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Finlandia Hosting Studio Days For Aspiring Artists

Throughout the 2017-18 academic year, Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design will host immersive opportunities for prospective art students to meet staff and students, gain experience as artists, and explore Finlandia’s first-class studio spaces. “The experience of being an art student at Finlandia is amazing, and we’re proud …

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Hancock Teacher Blends History With Music

Hancock High School teacher Matt Griffith teaches 10th grade World History, using a unique teaching method implementing modern music and required silliness as an everyday part of his class. Griffith says these methods help students to retain the information that they are learning. “The more fun we have in class, …

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Highland Copper Provides Update Of U.P. Mine Projects

An update on a feasibility study of an Upper Peninsula mining project is now available. The study focuses on the Copperwood Project, being developed by the Canadian exploration company, Highland Copper. They also have an update on the most recent activities concerning the White Pine North project and the UPX …

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Beer Fest to Proceed Despite Forecast

Despite the rainy forecast, tomorrow’s Baraga County Beer Fest will take place at L’Anse Waterfront Park. The second annual event is a fundraiser for the Baraga County Chamber of Commerce, which is putting up tents to keep visitors and vendors dry. The Fest will be open from 1:00 until 5:00, …

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Houghton District Benefits from Schools of Choice

The Houghton-Portage Township School District continues to reap the benefits of Michigan’s School of Choice policy. Enrollment numbers for the 2016-2017 school year published by the MLive website show that 43 percent of students at the Houghton schools come from other districts. That’s one of the highest percentages in the …

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Cooke to Head Fitness Effort

Lots of Keweenaw residents are out of shape, and William Cooke wants to change that. Cooke is the new Portage Health Foundation Endowed Professor of Preventive and Community Health at Michigan Tech. His goal is to make the concept of diet and exercise less forbidding. “My catch phrase is ‘eat …

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Seppala to Lead Gardenview

Gardenview Assisted Living and Memory Care has a new leader. Maggie Seppala of Calumet has been promoted to Executive Director. She has been the facility’s Health and Wellness Director since last year. Gardenview is an assisted living provider in Calumet, and is the only Memory Support Community in the Western …

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Osceola Township Seeks Opinions

Osceola Township is looking for input as it updates its five-year recreation plan. Residents are asked to fill out a short survey. You can pick one up at the Osceola Township office in Dollar Bay, Richie’s Market and Quincy’s Restaurant in Dollar Bay, the Dollar Bay and Hubbell Post Offices, …

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MTU Celebrates Pride Week

Michigan Tech continues to celebrate Pride Week. Tonight, the Academy Award-winning best picture “Moonlight” will be shown at 8:30 and 10:30 in Fisher 135. “Moonlight” is a film about sexuality and self discovery that chronicles the journey of an African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. …

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