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Storm Damage Cleanup Continues At State Parks

Michigan Department of Natural Resources crews are continuing to assess and clear damage from a complex of thunderstorms that slashed through the western Upper Peninsula early today, felling countless trees and downing power lines. Staff at the National Weather Service office in Negaunee Township said the storms pushed into the …

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Slight Detour For U.S. 41 In Keweenaw County

Motorists will want to watch out for a slight detour in Keweenaw County next week. The Michigan Department of Transportation says crews will be working to remove and replace a culvert on US-41 just south of the intersection with Central Road and Gratiot Lake Road, near the town of Central. …

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Woman Killed In Motorcycle Accident

One person is dead following a motorcycle accident Wednesday in Chassell Township. Michigan State Police say the accident happened around 3:30 in the afternoon on US-41 at Portage Entry Road. A vehicle was reportedly waiting to make a left turn when it was struck by a motorcycle from behind. 22-year-old …

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Record Number Of Incoming Students For Finlandia University

Anderson also shared good news concerning Finlandia University at the City Council’s work session Wednesday. At their Community Partners Meeting, it was announced that Finlandia is expecting a record number of new students this fall–topping the 300 mark. Finn Hall is expected to be triple bunked to accommodate the growth. …

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CCISD Hears Update On Education Legislation

Local educators and administrators are keeping an eye on two legislative issues going on at the state level. At the organizational meeting of the Copper Country Intermediate School District, Superintendent George Stockero said in school aid package, recently signed by Governor Rick Snyder, was a new appropriation of $2.5 million to …

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Flint Teachers At Michigan Tech To Learn About Water

Michigan Tech is hosting a group of 13 teachers from the Flint area for a 4-day course at the Great Lakes Research Center in Houghton. The program is funded by General Motors and focuses on three specific areas: the Flint River Watershed, Drinking Water Treatment and Wastewater Treatment. The teachers …

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