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Michigan Tech’s Midyear Commencement Saturday

By Mark Wilcox, News Writer, Michigan Technological University Nearly 350 bachelor’s, master’s and PhD recipients are expected to take part in Michigan Technological University’s Midyear Commencement Saturday. Ceremonies take place at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 17 in the Wood Gym of the Student Development Complex. Keith Creagh, director of the Michigan Department …

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Third B&E Suspect Arraigned

The last of three suspects allegedly involved in a break in of Northwoods Sporting Goods in Hancock has been arraigned. 19-year-old Jake Hugall was charged with Breaking and Entering with Intent, a 10 year felony, and a five-year Larceny felony. Three handguns and ammunition were stolen from the store on …

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Dianda Votes Against House-Passed Energy Reform Plan

The Michigan House has approved a rewrite of state energy laws on the final day of voting during the two-year term. The Republican-led chamber voted on Thursday to boost the required use of renewable sources of power and to keep intact some competition in the electricity market. Thursday was the …

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Rep. Dianda Applauds Passage of Wolf Hunt Legislation

LANSING — State Representative Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) voted in favor of Senate Bill 1187 to add wolves to the definition of game animals late Wednesday night. The legislation would allow for the hunting of wolves which could help mitigate some of the negative impacts of the resurgent wolf population in …

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Keweenaw Young Professionals Seeks New Board Members

HANCOCK, MI (December 14, 2016) – Keweenaw Young Professionals (KYP) is seeking nominations to fill four positions on their board of directors for 2017. New Board Members will help set the direction for programming and include a President Elect, Treasurer, Secretary, and a General Board Member. KYP is a 501(c)3 …

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Finlandia University Gallery Receives Technology Grant

Finlandia University Gallery will be updating it’s technology in the gallery thanks to a grant received from Finlandia Foundation National and donations from the community. “As contemporary art and the technologies that support it advance, the types of media used by artists to create their work has also changed,” notes …

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Houghton Deals With Winter Problems

Winter arrived in the area all of sudden this past week, but the City of Houghton has fully implemented plans to battle it.  City manager Eric Waara reported at Wednesday night’s City Council meeting that city crews have been kept busy clearing the streets. In preparation for the upcoming Michigan …

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Blizzard Keeping Towing Companies Busy

It’s not even officially winter yet, but tell that to the folks in the Copper Country who have been dealing with a harsh blizzard this week.   It’s cold, it’s windy, it’s snowy and they tell you not to go out in it. But even so, many people still hit …

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Healthcare Open Enrollment Deadline Approaches

HOUGHTON, MI. — Thursday, December 15th marks an important deadline for those seeking health insurance through the Affordable Care Act’s Marketplace.  Although the Marketplace is open through January 31st, changes must be made Thursday, December 15th (11:59 p.m.) for them to go into effect January 1, 2017. Enrollment and/or revision …

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