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Record Number Of Incoming Students For Finlandia University

Anderson also shared good news concerning Finlandia University at the City Council’s work session Wednesday. At their Community Partners Meeting, it was announced that Finlandia is expecting a record number of new students this fall–topping the 300 mark. Finn Hall is expected to be triple bunked to accommodate the growth. …

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CCISD Hears Update On Education Legislation

Local educators and administrators are keeping an eye on two legislative issues going on at the state level. At the organizational meeting of the Copper Country Intermediate School District, Superintendent George Stockero said in school aid package, recently signed by Governor Rick Snyder, was a new appropriation of $2.5 million to …

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Flint Teachers At Michigan Tech To Learn About Water

Michigan Tech is hosting a group of 13 teachers from the Flint area for a 4-day course at the Great Lakes Research Center in Houghton. The program is funded by General Motors and focuses on three specific areas: the Flint River Watershed, Drinking Water Treatment and Wastewater Treatment. The teachers …

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UPPCO Says 3 ATC Power Lines Hit By Storm

Work crews continue to try and recover from the carnage caused by severe storms that hit the Copper Country early Thursday. Torrential rain caused isolated flooding and high winds toppled trees throughout the area. UPPCO responded to dozens of reports of fallen trees causing damage to power lines. UPPCO’s Public …

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UPPCO Offers Safety Tips for Summer Storms

Severe weather can strike quickly and create a variety of dangerous situations.  With this in mind, Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO) suggested the following the safety tips: Power lines Always consider a power line to be energized even if it is on the ground. Do not touch a downed line …

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Fish Will Not Be Resentenced

He will not be resentenced–that was the decision of a Baraga County Circuit Court judge on a Wisconsin man currently serving time in prison. 49-year-old Bernard Fish was convicted of multiple felonies, including Armed Robbery in 2014. The Michigan Court of Appeals earlier this year upheld Fish’s conviction, but remanded …

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VA to Host Veteran Town Halls

IRON MOUNTAIN – The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center will be hosting a five Veteran Town Halls in the western Upper Peninsula August 15-17, 2016.  Veteran Town Halls will be held on Monday, August 15, at the Windsor Center in Iron River at 11 a.m. (CT) and at the …

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Beware Of Wild Parsnip

It may be attractive to look at, but the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service is sending out a warning about wild parsnip. It’s a perennial that can stand 3-5 feet tall and is becoming very prominent in the Upper Peninsula. The problem is if you touch it and are …

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