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Day of STEM at Michigan Tech

The following press release was issued by Michigan Tech’s Mark Wilcox of Tech Today: More than 200 local ninth-grade students will engage in hands on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities during a new event called A Day of STEM in the Copper Country. The event will be held …

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Group Encourages Recycling, Reducing Plastic Use

When it comes to recycling, making small changes can often lead to big results. The Copper Country Recycling Initiative is encouraging residents to reduce, reuse, and recycle in a campaign called Don’t Trash The Keweenaw. Recycling advocate Susan Burack says participation includes slight changes to our daily routine such as …

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Portage Township Receiving Funds For New Sewer System

Portage Township in Houghton County is one of four communities in Michigan receiving funds from the US Department of Agriculture Rural Development. The township is receiving a $960,000 loan and $2,040,000 grant to construct a sewer collection system in the Green Acres Road/M-26 corridor. Up to 75 percent of homes in …

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Suicide Scare Averted At Tahquamenon Falls

Things are back to normal after what authorities called a “serious situation” Friday at the Upper Tahquamenon Falls State Park. About 9:45 that morning, the Chippewa County Central Dispatch says they received a 911 call from a 24-year-old man says he was at the park armed with a firearm and …

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Powering Up The UP

Two new natural gas-powered generating stations are now in operation in the Upper Peninsula, allowing for the retirement of the Presque Isle Power Plant. WEC Energy Group’s subsidiary, Upper Michigan Energy Resources began commercial operation of the A.J. Mihm Generating Station and the F.D. Kuester Generating Station Sunday. The new …

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West Iron, Baraga Schools Receiving School Safety Grant

The following press release was issued by Representative Markkanen’s office: State Rep. Greg Markkanen of Hancock, announced today that West Iron County Schools will receive over $46,000 and Baraga Area Schools will receive over $96,000 to bolster safety in each school. “The greatest resources we have are our children and …

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