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Connecting Homeless Individuals With Helpful Services

Homelessness is an ongoing problem in the Copper Country, even if it is somewhat of an invisible one. That’s John Niemila, chair of the Copper Country Homeless Prevention Coalition. An event called Project Homeless Connect is being held this Thursday from 11am to 1pm at Hope Fellowship Church in Houghton …

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K-Day Tradition Continues For Michigan Tech Students

It’s a tradition at Michigan Tech–students got out of class early Friday for K-Day, short for Keweenaw Day. They then headed to McLain State Park to have a great time while choosing which student organizations they will make part of their campus experience. Students who join Engineers Without Borders will …

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Lions, Packers Get Opening-Day Wins – Monday Sports Wrap

Click on the highlighted scores for more game details. MTU The Michigan Tech soccer team scored twice in the second half, and came from behind to defeat at Bemidji State 2-1 yesterday afternoon. Jacqueline Mielke’s goal in the 66th minute tied the contest, and freshman Claire Dagesse’s first goal as a Husky …

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Dianda Honors Fallen Beartown Firefighters at 9/11 Ceremony

LANSING — State Representative Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) hosted Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Tribal President Chris Swartz and honored two fallen firefighters from the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Beartown Firefighters, at the Michigan House of Representatives’ Sept. 11 recognition ceremony today. Alan J. Swartz and James Shelifoe Jr. were traveling with …

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Walk To End Alzheimer’s Takes Place Saturday

There currently is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, but a walk is taking place tomorrow to try and change that. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s will start at the Finnish American Heritage Center with registration opening at 9am and the walk beginning at 10am. The Alzheimer’s Association’s Phil Poutinen says …

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Michigan Tech Enrollment Highest In 33 Years

Fall 2016 enrollment at Michigan Technological University is 7,268, the highest the school has seen since 1983. That’s 30 students more than last fall. Female enrollment is at a record high, with 1,957 women making up 27 percent of the student body. Michigan Tech submitted its official fall enrollment figures to …

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UPPCO’s Rate Increase Reduced By MPSC

Upper Peninsula Power Company Customers may see their electric bills go down slightly. The Michigan Public Service Commission ruled that the UPPCO will be allowed to increase its electric rates by more than $4.6 million annually. This rate increase is lower than the $6.2 million rate increase that the company …

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“Guys and Dolls” Opens Tonight At Calumet Theater

Set in 1930’s New York, the Broadway musical “Guys and Dolls” centers around notorious gamblers and infamous gangsters. The Calumet Players are set to bring the show to audiences in Calumet, staring tonight. “Guys and Dolls” Co-Director Erin Kauppila, along with Christopher Schwartz, said, “Guys and Dolls is one of …

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Houghton Boys Win Esky XC Invitational – Friday Sports Wrap

Click on the highlighted scores for more game details. High School In high school volleyball last night… – Calumet shut out Chassell 3-0. – Lake Linden-Hubbell stopped Bessemer 3-0. – Dollar Bay v Wakefield-Marenisco – not reported. – L’Anse lost to West Iron County 3-0. – Ontonagon blanked Watersmeet 3-0. Tomorrow… – Calumet plays …

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