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Houghton County’s Budget In The Black

The Houghton County Board of Commissioners will have a slight surplus in the 2018-19 budget they passed Tuesday. The general fund is budgeted to receive revenues of about $9.8 million, with 54.5% coming from property taxes.  The rest of the revenue is made up of revenue sharing and other state …

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WWI Dissent Exhibit Opens Friday

The interpretive exhibit, Copper Country Voices of Dissent in the Great War, will open with a reception on Friday, September 14 at 7 p.m. and talk by Dr. Hilary-Joy Virtanen at 7:30 p.m. at the Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock. This exhibit examines the ways in which Copper Country residents expressed dissent to …

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Michigan Tech Holding Auditions For Two Plays

HOUGHTON, MI, September 10, 2018 – The Visual and Performing Arts Department is holding auditions for two plays: On the Verge by Eric Overmyer and Sunday in the Park with George by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. On the Verge auditions will be held at 6:50pm on September 11th and …

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Early Release Days For Hancock Public Schools

Hancock Public Schools will follow a new professional development format for the 2018-19 school year with an early release approximately every other Wednesday. Please make note of the following dismissal dates/times. The early dismissal schedule below will apply for the following dates: September 12 & 26, October 10 & 24, …

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All Ladies Invited To “We’ll Fight with You”

HOUGHTON, Mich. – Do you avoid seeing your doctor or put off recommended screenings or tests because you fear the diagnosis? You’re not alone, and you don’t have to be. Aspirus Keweenaw invites all ladies to learn about the importance of prevention and early intervention at We’ll Fight With You, a free Aspiring …

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Secretary Of State Mobile Office Arrives Monday At Michigan Tech

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announced today that the Mobile Office will visit Upper Peninsula universities next week, offering voter registration and other services to students, faculty, staff and area residents. The stops are part of the 3,000-mile 2018 Voter Registration Drive, which includes visits to 18 universities and colleges …

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Battle Against Sea Lamprey Continues

The US Fish and Wildlife Service is treating several area rivers and streams with a lampracide that ultimately protects the fish population of Lake Superior. Often times, people confuse the US Fish and Wildlife Service with the Department of Natural Resources who regulates fish and game in the state of …

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Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor To Speak At Michigan Tech

HOUGHTON, MI, Monday, September 10, 2018– The Rozsa Center and Center for Diversity and Inclusion present Heather Abbott, Boston Marathon bombing survivor, who will discuss Disabilities in Today’s Workforce: How Trauma Shaped One HR Executive’s Business Practices, on Wednesday, September 12 at 7:30 pm. At the time of the Boston …

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