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Michigan’s Roads Get Poor Grades

The Michigan Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers has released its 2018 Report Card for Michigan’s Infrastructure. Michigan received an overall grade of D+, but received a D- for its roads because 39 percent of the 120,000 miles of paved roads are rated in poor condition, 43 percent …

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Yooper Talk Explores Local Dialect

No doubt, the people of the Upper Peninsula have a dialect all their own, but where did it come from and what does it mean to those who live here? Author Kathryn Remlinger explores the native dialect in her book, Yooper Talk: Dialect as Identity in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. “My …

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Original Voice Of The Huskies Passes Away

HOUGHTON, Mich. – Michigan Tech Sports Hall of Famer, and the original Voice of the Huskies, Bob Olson passed away on Saturday (March 3) in Middletown, Connecticut. Olson began broadcasting Tech athletic events back in 1969 when he purchased WMPL and WZRK and moved to the Copper Country from Hurley, …

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2018 Parade Of Nations Theme Announced

Food and music are the beating heart of the 60-plus country Parade of Nations, stepping into its 29th year on Saturday, September 15. “The Parade of Nations committee selected ‘Global Beats, International Treats’ as the 2018 theme because it encompasses what the event offers to our community—international traditional music and exotic …

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SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge Begins

Making snowmobiles cleaner, quieter and more efficient–and may the best team win. The SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge is taking place this week, bringing teams of college students from across North America to compete at Michigan Tech. The competition begins with the Endurance Run to Copper Harbor today, followed by a …

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Former Auto Shop Roof Collapses

A former auto repair and U-Haul shop in Laurium suffered a roof collapse over the weekend. The building on the corner of First and Osceola Streets was once operated by Trails Creek Auto but neighbors say it has been closed for a while. The roof appears to have buckled under …

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