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WUPPDR Announces Placemaking Support Grants for 2017

The Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region (WUPPDR), based in Houghton, announces that the 2017 placemaking support program is now accepting applications. Placemaking is a community-based approach to the planning, design and management of spaces that have local and regional importance. Examples of placemaking projects include:  Community gardens …

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State representatives form new Second Amendment Caucus

A bipartisan group of state representatives, led by co-chairs Reps. Jim Runestad, Michele Hoitenga and Scott Dianda today announced the formation of a new Second Amendment Caucus. The caucus is comprised of 42 members of the Michigan House of Representatives who are committed to defending and advancing the right to …

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Aspirus At Home Nurse Given Hero Award

CALUMET, Mich. – Aspirus at Home Registered Nurse, Pamela Aho, received special recognition recently for the “loving care” she provided for Calumet resident Beverly Holman. The Aspirus Hero program is a way for patients and families to say thank you for the care they received by an Aspirus provider, employee, …

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Weather Taking Its Toll On Snowmobile Challenge

The SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge brings together student engineers to see who can build the best performing snowmobile while reducing emissions and noise. A record number of teams are taking part in the weeklong competition being held at Michigan Tech’s Keweenaw Research Center. Meldrum-030817-1 Keweenaw Research Center Executive Director Jay …

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SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge Begins

Gentlemen…start you engines! No, NASCAR hasn’t come to the Copper Country–but you won’t find anything closer to the feeling while on a snowmobile than the SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge. For the 14th year running, the Keweenaw Research Center at Michigan Tech is bringing talented student engineers to compete over spring …

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Calumet Hockey Raising Money For State Championship Run

The Calumet Copper Kings need your support! The hockey team recently won the MHSAA Regional Championship and are now starting a quest to win the State Championship. The journey begins Wednesdaywhen they will face Big Rapids in the state quarterfinal in Sault Ste. Marie. If the Copper Kings are successful …

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Citizen Historians Sought For Keweenaw Time Traveler

Local history buffs are invited to help build the Keweenaw Time Traveler. Michigan Tech researchers have been working on a project to build an online historical atlas of the Copper Country using historic maps and demographic information to connect the people and places of our past. You are invited to …

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Trial Scheduled For School Lock-Down Suspect

The case against an Atlantic Mine man who caused a lock-down at an elementary school last November may be headed to trial. 30-year-old Niles Nathan Rothenberger appeared in Houghton County Circuit Court Monday for a pretrial. He has pled Not Guilty to the high court misdemeanor charge of possession of …

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