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Governor Appoints Two Michigan Tech Alumni to Board of Trustees

By Mark Wilcox, News Writer Michigan Technological University Governor Rick Snyder has announced the appointments of Derhun Sanders of Redford, Michigan and Steven Tomaszewski of Howell, Michigan to serve on the Michigan Technological University Board of Trustees. The eight-person board is the governing body of the University. Both men are …

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Finlandia Responds To Criticism During Internal Investigation

Finlandia University has a long standing reputation in the community for providing a quality education–especially in the fields of nursing, business and the arts. Recently, a rash of student conduct issues has taken the focus from education–and in some people’s minds–earning the school a different reputation entirely. School policy prohibits …

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Casperson Hopeful Wolf Hunting Will Be Allowed

While there aren’t enough wolves on Isle Royale, many believe there are far too many in the Upper Peninsula. Recent legislation has opened the way again for the possible hunting of wolves in the U.P. State Senator Tom Casperson says that corrects an issue with the original legislation. Casperson said …

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Openings On The Houghton County Planning Commission

Want to get involved in local government? The Houghton County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications for two open positions on the Houghton County Planning Commission. One is to represent Local Government Planning and Zoning. The other is to represent Economic Development and Tourism. Applicants must provide documentation with their …

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Nominations For Spark Plug Awards Being Accepted

Have you experienced exceptional customer service? What about a great project that made a significant impact in the community? Or a Young Professional in the community that has made a difference? Nominations are being accepted to recognize local businesses, projects, and individuals for their efforts in the 2016 calendar year. …

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Isle Royale Draft Wolf Plan/EIS Available For Public Review

HOUGHTON, MICHIGAN – Isle Royale National Park (ISRO) released for public review and comment the draft Environmental Impact Statement to Address the Presence of Wolves. (draft EIS). The wolf population has declined to just two wolves in the past five years and scientists believe that natural recovery of the population is unlikely. The draft EIS is open for public review …

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Houghton Middle School Teacher Sarah Geborkoff selected for 2016 Dan Wolz Clean Water Education Award

Sarah Geborkoff, Houghton Middle School Science Teacher, has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Dan Wolz Clean Water Education Award by the Michigan Science Teachers Association (MSTA) and Michigan Water Environment Chapter. “The selection committee was very impressed by Ms. Geborkoff’s application and project,” observed Susan Tate, Region 4 …

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