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Finnish Band To Spice Up Juhannus

HANCOCK, Mich. — Finland’s “spice girls” are bringing added flavor to the Copper Country this summer. The Finnish folk band Jepokryddona (“Spice of Jeppo”) will headline the area’s Juhannus celebration, performing the upbeat, lively tunes that represent the heritage of their part of Finland, and offer workshops in their region’s …

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MTU Mi-STAR Program Continues To Grow Rapidly

A program that brings Michigan kids and their teachers more active ways to apply science and engineering to solve real-life problems has grown from 1,700 middle-school students in 2015 to 45,000 in 2018. Mi-STAR, which stands for Michigan Science Teaching and Assessment Reform, was spearheaded by faculty and staff at …

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MTU Archivist Wins UP History Award

LANSING, Mich.—The Historical Society of Michigan announces the winners of its 2018 Upper Peninsula History Awards, which will be presented during its 69th annual Upper Peninsula History Conference in St. Ignace, Michigan, June 22-24, 2018. Each year, the Historical Society of Michigan presents two awards at the Upper Peninsula History Conference: the Charles …

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HEET Has Help For Non-Profits To Lower Energy Bills

Are you running your operation in a cold, old building?  Or, are you concerned about your high heating and electric costs? The Keweenaw Community Foundation (KCF), partnering with the Houghton Energy Efficiency Team (HEET), has been awarded a grant from the Mott Foundation that brings support to Houghton and Keweenaw …

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Petition Filed To Dissolve Calumet Village

An effort is underway to officially dissolve the Village of Calumet. Calumet resident Nathan Anderson says a 17 page petition has been submitted, requesting the issue be put on the ballot. Anderson claims there is overwhelming support for Calumet’s dissolution, citing the failure of the village council to follow the …

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Former President Of Finlandia University Passes Away

Finlandia University is saddened to announce the passing of former university president, Robert Ubbelohde. Ubbelohde joined Finlandia, then Suomi College, in 1988 as the Dean of Faculty. Shortly after, he was appointed to President and Professor of Philosophy until his retirement in 2004. Ubbelohde was instrumental in converting Suomi College …

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Home Educators Hold Annual Used Curriculum Book Sale

The Copper Country Home Educators invite everyone to their annual Used Curriculum Book Sale on Saturday, June 9, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. This event is held in the community room at the Portage Lake District Library in Houghton. The sale includes materials in math, science, English, language arts/pleasure …

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New Location For Edward Jones In Calumet

A Keweenaw investment company is settling in as it operates for its first week in a new location. Edward Jones has moved its Calumet location to a newly renovated downtown facility. “I’m a financial advisor with Edward Jones and I meet with people and help them plan for retirement and …

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