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Steel Days at MTU

Ten steel industry companies are coming to Michigan Tech on Wednesday to introduce students to career opportunities in the industry that supports the creation of everything from cars to skyscrapers. Last year, Steel Days attracted four companies. This year, participation has expanded to 10. The Association for Iron & Steel …

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Naming Contest for Michigan Trail

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced a naming contest for a new trail that stretches from Detroit to Ironwood. The 900-mile trail was first proposed by Governor Rick Snyder back in 2012 and will link numerous existing trails to provide both a hiking route and a bicycling route. …

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State Child Care Below Standards

Michigan’s child care program falls far short in ensuring high-quality child care that is so essential to kids, their parents and state businesses, according to a new report from a welfare advocacy group in Michigan. The Michigan League for Public Policy says the report shows Michigan is far behind other …

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MI Still Top 5 in Unemployment Rate

While Michigan and 14 other states saw their unemployment rates go down from July to August, Michigan still tied with two other states for the fifth highest adjusted unemployment rate among the 50 states. The figures come from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. Michigan’s jobless rate in August was …

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KBIC Moves Toward Warden Purchase

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Tribal Council has approved a 10-million dollar offer to purchase the L’Anse Warden Power Plant. The offer is non-binding. It is contingent on the results of inspections and other due diligence that will be performed by the tribe, if the offer is accepted. A Facebook …

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Hubbell Stabbing Suspect Arraigned

The 42-year-old man who was allegedly involved in a stabbing in Hubbell on Friday appeared in Houghton County District Court today. Paul Moilanen has been charged with second-degree murder for the death of 48-year-old Marcy LaVigne. He is also charged with attempted murder of LaVigne’s daughter. Moilanen’s bond was set …

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UPDATE: Two Women Stabbed in Hubbell

A 48-year-old woman is dead after a stabbing incident took place early this morning in Hubbell. The Houghton County Sheriff’s Office says they received a call early this morning at 3:30 a.m. about a stabbing in Hubbell from a 14 year old female who also sustained multiple stab wounds. Law enforcement …

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Western U.P. Health Dept. Announces New Health Officer

The Western U.P. Health Department has a new chief health officer. Kate Beer will take over for the departing Guy St. Germain, effective on October 1st. Beer has been working at the health department for 18 years, serving as the director of accounting and finance. She also served as the …

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Second-Degree Murder for Nassiri

The verdict has been decided in the Nima Nassiri murder case. Yesterday, the jury found Nassiri guilty of second-degree murder for the death of his wife, Senaz Nezami. As part of their deliberations, the jury did ask for photos from the hospital and the autopsy, as well as to listen …

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New Traffic Stops in Hancock

The controversial intersections in Hancock are getting another makeover. Back in May, the Hancock City Council voted to turn White Street into a one-way going up and this led to many complaints from residents on Pine and Elevation Streets about the excess traffic from US-41 that would try to take …

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