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MTU Mourns Death of Darwin Moon

Michigan Tech morns the loss of Darwin Moon today. Moon graduated from Michigan Tech in 1979 and began serving his Alma Mater on the Alumni Board of Directors in 2020. He was born in Ann Arbor, in 1957. He earned his bachelor’s at MTU, going on to earn two master’s …

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Michigan’s Hops Farms Could be in Trouble

Everyone in Michigan enjoys a nice craft brew from time to time. But the state’s craft industry may be under attack by a small parasitic creature that feeds on one of the main ingredients to beer. That’s where researchers at Michigan State University step in. Entomology Doctoral Student Ellie Darling …

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Angel Mission Finds Permanent Home

The Copper Country Angel Mission will soon be moving to a new location. The Angel Mission’s new home in Calumet The Angel Mission was founded in the late 1990s. It offers a variety of programs, including a free store that provides clothing and other household essentials, a food pantry, assistance …

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Portage Entry Light Available Again

The federal government is again trying to get out from under the lighthouse at the Lower Entrance of the Portage Shipping Canal. The Portage Entry Light stands at the tip of the breakwater on the north side of the harbor. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places …

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Dr. Fletcher to Join UGL Staff

Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center has added a new provider. Dr. Kelly Fletcher will be a family practitioner at UGL’s Hancock center. Fletcher studied medicine at The University of Sint Eustatius in Barbados, and the University of Arkansas. She has practiced family medicine in Arkansas for 10 years. Learn …

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FinnU Baseball Drops WIAC Opener – Monday Sports Wrap

College Baseball The Finlandia baseball team lost 13-0 to Wisconsin-La Crosse in their Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opener yesterday. The Lions managed just two hits, and struck out 17 times. Finlandia will play three more at La Crosse this afternoon.  NHL The Pittsburgh Penguins buried the Detroit Red Wings 11-2 …

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Wolverines Retain Gibson Cup – Sunday Sports Wrap

High School Ewen-Trout Creek fell just a bit short in its bid for a Division Four state title Saturday, falling 56-45 in overtime to Wyoming Tri-Unity Christian in the title match. The Panthers led by seven at halftime, but the Defenders’ depth eventually prevailed. Tri-Unity rotated eight players through the …

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Wolverines Claim OT Win in Gibson Cup Opener – Saturday Sports Wrap

High School Two Upper Peninsula boys basketball teams will play for state championships today. Ewen-Trout Creek will face Wyoming Tri-Unity Christian in the Division Four title match at 10:00. The Panthers are 22-3 on the season. They defeated Lake Leelanau Saint Mary 62-56 in the semifinals Thursday. The Defenders have …

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Omicron BA.2 Confirmed in Two Counties in the Region

An increasing number of COVID cases in Michigan are comprised of a second sub-variant. Omicron BA.2, as of last week, accounted for 99 new infections. The second omicron variant has been found in Detroit and twenty one counties. The CDC believes that the new omicron variant accounts for about 25 …

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MTU Tax Assistance Program Returns, Available Until April 14th

Michigan Tech’s accounting majors are available to aid in tax prep this year. The 20 year old program, offers MTU students to gain experience working on tax filing, and get involved with the community. This year’s program is available by appointment only, walk-ins are not allowed. Tax filing appointments will …

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