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MTU Fall Career Fair Moves Online

Michigan Tech’s huge Fall Career Fair will be held virtually this year. In this morning’s Tech Today, Beth William from MTU Career Services wrote that the decision was made because of COVID-19 concerns, including potential travel problems, the need for social distancing, and potential exposure of the campus and community …

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Aspirus Keweenaw Adds Providers

Aspirus Keweenaw has added two new health care providers to its staff. Tina Ploe is a nurse practitioner who will join the orthopedic team. She’s a Hancock native, and Finlandia University alumna. Dr. Divis Khaira is an oncologist with an extensive background. She will also treat patients at the Aspirus …

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Hiker Dies in Porkies

A Chicago man died while hiking in the Porcupine Mountains late last week. The 36-year-old man was almost two miles down the trail from the Lake of the Clouds parking area Friday when he collapsed. Life-saving measures administered by Sonco North Ambulance first responders were unsuccessful. Details were released yesterday …

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PHF Funds Community Gardens

The Portage Health Foundation has awarded $37,400 for use by nine community garden projects. Grant recipients include…• $5,000 for the Chassell School Garden,• $1,900 for the “Three Sisters” garden at Porvoo Park in Hancock,• $2,500 for the Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Schools Tower Garden,• $5,000 for the Finlandia University Ryan Street …

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Michigan Joins Suit Against Feds Over CARES School Money

Michigan is joining five other states in challenging the way United States Education Secretary Betsy DeVos wants to allocate emergency COVID-19 relief money to schools. State Attorney General Dana Nessel said yesterday that the intent of the CARES Act was to direct the most money toward low-income students, with a …

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CCISD Prepares to Sell Student-Built Tiny House

The Copper Country Intermediate School District is selling a house – a very small house. The tiny house was built by the building trades students at the Career and Technical Education Center. It’s based on an 8-foot by 20-foot trailer. Home-schooled student William Becker spent two years as part of …

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One Hurt in Three-Car Houghton Crash

One person was treated for injuries following a three-vehicle traffic crash in Houghton yesterday afternoon. The Houghton Police Department was called out around 2:00. They learned that a vehicle driven by an 84-year-old Houghton man had failed to yield while making a left-hand turn from westbound Sharon Avenue onto Razorback …

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COVID-19 Cases Diagnosed at MTU

Two cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed on the Michigan Tech campus. Tech Today reported this morning that the two were confirmed among members of the Michigan Tech campus community, which it defines as faculty, staff, and students. The two cases appear to be unrelated. The Western Upper Peninsula Health …

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White Pine Mine Sale Postponed Again

Once again, Highland Copper and the Copper Range Company have extended the deadline for Highland to close on its purchase of the White Pine Mine. The purchase has dragged on for six years, first while Highland arranged financing, and, more recently, while the companies try to agree on a way …

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