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Carnegie Museum hosts open house

HOUGHTON – The Carnegie Museum of the Keweenaw will host its annual Holiday Open House Saturday, December 9 from 1:00 to 2:30. Come warm up with some hot cocoa and sweets and enjoy traditional holiday music by Ellie Helman. Pick up your reserved gingerbread kits and, if you are able, ...

First woman on the Supreme Court O’Connor dies at 93

WASHINGTON — Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, an unwavering voice of moderate conservatism and the first woman to serve on the nation’s highest court, died Friday. She was 93. O’Connor died in Phoenix, of complications related to advanced dementia and a respiratory ...

Giving thanks to outdoor companions and opportunities

With the spirit of thanksgiving blowing across the landscape this week, pushed by a cold Canadian wind, I was reminded recently of something I have been truly thankful for over many years, though it’s not something I think about in detail too often. My recollections began when talking with ...

Native phragmites fights back!

Over the summer, the Keweenaw Invasive Species Management Area (KISMA) Phragmites Crew surveyed over one hundred miles of shoreline looking for invasive Phragmites (Phragmites australis ssp. australis). Invasive Phragmites is a grass species that is originally from Eurasia that threatens ...

GA case against Trump presents problems from start

ATLANTA — Putting 19 people on trial at the same time is a difficult assignment for any prosecutor — whether or not one of those defendants is a former president of the United States running to reclaim his old office. The sprawling racketeering indictment returned this week by a grand ...