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Economic Impact of the Ski Races

When you bring in people from across the country, it is sure to provide an economic boom to the local area. That was the case this week as the U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships were held in Houghton at the Michigan Tech Trails. Restaurants and hotels are usually the first …

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Skiers Enjoy Their Time in Copper Country

The skiers that have taken part in this week’s cross country ski championships have had to deal with a lot this week, including frigid temperatures that forced some of the races to be postponed. And during some of the downtime, they get to enjoy what the Copper Country has to …

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High Schools to Replace ACT with SAT

A big change is in store for the Michigan Merit Examination, the minimum-competency test for high school students in the state. Beginning next year, all high school juniors in Michigan will take the SAT college entrance exam instead of the ACT, according to state education officials. Houghton-Portage Township Schools Superintendent …

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