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Outstanding Jersey Fund Efforts Raise $5,000

LAURIUM, Mich. – Calumet High School (CHS) and Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital joined in a special celebration at the Copper Kings girls varsity basketball game Thursday. Prior to tip-off, students presented Aspirus Keweenaw with a $5,000 check – the total amount of money raised during this year’s Jersey Fund. “This event …

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Sink The Sled Tickets Still Available

This Snowmobile IS going through the Ice!   But When? That is the question that Houghton Rotarians are asking the community, its visitors and winter enthusiasts worldwide. A vintage snowmobile was stripped, power-washed and placed on the frozen Houghton Canal in February 2017.   If you predict when the sled falls through …

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Two People Hospitalized After Meth Lab Found In Ripley

Two people were taken to the hospital after authorities discovered a meth lab inside a Ripley residence Tuesday afternoon. Around 2:30 p.m., deputies with the Houghton County Sheriff’s Office responded to a medical call at a residence on Royce Road.. A search warrant was secured for the residence and detectives from …

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Congressman Bergman Applauds Trump’s First Address

President Donald Trump said largely what GOP leaders were hoping to hear last night, calling for repealing and replacing Obamacare and increasing military spending. Republican Congressman Jack Bergman represents the U.P. and parts of northern Michigan. Here is Bergman’s full statement on the address: Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jack Bergman …

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GM to Donate $110K to MTU

Michigan Tech is about to receive another big donation from General Motors. The $110,000 grant from the General Motors Foundation will help fund activities including the Advanced Hybrid Electric Vehicle and Advanced Motorsports Enterprises, the Manufacturing Engineering Initiative, pre-college STEM outreach programs and diversity programs. The check will be presented …

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Preliminary Job Fair Line-Up Announced

The preliminary list of companies taking part in the upcoming Keweenaw Job Fair has been released. The roster includes retailers, manufacturers, law enforcement, governmental and service providers. The Job Fair is being put together by Michigan Works and Finlandia University. It will be held April 4th from 11:00 until 2:00 …

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MTEC SmartZone Funding Extended

The MTEC SmartZone has earned an extended lease on life. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation has approved a 15-year extension in funding for the SmartZone, which serves as a nonprofit business and technology incubator for Houghton and Hancock. The new funding will run until 2032. The Michigan Tech Enterprise Corporation …

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MTU Lauded for Financial Assistance

Michigan Tech is being praised for the level of financial assistance it provides for students. The website Student Loan Report has ranked the university 108th among the 250 colleges and universities offering the most financial aid to the largest percentage of students with financial need. The report says that 85 percent …

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Sunday Crash in Houghton Hospitalizes Two

A car crash Sunday morning has hospitalized two people. First responders were called to a three-vehicle mishap on M-26 near Canal Road around 10:30. Officers discovered that a car driven by 52-year-old Darcy Way of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, had veered across the centerline. His vehicle sideswiped a car driven by …

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