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Nominations For Spark Plug Awards Being Accepted

Have you experienced exceptional customer service? What about a great project that made a significant impact in the community? Or a Young Professional in the community that has made a difference? Nominations are being accepted to recognize local businesses, projects, and individuals for their efforts in the 2016 calendar year. …

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Isle Royale Draft Wolf Plan/EIS Available For Public Review

HOUGHTON, MICHIGAN – Isle Royale National Park (ISRO) released for public review and comment the draft Environmental Impact Statement to Address the Presence of Wolves. (draft EIS). The wolf population has declined to just two wolves in the past five years and scientists believe that natural recovery of the population is unlikely. The draft EIS is open for public review …

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Houghton Middle School Teacher Sarah Geborkoff selected for 2016 Dan Wolz Clean Water Education Award

Sarah Geborkoff, Houghton Middle School Science Teacher, has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Dan Wolz Clean Water Education Award by the Michigan Science Teachers Association (MSTA) and Michigan Water Environment Chapter. “The selection committee was very impressed by Ms. Geborkoff’s application and project,” observed Susan Tate, Region 4 …

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Football Captain & Racecar Driver Among MTU Grads

Many Michigan Tech grads will be heading home for the holidays with degrees in hand. Some 350 graduates of Michigan Tech took part in the Midyear Commencement Saturday. Among them was Huskies Football Captain Ben Tauchen, graduating with a Masters in Business Administration–only somewhat more satisfying than his accomplishments on …

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Two Perish In House Fire

UPDATE 7:30am, 12/19/16: A fire in Allouez Township has claimed the lives of two people. 73-year-old Norman Kilpela and 79-year-old Marianne Kilpela were inside their home in Fulton when it went up in flames Friday morning. Multiple agencies battled the blaze, dealing with both extreme cold and difficulty in obtaining …

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Webber Named 2016 National Freeman Tilden Winner

Associate Director for Interpretation, Education and Volunteers, Julia Washburn, announced that Lynette Webber (Midwest Region) of Keweenaw National Historical Park is the 2016 National Freeman Tilden Winner. Lynette was recognized for her work in developing the Missing in the Copper Country program:  a series of social media posts, ranger-guided programs, …

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Little Brothers Needs Food & Volunteers For Christmas Dinners

Christmas Dinner with all the family–it’s a wonderful experience. Making sure local seniors can also share in the holiday fun, Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly is preparing to again serve free dinners at many locations throughout the Copper Country. But they need some help getting all that food. That’s …

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Michigan Tech’s Midyear Commencement Saturday

By Mark Wilcox, News Writer, Michigan Technological University Nearly 350 bachelor’s, master’s and PhD recipients are expected to take part in Michigan Technological University’s Midyear Commencement Saturday. Ceremonies take place at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 17 in the Wood Gym of the Student Development Complex. Keith Creagh, director of the Michigan Department …

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