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UPEC Funding Local Environmental Programs

Three Copper Country Schools are part of several K-12 environmental education projects that will be receiving special grants totaling $4,000 from the Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition. Among them is Houghton Middle School which will receive equipment and field trips for water quality research with an eye towards impacts from legacy …

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Engineering for Girls at the GLRC

Next week is Engineers Weeks and Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center is holding a special event this Saturday for girls who are interested in engineering. The deadline to register is this Thursday and will be limited to the first 40 girls who sign up. For more information, call 487-3341 …

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Mass-A-Cure Helps Cancer Care

Calumet High School and Aspirus are partnering for the 5th annual Mass-A-Cure benefit for cancer care this week. Funds were raised during last night’s girls basketball game versus Houghton and will continue tonight as the boys hockey team will face Houghton. There will be a jersey silent auction taking place, …

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Dianda Gets Grants for Local Communities

The city of Houghton will be receiving a special grant that will allow them to purchase the Central Houghton Greenspace Nature Area. The $80,000 grant was made possible through legislation brought forward by Representative Scott Dianda that will allocated grants from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund to seven communities …

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Ford to Make Donation to MTU

Later this morning, Ford Motor Company will be presenting a check to Michigan Tech that will be used to help support the Women in Engineering program. Cynthia Hodges, an MTU grad and a WIE alumna, will present a $10,000 check at a ceremony in the McAllister Welcome Center at 11 …

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Beat the Winter Blues

A special event will be held this Saturday to take the winter season off the minds of local women. The Aspirus Houghton clinic is hosting Beat the Winter Blues that will feature fun indoor and outdoor activities. Michigan Tech Dining Services Executive Chef Eric Karvonen will be on hand doing …

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Four-Year Degrees at Community Colleges

Legislation has been reintroduced in Lansing, to open the door for community colleges in Michigan to offer four-year degrees in certain disciplines. Under the proposal introduced in the Michigan Senate, the four year degree could be in programs such as nursing, ski area management and wastewater treatment. Traditional four-year universities …

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Yooper Luge This Weekend

Get your best sled ideas out because this weekend, the legendary Yooper Luge returns to downtown Houghton. This special event almost wasn’t going to happen this year due to the frigid weather conditions but Event Coordinator Susie Landers says she thinks the kids will be able to handle it. She …

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Lead Volunteer Session for CD150

The second and final lead volunteer training session for the CopperDog 150 race will be taking place tomorrow morning at the Jutila Center in Hancock. Stop by if you would like to get involved or as Volunteer Coordinator Brian Donnely suggests, come with a group. He adds that many people …

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Blizzard Warning for Keweenaw County

Residents in Keweenaw County are preparing for a blizzard that will start showing up later tonight. The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for Keweenaw County beginning tonight at 7 and will continue until late Saturday night. Meteorologist Dave Terrin explains. Terrin says a storm system like this …

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