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Petra Huentemeyer Named Michigan Tech’s 2023 Research Award Recipient

Michigan Tech University’s latest Research Award recipient shoots for the stars. Petra Huentemeyer in the last year has become one of Michigan tech’s most often cited authors from the university for her research in experimental astrophysics. Huentemeyer says that she has always been fueled by a passion for curiosity in …

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MDOT Returns to Work on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge

Repair work to the Portage Lake lift bridge begins today. Earlier this morning MDOT crews began intermittent shutdowns of the northbound outside lane of the bridge. Work crews are continuing work on the state’s 4.3 million dollar project to replace the bridge’s finger joints and install underside false decking beneath …

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Gogebic Community College Identifies Four Candidates for the College’s New President

Gogebic Community College will conclude its search for a new president soon after identifying four qualified candidates. The college is entering the final stages of its search and will invite its final four candidates to a series of in-person interviews and open forums next month. Gogebic Community College encourages the …

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Hancock Rezones Industrial Lot to R-1 Residential Near Tomasi Drive

Hancock’s planning commission approved two zoning applications for residential developments last night. The 306 Hancock Street development will add an addition above the existing garage on the property. The addition will convert the structure into a duplex. A second zoning application approved by the commission will construct a five-unit town …

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L’Anse Adds Fire Truck, New Marina Dock – Village Council Wrap

The Village of L’Anse has officially welcomed its newest fire truck.  The 2005 Pierce Dash vehicle becomes the first aerial truck owned by the L’Anse Fire Department. It was purchased from a fire department in Howell Township, New Jersey, and driven to its new home by members of the L’Anse …

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Donate Old Sneakers to Barkell Elementary and Support the 5th Grade Class Trip to Mackinaw Island

It can be difficult to throw away old shoes knowing how long it takes certain materials to decompose. With the idea of helping keep old shoes out of the landfill, and on the soles of feet, while also raising funds for a student trip, Barkell Elementary has partnered with Got …

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Showcase AI Will Explore Topics within Artificial Intelligence During Various Keynote and Panel Sessions

Michigan Tech University’s Showcase AI plans to dive deep into the subject. During the three-day conference attendees will hear from keynote speakers, and participate in panel discussions focused on the fast-developing world surrounding artificial intelligence. Several speakers expected to join the showcase are heavily involved in the study and development …

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Summer is Over, and the Copper Country Moves into Fall Tourism

With summer officially wrapped up, the Copper Country is ready for fall days and changing leaves. Summer was full of fun festivals, and plenty of out-of-towners coming to the Keweenaw for great outdoor recreation opportunities. Visit Keweenaw Executive Director Brad Barnett says the majority of visitors to the region come …

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Michigan Tech University Celebrates Homecoming Throughout the Week

Michigan Tech University’s campus will celebrate the school’s homecoming throughout the week. This year’s homecoming week will bring students and alumni together as 101 Huskies! During the week students will compete in various team competitions, with some having already taken place yesterday. Then on Thursday, the university will hold the …

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Hancock Planning Commission Considers Multiple Residential Zoning Applications

Hancock Planning Commission will consider multiple zoning applications that will seek to build residential housing. J.S. Stringer Properties has two zoning applications for consideration with the planning commission. Both will build new housing on Navy Street in Hancock. One project will seek to build a single-family residential home, the second …

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