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Energy Prize Will Now Be A $5 Million Loan

A last minute change to an energy reduction competition means there won’t be a cash prize after all. For the last couple of years, Houghton County has been competing for the Georgetown University Energy Prize of $5 million. The Houghton Energy Efficiency Team has led the effort to reduce energy …

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New U.P. Power Plants Approved

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder, the Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE) and Attorney General’s Office (AG) today praised the decision by the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) to approve the construction of two power generation plants in the Upper Peninsula as a strong move toward improving electric reliability for …

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Providing Help to a Caregiver? FREE Training Available!

Respite Education and Support Tools (REST) is an originally designed educational course that provides respite training to adults and teens who want to offer care to those in need and provide assistance to their caregivers.  As a REST companion (volunteer or paid), you give the gift of your time to provide …

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Dianda Sponsors Bill Creating STEM Grant Program for Veterans

LANSING — State Representative Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) introduced House Bill 5161 recently that would establish the Battlefield to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Educational Grant Program for Michigan veterans who are enrolled in STEM degree programs at Michigan’s public community colleges and universities. “According to the most recent federal statistics, …

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Finlandia To Participate In Mobile Mentoring Pilot-Project With Finnish Education Technology Expert Mesensei

Beginning in November, Finlandia students and alumni will be participating in an innovative pilot-project utilizing a mobile mentoring application developed by the Helsinki-based Mesensei  – a leader in education technology.  The project is expected to last three months during which time between 20-40 student-mentor pairs will utilize the application and …

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Students To Take Part In Lake Superior Water Festival

Nearly five hundred students in grades 9-12 in twenty classes from seven schools in Houghton, Baraga, Gogebic and Ontonagon Counties will flood MTU’s Great Lakes Research Center on Wednesday, October 25, from 8:45-11:30am and noon- 2:45 pm for the 6th Annual Lake Superior Water Festival. Students from the following schools …

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CLK Elementary School Teacher Among Those Honored Helping The Environment

CLK School’s Barb Kinnunen-Skidmore was among the teachers honored at the annual conference for the Michigan Alliance for Environmental and Outdoor Education earlier this month. Kinnunen-Skidmore is an early childhood specialist at CLK Elementary in Calumet. Regardless of the season, Kinnunen-Skidmore believes students, especially kindergarteners, should be outside – never …

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