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Meet New KCF Executive Director–Jim Vivian

The Keweenaw Community Foundation (KCF) Board of Trustees is pleased to announce Jim Vivian as the organization’s new Executive Director. Jim will follow Barb Rose’s eight-year legacy of leadership, growth and compassion. The Board is collectively elated about Jim’s passion, new ideas and skills he brings to the foundation. His …

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Reasons For Portage Lift Bridge Repairs Explained

As the overnight closure of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge approaches…you may have heard what work will be done on the bridge and how…but why is the work being done? MDOT’s Alan Anderson answers that question. Given the age of the bridge, the harsh weather and simple wear and tear, …

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Finlandia’s Dean’s & Honors List Announced

Finlandia University is proud to announce its fall 2014 dean’s and honors list. The list includes 131 students, highlighted by 26 who earned a perfect 4.00 grade point average (GPA) during the semester. Students who complete 12 or more credits, earn a semester GPA of 3.75 or above, with no …

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Dianda Begins 2nd Term

Among those sworn into the 98th session of the Michigan House of Representatives was 110th District Representative Scott Dianda. Dianda begins his second term in office serving the western Upper Peninsula…including Keweenaw, Houghton, Ontonagon, Gogebic, Iron and Baraga as well as part of Marquette County. Dianda’s first term included fighting …

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Houghton City Council Meeting Recap

The Michigan Tech Winter Carnival is still nearly a month away, but the City of Houghton is getting prepared for the popular annual event. At Wednesday night’s city council meeting, city public works director Mark Zenner said preparations are under way for the carnival. Zenner said that city crews are …

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Snyder Cancels Switzerland Trip

Governor Rick Snyder will not be heading to Switzerland next week for an economic meeting. He has canceled the trip on the advice of his doctors after rupturing an Achilles tendon while running in Florida. The governor was planning to go to the World Economic Forum on January 21st. He …

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Email Scams Target Google & Gmail Accounts

The Better Business Bureau in Michigan has issued a warning about phony messages sent to your Google or Gmail accounts. One of the phony messages says “You have exceeded your email limit quota.” Another tells you that “you have a deferred email.” The text is hyperlinked in both, implying that …

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More Claims Approved In GM Victims Compensation Fund

The General Motors victim compensation fund has approved three new death claims in the past week. That brings the total so far to 45.  Additionally, there have now been 67 injury claims approved, nine more than a week ago.  All of the claims are linked to accidents caused by a …

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New Laws Address Transportation & Education Issues

Governor Rick Snyder has signed 21 bills focusing on various transportation-and education-related issues across Michigan. The bills range from fighting cyberbullying to streamlining regulations for professional development to making sure veterans attending community college have access to benefits. Snyder also signed additional bills designating memorial roads and highways across the …

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“Right To Work” Subject Of Oral Arguments

The Michigan Supreme Court took oral arguments Tuesday on whether 50,000 state government civil servants are subject to the state’s Right to Work law. The employee unions claim that the state constitution gives the power to the Civil Service Commission to set conditions of employment and therefore Right To Work …

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