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John U. Bacon and Calumet Native, Brooke Tienhaara to Headline MTU Commencement

Michigan Tech graduates will also take to the stage this weekend. On Saturday graduates and their families will gather in MacInnes Ice Arena for commencement. Calumet native, Brooke Tienhaara, will deliver the student speaker speech. Graduating students will also hear from writer, radio host, and college instructor John U. Bacon. …

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Nursing Student Arty Puntus and Vance Blackfox Leading Finlandia University’s Graduation Speeches

Finlandia University’s commencement is bound to be an exciting time for students and families. This year’s graduating class will hear from one of their own, in student representative, Arty Puntus. As well as Vance Blackfox, the Director of Indigenous Ministries and Tribal Relations with the Evangelical Lutheran Church. On Saturday, …

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H-STEM Complex Groundbreaking Ceremony Tomorrow on MTU’s Campus

Michigan Tech is breaking ground on their H-STEM Engineering and Health Technologies Complex. Tomorrow the university is inviting the public to a ground breaking ceremony. The new complex will begin work near the Chemical Sciences and Engineering building on the west end of campus. The H-STEM Complex will play a …

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Charging Stations Arriving in Houghton Soon – City Council Wrap

Additional electric vehicle charging stations will soon be available in the City of Houghton. Two new units are scheduled to arrive within the next few days. One will be installed on each edge of downtown – on the upper levels of the parking decks across from the City Center, and …

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Waddell Addresses Houghton Parking Deck Demo Cost

Houghton city voters will go to the polls Tuesday to select a new council member. Mike Salmi, Robyn Johnson and Craig Waddell are on the ballot, and all appeared on Copper Country Today this past Sunday. With a bill for more than a million dollars coming up for demolition of …

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MDOT Roadside Parks Open Today – Except Ours

Weather is delaying the opening of roadside parks operated by the Michigan Department of Transportation in the Copper Country. Most of MDOT’s seasonal roadside parks will open today, although running water may not yet be turned on. Parks in the Copper Country probably won’t be unlocked until mid-May. They include …

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Four Huskies Win at CMU’s New Venture Challenge

Last Friday MTU students won at Central Michigan Univeristy’s New Venture Challenge. Each year the two universities collaborate so Tech students have an opportunity to showcase innovative business ideas. In total four huskies were awarded for pitches on ecommerce solutions in construction material supply chains, an electronic child safety bracelet, …

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Calumet’s Community Gardens Need Gardeners

Calumet’s Community Gardens is looking for gardeners for the 2022 growing season. Last year, Main Street Calumet and the village partnered together to establish a community gardens. With the help of Youth Work, local volunteers and the Upper Michigan Water Company, 16 4×8 garden beds were established in the 400 …

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SLACK Donates 6,000 Books to the Great Start Collaborative

A group of local students collected 6,000 books last month. In March, the Student Leadership Advisory Council of the Keweenaw held book drives at schools in Baraga, Houghton and Keweenaw counties. Hancock school collected the most books for the event, amassing 2,857 books in total. Students then donated all 6,000 …

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Vacancy Opens on Houghton Planning Commission

There’s a vacancy on the Houghton City Planning Commission. Michele Jarvie-Eggart has stepped down because she is moving out of the city. Anyone interested in serving on the commission should contact city officials.  At last night’s meeting, the commission heard that demolition work has largely been completed on the fire-damaged …

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