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Become An Isle Royale Teen Artist

Houghton, MI – Isle Royale National Park (NP) is now accepting applications for the summer 2017 Isle Royale Teen Artist Exploration. The artistic discovery is geared to all aspiring teen artists who want to develop their art through experiencing wilderness, and is open to all visual and performing artists, writers, and composers …

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Outstanding Jersey Fund Efforts Raise $5,000

LAURIUM, Mich. – Calumet High School (CHS) and Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital joined in a special celebration at the Copper Kings girls varsity basketball game Thursday. Prior to tip-off, students presented Aspirus Keweenaw with a $5,000 check – the total amount of money raised during this year’s Jersey Fund. “This event …

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Sink The Sled Tickets Still Available

This Snowmobile IS going through the Ice!   But When? That is the question that Houghton Rotarians are asking the community, its visitors and winter enthusiasts worldwide. A vintage snowmobile was stripped, power-washed and placed on the frozen Houghton Canal in February 2017.   If you predict when the sled falls through …

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Two People Hospitalized After Meth Lab Found In Ripley

Two people were taken to the hospital after authorities discovered a meth lab inside a Ripley residence Tuesday afternoon. Around 2:30 p.m., deputies with the Houghton County Sheriff’s Office responded to a medical call at a residence on Royce Road.. A search warrant was secured for the residence and detectives from …

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GM to Donate $110K to MTU

Michigan Tech is about to receive another big donation from General Motors. The $110,000 grant from the General Motors Foundation will help fund activities including the Advanced Hybrid Electric Vehicle and Advanced Motorsports Enterprises, the Manufacturing Engineering Initiative, pre-college STEM outreach programs and diversity programs. The check will be presented …

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Preliminary Job Fair Line-Up Announced

The preliminary list of companies taking part in the upcoming Keweenaw Job Fair has been released. The roster includes retailers, manufacturers, law enforcement, governmental and service providers. The Job Fair is being put together by Michigan Works and Finlandia University. It will be held April 4th from 11:00 until 2:00 …

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MTEC SmartZone Funding Extended

The MTEC SmartZone has earned an extended lease on life. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation has approved a 15-year extension in funding for the SmartZone, which serves as a nonprofit business and technology incubator for Houghton and Hancock. The new funding will run until 2032. The Michigan Tech Enterprise Corporation …

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Michigan Schools Earn Dismal Grade

Michigan schools have made less progress toward meeting increased standards for students than the schools in every other state over the past 14 years. The conclusion comes from research compiled by University of Michigan education policy professor Brian Jacob. It’s based on the performance of fourth graders and eighth graders …

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Bergman Opens VA Subcommittee Investigation

First District U-S Representative Jack Bergman chaired his first meeting of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations yesterday. He opened an inquiry into a report released recently by the General Accounting Office regarding Veterans Administration drugs and supplies that are being stolen. The retired general accused the …

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