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Backlash against “Anti-racism” goes beyond Tech professors

Letters written by two Michigan Tech professors against University Senate Resolution 41-21 were decried by its proponents as racist and sexist, but recent missteps by the “anti-racism” movement suggest a majority of Americans agree with them. The resolution had its origins in an anti-semitic incident in Hancock at the Temple …

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Temporary sentinel assumes downtown post

The miner statue is still being repaired, but a familiar silhouette is now greeting commuters coming into downtown Houghton from the east off College Avenue. The black-and-white stand-in at Franklin Square will be in place until repairs are completed on the permanent metal fixture by the spring or early summer. …

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Calumet passes 2021 budget at tumultuous meeting

Thursday night’s marathon Calumet council session was a topsy-turvy affair that almost resulted in having no budget in place for today. Following a public session, several trustees were upset that the budget had not been part of prior work sessions. That meant the draft was completed almost exclusively by Village …

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Drug raid in Calumet

Houghton County Sheriff’s personnel raided a home on Park Avenue in Calumet Saturday, finding drug paraphernalia. Two people were arrested, a 28-year-old woman and a 39-year-old man, who have not yet been identified. They are expected to be arraigned in 97th District Court this week. Deputies were originally sent to …

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Anderson Wins Second CD150 Title – Monday Sports Wrap

High School In girls basketball tonight… • Houghton entertains Iron Mountain. • Calumet hosts Westwood. Our broadcast will begin around 7:00 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com. • The Hancock game at Dollar Bay-Tamarack City has been canceled. In boys hoops tonight… • Dollar Bay-Tamarack City plays at Houghton. • Hancock …

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Calumet Wins Copper Island Classic – Sunday Sports Wrap

High School In high school hockey Saturday… • Houghton spotted Escanaba an early goal, then shut down the Eskymoes the rest of the game, and claimed a 7-1 victory. Mathan Erva had a hat trick plus an assist for the Gremlins. Camden Markham, Tedd Halonen, Landon Stevens and Connor Raffaelli …

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Both Tech Hoops Teams Claim Titles – Saturday Sports Wrap

High School In high school hockey last evening… • Houghton blanked Jeffers 6-0. The Gremlins got two goals and two assists from Landon Stevens, and one goal each from Camden Markham, Nathan Erva, Sully Rajala and Tedd Halonen. Matthew Ryynanen earned the shutout in net, as the Gremlins outshot the …

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Copper Country Today – February 28, 2021

On this week’s Copper Country Today program, the Finlandia Health Sciences program is settling into its new home at the former Hancock school. Todd VanDyke talks with Fredi de Yampert and Lori Sullivan about the program and the move. Grant Dossetto gets a drug enforcement update from the Upper Peninsula …

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Julien questions council’s ethics decision

During public comment at Wednesday’s Houghton City Council meeting, Jennifer Julien asked for the body to sanction two of its newer members. Julien is particularly disturbed by the actions of Councilor Virginia “Jan” Cole. The problem dates back to a week in early January. On the sixth, Veridea announced it …

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Snowmobile collides with car in Hancock

Thursday evening at approximately 5:20, Hancock Police were called to the scene of a car-snowmobile collision where Ingot Street intersects with Trail 17. The snowmobile was operated by 59-year-old Mark Aldrich, a native of Bloomington, Illinois. He failed to stop for traffic and his sled struck a vehicle driven by …

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