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Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa College Graduates

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Photo provided by Lauri Denomie Pictured from the left are graduates of Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College who earned associate degrees Saturday: O’Edith Harris, Jolene DeCota, Brittanee Gauthier, Michelle Moulden, Cynthia Thierry, Amanda Nordstrom, Keri Williams, Rachel Voakes, Melissa ...

Household hazardous waste dropoff Sat. in Baraga

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BARAGA — It’s spring cleanup time in Baraga County. The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community will accept household waste from Baraga County residents from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the KBIC Solid Waste Facility in the Ojibwa Industrial Park on M-38. County residents are welcome to drop off ...

Baraga businessman gets CTE award

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HANCOCK — The Copper Country Association of School Boards recently presented Mark Massicotte with the 2017 Community Leadership Award. George Stockero, Copper Country Intermediate School District (CCISD) superintendent, said Massicotte has been a strong advocate for connecting business and ...

10 Things to Know Today: May 8, 2017

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By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. FRANCE’S MACRON PREPARES TO TAKE THE REINS The centrist defeated far-right leader Marine Le Pen handily in the presidential vote, and now must pull together a ...

New Adams junior high not imminent: principal

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PAINESDALE — Adams Township School parents heard the district will not move forward to create a junior high for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders in the foreseeable future. The move would have meant sixth-graders who have attended South Range Elementary School in recent years would move ...

Wisconsin corp. makes UP power marketing move

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MADISON, Wis. — The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin is considering approving an application for an affiliated agreement between the American Transmission Co. (ATC) and the Upper Michigan Energy Resources Corp. (UMERC) laying the groundwork for new power stations in the Upper ...

14-round KO: Dollar Bay wins Smackdown

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CALUMET — After a snowstorm postponed the local high school History Smackdown by a week, contestants had another long wait for a winner, as the Minettes of Dollar Bay High School outlasted the Hanka Homesteaders of Baraga Area High School with a 14th-round win. It was the second win for ...

10 Things to Know Today: May 5, 2017

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By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT’S NEXT FOR REPUBLICAN HEALTH CARE BILL Republicans are claiming a triumph by scuttling much of President Barack Obama’s health care law in a bill that ...

Local students attend biennial lake symposium

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HOUGTHON — Thirty high school students from three Copper Country schools attended the 12th biennial Lake Superior Youth Symposium, which this year was hosted by the Northland College of Ashland, Wisconsin, according to Joan Chadde, education program coordinator for the Western U.P. Center for ...

Projects at Design Expo measures quality of teaching

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HOUGHTON — The Michigan Technological University Design Expo is not only a good way for students to show what they are learning, but it also gives Tech officials an idea of how well their teaching methods are working, according to Rick Berkey. Berkey, who is director of the Tech Enterprise ...

Attendees describe symposium’s environmental education method

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HOUGHTON — Three Houghton High School seniors attended the recent Lake Superior Youth Symposium in Ashland, Wisconsin, this past weekend and shared their experiences of the three-day event. Josie Ledgerwood, who will attend Michigan Tech to study natural resources, said the sessions of the ...

Storm inflicts heavy damage at Porkies; assessment continues

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Sawyers from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are heading to Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park to help clean up significant tree fall from a recent late season snow and ice storm, the DNR said in a press release Wednesday. Over April 26-27, higher elevations at the ...

Design Expo Winners

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Here are the award winners from the 2017 Michigan Technological University Design Expo: Black & Veatch Building a World of Difference Student Design Awards: Senior Design Awards based on their poster • First place: Bio Medical Engineering Enhanced Measurement and Analysis of Gait ...

‘We didn’t do it’: Moyle firm appeals state citations

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HOUGHTON — The Thomas J. Moyle Jr. construction firm is appealing numerous citations issued by Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) in April for unsafe working conditions related to asbestos in the demolition of a Shelden Avenue building gutted by a fire last ...

Community solar study in L’Anse

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HOUGHTON — The future for solar energy in the Western Upper Peninsula just got a bit brighter thanks to a $27,230 grant from the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD) to the Western Upper Peninsula Planning & Development Region (WUPPDR).  The grant will be ...

10 Things to Know Today: May 4, 2017

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. GOP REVIVES HEALTH CARE BILL Republicans are planning a House vote on their prized health care bill, which would let Trump claim a victory six weeks after GOP leaders nearly left the ...

Call for funding veterans homes

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WASHINGTON, DC - U.S Sens. Gary Peters and Thom Tillis led a bipartisan group of their colleagues in a letter to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies urging them to support robust funding for State Veterans Homes that help ...

H-PT bond vote passes

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HOUGHTON — A year after a similar proposal narrowly lost, voters approved a $10.9 million bond proposal for the Houghton-Portage Township School District. The bond, which will fund upgrades at the elementary and middle-high school buildings, passed 714 (59.3 percent) to 491 (40.8). The bond ...