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Michigan Tech’s New CFO and Senior VP for Administration Announced

Michigan Tech has announced the appointment of Chief Financial officer and Senior Vice President for Administration. After a thorough nation-wide search, Nick Stevens has been chosen to fill the position. He will now oversee the finance, administration, technology, institutional research, facilities and financial functions of the Michigan Tech. President Koubek …

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Keweenaw County Commission Meets The Keweenaw Heartlands New Project Manager

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) Michigan Director of Policy, Rich Bowman, stopped in at Keweenaw County’s commission meeting to introduce the board to the Keweenaw Heartlands new project manager. Julia Petersen will lead The Nature Conservancy’s team over the next year as the conservation group collect data on cultural sites, natural …

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Lawsuits Over Outlet Where New KFC Is Being Built

Construction is well underway for the new KFC building in West Houghton. A press release was announced for Glenn Flewelling, who owns and is building the new KFC building just off West Sharon Ave. across the street from Culvers. The press release mentioned the previous lawsuit filed from the land …

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Hancock City Council Recap: Making Grant Plans For $6mil Public Water Replacement For Next Year

New information about drinking water system improvements was presented to the Hancock city council last night. 4-inch water pipes for public access to water is no longer the norm, and are outdated. The city approved an estimate submitted to the state that would give them an idea of how much …

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Keweenaw Heartlands Public Input Session Tomorrow

The Nature Conservancy announced the acquisition of more than 32,000 acres last year, known as the Keweenaw Heartlands. They held public input sessions and surveys, gathering responses from locals on what they would like to see happen with the Heartlands. The draft summarizes the desired characteristics of the body that …

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Laurium Recieves BS&A Software Grant, Ordinance Committee to Discuss Repealing Village Marijuana Prohibition

The Village of Laurium has been awarded a BS&A software grant. Laurium will use a 51,000 dollar grant from the state of Michigan to implement BS&A software for village bill payment, and administrative tasks. Currently Laurium uses four types of software to run administrative tasks such as bill keeping, payroll, …

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City of Hancock Council Meeting Preview: Repaving roads and Public Water Replacements

Hancock will hold their now-once monthly meeting tonight. In new business, there will be the consideration of Rick White to the Board of Review with a term ending this December. The repair of the asphalt on Montezuma Avenue from Hancock St. to Quincy St. funded through a MDOT Emergency Relief …

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Calumet Village Council Meeting: Approval of Minutes and BS&A Software Grant

The Village of Calumet met last night to address previous notes from other board meetings. These were all unanimously approved. Most budget approvals were tabled for the next work meeting. There were loud discussions about the village paying for the part of a sign that encourages ATV and snowmobile riders …

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U.P. Students To Attend National Civic Engagement Summit

A group of UP high schooler’s are headed down to Washington D.C. to attend a national youth summit concerning civic issues, called Mikva Challenge National Youth Summit. America’s civic score has declined in the last few years, and 100 students nationwide are gathering in Washington D.C. to demonstrate the power …

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CLK Schools Welcome Public to First Open House Showcase

The CLK schools are showcasing the achievements and progression of the students in a showcase in place of parent teacher conferences.  “This is the first year we’ve done this. The whole goal is to do a better job of communicating the amazing things that our staff and students are doing. …

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