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Houghton County Board Gets Organized For 2017

The first meeting of the Houghton County Board of Commissioners for 2017 featured the swearing in of officers and the election of chair and vice chair. No changes there—Al Koskela was reelected chair and Tim Palosaari is once again vice chair. The Board also approved the meeting dates and times …

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Michigan Tech Names New V. P. for Finance

By Mark Wilcox, News Writer Michigan Technological University Michigan Technological University President Glenn Mroz has appointed Julie Seppala as vice president for finance. Her appointment was effective on Dec. 18. Previously, Seppala was appointed treasurer of the Board of Trustees, the executive director of financial services and operations and treasurer of …

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Trooper Oliver Joins MSP Calumet Post

There’s a new face at the Michigan State Police Calumet Post. Alpena-native Trooper Michael Oliver has joined the post. Oliver is a recent graduate of the 131st Trooper Recruit School. He will be continuing his law enforcement training and working with field training officers at the Calumet Post for the …

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Lock-Down Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

30-year-old Nile Nathan Rothenberger is facing a high misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana on school grounds. The Atlantic Mine man pled Not Guilty at his arraignment in Houghton County Circuit Court Monday. Rothenberger was arrested in late November after officials at Houghton Elementary School complained to police that the …

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Crash kills one Monday outside of Dollar Bay

Houghton County Sheriff Deputies report that a 21-year-old Chassell man has died after a two vehicle crash this morning outside of Dollar Bay on M-26.  The accident caused injuries to four others. The crash occurred near the intersection of the Coal Dock Road, as the department was called to the …

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Master plan finalized for F.J. McLain State Park

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has finalized a master plan for F.J. McLain State Park, with $1.25 million appropriated for an initial phase of construction, which is slated to begin this spring. In August, the DNR solicited public comments on the park master plan, which will guide developments at …

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Two Arrested After Deputy Finds Their Vehilce In A Ditch

The Ontonagon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a vehicle in the ditch on Firesteel Rd around 3:30am Saturday. The deputy arrested the driver, a 22 yr old Ontonagon man, for OWI, Driving While License is Suspended, and Resisting and Obstructing. He is being held on $25,000 @ 10% bond at the Ontonagon County …

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Michigan Tech, Bay College Partner to Prepare Robotics Workforce

By Jennifer Donovan, Director of News & Media Relations University Marketing & Communications Michigan Technological University Michigan Technological University is working with Bay College to educate a highly skilled workforce in industrial robotics, a field in growing need of well-trained workers.  A new agreement between the community college and the …

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