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MTU Portfolio Management Team Wins National Title

Michigan Tech’s Applied Portfolio Management Program has won a national championship for a second consecutive year. Three MTU students recently competed in the investment competition at the Global Asset Management Education Forum hosted by Quinnipiac University in New York City. Cory Sullivan, Heath Johnson and Derek Menard were among more …

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Keweenaw Prosecutor Law License Suspended

Houghton County Prosecutor Michael Makinen will oversee court cases in Keweenaw County for the next six months, following the suspension of Keweenaw County Prosecuting Attorney Donna Jaaskalainen’s law license. The Michigan Attorney Discipline Board recently found that Jaaskalainen neglected cases in her private practice, including missing critical legal filing deadlines, …

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MTEC Allies with Personnel Firm

Keweenaw Peninsula businesses will soon be getting some local assistance in hiring key personnel. MTEC SmartZone has announced a strategic partnership with Stang Decision Systems. SDS is headquartered in Marquette. It provides human resource services, including hiring, employee training and strategic planning. Company owner Spencer Stang says he plans to …

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MTU Provost Finalists Announced

The pool of candidates to become the next Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Michigan Tech has been reduced to four. They are… – Jacqueline Huntoon, who is MTU’s current Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School. – Bruce Seely, who is the current Dean of the …

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2016 Winter Carnival Theme Chosen

The theme for Winter Carnival 2016 will be “As Snow Accumulates at Alarming Rates, We Show Our Love for the 50 States.” The MTU Blue Key Society is holding its annual logo competition. You can link to the official entry form and rules here. Submissions are due by April 17th at …

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Highland Copper Raises Funds

Highland Copper Company continues to raise money to pursue mining interests in the western Upper Peninsula. The Canadian firm announced on March 11th that it had secured more than $6,137,510 through the sale of shares. Yesterday, Highland said that it had brought in an additional $1,465,176. Highland is developing the …

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Marquette Standoff Suspect Charged

Charges have been filed against the Marquette man involved in a standoff incident last week. 28-year-old Christian Michael Nutini held police at bay for five hours last Tuesday. Officers say he fired a gun inside his home, and appeared to be suicidal. Nutini was arrested for one count of assault …

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Drug Criminals Sentenced

A 45-year-old man whom officials say was shipping marijuana to the Escanaba area was sentenced to 87-months in prison yesterday. The case dates back to 2009, when the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team began investigating. In 2010, they arrested a number of Escanaba residents …

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May Election Registration Deadline Near

If you’d like to vote on the proposal to raise money to fix Michigan’s roads that will be on the ballot on May, you need to be registered to vote by this coming Monday. Secretary of State Ruth Johnson says you must be at least 18 years old by May …

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Gas Prices Drop

Gas prices have dropped a bit. AAA Michigan reports that Michigan’s current statewide average is about $2.41 per gallon. That’s about seven cents less than last week’s average and about $1.21 less than this same time last year. The U.P. is a bit beneath the average – Marquette is at …

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