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Clock Ticking on Hockeyville Ticket Sign-Up

Registration closes tomorrow for the lottery that will distribute tickets for the upcoming Kraft Hockeyville USA game at the Colosseum. You can sign up at the Colosseum today from 4:00 until 8:00, and tomorrow from noon until 4:00. Bring photo ID, and additional confirmation of where you live – such …

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State Take Aim at Student Loan Servicer

Michigan has joined a multi-state lawsuit against one of the nation’s largest student loan servicers. The action against Navient was begun in Pennsylvania, but now includes 30 other states. Pennsylvania authorities allege that Navient engaged in unfair and deceptive practices, including consistently making payment processing errors that added unnecessary penalties …

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More Federal Aid Coming for Flood Repairs

The federal government is kicking in some more money to help with road repairs following last spring’s Father’s Day Flood. $8.8 million dollars has been designated to pay for repairs of federal aid highways in Houghton, Gogebic and Menominee Counties. “Federal aid highways” are defined as main roads that carry …

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Markkanen Photo Contest Winners Announced

Three Copper Country residents will have pictures they took added to State Representative Greg Markkanen’s office wall in Lansing, after they were named winners in his summer photo contest. The champions include Ann Pihlija of Mass City, for a photo of the Old Wainola Church in Ontonagon County; Mary Kaminski …

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Markkanen “Disappointed” with Whitmer Over Vape Ban

State Representative Greg Markkanen is disappointed with the way Governor Gretchen Whitmer handled the new ban on flavored nicotine e-cigarettes. Whitmer initiated the ban with an emergency order, bypassing any legislative hearings or votes. Markkanen says he supports keeping such products out of the hands of minors, but would have …

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Eagle Mine Operations Extended

Operations at the Eagle Mine will be extended at least through 2025. The Mineral Resource and Reserve Estimates released by Lundin Mining yesterday indicate that there will be more nickel and copper available in the Eagle East area than was originally thought. The Eagle East deposit was identified in 2016. …

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Celebrate 906 Day!

Today – the sixth day of the ninth month – is 906 day. Yoopers will celebrate the telephone area code that has become one of the best-known identifiers of the Upper Peninsula. The 906 area code was installed on March 19th, 1961, and is the largest area code in Michigan. …

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Tour Local Farms Sunday

Families will have an opportunity to see where fruits and vegetables come from Sunday, during the third annual Farm Tour Keweenaw. The tour is organized by the Keweenaw Co-op and the Portage Lake District Library. It’s self-guided, and features nine growers, spread out from Rice Lake almost to Misery Bay. …

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MTU Celebrates K-Day

Many Michigan Tech students will be heading to Chassell Centennial Park for the annual K-Day celebration this afternoon. K-Day is designed to be both a fun afternoon, and an opportunity for students to meet representatives from student organizations. As many as 4,000 students are expected to enjoy food, music and …

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