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MTU Honors Staffers Who Make A Difference

The Michigan Tech Staff Council recently handed out its annual Making a Difference Awards.  – The Above and Beyond award went to Elizabeth Hoy from the Great Lakes Research Center. – The Behind the Scenes honor went to residence hall custodian Tammy Monette. – The Legacy award went to Chemical Engineering departmental …

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CLK Students Benefit from Therapy Dogs

The CLK School District has become the first in the Upper Peninsula to use therapy dogs. Tucker is on duty at the Horizons Alternative School in Mohawk. Bleau is providing a stabilizing influence at Washington Middle School, where he interacts with all the students, including seventh-grader Maija White… Therapy dog …

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Two Michigan Children Die from Influenza

Two Michigan children have died from influenza. They are the first pediatric deaths reported in our state this flu season. 32 pediatric deaths have been recorded nationwide. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reports that the children lived in Shiawassee and Wayne Counties. MDHHS chief medical executive and …

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Another Michigan Vaping-Related Death Reported

A third Michigander has died from vaping-related lung injury. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed the death of an adult male on December 19th. No other information about the individual is being released because of confidentiality issues. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that …

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Snowmobiler Hurt in Marquette County Crash

A snowmobile rider was hurt in a crash on Thursday afternoon in Marquette County. Marquette County sheriff’s deputies were called to Trail 8 in Sands Township, at the railroad tracks south of Station Road. Deputies report that 25-year-old Lucas Arledge of Gahanna, Ohio was westbound, and was unable to stop …

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UPDATED – Two Jailed After Trimountain Drug Bust

Two Houghton County residents are facing drug distribution charges. During a two-month investigation, detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team say they purchased methamphetamine from the pair. That led to a search warrant that was used to raid a home on Sixth Avenue in Trimountain this morning, where they …

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Markkanen Appointed to House Local Government Committee

State Representative Greg Markkanen has been appointed to serve on the House Local Government and Municipal Finance Committee this year. Markkanen is a former member of the Hancock City Council. The committee typically handles municipal government issues related to budgeting, financial liabilities, zoning, local authority, public safety and planning. In …

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