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Protect Your Skin From The Sun

Summer is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the sun but too much sun exposure can damage your skin. Sunburn is an immediate consequence from getting too much sun but other problems could include brown spots, skin aging and skin cancer. According to Dr. Sarah Hostetler from Aspirus …

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Forum for L’Anse Community Solar Project

The Village of L’Anse is evaluating the feasibility of a community solar program for its residential and business electric utility customers.  The forum will be held on August 22nd to share details of the project and gain input from the community. We will have free food and childcare will be offered …

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Downtown Houghton Farmers Market Hosts Health & Wellness Fair

In addition to providing fresh and local whole foods to the community, the Downtown Houghton Farmer’s Market believes it has the unique opportunity to support community outreach, education, and wellness activities. They are hosting the 2nd annual Health and Wellness Fair today from 3:00-5:00p. Participants in attendance include: Aspirus Keweenaw …

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TRIO Upward Bound receives $1.77 million grant

Finlandia University has been officially notified by the U.S. Department of Education of the successful grant submission for another five year TRIO grant for $353,718 per year ($1,768,590 total). TRIO Upward Bound will be funded from 2017 to 2022 with this new proposal, and aid students from Baraga, Houghton, and Keweenaw counties …

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Rock On At The Gem And Mineral Show

The Copper Country Rock and Mineral Club hosted their annual Gem and Mineral show over the weekend at the Houghton Elementary School. A variety of different rocks, gems and minerals from all over the world were on display and some are even available for purchase. The show may be smaller …

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Art Fair Held In Eagle Harbor

From photography to woodworking to jewelry, there was no medium left out of the 57th Annual Eagle Harbor Art Fair. “We have 64 vendors and the artists come from all over the United States, a lot of them Wisconsin, Michigan and the Upper Peninsula and we have all different kinds …

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Scavenger Hunt Held In Downtown Houghton

The Friends of the Portage Lake District Library put together a scavenger hunt in downtown Houghton this weekend as a fundraiser for the library. Teams of one to four people were given a list of items and tasks to complete.  The teams were given 90 minutes to take pictures of …

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Turning Carbon Dioxide Into Graphene

At Michigan Tech, a greenhouse gas is heating up, but not in the way that you’d think. Materials Science Professor Yun Hang Hu and his team figured out a way to turn carbon dioxide into a newly developed three-dimensional graphene. “We developed an advanced material for use of energy application,” …

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