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National Park Service Celebrates 99 Years

When the National Park Service was formed 99 years ago, the Quincy Mine Hoist was bustling with activity. Today the site is still pretty busy, but as part of the Keweenaw National Historical Park. Park Ranger Kristen Hiske says the staff works hard to educate people about the history of …

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Anonymous Gift Funds Endowed Department Chair in ME-EM

An anonymous gift from an alumnus to Michigan Technological University will provide an endowed department chair for the University’s largest academic department. The $3 million estate gift from the donor, whom the University refers to as “Jack,” will fund the Endowed Department Chair in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics (ME-EM). This marks …

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Houghton Ranked #2 For Efficient Property Tax Use

If you live in Houghton County, your property taxes are being spent wisely according to a national financial technology company. New York-based SmartAssets ranks Houghton second on a list of counties in Michigan who best spend the property taxes collected. The study took into account school rankings, crime rates and …

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