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Students Show How To Live Sustainable Lifestyle

A group of Michigan Tech students are testing ideas involving sustainability. The 4 roommates are renting a house that was donated to the university by a prominent Houghton County family in the 1990s and they are converting it to a fully functional eco-friendly home for the purpose of teaching others …

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Jersey Fund Helping Local Cancer Patients

CALUMET, Mich. – Calumet students and Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital are partnering once again for the Jersey Fund in support of local cancer care. The Jersey Fund is a collaborative effort to help bring extra comfort to oncology patients during their care. Funds are raised through student-organized activities and jersey silent auctions …

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Artists Sought For Residence Program At Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

Applications are being accepted for the Porcupine Mountains Artist-in-Residence Program for the 2018 spring, summer and fall and 2019 winter residencies. The Artist-in-Residence Program is open to artists and artisans whose work can be influenced by the unique northern wilderness setting of Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. Located in Michigan’s Upper …

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Voters Will Decide Jail Expansion

As jail overcrowding is still an issue of concern for Houghton County, plans are in the works to add more cell space to the facility. Residents of the county will vote later this year on a proposal to expand the county jail. The current facility was built over 50 years …

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Mango Languages Training Sessions Available For The Public

The Portage Lake District Library will host two training sessions that will show library cardholders how to use Mango Languages. Mango is a premier online language learning resource that teaches people practical conversation skills for real life communication. Mango offers courses in more than seventy languages at beginner, intermediate, and …

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