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Hancock Middle School Takes Part In Garbology Study

Hancock Public Schools are digging into the numbers–and the trash–to find out how much garbage is being thrown away that could have been recycled. It’s part of a study spearheaded by the Copper Country Recycling Initiative to teach these middle school students about recycling and to share the data with …

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Copperwood Exploratory Drilling Begins In Gogebic County

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has issued a use permit to Orvana Resources U.S. Corp. – a subsidiary of Highland Copper – to conduct exploratory drilling on a 1-mile-square piece of property situated along the westernmost edge of Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in Gogebic County. The exploratory drilling began …

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First Of Three Robbery Suspects Appear In Court

One of the suspects in the robbery of Northwoods Sporting Goods in Hancock appeared for a pretrial in Houghton County Circuit Court Monday. 19-year-old Jake Hugall had waived his arraignment in circuit court so a plea of Not Guilty was entered on his behalf. A plea agreement is expected to …

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Two Trials Set For Atlantic Mine Drug Suspect

An Atlantic Mine man has two trials scheduled in the coming months. 47-year-old Steven John Ruotsala appeared in Houghton County Circuit Court Monday for a pretrial regarding a felony domestic violence 3rd offense charge. His attorney indicated he may make a motion concerning an evidentiary issue in the case, dealing …

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Trial Date Set For Embezzlement Case

A trial is set for a Lake Linden woman accused of embezzlement from a family member. 46-year-old Susan Dulong appeared in Houghton County Circuit Court Monday for a pretrial. She is charged with Attaining a Signature with intent to Defraud…punishable by 10 years in prison; Embezzlement of $1,000 or more …

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Engineering Exploration Day for Middle & High School Girls

Girls&Engin&ParentsFlyerFeb.25.2017 Local middle and high school girls are invited to take part in the Engineering Exploration Day at Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center. The free event takes place Saturday, February 25th from 10am-1:30pm and is open to girls in grades 7 through 12 and their parents. Participants can try …

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Wildlife Rehabilitation Group Holding Logo Design Contest

The U.P. Wildlife Rehabilitation- Keweenaw Group is a group of volunteers that make up the 501(c)3 not-for-profit association of wildlife rehabbers in the Upper Peninsula. They cover Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga and Ontonagon counties. Their goal is to rehabilitate injured and orphaned wildlife and return them to the wild whenever possible. …

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Heritage Center Sets Spring Semester Enrichment Slate

If someone asks you “Puhutko suomea?” and you don’t know how to respond, or your answer is “Yes, but not very well,” than this semester’s community enrichment classes at Finlandia University’s Finnish American Heritage Center are perfect for you. Among the offerings this year are a pair of Finnish language classes, perfect …

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Michigan Tech’s Winter Carnival Begins This Week

It’s said when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. At Michigan Technological University, when Mother Natures gives you tons of snow, you play in it. Continuing a tradition that began 95 years ago, Michigan Technological University will hold its annual Winter Carnival this month. This year’s theme is “Snow …

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New Bus Opening Up Opportunities For Seniors

It’s important that residents of any senior living community get out and about to enjoy the area’s many festivals and events. Seniors at Gardenview Assisted Living and Memory Care in Calumet will now be able to ride to those events in a new 12-seat bus the center has just purchased. …

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