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Local COVID-19 Levels Hold Steady

COVID-19 levels held steady in the Copper Country last week. Health department officials confirmed 64 new cases, up slightly from the 60 reported in the previous week. Statewide levels continue to ease back from the most recent peak, and are now at less than half the level reported a month …

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Carp? Copi? A Fish by Any Other Name…

How do you keep invasive Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes? Call them by a different name. The state of Illinois is trying to rebrand the voracious invaders, to make them seem more palatable. The term “Asian carp” includes several species, including bighead, grass and silver carp.  Illinois wants …

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Michigan Tech University Archivist, Lindsay Hiltunen, Named New President of the Michigan Archival Association

MTU’s Archives are a wealth of regional, state, and community history and knowledge. The archives themselves and the people who take care of them are recognized for their dedication to preserving the history of the people who live here. This past weekend at an annual conference of the Michigan Archival …

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Performances in the Park Summer Concerts Start Tonight in Copper Harbor

Performances in the Park enjoys the sounds of their first summer concerts tonight. The summer series is presented by the Copper Harbor Improvement Association, and takes place in the heart of Copper Harbor at Donny Kilpela Memorial Park, centrally located along Gratiot Street. Kathy and Jeff Ihde are very excited …

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CCISD Adopts Budget, Makes Staff Changes

The Copper Country Intermediate School District Board of Education adopted its 2022-2023 budget at its monthly meeting Tuesday. The new fiscal year begins next month, and the board will hold its annual organizational meeting in July. Salaries for administrative and non-union office staff were also approved. The board noted several …

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CTE Students to Sell Tiny House and Sauna

Two projects recently completed by Copper Country ISD Career and Technical Education Construction Technology students are ready to be sold to the public, Students built an  8’ x 20’ tiny house and an 8’ x 14’ sauna. During the process, they were exposed to many aspects of construction, including framing, …

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Copper Country Swimming Beach Water Quality Monitoring Resumes

For the 16th consecutive summer, selected beaches in the Copper Country will be monitored regularly for water quality. The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department and the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community will team up again to check e coli bacteria levels. Results will be posted to the Michigan Department of Environment, …

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LSSU Begins Great Lakes Oil Monitoring Program

Lake Superior State University will take on the task of monitoring oil pollution in the Upper Great Lakes. The university has begun a pilot program by placing three sensors in the Saint Mary’s River, and an additional monitor off Sugar Island.  The sensors measure refined oil in the water, and …

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MTU Business Students Win National Competition

A group of business students from Michigan Tech recently took the top prize in a national competition. Tech Today reports that Team Gold from the Applied Portfolio Management Program claimed the top spot in the Quinnipiac University Global Asset Management Education Forum XI portfolio competition – Undergraduate Value Portfolio division.  …

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From the Ground Farmers Market Collective Receives Incredible Gift

Farmers market season just opened up in Calumet, Hancock and Houghton last week, and From the Ground Farmers Market Collective received a gift just in time. Incredible Bank donated 10,000 dollars to the farmers market collective, for them to work on expanding food access in the region. Because of the …

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