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State Cash to Boost MTU Tires-Into-Pavement Project

An effort by Michigan Tech to develop a road paving process using rubber from scrap tires has been given a boost by the state of Michigan. The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy has allocated more than $900,000 to help fund two projects that will use a dry process …

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Ride the Keweenaw Registration Opens

Registration is now open for this spring’s Ride the Keweenaw. This year’s mountain bike event will again take place on Memorial Day weekend. The Friday schedule features a guided group ride underground at the Adventure Mine in Greenland. Saturday will include group rides at the Tech, Churning Rapids and Swedetown …

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Vajda to Head U.P. Cybersecurity Institute

A former Marquette city manager will take over the leadership of Northern Michigan University’s Upper Peninsula Cybersecurity Institute. A release from the university says William Vajda has extensive experience in technology roles at the state and federal government levels, with his most recent job as chief information officer for the …

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Aspirus Adds PA to Houghton Staff

As received from Aspirus: Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital & Clinics proudly welcomes Certified Physician Assistant Tricia Lawton, PA-C, to its team of family medicine providers. She is devoted to delivering a higher level of care close to home. She is now accepting patients at Aspirus Houghton Clinic. Lawton has over a …

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Summer Youth Program Application Deadline April 9

The Summer Youth Program (SYP) at Tech is coming up. Youths from grades 6-11 visit Michigan Tech for a week of an educational college-like camp. An information session will be held on April 4 at 6pm over Zoom.  The deadline for regular application is April 9.  Courses range from humanities, …

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Spring FLARE at Michigan Tech a Huge Hit

Sustainable Futures Association (SFA) partnered with Keweenaw Pride at Michigan Tech to put on the Spring Festival of Love, Arts, Radiance, and Empowerment, also known as Spring FLARE, on March 29. It was held in the lobby of the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts.   It was open to the …

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Brandon Tatum talks at Michigan Tech

Brandon Tatum came and spoke at Michigan Tech last Tuesday evening, March 29. The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) originally voted to deny the funding for the event after hearing concerns from individuals of the LGBTQ plus community. They were overruled by Michigan Tech’s administration. Individuals spoke against Tatum coming to …

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Potential Contractors Will Review Parking Deck Demo Project Today

The impending demolition of the Houghton’s big downtown parking deck will take another step forward today. City officials will host contractors interested in taking on the project at a pre-bid meeting. Because of the scope of the project, Houghton city manager Eric Waara told the city council last week that …

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L’Anse Announces Waterfront Concert Schedule

The Village of L’Anse has announced the schedule for its summer Waterfront Concert series. This year’s slate begins June 15th, with Chad Borgen and the Collective. It continues through September 14th, with a season-ending performance by Uncle Floyd. Performances will again take place on Thursday nights at 7:00 at the …

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Breakfast Fundraiser in Hubbell for VFW’s Honor Roll

The Copper Ingot VFW post 4624  in Hubbell is hosting a breakfast fundraiser this Saturday, April 1 from 7:30 – 11:30am. Shannon from Shannon’s Home Cooking will be cooking for the event. Tickets are sold at the door. Adults are $12, children ages 6-12 are $8, and kids under 6 …

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