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H-PT Schools Continue School of Choice Success

The Houghton-Portage Township School District remains one of the state’s biggest beneficiaries of the School of Choice program. 44 percent of the kids who attend Houghton Elementary, Middle and High School come from other districts. Houghton lost 103 students to other districts this year, but brought in 619, for a …

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Hancock Marijuana Info Meeting Tonight

Hancock residents can learn more about where the city is in the recreational marijuana process at an information meeting tonight. The session will begin at 6:00 at the Finnish-American Heritage Center. Hancock council member Will Lytle is a member of the ad hoc committee that has been studying the issue. …

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Buffalo Reef Protection Options Clarified

The options for protecting Buffalo Reef in Lake Superior from migrating stamp sands have been reduced to three. Buffalo Reef is a major spawning area for whitefish and lake trout. Waste sands produced at Gay during the mining process a century ago are threatening to overtake it. A team of …

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“No Kid Without A Christmas” Seeks Donations

Keweenaw County’s “No Kid Without a Christmas” campaign is asking for donations. The program is in its 21st year. At this week’s Keweenaw Lions Club meeting, County Clerk Julie Carlson and Sheriff Bill Luokkanen told members that they typically provide toys, clothing, personal care items and food cards to between …

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C.C. Ford Donates Car to CCISD Auto Tech Program

The Copper Country Intermediate School District owns a new Ford. Not to drive – but to repair. Copper Country Ford donated the car to the district’s Auto Tech program this morning. The Auto Tech program is affiliated with Ford’s Automotive Career Exploration program. Ford Field Service Engineer Brandon Dixon says …

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MTU Alumni Award Nominations Open

Nominations are open for the 2020 Michigan Tech Alumni Awards. Five awards are presented each year:– The Outstanding Young Alumni Award, to a grad under age 35;– The Honorary Alumni Award, given to someone who has provided great service to the university, but is not a graduate;– The Outstanding Service …

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Hancock Posts Marijuana Survey

In advance of tomorrow’s community meeting about recreational marijuana, the City of Hancock has posted a summary of the issue and a community survey on its website. The ad hoc committee that has been reviewing the issue for the past year has recommended that the city allow sale and cultivation …

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Chassell Trail Gets Fitness Stations

Some upgrades have been completed on the Chassell Township Trails. 10 fitness stations have been installed in the 67-acre park, giving those who are using the trails an opportunity to cross train with strength and stretching exercises. Volunteers installed the stations. The Chassell School construction trade class also spent 80 …

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