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Michigan Tech Hosts STEM Festival & Science Fair

Hundreds of Keweenaw area students visited the campus of Michigan Tech Tuesday as they took part in all sorts of fun and games, and all in the name of “Science.”  The Western UP Science and Engineering Festival brings elementary and middle school students and their families from many areas to …

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Bills To Make State Government More Transparent Passes House

A bipartisan plan to make state government more accountable to the people of Michigan is being supported by Representative Greg Markkenen. The Hancock Republican said the State House unanimously approved the multi-bill proposal Tuesday, a package he co-sponsored. “A government cannot effectively serve its people unless it is transparent,” Markkanen …

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Seven Suspects Arrested In Drug Bust In Alger County

Seven people are in custody following an investigation by detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team in Alger County. The suspects were arrested on Monday on various drug charges related the distribution of prescription pills.  The investigation began in 2017 by detectives from UPSET and Homeland Security Investigations after …

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Two Snowmobilers Killed In Head-On Collision

Two snowmobilers are dead following a head-on collision in Alger County. The Alger County Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened shortly before 9:30 Monday night on Trail #8, about one mile north of Samuelson Road in Rock River Township. The two snowmobilers struck each other head on and were ejected …

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Hancock Schools Reopen As Repairs Continue

Students in Hancock Schools are back in the classrooms Tuesday though some temporary changes are in place while repair work continues at Barkell Elementary. Last Thursday, a portion of the roof collapsed under the weight of heavy ice and snow, causing all schools in the Hancock District to dismiss students …

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Michigan Tech Celebrating World Water Day

Water is our most precious resource and there are several events planned to celebrate and bring awareness to issues related to H2O. International World Water Day is held annually on March 22nd and Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center will be hosting the festivities starting this Wednesday. Michigan Tech’s Val …

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