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National Bike to Work Week

The Michigan Department of Transportation has partnered with the Department of State to produce a “share the road” video to promote National Bike Month and bicycling safety in general. The 30-second YouTube video shows the wide range of bicyclists everyone must share the road with – from a child in …

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Stockero Named New Superintendent for CCISD

Chassell Township Schools Superintendent George Stockero has been named the new superintendent of the Copper Country Intermediate School District. Stockero says he is very thankful for the opportunity to serve the Copper Country. He adds that he will continue to have an “open door” policy with people who have questions …

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M-26 Construction Project

Details were unveiled yesterday for the three-mile-long M-26 road construction project which will occur in Franklin Township from the Portage Lake Lift Bridge to Sixth Street in Dollar Bay. Construction is slated to begin later this month but they have begun relocating utilities like phone lines. From the bridge to …

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Houghton County Enters Energy Efficiency Competition

With help from Michigan Tech, Houghton County has entered into an energy efficiency competition headed by Georgetown University. The grand prize? Five million dollars. But Houghton County Board of Commissioners chair Scott Ala, who has expressed great support for the project, says it’s not just about the money. The Georgetown …

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State of Emergency for Marquette County

Governor Rick Snyder has declared a state of emergency in Marquette County because of the large number of frozen and burst pipes caused by this winter’s bitter cold. Marquette County declared a local state of emergency in February. It applied for a state disaster declaration in early March, but that …

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MTU Design Expo

Some of the brightest students at Michigan Tech came together yesterday to present the projects that they have been working on since the beginning of the fall semester. Formerly known as the Undergraduate Expo, the 2014 Design Expo was packed from wall to wall in the Van Pelt and Opie …

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Snyder Files for Re-election

Governor Rick Snyder has formally filed for re-election to a second and final term in office. The news comes as no surprise since all indications up to this point were that the governor was interested in a second term. A statement from the governor’s communications director says that Governor Snyder …

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Dianda Unveils New Bill

State Representative Scott Dianda introduced a new bill yesterday to provide much-needed financial assistance to Upper Peninsula communities struggling with the frozen water lines crisis. Due to the extreme cold weather this winter and into the spring, thousands of U.P. residents are on “let run” orders to keep pipes from …

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Hancock City Council Meeting Recap

Great news for joggers and bicyclists in the city of Hancock. The city council finally passed the Complete Streets ordinance which now gives a voice to non-motorized travel when plans for street and road construction are being made. The council also scheduled a joint council meeting with the city of …

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Public Meeting Scheduled for M-26 Road Work

Construction on M-26 will begin soon and MDOT wants to unveil their plans to the public. They have scheduled a public meeting for today at 6pm at the MDOT Houghton garage in Calumet to share construction plans for M-26 in Franklin Township from the Portage Lake Lift Bridge to Sixth …

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