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Twilight Wins for Garnet, SNB – Wednesday Sports Wrap

Finlandia The Finlandia University baseball team has signed up yet another new recruit. Skylar Abell is a pitcher from Rock Falls, Illinois. He is the 22nd member of this year’s class. MLB The Milwaukee Brewers have reportedly agreed to a contract with their first-round pick in the recent amateur draft. …

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CCISD Prepares to Sell Student-Built Tiny House

The Copper Country Intermediate School District is selling a house – a very small house. The tiny house was built by the building trades students at the Career and Technical Education Center. It’s based on an 8-foot by 20-foot trailer. Home-schooled student William Becker spent two years as part of …

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One Hurt in Three-Car Houghton Crash

One person was treated for injuries following a three-vehicle traffic crash in Houghton yesterday afternoon. The Houghton Police Department was called out around 2:00. They learned that a vehicle driven by an 84-year-old Houghton man had failed to yield while making a left-hand turn from westbound Sharon Avenue onto Razorback …

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COVID-19 Cases Diagnosed at MTU

Two cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed on the Michigan Tech campus. Tech Today reported this morning that the two were confirmed among members of the Michigan Tech campus community, which it defines as faculty, staff, and students. The two cases appear to be unrelated. The Western Upper Peninsula Health …

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White Pine Mine Sale Postponed Again

Once again, Highland Copper and the Copper Range Company have extended the deadline for Highland to close on its purchase of the White Pine Mine. The purchase has dragged on for six years, first while Highland arranged financing, and, more recently, while the companies try to agree on a way …

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Lawsuits Challenging Redistricting Commission Tossed

Two major lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of Michigan’s new legislative redistricting commission have been thrown out of court. The suits – one brought by a group of individuals, and the other brought by the Michigan Republican Party – alleged that the rules excluding those active in partisan politics, and people …

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Tree House, A.E. Seaman Museum Reopen

Ever so cautiously, the Copper Country continues to reopen. The Tree House Indoor Playground in Houghton resumed operations yesterday. The Tree House offers activities exclusively for children through four years of age. Iola Brubaker from the Keweenaw Family Resource Center says there are restrictions… Only 15 people can occupy the …

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MTU Student Honored by SAE International

A local Michigan Tech engineering student has been honored by a trade organization. SAE International recently recognized Cora J. Taylor for her contributions to Michigan Technological University’s Formula SAE® Team. Formula SAE is a series of competitions that challenge teams of university students to conceive, design, fabricate, develop, and compete …

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