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Olson Named MTU Football Defensive Coordinator

Steve Olson Feature

From MTU Athletics Michigan Tech football coach Tom Kearly today announced that Steve Olson has been promoted to defensive coordinator, replacing Tim Driscoll who left to become the head coach at Finlandia. Olson has been on the Huskies’ staff as the linebackers coach since 2011.A 23-year coaching veteran, Olson has …

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Eagle Mine to Produce Ore Soon

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The Eagle Mine in Marquette County remains on track to begin producing ore by the end of the year. In its second quarter results statement issued yesterday, Lundin Mining says there are 500 people working at the site, including its own employees and those of contractors. Surface construction at the …

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Kuopus Pleads Guilty

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A Houghton County man scheduled to go to trial yesterday for his role in an April high-speed police chase has pleaded guilty instead. As part of his deal, 26-year-old Travis Kuopus admitted to third-degree fleeing and eluding police and attempted stalking. Three other charges, include aggravated stalking and obstructing, resisting …

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MTU Board of Control Meeting Next Week

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Michigan Tech’s Board of Control will meet next Thursday with a very busy docket on hand. On the agenda is a report that the University has surpassed its fundraising goal for the year and ended the fiscal year with a positive balance. The Board will also hear that five Michigan …

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Family Fun Day This Weekend

Upper Peninsula

The annual Michigamme Family Fun Day is this Saturday and it begins with the Shore to Shore canoe and kayak race. Pre-race setup is at 8:00 a.m., and races begin at 8:30. At 9:00, Family Fun Day activities ewill include games, athletic events, a pie social, and refreshments at the …

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Record June Sales in MI

MICHIGAN NEWS

Michigan’s retail industry rang up its best sales performance in more than three years during June, based on a new survey released by the Michigan Retailers Association. The MRA’s “Michigan Retail Index” found 53% of retailers polled in June reported increased sales over the same month last year, creating a …

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Michigan State Police Open House

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If you’ve always wanted to meet members of the Michigan State Police, today is your chance. Troopers from the Calumet Post are hosting an open house from 10am to 2pm at the station which is located a few miles south of Calumet on U.S. 41. They will be joined by …

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Dianda Still Looking for Aid for U.P. Communities

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State Representative Scott Dianda is again urging Republican leaders in Lansing to take up a house bill which he introduced in April to provide much-needed financial assistance to Upper Peninsula communities still struggling with the frozen water lines crisis. Due to the extreme cold weather this winter and into the …

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Best Colleges in the U.S.

EDUCATION

Sixteen colleges and universities in Michigan are on Money magazine’s annual list of the best colleges in the country, with Michigan Tech ranking 82nd nationally. The publication bases the rankings on graduation rates, cost of a degree and return on investment. For private schools, Holland’s Hope College and Calvin College …

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