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Hancock Public Schools & UP Michigan Works! Partner for a Copper Country Job Fair for Local Schools

Upper Peninsula Michigan Works! partnered with Hancock Public Schools yesterday to host a job fair just for students. And that means juniors and seniors from Houghton and Hancock to Baraga and Calumet. Students met with recruiters in the Hancock gym to learn more about each other.  So they can set …

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CCGOP Endorses Keranen for District Two Commission Seat

The Copper Country Republican Party Executive Committee has endorsed Schoolcraft Township Supervisor Joel Keranen to succeed the late Albert Koskela as District Two Houghton County Commissioner. The resolution passed on a 12-0 vote.  It describes Keranen as a “strong constitutional conservative,” a member of the National Rifle Association, and “an …

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COVID Rates Edge Upward, but Remain “Low”

The COVID-19 rate in the region continues to rise, although levels remain quite low overall.  The latest report from the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department includes 78 new cases in the five-county region. Fifty-five were in Houghton County. Keweenaw, Baraga, Ontonagon and Gogebic Counties were all in single digits. Counts …

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GCC, KBOCC Students Graduate This Weekend

Gogebic Community College will hold its 2022 commencement ceremony tonight. The featured speaker will be Marquise Alexander Slay. Slay is Regional Sales Manager for Oliver Companies, a hotel and commercial property management company in Duluth. He graduated from GCC in 2013, and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in …

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Seaman Family Endows Museum Curatorship

The Seaman family has made another gift to help support the mineral museum at Michigan Tech that already bears their name. In honor of John “Jack” Seaman’s 103rd birthday, an endowment has been created to support the position of museum curator. The position will be known as the John and Phyllis …

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MDHHS Shares Resources with the Public about the Elder Abuse Task Force

The Month of May celebrates older Americans and their contributions to our country and communities. In 2019 Michigan started the state’s first Elder Abuse Task Force in order to protect some of the state’s most vulnerable population. Yesterday a virtual symposium was hosted by Michigan Department of Health and Human …

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Local Mental Health Service Options Presentation Next Week

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and five local groups will come together next week to talk about different services and challenges in the community. Dial Help, Copper Country Community Mental Health, Keweenaw Support 4 Healthy Minds, Unite Mental Health and Wellness and the Mental Health Support Group – Keweenaw …

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Finlandia University Names New President

Finlandia University has a new leader. Tim Pinnow will become the 17th president of the university on July 1st, succeeding Philip Johnson, who has led the college for 15 years. Tim Pinnow Pinnow is currently Senior Vice President for Strategic Initiatives at Colorado Mesa University. During a dozen years at …

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Hancock Sets Clean-Up Dates – City Council Report

The City of Hancock has set the dates for its annual spring cleanup. City residents may drop a wide variety of unwanted items off at the Public Works Garage on Tomasi Drive on May 13th between 8:30 and 6:30, and May 14th between 8:00 and 3:00. You can see a …

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Deadline Nears for District Two Houghton County Board Applications

Houghton County is fast-tracking the appointment of a replacement for late Second District Commissioner Albert Koskela. New county board Chair Tom Tikkanen says anyone who resides in the district can apply online… If you go to the county website, you’ll find a tab for employment opportunities. Click on that, and …

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