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Juan Marin Pleads Guilty to a High Court Misdemeanor

One Man from a July Multi Agency Sex Offender sting operation has entered a plea of guilty to attempting to accost a child for immoral purposes. Juan Marin, 47 years old of Hancock, has entered a guilty plea to a high court misdemeanor charge as a part of a plea …

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Houghton Will Sponsor Two Officers’ Training at the Police Academy, Will Seek Funds through a MCOLES Grant

The city of Houghton’s police department hopes to add two more officers to the department. With help from the city council, the police department will seek two candidates to sponsor their training at the police academy. The Houghton police department will seek to alleviate some of the cost of sponsoring …

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Highland Copper Announces Leadership Change

There’s been a change atop the company that hopes to begin mining copper in the western Upper Peninsula soon. Highland Copper Company President and Chief Executive Officer Denis Miville-Deschênes is leaving, after nearly seven years at the helm. Chief Financial Officer Barry O’Shea will serve as Interim CEO, effective immediately, …

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Houghton County Sheriff Recovers Stolen Motorcycle

The Houghton County Sheriff has recovered a stolen motorcycle. The sheriff’s office reports that deputies recovered a stolen motorcycle from the lake linden area earlier today. The vehicle is described as a Viper brand 125 to 150 cc motor-cross style of motorcycle, with a black seat and blue paneling. Anyone …

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Michigan Tech Partners with San Jose State University to Support Student Athlete Graduate Pursuits in STEM Fields

Michigan Tech partners with a West Coast university to further student athletes’ post-baccalaureate studies in STEM fields. Michigan University recently completed its first workshop with a team from San Jose State University in California, meeting with SJSU’s Chair of Kinesiology Tamar Semerjian, and student athlete Ivanna Anderson-Villela. MTU’s team working …

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Mental Health Support Group – Keweenaw Area Invites the Hoguhton Police Department to Share How Police are Changing Response to Mental Health Crises

During Mental Illness Awareness Week, the Mental Health Support Group – Keweenaw Area will invite a special guest to speak during its monthly meeting. Tonight the Mental Health Support Group has invited Lieutenant Nick Roberts from the City of Houghton Police Department to share how the agency works with citizens …

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Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce Planning for Small Business Saturday

Some will wait until the last minute to pick out holiday gifts, others have been planning throughout the year. But most people will begin getting ready for the winter gift-giving season in November. The Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce will bring back small business Saturday to the copper country. Throughout the …

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Houghton County Hears Update on Search for Prosecutor

Houghton County Judge Britney Bulleit hopes to appoint a new county prosecutor in the coming weeks. Judge Bulliet updated the county commission and asked for an action item regarding the prosecutor’s office to be tabled. “And I’d ask that any ruling or motion by the board be tabled, until after …

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Hancock Seeks Public Input on Potential Finlandia University Property Purchase

The city of Hancock will seek resident input on whether the city should acquire three Finlandia buildings. Mannerheim, Nikander, and Wargelin halls each do not have a lien holder. If the state receiver’s motion to abandon the remaining properties receives approval from the court, the buildings would revert to the …

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BHK Child Development Receives the Nita M Lowey Grant to Support After-School and Summer Programming

BHK Child Development has received a large grant from the state that will continue to support after-school and summer programming. BHK has received the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant from the Michigan Department of Education. The grant will award the group 1.5 million dollars over five …

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