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Electric Prices on the Rise in the U.P.

Unless something is done at the federal level, your electric bill will probably rise quite a bit in the near future. It’s because of a change in how the operating costs of Marquette’s Presque Isle Power Plant are paid for. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ruled in August that U.P. …

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Fatal Accident in Marquette Township

A 55-year-old Kansas man is dead after he was hit by a mini-van in Marquette Township Saturday night. The Marquette County Sheriff’s office says that the fatal accident occurred around 8 p.m., when the man was struck on the east bound lanes of US-41, near the Cedar Motor Inn, trying …

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Rail Day at MTU

Tomorrow, Michigan Tech students will get to explore railroad careers with representatives of 19 rail transportation companies who are coming to campus for a Rail Day and Expo. Sponsored by the Rail Transportation Program, Rail Day will include a poster session and industry displays, a cookout and numerous information sessions, …

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New Bill Helping Veterans with Dental Experience

Governor Rick Snyder has signed a bill into law that will make it easier for veterans with military experience in the dental field to re-enter the civilian workforce. It’s designed to help veterans get back to work faster upon returning home. The bill waives the fee for veterans with military …

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Let’s Go Downtown Houghton

This weekend, take a walk down Shelden Avenue and enjoy the food, fun and entertainment as part of Let’s Go Downtown Houghton. The event will take place tomorrow from 1pm to 4 and Business Development Director Susie Landers says the event serves a great purpose. Local businesses will also be …

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Is MTU the Most Outdoor-Friendly Campus?

Michigan Tech is out to prove that their campus features so much to do in the great outdoors. A competition called the “On-Campus Challenge” asks students, faculty and community members to log their outdoor activities to find out which campus is more outdoor friendly. MTU is currently competing with nine …

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No Ebola Threat in MI

Governor Rick Snyder has announced that while there is no immediate threat of Ebola in Michigan, the state is vigilantly working with the health and medical community to be prepared to deal with any threat the virus could pose to Michiganders. The governor says the State Police, along with state …

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City Inspection Results Come Back

So far, so good. That was the assessment given yesterday at the Houghton City Council meeting to the city’s preliminary report on the International Property Maintenance Code inspections. City Manager says the code, which was passed last year, was created in response to citizen requests regarding the overall upkeep and …

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Additions to Houghton Water Policy

With the winter season just around the corner, the Houghton City Council decided to make some additions to their water policy. The amendments include policies for let-runs and frozen pipes, as well as catastrophic water events. City Manager Eric Waara says it was important to get everything written down and …

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Finlandia Professor’s Art to be Displayed at Embassy

A local professor is having her artwork displayed at an American embassy. Finlandia Professor Emerita Joyce Koskenmaki has recently been chosen for the Art in Embassies program by the U.S. Department of State. Four pieces were purchased for permanent installation in the American Embassy in Helsinki, Finland. The work is …

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