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House Approves Water Resources Bill

A recently approved water resources bill is designed to protect the area’s natural resources and critical water infrastructure. Congressman Jack Bergman called the House passage of the Water Resource Development Act a major win for the Great Lakes states. “Michigan’s First District is home to our nation’s most precious natural …

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Baraga Woman Injured In Car Accident

A Baraga woman is hospitalized after a car accident Saturday in Chassell Township. The accident happened on Massie Road near Lehtola Road. The Houghton County Sheriff’s Department says 25-year-old Alyyson Denomie lost control of her vehicle and went into a ditch and struck a tree. She was the only occupant …

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Houghton Man Facing Child Pornography Charges

A Houghton man is facing charges related to the possession of child pornography. 28-year-old Gary Richard Gagnier is accused of uploading child sexually abusive material from his residence since June of last year. He was arrested on Wednesday, September 12th following an investigation led by the Michigan State Police Computer …

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NMU Reports Increase in New Students

Northern Michigan University’s new student enrollment has increased 9.9 percent this fall, thanks to a second consecutive year of growth in first-time freshmen and a significant boost in transfer students. New freshmen numbers are up by 107, or 7.1 percent. Transfers have increased by 81, or nearly 20 percent, according …

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Native American Heritage Funds Granted To Michigan Tech

Michigan Tech is one of the institutions benefiting from the Native American Heritage Fund. The university will receive over $30,000 for a partnership project with the Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College to co-create curricula. The NAHF continues to be a unique, one-of-a-kind initiative that assists Michigan’s K-12 schools, colleges, universities, …

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Several Arts Grants Awarded To Local Organizations

Five organizations in Houghton County are receiving grants from the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs. The award recipients are the Copper Country Community Arts Council with over $60,000 in awards, Copper Country Preservation with more the $22,500, the Calumet Theatre with $19,500, Copper Country Suzuki Association with …

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Aspirus At Home Earns National ‘Premier Performer’ Recognition

CALUMET, Mich. – Aspirus At Home has been named a “Premier Performer” in the recently released 2017 SHPBest™ recognition program results, ranking in the top 5 percent of hospice providers nationwide for quality. The program is administered by Strategic Health Programs (SHP) to recognize hospice providers that consistently deliver high-quality service …

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