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Hancock Seeks a Summer Intern for the City Office

The city of Hancock has a full-time summer internship available. The city of Hancock seeks a highly motivated and qualified individual to assist the city’s staff with a broad range of duties. Including helping accounts payable/receivable, helping customers with cash receipts, records retention, and helping at summer events. The city …

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Michigan Tech Announces the 2024 University Professor and Distinguished Professor Recipients

Michigan Tech Announces the 2024 University Professor and Distinguished Professor titles. The university congratulates several faculty members who have made outstanding scholarly contributions to the university and discipline over a substantial period. The 2024 University Professors include Kathleen Halvorsen, Yun Hang Hu, and Gregory Odegard. Halvorsen teaches in the College …

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Recent Closure of Ontonagon Emergency Room Prompts Michigan Representatives to Introduce Legislation in Washington D.C.

Two Michigan U.S. Representatives introduce bipartisan legislation to improve Rural Emergency Hospital designations to keep emergency departments open. Yesterday Representative Jack Bergman and Representative Debbie Dingell introduced the Rural 340 B Access Act to improve REH designation. The Rural Emergency Hospital designation was introduced in 2020 by Congress to address …

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Michigan Technological University Cuts the Ribbon and Opens the H-STEM Complex

Michigan Tech cuts the ribbon and welcomes students to the new H-STEM complex. Two years ago Michigan Tech broke ground on the new health sciences building to align with the university’s mission to expand its course offering to future students. One driver for the university to create a health sciences space for research and learning was …

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New Alumni Gateway Welcomes Students to Campus at Michigan Tech

Late last week Michigan Technological University welcomed two new features to the college’s campus. The smaller feature of the two will greet students and visitors as they walk onto campus from the West end. The new Alumni gateway stands tall above the new sidewalk path for easier and safer pedestrian travel. The gateway’s two pillars supporting the arch are made from Jacobsville sandstone, and Copper Harbor …

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Michigan Tech Approves New Graduate Degree in Wildlife Ecology, Recognizes Retiring and Award Winning Faculty

Michigan Tech sent more than 1,000 students off into the world over the weekend. Graduation for the Huskies came on Friday for graduate students and on Saturday for the undergrads. At the end of each semester and while leadership is on campus for various events and ceremonies, the university calls together its board …

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Hirovonen Hall Robbery Suspects Turn Themselves into Hancock Police

 Hancock Police say the suspects of the break-in into Hirovonen Hall on Friday morning have turned themselves in. On Friday the Hancock Police Department was called to Hirovonen Hall for a suspected robbery at several businesses in the location. Surveillance footage near a stairwell showed two men enter the Hall after 2 am on …

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No Injuries Reported in Single Vehicle Crash on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge

No one was injured in a single-vehicle accident on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge Saturday. In the morning a black SUV hauling a mint green pontoon boat traveling north on US-41 was wedged under the Lift Bridge’s cover. Hancock police say the incident occurred because the driver misjudged the clearance needed for travel. Vehicles …

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Evan Dixon’s Review Hearing Moved to June

Evan Dixon’s review hearing has been rescheduled to June. On Friday Evan Dixon’s preliminary exam was moved to a later date due to a scheduling conflict. Dixon’s case is overseen by 98th District Court Judge Anna Talaska. Dixon practiced law in Houghton County for several years, before his arrest for the murder of Theron Duncan in November 2023. …

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Houghton Police Need Help Identifying Individuals Suspected of Spray Painting a Home

Houghton Police need help identifying three individuals suspected of vandalizing a home. The Houghton police department was called to a home on a woodland road Saturday, that was vandalized by spray paint on the windows. Three individuals caught on a street camera were seen in the area around the time of the incident Saturday morning at 2:20 am. The Houghton police …

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