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Dianda Nominated to CSG Midwest-Canada Relations Committee

LANSING — State Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) said today that he thanks House Speaker Tom Leonard for nominating him to serve on the Council of State Governments Midwest’s MLC Midwest-Canada Relations Committee for the 2017-2018 term. CSG Midwest is made of the states of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, …

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Immunization Expert Visits Michigan Tech

Michigan continues to rank near the bottom in the percentage of kids getting immunizations and Houghton County is second to last in the state for parents opting not to get their children vaccinated. Houghton_447449_7 (2) A push is on to change that. Dr. Keith English, the chair of the Department of …

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Still Time To Guess When Sled Will Sink

When the weather warms up enough to melt the ice, there’s going to be a snowmobile sitting on the bottom of the Portage Canal. And when it does, the person who guessed the closest date and time will win up to a $1,000 in the Sink The Sled contest, being …

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Michigan Tech Hosts Panel Discussion For World Water Day

Water–it’s essential to life and it’s worth protecting, even celebrating. Michigan Tech has been taking part in the global observance of World Water Day for about 10 years. Spanning several days on campus, the celebration includes art displays…competitions and a panel discussion, to name just a few. Gupta-032217-1 Michigan Tech …

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Dianda Shares Vollwerth’s Hot Dogs With Colleagues

LANSING — State Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) shared packages of Vollwerth’s hot dogs with the members of the House Tourism and Outdoor Recreation and House Agriculture committees, which met for a joint meeting today. Dianda is the Democratic vice chairman of the Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Committee. “One of our …

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Course Teaches Youth Mental Health First Aid

Mental health problems often start before adulthood. Youth Mental Health First Aid Training teaches adults how to spot signs and symptoms of a mental health problem in a young person–and how to help. The next Youth Mental Health First Aid course will be in Houghton April 19th and 20th at …

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A Roundabout In Houghton?

Could a roundabout be in the future for Houghton? At the regular meeting of the Houghton City Council, Police Chief John Donnelly said he has had a recent conversation with the Michigan Department of Transportation about the need for roundabouts in the area. Donnelly said he pointed out that Marquette …

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