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Michigan November Vote Certified

Michigan’s 2020 election saga is finally over. At its meeting yesterday, the State Board of Canvassers voted to certify the results, formally awarding 16 presidential electoral votes to Democrat Joe Biden. The vote came after weeks of controversy, in which Republican President Donald Trump repeatedly charged that the election had …

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COVID-19 Forces NMU Hockey Cancellations – Tuesday Sports Wrap

WCHA Northern Michigan University has canceled its first six hockey games of the season. Officials say the decision came as a result of COVID-19 testing. Privacy concerns prevented them from being more specific. The cancellations include tomorrow night’s season opener against Lake Superior State University, this weekend’s contests against Michigan …

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Laurium Details Christmas Decorating Contest

Laurium has announced the details of its Deck the Village Christmas decorating contest. All homes and businesses in the village are eligible. Entry forms must be turned in to the village hall by December 9th. Forms and rules can be picked up at Salon 1281, or downloaded from the village …

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NMU Names Faculty, Student Commencement Speakers

Northern Michigan University has named the student and faculty speakers for its upcoming commencement. English Professor Kia Jane Richmond will represent the teachers. She was chosen by a student vote. Cecilia Ruiz from Ludington will speak for the students. Ruiz finished her biology degree in May, and has applied to …

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Court Says Food Serving Areas Must Stay Closed

Serving areas at Michigan restaurants and bars must remain closed, after a federal court declined to intervene on Friday. The Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association filed suit, saying that Michigan’s order closing their facilities was discriminatory. U.S. District Judge Paul Maloney disagreed, and declined to issue a temporary restraining order, …

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Winter Carnival Logo Revealed

The 2021 Michigan Tech Winter Carnival Logo has been unveiled. This year’s theme will be “Our Favorite Cartoons for Snowy Afternoons.” The design by Molly McKenzie features a Husky watching a vintage television set. In a social media post over the weekend, the Blue Key Honor Society promised that the …

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Small Business Saturday Coupon Deadline Today

Today is the deadline for businesses in Houghton and Keweenaw Counties to submit copy for their ads in the Small Business Saturday promotional circular. There is no charge to place your ad in the booklet, which will be distributed this Saturday. The promotion is organized by the Keweenaw Chamber of …

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State Canvassers to Consider Michigan Vote Today

Michigan’s top two Republican legislators met with President Donald Trump at the White House Friday, and came away with their minds unchanged about the state’s election results. House Speaker Lee Chatfield and Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey released a joint statement saying, “We have not yet been made aware of …

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