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First ‘Artist in Residence’ For 2017-18 Season Named at Porkies

The Friends of the Porkies has announced that Mark Jenzen, creator of the world’s first-ever high-resolution LED Virtual Sky, will arrive in mid-month for a two-week artist’s residency at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. Jenzen is the first artist-in-residency recipient announced for the 2017-18 season at the park. Earlier this …

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Deputies Help Two People Escape House Fire

Two people are safe after being helped out of their burning residence in Kearsarge. The Houghton County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to the call of a structure fire just before 1:30 this morning on Second Street. Deputies helped the two residents get out the house. The fire was put …

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Having Fun With Health & Safety

When it comes to your health, the folks at UP Health System—Portage know how to have a good time. The 9th annual Health and Safety Fair was held Saturday at their campus in Hancock. Kids got to enjoy a strider bike course and have a stuffed animal treated with a …

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Search For Next Michigan Tech President Begins

The search for Michigan Tech’s next president is now underway. Members of the presidential search committee were announced by the Board of Trustees Friday. The announcement follows the decision by current President Glenn Mroz not to renew his contract and to return to his tenured professor position following the 2017-2018 …

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Michigan’s Leaders Tour Soo Locks

To view the video and original story by ABC-10’s Jerry Taylor, click here. Lawmakers will soon decide the future of the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie. Governor Rick Snyder was among several Michigan leaders who toured the locks last week. “This is about our national economy,” said Gov. Rick …

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Polaris TRAILS Grant Benefits Our Youth

Michigan Trails and Recreation Alliance of Land and the Environment (MI-TRALE) was selected by the Polaris T.R.A.I.L.S.  program to receive a $10,000 grant for 2017. The grant was requested by MI-TRALE to improve our youth safety training program in the western UP. MI-TRALE has been limited in our ability to …

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Sustainable & Efficient Business Strategies In Houghton

An event focused on educating the local business community about programs that are available for energy efficiency and energy conservation will be held in Houghton Monday. Sustainable & Efficient Business Strategies will take place at the Great Lakes Research Center, from 6-8pm. Organizers say this event is designed to help …

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UPPCO Reminder: Call 811 Miss Dig Before Starting Projects

Marquette – Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO) is encouraging homeowners, excavators and contractors to keep safety at the forefront by making a free call to Miss Dig at 8-1-1 or 800-482-7171 at least three working days before engaging in any digging activities. Contacting Miss Dig by phone or at www.missdig.org …

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