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Michigan Tech Partners with Nexteer Automotive for Employee Graduate Education Courses

Michigan Tech University has partnered with Nexteer Automotive on an Education Partnership Agreement. The relationship between the two groups will help Nexteer employees earn graduate certificates or a master’s degree from Michigan tech global online campus. The certificates available to Nexteer’s employees include mastering skills and meet the demands of …

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Veterans Day Observances Planned

Today is Veterans Day, and several observances are planned across the Copper Country. At Houghton High School, the JROTC cadets will conduct a Veterans Day ceremony in the gym. The community is welcome. They asked that those attending be seated by 11:00 a.m., for a ceremony that  will last approximately …

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Effort to Send U.P. Gifts to Local Service Persons Underway

The Auxiliary of Alfred Erickson American Legion Post 186 of Hancock is again coordinating an effort to send bits of home to active-duty Copper Country servicemen and women this Christmas.  Operation Copper Country Active Duty 2022 will provide gifts for natives of Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga and Ontonagon counties. Containers for …

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Six Keweenaw Natives Among Newest State Police Troopers

Six young men from the Copper Country were sworn in as new Michigan State Police troopers yesterday. They were among 59 graduates from the MSP’s 142nd Trooper Recruit School. Nolan Jenich of Calumet will be assigned to the Negaunee Post. Mason Heinonen of Houghton will be attached to the Wakefield …

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Finlandia University Begins Giving Tuesday Campaign

Finlandia University has kicked off its annual Giving Tuesday campaign. Donations will go toward student scholarships. The official date for Giving Tuesday is November 29th, but the university is already accepting contributions.  Donations can be made…• Online here. https://www.finlandia.edu/alumni/giving/giving-tuesday/  • Via mail at 601 Quincy St Hancock, MI 49930  • …

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John Douglas Allen Sentenced to 75 Months for Extortion Plot Using Explosives

John Douglas Allen was sentenced yesterday in two separate criminal cases relating to a 5 million dollar extortion plot using pipe bombs placed outside of cell phone stores in Cheyboygen and Sault Ste. Marie. The cases were separated because Cheyboygen and Sault Ste. Marie fall into different federal court districts. …

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Giving Tuesday: Copper Country Habitat for Humanity

The Copper Country Habitat for Humanity. This group works to build starter homes in the area for families that need assistance. Currently the group is able to construct one home a year, mostly due to short construction seasons, and the availability of volunteers and materials. When the organization has raised …

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Giving Tuesday: The Barbara Kettle Gundluch Shelter Home

Today we meet the first two groups participating in Giving Tuesday 2022. For many years the Barbara kettle Gundluch shelter home has provided care and salvation for domestic violence victims in the copper country. Executive Director Mary Niemala says that it has been incredible to see the generosity of the …

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College Avenue Detour to End Friday

Traffic along College Avenue between Franklin Square and the Michigan Tech campus will return to normal this weekend. The Michigan Department of Transportation says the detour that has been in effect since early summer will be lifted Friday afternoon at 5:00. Officials had hoped to have traffic back to normal …

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Temporary Sharon Avenue Stoplights Will Be Removed – Houghton City Council Wrap

With the College Avenue construction detour ending Friday, the Houghton City Council decided the fate of the temporary traffic signals at Sharon Avenue at its meeting last night. The city has received some positive comments about the lights, and had looked into the possibility of retaining them. To meet traffic …

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