

Eight representatives of the Houghton County Fair attended the annual Michigan Association of Fairs and Exhibitions in Grand Rapids. Houghton County Fair received a first place award in the Division 1 Fair photo competition. The picture was of a market steer exhibitor, Alia Palosaari of ...

Barnelopet gives kids chance to love skiing

HANCOCK — The 13th annual Barnelopet Youth Ski Races took place Sunday afternoon at the Maasto Hiihto Ski Trails in Hancock. The event, hosted by the Sons of Norway and the Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club and sponsored by the Keweenaw Community Foundation and Steve Zutter, is a free and ...

Phi Kappa Tau Repeats as Statues Champ

The winners have been announced in the Snow Statue Competition at Michigan Technological University's Winter Carnival. This year's theme is "Discover What Shines from Prehistoric Times." For the third time in the past four years, Phi Kappa Tau was the overall winner of the month-long snow ...

UPPCO targeting 50% clean, renewable energy goal by 2025

MARQUETTE - Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO) today announced the Michigan Public Service Commission approved the settlement that was reached in its Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) case. The approved settlement sets the stage for more clean, reliable, and affordable energy to be delivered to ...

Finnish American Heritage Center announces enrichment class lineup

In the Copper Country, we're never truly finished with being Finnish, and that's evidenced by the lineup of enrichment classes offered by Finlandia University's Finnish American Heritage Center. Programming for the winter semester gets under way this month. Wednesday, Feb. 26 is the first day ...

Parade of Confections, this week at the Finnish American Heritage Center

The Copper Country's famous and fantastic live auction of gourmet desserts is an event not to miss, Friday, Feb. 14, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Finnish American Heritage Center. Auctioneer Brad Baltensperger keeps the evening rolling with fast and fun bidding, fancy paraders, live music, and ...

Parade of confections live auction of gourmet desserts

HANCOCK - Looking for a fun Valentine's evening? Come to the Parade of Confections where there will be a live auction of decadent gourmet desserts. The evening also includes live music, a silent art auction, libations, and hors d'oeuvres. The Parade of Confections is an annual fundraiser for ...

Michigan’s 2020 census website is launched

In preparation for the 2020 Census, the state of Michigan has launched a new website to provide information and resources to Michiganders. Live as of Tuesday, Jan. 14, the website will be available throughout the census-taking season so residents can have their questions answered, keep up to ...

What makes America great?

America is so great because she has been founded and shaped by fearless people who did not surrender to inequality or injustice. America was built by the people that saw hope for a brighter future despite the darkness that surrounded them. Think about Harriet Tubman who risked her life to ...

Consider donating to the Fostering Futures Scholarship Trust Fund

LANSING — With the 2019 tax year ending, the Michigan Department of Treasury is asking Michiganders to consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the Fostering Futures Scholarship Trust Fund. Donations made to the Fostering Futures Scholarship Trust Fund provide scholarships to young ...

Share your thoughts with the DNR at upcoming meetings

The Department of Natural Resources is committed to providing Michigan residents the opportunity to share input and ideas on policy decisions, programs and other aspects of natural resource management and outdoor recreation opportunities. One important avenue for this input is at meetings of ...

CCISD gets clean audit, restored funding

The Copper Country Intermediate School District Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019 Deb Bradford from Rukkila, Negro and Associates, CPAs, PC, presented the CCISD board with its annual audit. Bradford informed the board that they had a clean audit and ...

IncredibleBank continues 11th year as Lead Dog Sponsor of the CopperDog 150

IncredibleBank will continue with their 11th year as the Lead Sponsor of the CopperDog 150 and CopperDog 80 Dog Sled Race contributing $10,000 to the race purse. The races are scheduled for Feb. 29 – March 1, 2020 in Calumet’s historic downtown. Pictured from left are CopperDog board ...

Skate with Santa in Laurium

The second annual skate with Santa event happened this past Saturday at the George Gipp Arena in Laurium. There were about 100 children, parents, and grandparents in attendance. The event included skating with free admission, crafts and treats. Everybody had a great time. Thanks to all the ...

Stabenow and Peters raise concerns over potential Canadian Nuclear Waste Sites

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) released the following statements raising concerns after the Nuclear Waste Management Organization in Canada announced potential sites to store nuclear waste near Lake Huron: “This makes no sense. Canada has as ...