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Temporary Road Restrictions Go Into Effect Saturday

Temporary load restrictions are being put in place for Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon Counties. The restrictions begin at 8am Saturday morning and will remain in effect until Wednesday morning. Maximum legal axle loads will be reduced to 65 percent of normal loads during that period. Here are the details …

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Making A Difference Scholarship Applicants Sought

By Mark Wilcox, News Writer, Michigan Technological University The Portage Health Foundation (PHF) and Michigan Tech are once again seeking local applicants for the Making a Difference Scholarships. At the heart of what the Portage Health Foundation does, is investing in health care, health research and health education. “We believe there …

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Few Michigan Tech Students Defaulting on their Loans

By Jennifer Donovan, Director of News & Media Relations University Marketing & Communications Michigan Technological University With a student loan default rate of just over 2 percent, Michigan Technological University students are defaulting on student loans at the second lowest rate among public universities in Michigan, according to new data …

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New Keweenaw County Sheriff Ready To Make Changes

The new sheriff of Keweenaw County is already working on new things for the department. Sheriff Bill Luokkanen was elected in November to replace long-time sheriff Ron Lahti, who retired. Luokkanen has been in law enforcement since 1991 and has been working in the Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Department for over …

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CCISD To Seek Millage To Support CTE Program

The Copper Country Intermediate School District is considering seeking a millage to support its Career and Technical Education programs. Superintendent George Stockero informed the board at their January meeting about this decision coming from the recently formed CTE Steering Committee. That committee is made up of over 30 community members …

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Recycling Catching On In Hancock

Good news on city-wide recycling in Hancock. City Manager Glenn Anderson said the city is closing in on 40 to 50 percent participation from residents. The initial goal is to reach 50 percent. The estimated participation from small businesses within the downtown area is 20 to 25 percent. Hancock City …

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White Street In Hancock To Be Repaved

The City of Hancock intends to repave White Street this year. Bids for the project will open up April 7th to work on the heavily traveled road, which often becomes pitted with pot holes during the spring. The project is estimated to cost around $250,000, helped out by a grant …

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