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UP Man Honored With Lifetime Commitment To Conservation Award

The Michigan Natural Resources Commission recently honored longtime conservationist and Upper Peninsula native Tony Demboski with the Thomas L. Washington Lifetime Commitment to Conservation Award. The award was presented Thursday at the commission’s regular monthly meeting in Lansing. “Working with the DNR, NRC, legislative groups and so many other organizations …

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Student Innovation On Display for Board of Trustees

A recent Michigan Technological University graduate presented the “Strunnel” to the Board of Trustees at its regular meeting on December 14, 2018. In May 2018, four Michigan Tech students shared their Senior Design project — an underwater utility corridor spanning the Straits of Mackinac — with Michigan law- and policymakers at the …

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Michigan Tech Holds 2018 Fall Commencement

You can tell its graduation at Michigan Tech, when area hotels are booked solid, and Husky pride fills the Student Development Complex on a Saturday morning. Parents, siblings, and loved ones filled two levels of bleachers in the Wood gym, while 325 eager graduates awaited that walk across the stage …

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Unofficial KBIC General Election Results

The unofficial results of this weekend’s Keweenaw Bay Indian Community general election are in. In the Baraga District, the top two vote getters for the Tribal Council were Warren “Chris” Swartz, Jr. with 274 and Kim Klopstein with 260. Elizabeth “Beth” Conner received 253 votes and Sue Ellen “Suzie” Elmblad …

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Today Is Frostbitten Convention Day

LANSING — The Michigan House of Representatives approved House Resolution 472 on Thursday, introduced by state Rep. Sara Cambensy (D-Marquette), to declare December 14, 2018, as Frostbitten Convention Day, to recognize the landmark agreement that granted the western Upper Peninsula to Michigan and set in motion the bid for statehood. …

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