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Calumet plan looks at renewal

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CALUMET — With the village master plan all but completed, the Planning Commission has used it to create a list of projects as requested by the Downtown Development Authority. The document is comprised of seven pages containing 104 projects, referred to as strategies, in the master ...

DNR OKs Hancock beach plans: Dock could be done by October

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HANCOCK — The Hancock beach dock is moving forward with hopes of completion by October, if not sooner. The Department of Natural Resources approved the plans in late February, City Manager Glenn Anderson explained during his reports at the city council's Wednesday meeting. “This is the ...

Celebrating Youth Arts Month

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Provided image The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) in Hancock is featuring artwork from local students throughout March to celebrate Youth Arts Month. Pictured here is “Mitten” by Brayson Smith, a first-grade artist at Baraga Elementary School.

Speaker: Minorities need to find hidden environment stories

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HOUGHTON — Telling the story untold to preserve the future of nature is what photojournalist, James Mills highlighted during his kickoff presentation for a weekend of the “Celebrate Diversity and the UP Environment” events at Michigan Technological University. Mills spoke with students, ...

PHF director outlines community projects

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HOUGHTON — Speaking about the services the Portage Health Foundation has helped provide, Executive Director Kevin Store singled out a few programs, starting with the partnership with Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) West. The partnership dates back to 2016, when Houghton ...

World Water Day events planned

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HOUGHTON — Michigan Technological University's Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) has several events planned for World Water Day. This year's theme is "Nature for Water." While World Water Day is traditionally celebrated on March 22, the Michigan Tech celebration is scheduled for March ...

Fast test to gauge risk of diabetes

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LAURIUM — One in three American adults is at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes, a serious disease that can lead to complications like kidney failure, heart disease, stroke, blindness, and amputations. But type II diabetes doesn't have to be permanent-it can be prevented or delayed with ...

Slope Champs: Ski team honored for winning state

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HANCOCK — Honoring a team of champion local athletes, the City Council began its Wednesday meeting with a resolution recognizing the Houghton-Hancock girls ski team. The team won the MHSAA Division II state championship in late February, winning by four points over Notre Dame Prep in a ...

Using tears to measure vitamins

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HOUGHTON — Instead of using blood to test vitamin levels in our bodies, Michigan Tech researchers are exploring tears as a less invasive alternative. But how would researchers know if they had a subject that wasn’t missing key nutrients? Babies were the answer, with their nutrient rich ...

Houghton begins sewer, water project

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HOUGHTON — Houghton took the first step last week with an application to Rural Development to start a planned 20-year strategy of grant-funded Stormwater, Asset Management and Wastewater (SAW) water and sewer improvements. The Houghton City Council approved applications for a $2 million ...

Laurium to purchase Houghton’s Zamboni

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LAURIUM — The Village Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to purchase a Zamboni 440 ice resurfacer that is being sold by the city of Houghton for $9,500. The 1995 Zamboni will replace the village’s 1973 unit. Village Administrator Ed Vertin said he had heard from Houghton City Manager ...

Go further with food by preparing in advance

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CHICAGO — During National Nutrition Month®, celebrated each March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to “Go Further with Food” by preparing meals in advance to enjoy throughout the week. “Preparing several meals on the weekends can provide balanced meals that ...

Computer course agreement brings Tech in CTE game

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HANCOCK — The Copper Country Intermediate School District (CCISD) Board approved a contract with Michigan Technological University for the provision of a career and technical education (CTE) computer networking/cybersecurity course for 2018-19 at its meeting on Tuesday. “We’re very ...

Celebrating Youth Arts Month

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Provided image The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) in Hancock is featuring artwork from local students throughout March to celebrate Youth Arts Month. Pictured here is “Bacon and Eggs Mask” by Luke Hill, a fifth-grade artist at Houghton Elementary School.

CCISD looks at workforce STEM literacy

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HANCOCK — STEM literacy of the local workforce will be the priority of the Copper Country Intermediate School District’s involvement with the state’s Mi-STEM program, said Shawn Oppliger, director of the Western U.P. Math and Science Center. The CCISD will be part of the 16 new regions ...

Activist: Stand firm against supremacists

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HOUGHTON — Nick Estes, an historian and indigenous rights activist of the Oceti Sakowin (“Great Sioux Nation”), spoke Tuesday at Michigan Technological University about the international struggles and plights of indigenous people and other marginalized communities. The discussion ...

Celebrating Youth Arts Month

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Provided image The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) in Hancock is featuring artwork from local students throughout March to celebrate Youth Arts Month. Pictured here is a pencil drawing by Zachary Welch, a 12th-grade artist at Baraga High School.