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Football Captain & Racecar Driver Among MTU Grads

Many Michigan Tech grads will be heading home for the holidays with degrees in hand. Some 350 graduates of Michigan Tech took part in the Midyear Commencement Saturday. Among them was Huskies Football Captain Ben Tauchen, graduating with a Masters in Business Administration–only somewhat more satisfying than his accomplishments on …

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Two Perish In House Fire

UPDATE 7:30am, 12/19/16: A fire in Allouez Township has claimed the lives of two people. 73-year-old Norman Kilpela and 79-year-old Marianne Kilpela were inside their home in Fulton when it went up in flames Friday morning. Multiple agencies battled the blaze, dealing with both extreme cold and difficulty in obtaining …

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Webber Named 2016 National Freeman Tilden Winner

Associate Director for Interpretation, Education and Volunteers, Julia Washburn, announced that Lynette Webber (Midwest Region) of Keweenaw National Historical Park is the 2016 National Freeman Tilden Winner. Lynette was recognized for her work in developing the Missing in the Copper Country program:  a series of social media posts, ranger-guided programs, …

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Little Brothers Needs Food & Volunteers For Christmas Dinners

Christmas Dinner with all the family–it’s a wonderful experience. Making sure local seniors can also share in the holiday fun, Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly is preparing to again serve free dinners at many locations throughout the Copper Country. But they need some help getting all that food. That’s …

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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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