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Torch Run Passes Through Keweenaw

The annual Law Enforcement Torch Run kicked off in the Copper Country yesterday. Keweenaw County Sheriff Ron Lahti again ran the first five-mile stretch, beginning at noon in Copper Harbor. In Eagle Harbor, team co-captain Stephen Salladay said it’s all about raising money and awareness for Michigan Special Olympics… SALLADAY. …

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Seel to Step Down as MTU Provost

Michigan Tech is beginning the search for a new provost. Current provost Max Seel will be returning to the classroom. He has been Tech’s provost since February of 2010. Seel will stay on the job until his replacement is found. The provost is the chief academic officer of the University, …

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New Ottawa Forest Supervisor Appointed

The Ottawa National Forest has a new supervisor. Linda Jackson comes from Arizona, where she was a District Ranger at the Prescott National Forest, and also worked at the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. She holds degrees in natural science and geology from Lewis and Clark College and Portland State University. Jackson …

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Cliff Fall Victim Identified

The Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Department has identified the Michigan Tech student who fell off a cliff near Cliff Drive last evening. 18-year-old Michael Gobeli of Winnetka, Illinois, was climbing with a group of friends. Deputies say he apparently reached the top of the cliff first. His friends saw him fall …

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Law Enforcement Torch Run Underway

The annual Law Enforcement Torch Run is underway. The first runner left Copper Harbor early this afternoon. Runners from police agencies will take turns around the clock until they finish the 750-mile route in suburban Detroit on Friday. Last year, Michigan’s run raised more than 11-thousand dollars to support Special …

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LL-H Board to Consider Teacher Changes

With the school year already underway, the Lake Linden-Hubbell Board of Education will deal with some last-minute personnel changes at its meeting this evening. The Board is expected to accept the resignations of elementary special education teacher Jennifer Beaudette, band director Sara Perfetti, and art teacher Danielle Alfafara. Two of …

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Truck Rolls Into Lower Harbor

A pickup truck and trailer that were parked at Marquette’s Lower Harbor during Beer Fest Saturday apparently slipped out of gear, and rolled into Lake Superior. The truck was fully submerged before it came to a stop. It was pulled back out of the harbor Saturday evening. Officials think it …

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Lift Bridge Emergency Test Successful

From all accounts, Saturday’s test of the ability of the 1437th Company of the Army National Guard to ferry emergency vehicles across the Portage on rafts was successful. Guard soldiers brought sections of Improved Ribbon Bridge here from Sault Ste. Marie, bolted them into a raft, and then used Combat …

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US-41 Detour Announced

Drivers using US-41 in Keweenaw County will need to detour for some construction work over the next few days. The Michigan Department of Transportation will be installing culverts near the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge. The highway will be closed between 7:00 and 4:00 tomorrow and Wednesday this week, and Tuesday and …

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Parade of Nations Celebrated All Week

Officials and students at Michigan Tech and Finlandia University will spend this week celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Parade of Nations and Multicultural Festival. Darnishia Slade from the International Programs and Services office at MTU says activities will begin tonight with a presentation by international athletes from Michigan Tech …

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