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High School Girls Learn About Automotive Engineering

High school girls traded enjoying the sun at the beach for working on cars at Michigan Tech’s Advanced Power Systems Research Center (APS). The Women in Automotive Engineering (WIAE) Summer Youth Program taught these students about the field, from airbags and suspensions to design and quality measurements, according to WIAE …

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Class Shows How To Find Food Among Forest Plants

Tara Bal’s Wild Foods class is changing the definition of “field testing.” The online-based class met this weekend to continue their studies of the people and plants of the boreal forest. “We’re giving people sort of an introduction to the local plants and indigenous people’s way of using different plants …

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Help Support Hope House Homeless Shelter

A homeless shelter serving Houghton and Hancock is currently seeking donations through a GoFundMe page to be ready for when the Upper Peninsula winter arrives. Hope House Homeless Shelter was started after President and CEO John Niemela discovered a lack of resources in the community for homeless people. Niemela says …

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US-41 Reconstruction in Hancock Wraps Up

Traffic on US-41 in Hancock is now open as the summer reconstruction project wraps up. The reopening of the highway marks the completion of US-41 reconstruction work in Hancock, which began in 2016. In the final phases of the project, the Michigan Department of Transportation invested $2 million to reconstruct …

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China Gold Headlines 2017 Parade of Nations at Michigan Tech

Calling it acrobatics is putting it mildly.  China Gold, the headline act for the 2017 Parade of Nations, presents a martial arts-based display of strength, speed and agility. Lighting, music, choreography and stage effects underscore feats of athleticism, grace and gymnastic prowess, as these talented performers showcase the Dragon Dance, …

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Baraga County State Park Celebrates Christmas In July

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, at least it is at the Baraga State Park. They are holding their annual Christmas in July celebration at the campground this weekend. Activities include a bike parade, games, prizes, crafts, campsite decorating and photos with Santa. All events are open to …

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Ontonagon County Fair Comes To Greenland

The first county fair of the Copper Country gets underway this weekend as the Ontonagon County Fair opens in Greenland. Festivities begin this evening with the Bakery and Mystery Bag Auction and the Glitz and Glam Princess Pageant. The fair will be open Saturday and Sunday featuring the Antique Engine …

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Students Take Wing At MTU Summer Youth Camp

High school students are flying high at Michigan Tech this week, and Kaleigh Miller from Lake Linden couldn’t be happier. “I am so ecstatic,” said Kaleigh Miller. “I’ve wanted to fly forever and even though I haven’t even started, I know I’m going to love it.” As part of a …

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