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C.C. Ford Donates Car to CCISD Auto Tech Program

The Copper Country Intermediate School District owns a new Ford. Not to drive – but to repair. Copper Country Ford donated the car to the district’s Auto Tech program this morning. The Auto Tech program is affiliated with Ford’s Automotive Career Exploration program. Ford Field Service Engineer Brandon Dixon says …

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MTU Alumni Award Nominations Open

Nominations are open for the 2020 Michigan Tech Alumni Awards. Five awards are presented each year:– The Outstanding Young Alumni Award, to a grad under age 35;– The Honorary Alumni Award, given to someone who has provided great service to the university, but is not a graduate;– The Outstanding Service …

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Hancock Posts Marijuana Survey

In advance of tomorrow’s community meeting about recreational marijuana, the City of Hancock has posted a summary of the issue and a community survey on its website. The ad hoc committee that has been reviewing the issue for the past year has recommended that the city allow sale and cultivation …

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Chassell Trail Gets Fitness Stations

Some upgrades have been completed on the Chassell Township Trails. 10 fitness stations have been installed in the 67-acre park, giving those who are using the trails an opportunity to cross train with strength and stretching exercises. Volunteers installed the stations. The Chassell School construction trade class also spent 80 …

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New Marquette Roundabouts Open Fully Today

After a summer’s worth of construction, traffic on US-41 and M-28 in Marquette will begin to settle into its new normal today. Both lanes of the new roundabouts at Brickyard Road and County Road 492 will be open for the first time. At the Michigan Department of Transportation Ishpeming Service …

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Home Heating Assistance Available

As the temperatures go down… the heating bills go up. If you’ll be struggling to pay them, help is available. The Superior Watershed Partnership has $2,460,000 to help Upper Peninsula residents stay warm. Michigan Energy Assistance Program Manager Tonya Swenor says you must meet income requirements… You must also qualify …

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State Awards Funds for Business Expansion

The State of Michigan is providing financial support for a business expansion at the Houghton County Airpark. Great Lakes Sound and Vibration plans to purchase and remodel the former Goodwill Training Center. The 23-year-old Houghton-based company provides acoustic, shock and vibration solutions for the defense, marine, automotive, and off-highway and …

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