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National Snow Sculpting Champs to Offer Tips Locally

As preparations begin for this year’s Winter Carnival snow statue competition, some nationally-recognized experts will visit the area to offer some advice. The group Sculptora Borealis will be in town this weekend, and has set up several sessions that are open not only to Michigan Tech students, but to all …

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Teen Snow Ball to Raise Funds for Dial Help

High school students from across the Copper Country will be dancing for fun, and for a good cause, tomorrow night. The Copper Country Snow Ball semiformal has been put together by seniors at Houghton High School. Organizer Stella Wickstrom thinks it will be a unique opportunity for students… Most schools …

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U.P. Soldiers Heading to Middle East

Approximately 150 soldiers assigned to the Michigan Army National Guard Headquarters 107th Engineer Battalion are preparing for an overseas deployment. The 107th is based in Ishpeming and Marquette. The unit is scheduled to spend up to a year in southwest Asia. They’ll be part of Operation Spartan Shield, with a …

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Sigma Pi – Zeta Epsilon Chapter Donates Nearly 2,000 Dollars to Dial Help and Pigs – N – Heat

A Michigan Tech fraternity donated nearly 2,000 dollars to Dial Help, from a recent philanthropy event. Yesterday the crisis hotline provider announced they received 1,916 dollars from the Sigma Pi Fraternity – Zeta Epsilon chapter. Sigma Pi explained that they wanted to help support Dial Help due to the growing …

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Isiah Strieter Sentenced to 10 to 15 Years in Prison for Ashley Harvey Murder

One year later Isiah Strieter has been sentenced for his mother’s murder. Judge Charles Goodman presided over the courtroom in Houghton County 12th Circuit Court this morning. Strieter has been sentenced to 10 to 15 years in prison for the murder of, Ashley Harvey, in January 2022. He is convicted …

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Hancock Will Continue Zooming Meetings, and Rebuild Fire Truck – City Council Report

Non-union employees of the City of Hancock will receive a four percent raise this year.  The increase was approved at last night’s city council meeting, and follows the city’s usual practice of keeping non-union pay increases in line with increases granted to union workers. The city will continue to make …

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First Leg of U.P. Triple Crown Sled Dog Series Canceled

The first major sled dog race of the winter in the Upper Peninsula has been canceled.  Organizers of this weekend’s Tahquamenon Country race said recent warm temperatures have packed the generous snowfall received around Christmas into a glaze of ice, making trail conditions unsafe. Rescheduling the race was not feasible. …

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Shari Tapani Named the First Superior Educator in 2023

A brand new month means a new Superior Educator. And the first local teacher recognized for the new year is Shari Tapani from Houghton Elementary School. Tapani was nominated by a student’s parent, who says that she is a one of a kind individual, and always puts her elementary kids …

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Welcome the Newest Copper Country Resident

The new year has been personified by an image of a baby for hundreds of years, dating back to ancient Greece. And the New Year is a wonderful time to celebrate new arrivals. With residents already having truned the page for the 2023 calendar, the Copper Country had to wait …

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Hancock Council to Discuss Meetings Cutback

Should the Hancock City Council continue to meet twice each month? Council members will discuss returning to a once-per-month meeting schedule at their first meeting of 2023 this evening. Council rules require only one meeting per month – on the third Wednesday. The frequency was increased several years ago, as …

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