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Dianda Still Looking for Aid for U.P. Communities

State Representative Scott Dianda is again urging Republican leaders in Lansing to take up a house bill which he introduced in April to provide much-needed financial assistance to Upper Peninsula communities still struggling with the frozen water lines crisis. Due to the extreme cold weather this winter and into the …

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Best Colleges in the U.S.

Sixteen colleges and universities in Michigan are on Money magazine’s annual list of the best colleges in the country, with Michigan Tech ranking 82nd nationally. The publication bases the rankings on graduation rates, cost of a degree and return on investment. For private schools, Holland’s Hope College and Calvin College …

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U.P. Man on Trial in North Dakota

The trial is underway for an Upper Peninsula man accused of the alcohol-fueled stabbing death of another U.P. man in North Dakota more than a year ago. 32-year-old Ryan Anderson of Iron River is charged with murder and attempted murder. He’s accused of stabbing to death his friend, 32-year-old Christopher …

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Schauer’s Jobs Plan

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer on Tuesday unveiled a 10-point jobs plan that he says is designed to create a Michigan that works for everyone, not just the wealthy. Highlights of the plan, entitled Blueprint: A Michigan that Works for Everyone, include: reversing Governor Rick Snyder’s cuts to education and …

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Schauer Talks Roads, Taxes

Democratic candidate for governor Mark Schauer says he wants to fix the roads in Michigan, but does not want to commit to new taxes to do it. Republican Governor Rick Snyder has proposed reworking the gas tax to raise new revenue but Schauer wants no part of that. Instead he …

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Tackling Drug Abuse in Michigan

Michigan is one of six states chosen to participate in a program designed to reduce prescription drug abuse in the US. The announcement was made Tuesday by the National Governor’s Association. The Michigan Department of Community health will spearhead Michigan’s’s role in the year-long Policy Academy on Reducing Prescription Drug …

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MTU Alumni Honored

At its last meeting, Michigan Tech’s Board of Control bestowed the Melvin Calvin Medal of Distinction on two distinguished alumni and longtime supporters of Michigan Tech: David House and Richard Henes. The Melvin Calvin Medal of Distinction is awarded to individuals associated with the University who have exhibited especially distinguished …

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Trolley Tours at the Carnegie Museum

Dr. William Sproule from Michigan Tech and author of Copper Country Streetcars, will lead a tour of the historic Houghton County Traction Company. Tours will board the Red Jacket Trolley at the Carnegie Museum on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. The cost is $25.00, which includes refreshments at …

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Peregrine Falcons Leaving Nest

The trio of peregrine falcon chicks at the Houghton-Hancock Lift Bridge are starting to leave the nest. The Michigan Department of Transportation installed two nest boxes, one each on the north and south bridge towers, in spring 2012 and a pair of peregrine falcons showed up the next spring. The …

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Miss Houghton County Fair Deadline

The deadline for candidates in the Miss Houghton County Fair Queen pageant has been extended to this Thursday July 31st. Candidates must be girls between the ages of 16-18, who live in Houghton or Keweenaw Counties. Cash prizes of $1,000, $500 and $250 are offered. Fair dates are August 21-24.For …

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