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Fall Career Fair at Michigan Tech

MTU students are breathing a sigh of relief after going through countless interviews in hopes of landing their next big job. Over 300 companies from across the country packed the Student Development Complex at Michigan Tech for the university’s job fair Tuesday. Students double and triple checked their resumes and …

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Testimony Begins in Fish Trial

After an attempt to fire his attorney on Monday, Bernard Fish will not be granted that request. Testimony in the armed robbery case began yesterday in Baraga County Circuit Court. Fish told Judge Charles Goodman on Monday that he wanted to fire his attorney, Matthew Tingstad, and represent himself. Judge …

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New Changes to Deer Hunting License Structure

Deer hunting season is fast approaching in the Copper Country and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources wants to remind hunters of the license structure change. Hunters are now required to by an $11 base license in addition to a regular hunting license. DNR deputy public information officer Debbie Munson …

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Delta County Domestic Assault Murder

With domestic violence at the forefront and Houghton County seemingly dealing with a new case every few months, another incident, this time in Delta County, has reached trial. 36-year-old Kallay Batchelor was bound over to Delta County Circuit Court on a charge of Open Murder/Homicide. Escanaba Public Safety says officers …

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Bike and Pedestrian Committee Meeting

The Copper Country has a well-known biking community and the Western U.P. Health Department is seeking their input on new plans for non-motorized transportation in the city of Hancock. The Bike and Pedestrian committee is taking public comments through an upcoming forum. The committee and city officials will host a …

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Anti-Meth Legislation Passes Senate

Many community members have acknowledged that there is an illegal drug problem in this area and one lawmaker continues his push to end it. Representative John Kivela’s bill that looks to combat meth production and smurfing has passed the Senate this week. The bill would amend the Criminal Enterprises Chapter …

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MDCH to Help With Stamp Sands

Recently, stamp sands have sparked discussions at local city council meetings and now the Michigan Department of Community Health is stepping in to help. The DCH has finalized two Public Health Assessments for the Torch Lake Superfund site and surrounding areas located in Houghton and Keweenaw counties. The assessments focus …

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Robots That Help During Power Outages

Big disasters almost always result in big power failures. Now, a team led by Nina Mahmoudian, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering–engineering mechanics at Michigan Tech, has developed a tabletop model of a robot team that can bring power to places that need it the most. She says regaining power …

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Don’t Veer for Deer

One in every five motor vehicle crashes in Michigan involves deer. With the two most dangerous months for deer crashes approaching, a traffic safety coalition is unveiling a new video aimed at deer crash safety messages for young people. “Don’t Veer for Deer” will be distributed to driver education programs …

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Consumer Confidence Up

Consumer confidence posted a healthy gain in September due to more favorable prospects for the domestic economy as well as more favorable personal income expectations. That’s according to the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers. The September reading, the second highest in the last seven years, points toward renewed …

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