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Heikenpaiva Festivites Begin

Althought the official Heikenpaiva Day is next Saturday, special events have been going on this week and will continue next week as well. Today, the Kivajat Finnish Dancers are sponsoring a fund-raiser entitled “Dreaming of Finland; Old-Time Copper Country Dance,” with music by Oren Tikkanen and the Thimbleberry Band. David …

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WUPHD Receives Grant from KCF

Big news from the Western U.P. Health Department. They will be receiving a special grant from the Keweenaw Community Foundation that will support breastfeeding in their local daycare centers. A counselor from the WIC program will be visiting centers in Houghton and Keweenaw counties to provide education on how they …

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MTU Hires Federal Relations Firm

Michigan Tech has a new face in Washington. The University has signed an agreement with Federal Science Partners to do federal governmental relations for Michigan Tech. The veteran Washington lobbyists will represent Tech’s interests in key federal policy initiatives, proposed legislation and government regulatory activities. They will work with the …

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Hancock Beach Dock to be Removed

For those who had fun using the beach dock in Hancock this past summer, say your final goodbyes to the popular hot spot. The Hancock City Council has decided to remove the entire dock and cribs which will cost a little over $14,000. City Manager Glen Anderson says the council …

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Last Year’s Winter Impacts Hancock’s Audit

The impact of last year’s historic winter is still being felt in the city of Hancock. The city’s audit was presented during last night’s council meeting and two funds were in the red: major and local street funds. The total deficit for both of those was about $110,000, which will …

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Pretrial Scheduled for Cadeau

A man accused of open murder and first-degree home invasion appeared in Houghton County Circuit Court yesterday. 30-year-old Timothy Cadeau’s charges stem from a September 2013 incident at the Douglass House Apartments in Houghton. 84–year–old Geraldine Fouts was found murdered in her home. Today, Cadeau’s attorney David Gemignani asked for …

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MTU Tops Social Mobility Index List

Another list, another high ranking for Michigan Tech. With the latest talks regarding helping members of low-income families get a college education, the websites CollegeNET and PayScale have ranked MTU #1 in the state and 42nd nationwide on their Social Mobility Index, which judges a university’s efforts to increase access …

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Unemployment Lowest in More Than A Decade

Michigan’s unemployment in December fell to its lowest level in more than 12 years. The Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget says the jobless rate last month was down by four-tenths of a percentage point to 6.3 percent. That’s the lowest monthly rate for the state since the November …

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Jennings Assists Pistons – Thursday Sports Wrap

Click on the highlighted scores for full stories. High School In high school hockey tonight… – Calumet entertains Escanaba. – Hancock hosts Negaunee. In boys’ high school basketball tonight… – Hancock plays at Calumet. – Lake Linden-Hubbell travels to Baraga. – Jeffers entertains Ontonagon. – Chassell welcomes Ewen-Trout Creek. MTU …

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Gov. Snyder’s State of the State Address

In his 5th State of the State address last night, Governor Rick Snyder called on the legislature to help create a “river of opportunity” for those who are struggling in Michigan. In addition, the governor proposed merging two state departments into one large department. The governor also wants to make …

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