Heikinpaiva celebration takes over Hancock Saturday

HANCOCK, Mich. (WZMQ) – Get ready Copper Country! The winter Celebrations have just gotten started. Earlier on Friday, family and friends were testing out the sleds on Finlandia’s Quincy Green as they prepared for the Heikinpaiva Celebration. The celebration will feature toris, or markets, to shop at. It will also have the community parade downtown […]

Hancock prepares for Finnish mid-winter festival, Heikinpaiva

HANCOCK, Mich. – The city of Hancock’s Finnish Theme Committee and Finlandia University invites the public to celebrate mid-winter at Heikinpäivä on Thursday, Jan. 19. Pronounced “hey-kin-pie-vuh,” the festival celebrates Finnish heritage in Hancock and the Copper Country as a whole. “It strives to make winter seem shorter,” said Jim Kurtti, Finnish American Heritage Center […]

Professional snow sculptors teach workshop at Michigan Tech.

Houghton, Mich. (WZMQ) – Every February, snow sculptures take over Houghton during Michigan Techs winter carnival festival, a tradition that’s been going on for over 100 years. This year the school brought in 2 professional snow sculptors with a serious resume. Professional snow sculptors Josh Jakubowski and his team. They are 3-time national champions and have […]

Hancock fire department to spend $395k on truck refurbishment

Hancock, Mich. (WZMQ) – The ladder truck at the Hancock Fire Department will soon be receiving a nearly 400 hundred thousand dollar refurbishment. The truck is one of the only aerial ladder trucks in copper country. Which makes it vital to rescue operations for not only the city of Hancock but for many departments on […]

Three Upper Peninsula Businesses Awarded MEDC Grants

LANSING – Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced on Tuesday that thirty-five communities around Michigan have been awarded a total of $807,673 in grants as part of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Match on Main grant program. Three of these communities and supported businesses are located in the Upper Peninsula; three grants worth $25,000 each were awarded […]

City of Hancock remembers Deborah Mann, DDA coordinator who died in house explosion

HANCOCK, Mich. (WZMQ) – The Hancock Downtown Development Authority is remembering Deborah Mann, the woman who died in a house explosion Tuesday in Hancock Township. In a Facebook post, the City called Mann an “amazing woman” who “tirelessly devoted her time and energy in making this community great.” The post reads in full: “The City […]