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Tau Kappa Epsilon Wins First Overall

The results are in for the Winter Carnival statues. Number one for the fraternities and overall was Tau Kappa Epsilon, beating out perrenial champion Phi Kappa Tau by the slimmest of margins. First place in the women’s groups is Theta Chi Epsilon. Air Force ROTC took first place among the …

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What Judges Look For in Snow Statues

The snow statue awards wouldn’t be possible without the help of several judges who battled frigid temperatures to grade the icy creations. Ironically, this year’s theme was “While Frozen in the Ice and Snow, We Dream of Vacations on Which to Go” and the judges made sure to keep that …

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Lift Bridge Closings Scheduled

The next round of Lift Bridge closings has been scheduled. The bridge will be closed between 2:00 and 4:00 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings next week. The four two-hour closings will allow the contractor to lower some of the balance chains, as part of the bridge renovation. Additional …

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Cloverland Accuses WI Energy of Double-Dipping

An Upper Peninsula Electric Co-Op is accusing an electric company of over collecting. Cloverland Electric Cooperative released a statement Thursday night saying that Wisconsin Energy, the company that currently owns the Presque Isle Power Plant, is collecting a profit from both the Tilden and Empire Mines and from a System …

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Emery to be Sentenced

The Houghton woman accused of stealing a cell phone from an apartment complex on Portage street will be sentenced next week. 25-year-old Amelia Emery will face judgment on February 11th. She was initially charged with two counts of first degree home invasion, but later plead no contest to second degree …

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Gov. Snyder Hospitalized

Governor Rick Snyder has been hospitalized in Ann Arbor, and is diagnosed with a blood clot in his leg. The clot is in the same leg where he partially tore his Achilles’ tendon earlier this year. A spokesperson for Snyder says the governor is in St. Joseph’s Mercy Health System hospital, and …

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Final Touches on Snow Statues

If you’re driving through the Michigan Tech campus right now, chances are the people you see working on snow statues have been there since last night. It was part of the all-nighter which features music, games, food and final touches on snow statues. Blue Key President Andrew Conley says groups …

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Volunteer Social for CD150

Would you like to volunteer at the CopperDog 150? This Saturday, meet race officials and other volunteers at River Valley Bank in Calumet for a special volunteer social and learn about the opportunities. Volunteer Coordinator Brian Donnely says there will be a lot to do. The event will take place …

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Snyder Recommends Vaccinations

Governor Rick Snyder says parents should vaccinate their children but stopped short of calling for Michigan to toughen its law that allows parents to opt-out of having their children vaccinated if they have a personal belief against it. A national debate has erupted against the anti-vaccination movement in recent weeks …

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State Lacks Help in Bullying Cases

Michigan is the 8th worst state at controlling bullying. That according to WalletHub.com, which analyzed statistics from each state. The state is 38th in the percentage of high school students bullied on school property, and 39th in the percentage of high school students bullied online. Eight states were not included …

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