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Small Business Saturday Successful

This weekend’s Small Business Saturday promotion has been deemed a hit. Tara Arens from the Keweenaw Peninsula Chamber of Commerce said they gave out lots of coupon books, coffee and doughnuts at their office… Retail members of the Chamber were also pleased… Arens reminds shoppers that many of the coupons …

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Advent Songfest a Hit

Despite snowy weather and lingering power outages, turnout was good for one of Baraga County’s favorite Christmas traditions yesterday. The annual Advent Songfest raised money for two non profits. Deacon John Cadeau from the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul praised the spirit of giving in Baraga County… Baraga County …

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Recreational Marijuana Sales Begin in Michigan

Marijuana is now being sold to adults in Michigan for recreational purposes. The first licensed distribution centers opened yesterday. Arbors Wellness Center in Ann Arbor was chosen to make the first sale. Arbors was an existing medical marijuana supplier. The first customer was 78-year-old John Sinclair, who became the center …

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2nd Michigander Dies from Vaping Injury

A second Michigander has died from the mysterious outbreak of lung injuries related to vaping. News of the death of an adult male was released last week. Because of medical privacy issues, no other details have been made public. 56 cases of the lung ailment have been reported in Michigan. …

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Gas Prices Trend Higher

Gas prices rose again last week in our area. AAA Michigan’s survey places the average cost of unleaded gasoline in the Marquette region at $2.57 per gallon. That’s a nickel higher than it was a week ago, four cents higher than a month ago, and a dime higher than a …

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Calumet Sweeps Copper Island Classic

High School In high school hockey, Calumet completed a sweep of the Copper Island Classic with a 5-0 victory over Hancock. Alex Mattila had a goal and two assists for the Copper Kings. Jackson Relei, Tanner Rowe, Scott Loukus and Dean Loukus also scored. Alex Studebaker needed to make just …

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New Outages Slow Power Restoration Effort

Crews trying to complete power restoration after Wednesday’s storm suffered setbacks Friday, as new outages occurred.  Early Friday, Upper Peninsula Power Company estimated the number of customers without service at around 1,200. By evening, that total had risen to around 2,300. Most of the new outages occurred in Marquette County. …

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