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Final Honors and Awards Recipients at Finlandia

The Finlandia Academic Achievement Committee named the 2023 honors and awards recipients. The Sisu Award is given to graduating students who have shown courage, fortitude and perseverance in overcoming hardships to achieve academic and personal success. The two recipients this year were Brandon Hale and Elijah Emmer. Kaitlyn Lundeen was …

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Copper Harbor Trails Club Kicks Off Season With Soiree

While waiting for the trails to melt and dry out, the Copper Harbor Trails Club will host a soirée to kick off the season. There will be announcements of new trails, previews for the season, and a presentation from the outdoor filmmaker, Aaron Peterson from Aaron Peterson Studios. He will …

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Hancock Brings Back Hockey Co-Op, Possibility of Purchasing McAfee Field from Finlandia University

Hancock Public School has rescinded their dissolution of the varsity hockey co-op with Lake Linden Hubbell Schools. Hancock Public Schools Board President, Dale Kero, opened the meeting recognizing the efforts made by parents, players and the community to voice their opinion on the Varsity Hockey Co-Op and prompting the board …

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Student Innovation Displayed at Michigan Tech

Michigan Tech’s Design Expo has been continuing on for over two decades, and is an annual student showcase for invention and innovation. This year, the organizers have curated the exhibit into 15 categories this year, ranging from human health to space technology. Attendees can choose the areas they are interested …

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Houghton School Board Welcomes Micah Stipech As New Varsity Hockey Coach and Joins Litigation Against Social Media

The Houghton Portage Township school board meeting highlights include the school unanimously voting to join a litigation started in California against social media companies such as Instagram, Tiktok, Facebook, and more. Should there be financial reparations, the school will receive it. “Turent sent this out last week, the same company, …

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Lake Linden and Hancock Hockey Co-op Reinstatement To Be Discussed Tonight

The Hancock Public School Board meeting will address the topic of rescinding the dissolution of the hockey co-op between Lake Linden and Hancock High School. The Hockey co-op was dissolved on March 20, but was put back onto the agenda for the meeting tonight after dissent from the public. Players …

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Trash Collection Pushed Back A Day

Waste Management in Houghton and Hancock have pushed back trash collection by a day due to slippery road conditions. If you live in the Hancock area, trash collection is planned for tomorrow (Tuesday) and Thursday. Trash in the Houghton area will be collected on Wednesday and Friday. 

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Finlandia and University of Dubuque Finalize Teach-out Agreement

Finlandia finalized with a teach out agreement with the University of Dubuque in Dubuque , Iowa. This is the 8th official teach out institution, joining Adrian college, Bay college, Michigan Tech, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Northern Michigan University, Waldorf University, and Wartburg College. University of Dubuque offers 41 bachelors and masters …

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Senator McBroom Calls Safe Storage, Universal Background Checks, More Fluff From Lansing

Senator Ed McBroom and Representative Greg Markkanen traveled back to the Upper Peninsula over the weekend: stopping by the Copper Country League of Women Voters annual meeting before heading out to other stops in the region. Last Thursday Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed into law Michigan’s safe storage and universal background …

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Construction Begins on US-141 Iron County Bridge Near Covington

Construction will begin on the US-141 Iron County bridge near Covington. Work includes deck replacement, substructure repairs, scour countermeasures, beam end repairs, steel cleaning and coating, and roadway approach work. One alternating lane will be open at the bridge during work using temporary traffic signals. It begins today (April 17) …

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