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Weather Taking Its Toll On Snowmobile Challenge

The SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge brings together student engineers to see who can build the best performing snowmobile while reducing emissions and noise. A record number of teams are taking part in the weeklong competition being held at Michigan Tech’s Keweenaw Research Center. Meldrum-030817-1 Keweenaw Research Center Executive Director Jay …

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SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge Begins

Gentlemen…start you engines! No, NASCAR hasn’t come to the Copper Country–but you won’t find anything closer to the feeling while on a snowmobile than the SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge. For the 14th year running, the Keweenaw Research Center at Michigan Tech is bringing talented student engineers to compete over spring …

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Calumet Hockey Raising Money For State Championship Run

The Calumet Copper Kings need your support! The hockey team recently won the MHSAA Regional Championship and are now starting a quest to win the State Championship. The journey begins Wednesdaywhen they will face Big Rapids in the state quarterfinal in Sault Ste. Marie. If the Copper Kings are successful …

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Citizen Historians Sought For Keweenaw Time Traveler

Local history buffs are invited to help build the Keweenaw Time Traveler. Michigan Tech researchers have been working on a project to build an online historical atlas of the Copper Country using historic maps and demographic information to connect the people and places of our past. You are invited to …

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Trial Scheduled For School Lock-Down Suspect

The case against an Atlantic Mine man who caused a lock-down at an elementary school last November may be headed to trial. 30-year-old Niles Nathan Rothenberger appeared in Houghton County Circuit Court Monday for a pretrial. He has pled Not Guilty to the high court misdemeanor charge of possession of …

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Break-In Suspect Takes Plea Agreement

A plea agreement has been reached for the alleged look-out for a theft of firearms. 19-year-old Jake Hugall pled guilty to larceny of a firearm for his role in a break-in at a sporting goods store in Hancock last December. The charge is a felony punishable by five years in …

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Plea Agreement Reached In Atlantic Mine Drug Case

A plea agreements has been reached in a drug case from Atlantic Mine. 48-year-old Steven Ruotsala pled guilty to possession of meth–a ten year felony, and possession of the controlled substance Ritalin–a two year felony. Ruotsala was arrested in October at his residence following a drug bust. A 20-year Delivery or …

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