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41 N Film Festival to Include Michigan Tech Alumni’s Work

The 41 North Film Festival arrives once again to the Rozsa Center this year. In just two days the annual festival offers the community and students the opportunity to view thought provoking, entertaining, award winning fimls and documentaries from around the world, and explore a wide range of issues, ideas, …

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Gemignani’s Restaurant Damaged by Fire

Fire damaged Gemignani’s Restaurant in downtown Hancock early this morning. The Hancock Fire Department was called out just before 4:00 a.m. The blaze was extinguished, and the scene cleared by around 7:00 a.m. No injuries were reported. Additional details will be reported as they become available.

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Overnight Parking Bans Begin Tonight

With Halloween behind us, and winter ahead, overnight streetside parking bans will take effect in most cities and villages in the Copper Country tonight. The restrictions are necessary to allow city crews to clear snow efficiently. Hours vary slightly, but generally run between 2:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. each day …

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Final Public Input Session for Houghton Master Plan Update Tonight

The Houghton City Planning Commission will host its second and final open house to gather public input on the pending update of the city’s master plan tonight. The master plan guides decisions about zoning, development, infrastructure investment and policy for the city. It is routinely updated to keep it current.  …

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Unemployment Rate Improves in U.P.

More Michigan workers have found jobs this fall. Figures released by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget showed that employment levels increased in all 17 Michigan labor markets from August to September. The statewide unadjusted unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent, compared to 4.0 percent in August, and …

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Slow Gas Price Slide Continues

Gasoline prices continue to fall across Michigan, with the statewide average slipping back below $4.00 per gallon within the last week. AAA Michigan’s survey places the average price of a gallon of unleaded regular at $3.95. That’s nearly 10 cents less than a week ago, and 21 cents less than …

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Michigan Tech Sets New School Record on Research Expenses

Michigan Tech University has a reputation around the country and globe, as a top tier engineering and research institution. To maintain their prowess among the nation’s best, the school must spend so much money to conduct research on a very large number of fields. In 2022, the school spent a …

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The Nature Conservancy Moves One Step Closer to Protecting 31,000 Acres of the Keweenaw Peninsula

Nearly 31,000 acres of land in the Keweenaw Peninsula will remain natural. Last week The Nature Conservancy (TNC) announced their purchase of three of four parcels, from The Rohatyn Group (TRG). The 22,700 acres from TRG, cost the conservancy fair market value of 27.2 million dollars. One of the biggest …

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Copper Country Kids Trick or Treat Tonight – Aspirus Offers Safety Tips

The Copper Country will be invaded by spooks, witches, ghosts, superheroes and other extraordinary creatures as Halloween arrives this evening. Most municipalities have set official trick or treat hours beginning at 5:00, and running until 7:30 or 8:00. Weather is expected to be dry and pleasant, with light winds, and …

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Baraga Man Appointed to State Counseling Board

A Baraga man has been appointed to the Michigan Board of Counseling. Robin Chosa operates a food vending business, and is an operations manager for the MTU Ford Center. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Michigan Technological University. If approved by the state senate, Chosa will represent …

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