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St. Vincent’s Food Pantry Receives Easter Bounty

Hancock, Michigan–Contributions to food banks always swell during the winter holidays, but sometimes by the beginning of Spring the cupboards can be a bit bare. So this year Keweenaw Community Foundation (KCF) partnered with Tadych’s Econofoods of Houghton to help fill those cupboards at St. Vincent de Paul’s Food Pantry …

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Front Street Project Will Cause Lane Closures & Detour

The final phase of a major road reconstruction project in Hancock begins today. Last summer, Quincy Street through downtown was completely redone, and now the Michigan Department of Transportation will start working on Front Street from Reservation Street to the Portage Lake Lift Bridge. MDOT Communications Representative Dan Weingarten says …

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Mobility Summit Showcases Future Of Automotive Technology

The road to autonomous vehicles and other advanced technologies in the transportation industry goes through Michigan Tech. Which made the university the perfect place for the first Mobility Summit, with faculty and research students sharing their projects with each other. Rogers-042117-1 U. S Army Tank & Automotive Research Center Director …

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Congratulations to the Summer 2017 Isle Royale Artists-in-Residence

Houghton, MI – Isle Royale National Park is proud to announce the summer 2017 artists-in-residence. For the professional Artist-in-Residence Program, this year’s selections include Robert Robins (Oil), Michelle Menting (Poetry), David Huckfelt (Songwriter), and Katherine Bergman (Composer), along with three alternates, David Spohn (Itaglio Printmaking), John Gaunt (Graphite, Oil), and Rebecca Jabs …

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Outdoor Gear Swap To Be Held At Houghton High School

HOUGHTON – The Copper Country Ski Tigers are holding their annual used outdoor gear swap Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Houghton High School multi-purpose room. Buy and sell outdoor gear – bikes, kayaks, canoes, camping gear, skis, snowboards and outdoor clothing or any other item for the silent sports …

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Group Proposes Medical Marihuana Dispensary In Hancock

A group of medical marihuana providers would like to put a dispensary in Hancock. A presentation given to the city council by David Duefrene proposed locating the dispensary near Pat’s Food’s. The city has an ordinance prohibiting dispensaries within 1,000 feet of school property or 500 feet of church property. …

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Mind Trekkers Sparking Kids’ Interest in Science & Engineering

By Jennifer Donovan, Director of News & Media Relations University Marketing & Communications Michigan Technological University As environmental groups prepare to celebrate Earth Day, and others concerned with science and research funding plan Marches for Science, Michigan Technological University’s Mind Trekkers are doing what they always do: putting on flamboyant science …

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June 10th Named ORV Rider Recognition Day

LANSING, Mich. – The state Senate recently adopted a resolution to establish June 10, 2017 as ORV Rider Recognition Day in Michigan. “The Senate recognizes the importance of off-road recreation to our state, and the large economic impact it has,” said Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, who sponsored Senate Resolution 34. …

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Same Two Wolves Remain On Isle Royale

Michigan Tech researchers have released the annual Winter Study detailing updates on the ecology of Isle Royale National Park. For the second year in a row, the island’s wolf population remains a mere two. Moose have increased, and the high number of calves and low predation rates suggest that the …

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