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Hundreds Turn Out for the 33rd Annual Parade of Nations

Saturday morning hundreds gathered in downtown Hancock and Houghton for the annual parade of nations. During the past two years Covid has reduced the number of activities the university has organized during the celebration of international cultures. Saturday’s rain held off just long enough for the parade to have students …

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Salmi to Stay On, as County Board Supports Canal View Resolution

Faced with the resignation of Canal View administrator Kimberly Salmi, the Houghton County Board of Commissioners reversed course Friday, and supported a resolution to encourage lawmakers to relax COVID-19 restrictions at extended care facilities. Salmi was pleased with support for the statement, which had been slightly revised from an earlier …

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Breakwater Credit Union Suffers Card Fraud Attack

Officials at Breakwater Federal Credit Union are promising that none of its members will suffer loss, after a recent card-based fraud attack. Around 500 cards were compromised. Fraudulent transactions appeared on 147 accounts. The total amount of the fraudulent transactions was estimated to be around $43,139. Officials say all members …

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Two Arrested on Drug Charges in Baraga County

Two people have been arrested following a four-month drug investigation in Baraga County. Detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team say they had identified two individuals who had been bringing large quantities of fentanyl into Baraga County. On Thursday, they stopped a vehicle with a 22-year-old woman and a …

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Houghton County Commission Flips Vote, Will Support Canal View Advocating for a Conversation

Canal View has the support of Houghton County’s Board of Commissioners and many of its residents. This afternoon in a special meeting, Commissioner Janssen was absent due to a prior commitment, the Houghton County Board of Commissioners passed resolution 2022 – 13 A, showing their support of Canal View advocating …

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Get Out to a Trail Next Week During Michigan’s Trails Week

Trails Week across the state starts on Sunday. The week long celebration encourages Michigan residents and visitors to hit the trails and get outdoors. And trails week doesn’t just focus on the state’s vast hiking trails. Because Michigan’s motorized trails also offer some of the region’s best scenic views, and …

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Eagle Shoreline Protection is Fighting Erosion in the Great Lakes with Living Shorelines

Michigan’s eroding shorelines have traditional been solved with hard metal seawalls. But research is finding that hard armory solutions have more long term issues than establishing a more natural form. Living shorelines work by connecting the land to the water rather than separating them, like with seawalls. Eagle Shoreline Protection, …

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Houghton County Board to Revisit Canal View Support Resolution Today

Frustration about COVID-19 restrictions at Canal View-Houghton County could come to a head at a special meeting of the Houghton County Board of Commissioners this afternoon. The issue burst into public view September 2, when Canal View administrator Kimberly Salmi published a lengthy statement on social media. In it, she …

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Winter Carnival Logo Revealed

The logo for Michigan Tech’s 2023 Winter Carnival has been released.  Next year’s theme is “Tasty Foods for Wintry Moods.” The logo design features a mouth-watering assortment of treats, including a hamburger, a milkshake, French fries, an ice cream sundae, a frosted doughnut, and – of course – a pasty. …

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Parade of Nations Takes Place Tomorrow

The diversity of the Michigan Tech campus and the surrounding community will be celebrated at tomorrow’s Parade of Nations.  The parade will begin at 11 a.m. at Quincy Green. Floats, bands, dancers and marchers carrying banners and flags of more than 60 nations will travel through downtown Hancock, across the …

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