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43 Michigan Counties Get Ag Disaster Designation

Forty-three Michigan counties have been declared natural disaster areas because of bad farming weather this year. The designation came this week from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Most of the counties are downstate, but Delta, Dickinson, Iron, Marquette and Schoolcraft Counties in the Upper Peninsula made the list. Michigan agriculture …

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Middle Schoolers Learn STEM Is Cool

Sixth and seventh graders from schools across the Copper Country got some hands-on STEM experience yesterday, as the first Copper Country Science and Engineering Festival was held at Hancock High School. The Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers brought an engaging array of displays and activities to inspire the kids’ interest in …

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Plans Complete for DB-TC School Upgrades

Architectural schematics are complete, as the Dollar Bay-Tamarack City School District presses forward with renovations approved by voters in August. At its meeting Monday night, Superintendent Christina Norland told the Board of Education that the money from the bond sale has been received. The high school travel club shared information …

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Alpha Man Denied New Murder Trial

An Alpha man convicted of murdering his step-daughter will not get a new trial. 68-year-old Alfred Michael Saario was sentenced two years ago to a prison term of 25 to 40 years. At his trial, he claimed he shot 29-year-old Jamie Lee James in self-defense. There was a history of …

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Tech Volleyball Heads to GLIAC Semis – Thursday Sports Wrap

Finlandia The Finlandia University women’s basketball team lost 78-68 to Lawrence University last night. Mariah Austin and Carsyn Osterman led the Lions with 14 points. Casana Ryynanen and Harlee Froberg each added 13. Defender Daisia Knowles and goal keeper Sam Linteo have been named captains of the 2020 Finlandia University …

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CCISD Expands Welding Class Capability

The Career and Technical Education programs offered by the Copper Country Intermediate School District continue to expand. At last night’s CCISD Board meeting, CTE Director Shawn Kolbus and welding instructor Tim Stites outlined a plan that will create new welding booths and fabrication space for students to use. Some machine …

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