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2nd Annual Keweenaw Business Ball Scheduled

HOUGHTON, Michigan, December 6, 2016 – Mark your calendar, dig out your dancing shoes, and join us on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 for a collaborative holiday celebration with a cause! For a second year, the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce, Keweenaw Young Professionals (KYP), and Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) will …

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Charitable Giving Tree Back At Superior National Bank

Superior National Bank has begun its Charitable Giving Tree program at its branches and invites the community to partner with them to support local charities this Christmas season. Now through December 19th, each branch will be collecting clothing, personal care items, toys and non-perishable food. The items will then be …

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Five Finlandia Students Dismissed

Five students from Finlandia University have been dismissed by the school. In an email sent to students and staff, Finlandia President Philip Johnson indicated the students in question were contributing to an escalating hostile climate. The email says that climate was characterized by student-to-student threats, intimidation and retaliation. The students …

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Hepokoski Family Given 2017 Hankooki Heikki Award

A mix of music, dance and drama–all were featured during a solemn ceremony celebrating Finland’s Independence Day. December 6th has been celebrated in Hancock as well by the area’s prominent Finnish population. Local actress Kris Kyro wrote and performed a play, along with actress and vocalist Kiersten Birondo, that talked …

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KBIC Breaks Ground On Marquette Casino

The Ojibwa Casino in Marquette celebrated the ground breaking of their $33.5 million expansion project for their gaming hall. Ojibwa Casinos General Manager Don Wren was among those at the ceremony. “We have a lot of people that are away from here, that are destination bound for this area and …

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Students Tour Local Auto Dealerships

Students can get a good paying job when they graduate without having to attend a four-year college and stay in the area–one way is by putting their automotive skills to work. That was the message shared by the Copper Country Intermediate School District and Michigan Works! as students from Automotive …

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Jason Carter Elected to Leadership Post of National Organization

By Mark Wilcox, Michigan Technological University News Writer Jason Carter, chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology at Michigan Technological University, has been named president-elect of the American Kinesiology Association (AKA). Current AKA President Mary Rudisill, director of the School of Kinesiology at Auburn University, says, “The American …

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New UPSET West Team Will Need Support

The drug problem in the western U.P. continues to escalate and now law enforcement has a team in place to combat the growing epidemic. The Upper Peninsula Drug Enforcement Team’s newest addition—UPSET West—will focus on narcotics investigation in the region. First Lt. Randy Danison of the MSP Calumet Post said, …

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