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Science on Tap! Pub Crawl In Downtown Houghton

Houghton, MI. (August 1, 2017) – Keweenaw Young Professionals (KYP), a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit, will host Science on Tap! Pub Crawl on Thursday, August 3, 2017 in downtown Houghton. Attendees will hear from some of the Keweenaw’s scientists and researchers as they travel to various pubs and restaurants in downtown …

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Michigan Tech Spreads Soil & Kindness

Michigan Tech is turning green in the name of kindness. Student Activities hosted an event called Plant-A-Palooza in the backyard of the Outdoor Adventure Program building to get people out and socializing. Attendees chose a cactus or succulent to plant and take home with them. Coordinator of Student Activities Rochelle …

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Submissions Sought For Library Logo Contest

The Portage Lake District Library is looking for a new logo and is asking for the community’s help. The library is now accepting submissions for original designs that best represent the library. Director of the Portage Lake District Library Dillon Geshel said the need for a new logo comes from …

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Husky Pep Band Celebrates “50-ish” Years

Among the activities scheduled for this week’s Alumni Reunion at Michigan Technological University is a celebration of a half-century (more or less) of pep. The Husky Pep Band is celebrating its 50ish Anniversary throughout the Alumni Weekend. Past and present band members and Husky fans can check out the Pep …

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New Family U Kicks Off MTU Alumni Reunion

Discover the properties of copper. Explore a skeleton using forensic science. That’s just some of the activities taking place during the new Family U Wednesday at Michigan Tech. Family U kicks off this week’s Alumni Reunion. The event takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesay (Aug. 2). Generations …

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Local Corrections Officer Graduates Training Academy

Houghton County Sheriff’s Office Corrections officer Rudy M. Tikkanen recently completed a local corrections officer training academy held at Alpena Community College June 16, 2017. The four-week academy offers a comprehensive, interactive instruction program in various disciplines for local correction officers. Training topics include custody and security, defensive tactics, first …

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Tech’s Alumni Weekend Starts Thursday

Hundreds of Michigan Tech Alumni and friends are expected to descend upon the Keweenaw this weekend for the University’s annual Alumni Reunion. Beginning Thursday (Aug. 3), the three-day reunion features tours, talks, an alumni basketball game, the Pep Band celebrating 50-ish years, the iconic Pasty Picnic, alumni awards and much …

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Fundraising Continues For New Calumet Ball Fields

An effort to build a new softball field in Calumet is underway. Called the “Field of Dreams” Project, the ball field would be built at the Calumet Legion Field on M203, just outside of town. The field would serve Calumet High School, Keweenaw Little League and Northern Chill travel softball. …

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Hancock Praises Road Workers For Job Well Done

The reconstruction of US-41 in Hancock is complete and the route has been officially reopened. Construction crews wrapped up the $2 million portion of the project on Saturday night, leaving motorists and residents to celebrate a job well done. The reopening also marks the end of a larger-scale renovation project …

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