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MTU Teaching How to Make 3-D Printers

22 high school teachers from all across Michigan, including two from Houghton High School, are building their own 3D printers at Michigan Tech this week. During the 3-day workshop, the teachers will build and learn to use open source 3-D printers, which they will take back to their schools. The …

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U.P. Legislators Hold Town Hall Meeting

Energy efficiency. Education. The meth epidemic. Those were some of the topics discussed at the town hall meeting for the U.P. legislators yesterday at Calumet High School. Representative Scott Dianda hosted the event and was joined by Sentor Tom Casperson, Representative John Kievela and Representative Ed McBroom. Dianda says it …

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MTU Receives Grant for Science Education

A team of university and public school educators in Michigan say they know what’s wrong with middle school science education. And, with a $5 million, three-year grant from the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, they intend to develop and test some solutions. The Herbert H. and Grace A. …

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Wilson Man Get Five Years for Assault

An Upper Peninsula man will spend the next five years in a federal prison for beating his live-in girlfriend last year. A U.S. District Court judge in Marquette handed down the 60-month sentence to 23-year old Peter Meshigaud of Wilson after he plead guilty in April to domestic assault, habitual offender. …

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MI Scores Low in Child Well Being

Michigan continues to score poorly in child well being in the most recent Kids Count rankings. Since the launch of the first Kids Count Data book 25 years ago, Michigan has improved in child and teen death rate and teen pregnancies, but continues to struggle in overall child well being, …

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Drowning at Little Bay De Noc

A Delta County man who went missing while kayaking with a friend in Brampton Township Friday has been found dead. Troopers from the Gladstone Post of the Michigan State Police say the 48-year-old victim appears to have drowned in Little Bay De Noc. No other information about the nature of the …

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DNR Meeting in Baraga

The Department of Natural Resources’ Western Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council will meet in Baraga County today at the Baraga Lakeside Inn. The meeting will take place in the motel’s conference room at 5:30 p.m. DNR staff will present division reports on current DNR projects and business and answer questions …

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Teachers Learn About Mining at MTU

Nine teachers from across Michigan will spend five days at Michigan Tech next week, learning about the geology and natural resources of the Upper Peninsula, as well as engineering and societal issues related to mining. During the workshop participants will take field trips to explore the geology of the western …

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Police Watching For Distracted Drivers

Michigan State Police will join forces with five other state law enforcement agencies as part of the 6-State Trooper Project to focus on distracted driving enforcement this week. State Police Director Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue says in addition to focusing on distracted driving behaviors, troopers will also be on the …

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Slight Decrease in National Parks Revenue

A new National Park Service report shows that the nearly 2 million visitors to Michigan’s national parks in 2013 spent more than $166 million and supported more than 2,500 jobs in the state. Michigan’s national parks include Isle Royale National Park, Keweenaw National Historical Park and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. …

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