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Waara Explains Kestner Park Maintenance

When the weather is nice, it’s a popular place for families and children. But for the next couple of weeks, the City of Houghton will be doing some maintenance on Kestner Waterfront Park. That means park attractions, like the Chutes & Ladders play area, will have to be closed off …

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Western U.P. Man Takes Plea Deal, Faces Federal Charges

A Western U.P. man is facing federal drug charges after he accepted a plea deal in Circuit Court. According to records from the Gogebic County Prosecutor’s Office, 30–year–old Raymond Bowser of Bessemer pleaded guilty to a domestic violence charge and a resisting and obstructing charge. Along with help from the U.S. …

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More Than A Billion Pounds Of Copper In Copperwood Project

There is more than a billion pounds of copper in the Copperwood Project in Gogebic County, according to results of a mineral resource estimate released by Highland Copper Company. The Canadian-based mining company said the report verifies a previous estimate by the former owner of the Copperwood Project, Orvana Minerals …

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High School Students Learn About STEM Careers

Nearly 200 high school students from nine schools in the western UP are spending a day at Michigan Tech, exploring science, technology, engineering and math careers. They will visit labs and learn about green building and low-impact design, human monitoring devices, forest insects, steam mechanics, remotely operated vehicles, computer science, …

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HEET Receives Caulk Donation

Dozens if not hundreds of area homes can be made cozier, thanks to a gift from Dow Corning. The Midland-based company has donated 1,200 tubes of clear silicone sealant to the Efficiency Through Engineering and Construction Enterprise at Michigan Tech. The gift will be used to weatherize area homes as …

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MTU Tops Michigan Schools In “Beyond College” Rankings

Michigan Tech led colleges and universities in Michigan and ranked fourth in the nation in a new kind of evaluation released recently by the Brookings Institution. Brookings, a private, nonprofit research and policy think tank based in Washington, DC, calls its new assessment of two- and four-year colleges and universities …

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Women Catching Up To Men In Driving Miles

Women in the US are slowly catching up to men in the number of miles driven each year. The study from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute shows that over the past 50 years, miles driven by men rose 33 percent, but for women the increase was a whopping …

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FTC Wants Automotive Ban Lifted

The Federal Trade Commission is urging the Michigan legislature to reconsider its ban on automakers like Tesla Motors from selling directly to consumers. The FTC Tuesday sent a letter to Senate Republican Darwin Booher of Evart urging the state to end its ban, saying it would benefit consumers. Booher had …

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Push Underway To Make Ladybug Official State Insect

A bill has been introduced in the Michigan House to make the ladybug the official insect of Michigan. State Representative Ed McBroom is sponsoring the bill on behalf of Connor Royer, a third grader at Lemmer Elementary in Escanaba. Connor learned, through a history lesson, that Michigan doesn’t have a …

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Senator Peters Targets Student Loans

Michigan’s junior US Senator is introducing legislation he says will help private student loan borrowers rehabilitate defaulted loans. US Senator Gary Peters says the bill enables a borrower who has defaulted on a private loan, to have the default notice removed from their credit report, if they can make nine …

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