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Atlantic Mine Man Arrested On Multiple Drug Charges

Detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) arrested a 28 y/o Atlantic Mine man Friday on several charges related to the selling of narcotics. After a five month long investigation the suspect was arrested on one count of Delivery of Methamphetamine, one count of Delivery of Heroin and …

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JC Penney Closing All U.P. Stores

All Upper Peninsula J.C. Penney stores are closing. The retailer has announced it will close 138 stores nationwide, including seven stores in Michigan. Four of those stores are in the U.P….with locations in Escanabe, Kingsford, Sault Ste. Marie and at the Copper Country Mall in Houghton. The closing represents 13 …

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Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Available for Review

The Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region (WUPPDR) recently completed a draft of the updated Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, and Ontonagon Counties. WUPPDR, as a condition of its designation and funding as a regional district of the United States Economic Development Administration, …

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Michigan Tech Preview Day Is Saturday

Michigan Technological University will host the annual Preview Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at various locations across campus. The focus is on undergraduate students who have been accepted for admission and are in the process of making their final college decision. The day includes sessions and interactions …

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MTU President Testifies Before House Subcommittee

Michigan Technological University President Glenn D. Mroz testified before the Michigan House Appropriations Subcommittee for Higher Education Thursday. Among his topics were: The upward mobility of Michigan Tech graduates. “The chance of a student moving from the bottom 20 percent of household income to the top 20 percent of household …

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U.P. Deer Hunting Restrictions Expected To Continue

When the seven commissioners of the Natural Resources Commission meet in April, they will discuss the growth of the U.P. antlerless deer population. Two of the seven NRC commissioners are from the Upper Peninsula. John Matonich is from Bessemer and J.R. Richardson is from Ontonagon. Both men have been closely …

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Science Fair & Festival At Michigan Tech

200 students in grades four through eight will participate in the 19th Annual Western Upper Peninsula Science Fair and Science and Engineering Festival today on the campus of Michigan Tech. The event begins at 4:30 in the MUB Commons area with several hands on activities for the students to enjoy …

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