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KISMA’ Aquatic Research Students Getting Ready for Another Season of Data Collection

Most of MTU’s students may have moved home for the summer, but some are sticking around to continue research with the school’s Keweenaw Invasive Species Management Area (KISMA). Soon enough teams studying the spread of European Frog Bite and Invasive Phragmites. Teams are split up, and travel around the area …

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Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park Introducing Scenic Viewfinders for the Colorblind

Travelers to the Porcupine Mountains this summer can view the world through a different lens. The park is introducing new scenic viewfinders in the park specifically for those that are colorblind. The most common form being red and green color blindness, which can make it difficult for colorblind people view …

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Houghton County Clears Audit

Houghton county has passed its latest audit. At yesterday’s monthly meeting, county commissioners heard from Anderson, Tackman,and Company that the books for the 2021 fiscal year looked good. Commissioners renewed contracts with five separate contractors for this year’s remonumentation surveys. About one-third of the county has been surveyed since the …

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Houghton, Hancock to Consider City Budgets Tonight

Both the cities of Houghton and Hancock will consider their 2022-2023 budgets and base millage tax rates at meetings tonight. Houghton will open a public hearing at 5:30 at the City Center. Hancock’s public hearing will begin at 6:00 at City Hall.  Barring any last minute surprises, both boards are …

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CLK Board Names New HS AD/Ass’t Principal

Patrick Dwyer has been named the new assistant principal and athletic director at Calumet High School. The CLK Board of Education approved the appointment at last night’s meeting. Dwyer has been a teacher and varsity track and field coach in the Hancock School District. He takes over for Sean Jacques, …

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Destination Development Program Awards Announced

Visit Keweenaw has awarded eight grants to help local organizations involved in outdoor recreation projects. The 2022 Destination Development Program Awards are designed to help enhance visitor experiences across Houghton and Keweenaw Counties. The recipients will be required to match the grants one-to-one. Awards were presented to: • The Keweenaw …

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PHF Funds Eight Projects

The Portage Health Foundation has agreed to help fund eight projects through its small grant program. Officials said they received a record number of requests for the grants, which are designed to provide up to $3,000 for projects that will enhance wellness in Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga and Ontonagon Counties. Grant …

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Changes at the Federal Level will Negatively Affect Michigan Works! Ability to Help Job-seekers

Proposed changes to funding allotments by the U.S. Employment and Training Administration could reduce the number of services provided by Michigan Works!. Putting an end to Michigan’s established service delivery model, which uses local staff to respond quickly to job-seekers needs. The proposed changes likely reduce Michigan Works! staff from …

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CLK Elementary Joins Capturing Kids Hearts’ National Showcase for a Second Year in a Row

CLK Elementary is recognized once again named as a national showcase school by capturing kids hearts. This is the second year in a row that CLK Elementary has been recognized, and they join 378 other schools across the country being recognized this year. Capturing Kids Hearts selects schools as a …

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Finlandia Alumni Host Giving Day

The Finlandia Alumni Board will host its fourth annual Giving Day today.  Money raised will provide $250 grants to help students pay for textbooks.  Donations can be made online here , or by mail. Checks should be made payable to Finlandia University, labeled for Giving Day and mailed to: Finlandia …

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