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Highland Copper Exploration Interrupted At Porcupine Mountains

After drilling four core holes, Highland Copper has interrupted its winter exploration on a 1-mile-square section of state-managed property at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park due to unseasonably warm weather. A permit issued to the company by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources stipulates that exploration take place only on frozen …

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Winter WonderHack At Michigan Tech This Weekend

By Mark Wilcox, News Writer Michigan Technological University Students from throughout the Midwest will be at Michigan Technological University beginning Friday, (Feb. 24) for Winter WonderHack. Organizers describe the event as a 36-hour “make-something” marathon, where participants use their knowledge and creativity to make something new. The event is organized by …

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Local Students Take Part In North Woods Kids Art Competition

North Woods Kids is an annual K-12 student writing and art exhibition and competition inspired by the picture book North Woods Girl, by Aimée Bissonette. Winners in the categories of writing and visual art for 2016 include students from CLK Elementary, Ewen-Trout Creek, Houghton Elementary, Jeffers Middle School, and L’Anse …

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Young Girls To Take Part In Engineering Exploration Day

Middle and High School girls will take part in Engineering Exploration Day tomorrow at Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center. The students will hear a presentation by 1st year Engineering Fundamentals instructor Amy Monte on MTU’s 1st Year College Engineering Curriculum and a presentation called The Personal (and Other) Rewards …

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Aquarius Solar System May Have Earth-like Planets

For the first time, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a nearby star and many of them are in the so-called habitable zone, where water and life may exist. John French with the Abrams Planetarium in East Lansing says this cluster of planets is 40 light years away in …

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Personal Debt Increasing Again

According to a new study by, 52 percent of Americans say they have more money in their emergency savings accounts than they do in credit card debt. But the percentage of those with more debt than savings has grown from 22 percent to 24 over the past year. Greg …

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