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Agnes C. Isaacson

Agnes C. Isaacson passed away on November 29, 2022 at Canalview – Houghton County. She was born October 14, 1927, to Virginia (Hodges) and Anton Stukel as the second of ten children, Agnes was a lifelong resident of the Copper Country and matriarch of the Stukel clan, who at 95 was preceded ...

Biden releasing nearly $36B to aid pensions of union workers

President Joe Biden’s administration on Thursday announced the infusion of nearly $36 billion to shore up a financially troubled union pension plan, preventing severe cuts to the retirement incomes of about 350,000 Teamster workers and retirees across the United States. The money for ...

Japanese Barberry: a prickly, tickly topic

By LIAM OLIVER and DR. SIGRID RESH lmoliver@mtu.edu, scresh@mtu.edu Are you trying to select your landscaping plants for next year? Here’s why you should avoid Japanese barberry (Berberis thunbergii) and its cultivars. Japanese barberry is a common woody ornamental plant that might be ...

Hubbell VFW hosts Veterans Day dinner

HUBBELL — Veterans heard from one of their own at the Veterans Day Dinner in Hubbell Saturday night. State Rep. Greg Markkanen delivered the speech at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4624. Markkanen, R-Hancock, is an Army veteran, having served in the 82nd Airborne Division and 452nd ...

Familiar faces in race for city council seats

HANCOCK — Three incumbents are seeking reelection to at-large seats on the Hancock City Council.  Paul LaBine, Lisa McKenzie and Whitney Warstler are each seeking a new term on the council. John Haeussler, who holds the other at-large seat, is not seeking reelection. Newcomers Zack Osborn ...

Supreme Court welcomes public again, and new justice

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court began its new term Monday with a new justice on the bench, the public back in the courtroom and a spirited debate in a case that pits environmental protections against property rights. The new member of the court, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, wasted no time ...