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Dam Jam returning this summer

Houghton Community Broadcasting General Manager Jeff Harju and Josh Mortti gave a presentation about plans for Dam Jam this summer at Friday’s Calumet Township Board of Trustees meeting. After a two-year hiatus, the duo felt it important to remind members about what they should expect from the event. Camping is …

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Olympic biathlete reflects on time at Tech

Deedra Irwin secured the best American finish in the biathlon in OIympic history earlier this month, and she says her time at Michigan Tech as a varsity cross country runner, Nordic skier, and track and field athlete positioned her well for success at the world’s preeminent competition level. I learned …

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Laurium passes new budget

The Village of Laurium held a special session of its council to pass a budget for the new fiscal year, beginning on March 1st. The meeting was scheduled for 6:00 PM but didn’t officially get gaveled in until 6:17 when a quorum was reached. After a 15-minute public comment session …

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Canal Run partnering with Little Brothers

Canal Run is teaming up with Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly for their 40th anniversary. The venerable charity will be the recipient of any excess proceeds generated by the race this summer. Last year, the Canal Run committee switched models to benefit only one organization at a time. …

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Calumet Township home burns Saturday evening

A residence in the 25000 block of Maple Street in Calumet Township went up in flames Saturday evening. Responding to the blaze was Calumet Township Fire and Rescue, along with Michigan State Police, Houghton County Sheriff and Laurium Police Department personnel. No cause is known at this time, but neighbors …

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Gates Tennis Center without heat

The boilers at Michigan Tech’s Gates Tennis Center failed earlier this week and have yet to be replaced. The facility is still open, but temporary space heaters have been deployed, closing Court Four. Temperatures are supposed to break closer to normal in the upcoming weeks, Saturday will challenge for 30 …

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UPDATE: Boil water advisory lifted in Hubbell

UPDATE: Upper Michigan Water Company says that the boil water advisory for Hubbell has been lifted as of 1:11 PM Monday. A water main break has caused pressure to fall precipitously throughout Hubbell, causing a boil water advisory. Readings are now down to 20 psi. The rupture occurred at the …

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MTU professor says war could determine Federal Reserve policy

Michigan Tech College of Business professor Emanuel Oliveira says recent economic data is supportive of a change in monetary policy by the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee. We are doing better than ever before in real GDP terms, meaning that we surpassed the pandemic. We are still coming out of …

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Public will have another chance to weigh in on Houghton parking deck

The City of Houghton faces two questions still regarding the aging downtown parking deck. The first is how to pay to demolish the structure now that the council has agreed to that course of action. Manager Eric Waara presented earlier this month to the group asking for bonding authority. He …

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Tech Theatre presents second weekend of one-act plays

Michigan Tech visiting professor Kristy Dodson has leveraged her connections to the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor to bring the scripts of students there to life here in the Copper Country. Eventually Dodson and her peers at UM winnowed down the submissions to four one-act plays. Tech students and …

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