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WISER YOUth: Seminar addresses teen well-being

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HANCOCK — Members of the Hancock Central High School Interact Club wanted to do something to help students dealing with emotional and mental problems. What was created was an all-day seminar held Tuesday. Shannon Nulf, president of the Interact Club at HCHS, said the organization is a ...

Volunteers wanted for eye color project

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HOUGHTON – Anne Beffel, Visual Arts professor with the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, is asking for volunteer participants in her Every Color of Eyes art project. The Every Color of Eyes art project makes visible our differences and our common humanity through the metaphor of eye ...

WISER YOUth Breakout Sessions

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•Happiness and Exercise — presented by Angela Luskin, Health and Fitness manager at UP Health System-Portage •Know someone thinking of suicide? Presented by Brian Rendel with Copper Country Mental Health •Fitness training — presented by Susan Rosemurgy, health and fitness trainer ...

10 things to know today – Wed., March 22, 2017

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. MANAFORT’S PLAN TO ‘GREATLY BENEFIT THE PUTIN GOVERNMENT’ Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of ...

Participation down for this year’s science fest

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HOUGHTON — Although the annual Western Upper Peninsula Science Fair and Engineering Festival is a popular event with both students and parents, participation this year was lower than last year. Shawn Oppliger, director of the Western UP Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental ...

Packers helping Dial Help

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Retired Packers kicker Ryan Longwell, the all-time leading scorer in franchise history, will be one of the Green Bay players present for the upcoming Dial Help fundraiser in Houghton on April 6 to throw a tailgate party to help Dial Help raise money with its annual fundraising event. Dial ...

Supreme Court nominee unscathed facing last day of Senate hearings

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch enters the third day of his confirmation hearing — and his final day of testimony — largely unscathed by Democratic attacks, as Republicans confidently predict he will win Senate approval despite liberal opposition. A growing number ...

Local school robots battle in Escanaba

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HOUGHTON — There were many student-built robots doing battle in Escanaba this weekend, and it’s the goal of their operators to get to St. Louis for the international championship. Kathy Lund, adviser for the Houghton High School FIRST robotics team, said there were three other Copper ...

New KBIC plates feature local artist

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BARAGA — The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community's new license plates feature the art of one of their own talented artists. Greg Loonsfoot's artwork won a contest and the $150 last year with his intricate design, a portion of which was highlighted for the plates. The council liked his rendition ...

H-PT board members tour district schools to see bond issue needs

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HOUGHTON — Houghton-Portage Township Schools board members got a look at some of the items that would be covered in an upcoming school bond proposal during a tour of the middle and high school building Monday. The district will hold a May 2 election on a $10.895 million bond proposal for ...

Conservation groups win DNR grants

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HOUGHTON — The Ontonagon County Chapter of Whitetails Unlimited and the Iron-Baraga Conservation District were among several winners of recent Michigan Natural Resources (DNR) grants announced Monday. The two entities were two of 11 DNR grants totalling $100,000 for deer habitat improvement ...

Ontonagon looks for foster homes

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ONTONAGON — Director Scott Parrott informed the Ontonagon-Gogebic Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Board on Monday of the countywide need for foster homes. “Based on population, Ontonagon County has a number of foster children. Our largest problem in Ontonagon County is ...

School makes distressed list

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As of March 1, Ontonagon Area Schools is officially identified on the Michigan Department of Treasury’s list of schools that are potentially fiscally distressed, Superintendent Jim Bobula reported at Monday’s board meeting. School Board President Dean Juntinen stated that a part of the ...

Lake Learning: Students attend Superior symposium

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HANCOCK — Seventy students from the Copper Country Intermediate School District (CCISD) will be attending the 12th biannual Lake Superior Youth Symposium scheduled for April 27-30, according to Joan Chadde, director, Center for Science & Environmental Outreach at Michigan Technological ...

10 things to know today – Tues., March 21, 2017

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. SUPREME COURT NOMINEE FACING DAYLONG QUESTIONING Senate Democrats are determined to press Neil Gorsuch on everything from abortion and guns to his independence from Trump. 2. WHAT ...

Robotics competition results from CCISD schools

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Here are the results for the Copper Country Intermediate School District schools which took part in the FIRST competition Friday and Saturday at Escanaba High School: •Calumet finished 12th seed •Lake Linden finished 25th seed •Hancock finished 32nd seed •Houghton finished 10th ...

Sell Order: Feds tell county KML must be sold

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EAGLE RIVER — The Keweenaw County Board has been ordered to place the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge on the market to satisfy unpaid bond debts to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development (RD), according to a letter from RD’s state office. The debts arise from three revenue bonds ...

Future is bleak for Science Fair and Engineering Festival

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HOUGHTON — If the Michigan Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (MiSTEM) Council gets its way, the Western UP Center for Science, Math and Environmental Education will cease to exist, according to Shawn Oppliger, director of Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics ...

Finn TV films at Finlandia

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Garrett Neese/Daily Mining Gazette Antti Holma, left, the host of a Finnish documentary series looking at Finnish culture as represented throughout the globe, interviews Finlandia University fine arts professor Phyllis Fredendall, right, for the documentary at Finlandia Friday.