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Eagle Mine Results Reported

The Eagle Mine in Marquette County produced 57-million dollars worth of nickel, 27-million dollars worth of copper, and four-million dollars worth of other metals during the first quarter of 2015. In its first-quarter statement, Lundin Mining said that the ore being mined is of higher quality than was expected, and …

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Motorcycle Safety Emphasized

Law enforcement agencies in the Copper Country are increasing their efforts to keep motorcyclists safe this summer. Representatives from more than 10 police agencies gathered in Houghton yesterday to add bumper stickers to their vehicles that say ‘LOOK TWICE, SAVE A LIFE, MOTORCYCLES ARE EVERYWHERE.’ Houghton County Sheriff Brian McLean …

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Finlandia Unveils Alumni Newsletter

Finlandia University has unveiled a new alumni newsletter. Officials say they hope to publish it monthly online. The headline story contains details about the All-School Reunion planned for the first weekend in September – the same weekend the new Lions football team will play its first game against Alma College. …

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College Commencement Services This Weekend

The college journey will end this weekend for students at three local schools. Michigan Tech’s spring commencement will take place tomorrow morning at 10:30 at the Student Development Complex. Finlandia University will hold a baccalaureate service Sunday morning at 10:00 at the Finnish-American Heritage Center. The graduation ceremony will take …

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MTU Board to Meet This Morning

The Michigan Tech Board of Control will meet this morning at 9:00 in Ballroom B at the Memorial Union Building. The Board will elect a chair and vice-chair for the next 12 months, and is expected to approve a new Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Management degree. Officials from …

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Calumet Man Arraigned in Harter’s Break-In

A Calumet man has been charged with breaking into Harter’s Auto Supply in Calumet on April 21st. Chain saws and other tools were stolen from the business, along with what Calumet Police Chief David Outinen told us was a “considerable amount” of cash from the safe. 36-year-old Isaac Laplander was …

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Suspect Identified in Kissel Car Theft

UPDATE: The Calumet Police Department believes the car stolen from Kissell Chevrolet in Calumet Thursday morning was taken by the man arrested earlier in the week for a break-in at Harter’s Auto Parts in Calumet on April 21st (see related story here). Calumet Police Chief David Outinen says he’s asking …

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Oak House Is Home Sweet Home

It’s a house in Hancock where people with development disabilities can get help with day to day activities. But for the people that live there, it’s simply home sweet home. Oak House Director Terry Sayatovich says their goal to teach basic life skills so they can take care of themselves. …

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Empire Mine To Shut Down For The Summer

The Empire Mine will temporarily shutdown this summer, according to a communications representative from Cliffs Natural Resources. The mine will go idle from the end of June through October. According to Cliffs, steel imports are at historic levels, which has lowered the demand for domestically produced steel. The company’s quarterly …

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Flum Bound Over To Circuit Court

The case against a Copper City man involved in a standoff with police last week is moving to Houghton County Circuit Court. 64-year-old Jerome Flum was bound over to Circuit Court at his probable cause hearing on Wednesday. The charges stem from an incident in which Flum allegedly threatened a public …

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