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Spring weight restrictions expanding again Thursday

February 27, 2018 — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and local agencies are enacting additional annual spring weight restrictions to protect roads. Effective at 6 a.m. Thursday, March 1, weight restrictions will be imposed and enforced on all state trunkline highways from the Michigan/Indiana and Michigan/Ohio state lines north to and …

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Documentary Looks At Saving Our Snow

Will there be a time when there is no longer snow during the winter in the Copper Country? A new documentary on climate change called Saving Snow: Protecting Our Winter Economy premieres Thursday at the Calumet Theater. The movie features friends from the Birkie, and also Minnesota native Jessie Diggins, …

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Gardenview Hires Additional Community Nurse

Gardenview Assisted Living and Memory Care says Calumet resident Atalie Hyrkas has recently joined the Gardenview team as an LPN. Gardenview’s hire of an additional nurse will expand its service’s available to the community. Prior to joining Gardenview, Hyrkas held various positions in healthcare working with private home care and …

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Finding Time For Exercise

As the weather begins to change over the next few weeks, there will be more opportunities to get out and exercise. So it’s important to know the facts about healthy eating and exercise so you don’t miss out on those opportunities or spend too much time doing the wrong thing. …

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CopperDog Sled Dog Race Approaches

The CopperDog 150 is the Keweenaw’s signature dogsled race, and one of the premiere events in the Midwest. With the start of the race only a few days away, final preparations are being made. Race Director Jeff Foss says the CopperDog really sets itself apart from other races, partly because …

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Pietila Leads WestPAC Girls Hoops All-Stars

Kara Pietila of the Houghton Gremlins was named the WestPAC Girls Basketball Player of the Year today. Houghton’s Julie Filpus was named Coach of the Year, after leading the Gremlins to the conference championship. First Team Guard: Nina Anderson, Calumet; Harlee Froberg, Houghton Forward: Taylor Sebbas, Hancock; Eden Golliher, West …

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State Help for Disaster Communities in Need

As lower Michigan has been experiencing an early thaw season The Governor’s office has issued a statement thanking local officials and first responders for their continued efforts in addressing flood conditions and keeping Michigan Residents safe.   Gov. Snyder said. “The state is prepared to assist local communities very quickly …

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Michigan Tech President Position- Down to Four Candidates

The presidential search continues at Michigan Tech, but the list of potential candidates has been narrowed down to four. More than 50 individuals applied for the position, of them less then 12 were interviewed to replace Glen Mroz who is stepping down after 14 years as University President. The board …

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