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Michigan Tech Summer Youth Program Announces 2017 Offerings

By Jennifer Donovan, Director of News & Media Relations University Marketing & Communications Michigan Technological University Michigan Technological University’s Summer Youth Programs (SYP) has announced its 2017 summer courses for middle and high school students, including several new explorations such as Coding for the Internet of Things, the World of Design, …

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Hebner Promoted To Houghton County Jail Administrator

The Houghton County Jail has a new Administrator–that announcement coming from Sheriff Brian McLean, who says Corrections Officer Doug Hebner has been promoted to the position. Hebner has served with the Houghton County Sheriff’s Officer for almost 20 years as a corrections officer. He also has worked many seasons as …

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Third Suspect In Northwoods Break-In Arrested

A third suspect has been arrested in connection to a break-in at a store in Hancock. Officers from the Hancock Police Department say the third and final suspect was taken into custody without incident around 4:00 p.m. Monday afternoon. The suspect is charged with breaking and entering with intent and …

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Options For Calumet’s Future Discussed

The Villages of Calumet and Laurium and Calumet Township all have highlights and their own challenges. Dwindling populations and median household incomes well below the state average–especially in Calumet Village–have reduced the availability of services to residents over the years. A team from Michigan Tech’s Department of Social Sciences has …

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Keep Fire Safety in Mind This Holiday Season

Be fire smart as you decorate your homes and entertain this holiday season. The holidays are a peak time for home fires caused by Christmas tree and candle fires. “Christmas tree fires can turn deadly within seconds, allowing you little time to escape a potentially deadly fire. According to the …

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MDOT Plow Data Drives Faster Snow And Ice Removal

Connected vehicle technology is helping MDOT clear snow and ice from roadways faster — making winter a little easier for drivers and saving taxpayers money. MDOT started installing GPS-based automatic vehicle location (AVL) devices on its winter road maintenance equipment in 2013. These systems report where each truck is, and …

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Northwoods Break-In Suspects Arraigned

Two former Finlandia University students are now facing charges for allegedly stealing guns from a Hancock store. 18-year-old Alexander Santiago and 18-year-old Juan Carlos Pereyra are charged with Breaking and Entering with Intent, a 20 year felony, and Larceny of Firearms, a 5 year felony. The charges stem from a …

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Stolen Weapons Discovered At Finlandia University

Two suspects have been taken into custody in connection to Saturday’s breaking and entering at the Northwoods Trading Post in Hancock. Officers from the Hancock Police Department responded to the dorms at Finlandia University around 3:45 p.m. Saturday after Finlandia Security had notified Central Dispatch about their discovery of three …

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Ahmeek Teen Injured In Accident

An 18-year-old Ahmeek woman was taken to the hospital after a two-vehicle accident Saturday night just north of South Range. The Houghton County Sheriff’s Office said the woman was traveling north on M-26 just after 9:00 p.m., when she lost control of her vehicle. She reportedly spun sideways into the …

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