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Teams Take to Trails in Tahquamenon Country Sled Dog Races

By Dan Hardenbrook More than 50 mushers and their sled dog teams took the trails of northern Luce County last weekend for the 20th Annual Tahquamenon Country Sled Dog Races. The race returned to the magnificent Muskallonge Lake State Park for the kick start to the...

Five U.P. school officials will meet with Whitmer

By Carol Stiffler Five regional school superintendents will meet with Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday, Jan. 8, when she hosts a ceremonial signing for the supplemental funding bills she signed two weeks ago. The supplemental bills restored $573.5 million in...

The fish are biting, but be cautious on the ice

By Carol Stiffler Like a siren call, the ice on the Manistique Lakes has already attracted hearty fishermen. Though winter only technically began days ago, the ice is already thick enough in some places for snowmobiles to cross over. “The fishing’s good,” said Mick of...
LP press expansion is breaking records

LP press expansion is breaking records

Newberry’s manufacturing giant Louisiana-Pacific Corporation recently expanded the size of its press, a $14.5 million project that makes it possible for the plant to increase its output by roughly 15%. And, thanks to technology, they’re managing the...
If you have a dream, start it now

If you have a dream, start it now

By Carol Stiffler Imagine the intersection of M-123 and M-28 without a functioning Pickleman’s Pantry. Imagine Newberry without The Newberry News. Or Duke’s Sports Shop. Try Helmer without Moose du Nord. The fact is, Newberry and its outlying regions look a lot more...
Two storms cripple holiday weekend

Two storms cripple holiday weekend

A heavy, wet snowstorm on Wednesday, November 27, and a massive, powdery snowstorm on Monday, December 2 gave a wintery one-two punch to the area. The storms brought massive power outages and kept kids home from school for a rare six-day weekend. The Thanksgiving...