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Local donors stepping up to boost CTE

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HANCOCK — The auto tech center of the Copper Country Intermediate School District’s Career and Technical Education program recently received a significant donation in the form of a number of automotive parts to used as teaching tools. “We received a fantastic donation anonymously, they ...

City Center Crash

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Photos provided by Amy Juntunen A two-vehicle property damage accident occurred on Shelden Street at about 4 p.m. Thursday when a pickup truck experienced mechanical problems and drove onto the sidewalk to avoid traffic, causing minor damage to a parked vehicle. “The most extensive damage ...

Students take mile walk in other gender’s shoes

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HANCOCK — Tuesday’s Walk a Mile in Their Shoes event at Finlandia University invited students, faculty, staff and community members to walk in support of survivors of sexual violence. To spark discussions on gender relations, the event invited walkers to wear the shoes of people of the ...

Available options when a loved one suffers severe memory loss

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Having a loved one with memory loss, dementia or Alzheimers can be difficult and frightening to face. Knowing what to expect and what options are available can be comforting. Knowing what services are available can go a long way in helping an ailing loved one. While there are very few ...

BHK, UPG partner to provide child dental services

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HOUGHTON — Baraga Houghton Keweenaw Child Development (BHK) is partnering with Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center (UGL) to provide preventative and restorative dental care and oral health education to students enrolled in BHK infant/toddler, preschool and Best Start programs, regardless ...

Viral coexistence takes place naturally

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Wayne Smith was standing next to the window, looking outside. Years ago, he was a captain on a ferry sailing between Port Jefferson, New York, and Bridgeport, Connecticut. I could tell from the look in his eyes, dark green and curious, that he was still searching for a new horizon to conquer. ...

Find your roots at public library

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The Portage Lake District Library will host a session that will show participants how to use Ancestry Library Edition to search family records on Thursday, at 6 p.m. Ancestry Library Edition contains billions of records in census data, birth, marriage and death certificates, passenger lists ...

Some updated facts about concussions

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A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a hit, blow, or jolt to the head (or body) that causes the brain to move rapidly within the skull. This rapid movement of the brain causes stretching and damage to brain cells. It’s similar to shaking an egg; the contents are still ...

Committee legislation promotes autonomous-vehicle technology

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Legislation to advance development of self-driving vehicle technology was approved Wednesday by a bipartiasn Senate committee. The Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee unanimously approved the American Vision for Safer Transportation through Advancement of ...

American Art of Protest

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Garrett Neese/Daily Mining Gazette An exhibit titled “It’s nothing personal (space)” and showing at the Rozsa Center through Nov. 11 is featured in Thursday’s Happenings section. Created by artist Katie Hargrave, the exhibit explores the competing ideas of ownership and stewardship as ...

Press Release

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Oct. 17, 2017 Auction Party and 25 Year Celebration Copper Country Community Arts Center release Hancock- On Friday, October 20th from 6-9pm the Copper Country Community Arts Center will be celebrating 25 years and raising funds for the future. Auction items of goods, services, and art will ...

Sheriff’s Office legacy saved in renovation

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EAGLE RIVER — The Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Office is expanding into the former sheriff’s residence, and the work is nearly complete. While the renovation is primarily for the safety of people conducting business at the office, it will also increase the department’s efficiency. Plans ...

Calumet armory to issue ID cards

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Military ID cards for retirees, disabled veterans and their dependents will be issued Oct. 12 at the Calumet Armory. The IDs are used to get health care and discounts. To get a card, veterans must call to set up an appointment before Oct. 12. Call Sgt. Amanda Plichta at 906-485-2532.

Rail pros offer students inside career advice

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HOUGHTON — Michigan Technological University students thinking about pursuing a career in the rail industry got to hear about it from industry insiders Tuesday night. The Michigan Tech Rail Transportation Program (RTP) and Railroad Engineering and Activities Club (REAC) held the 13th ...

Millage renewal presentations

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The Portage Lake District Library invites the public to join them for informational presentations given by library staff at the Portage Township Offices on Monday, October 9, at 7:00 p.m. and in Houghton at the City Council Chambers on Wednesday, October 11, at 5:30 p.m. Library Director ...

Finlandia hosts preview day

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Students thinking about attending FinnU in the fall of 2018 are invited to Finlandia Preview Day, which is Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event includes tours, key one-on-one meetings with Finlandia officials and more! Plus, one lucky attendee will win a $500 ...

MTU ranked 155th nationally

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The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 2018 College Rankings has ranked Michigan Technological University in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide. Michigan Tech was ranked 155 of 1,054 institutions in the rankings released today. Among 275 Midwest colleges and ...

Baraga County man found dead

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MARQUETTE — A 20-year-old Baraga County man was found dead at Founder’s Landing Tuesday morning of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to the Marquette Police Department. Police Chief Blake Rieboldt said police received the call at about 8:40 this morning. An ...

Not Guilty: Accused sister slayer pleas from downstate

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HOUGHTON — A Grand Rapids man pleaded not guilty Monday to the 2016 murder of his sister in Laurium in Houghton County Circuit Court. Christian Kitti, 33, also entered a not guilty plea for using a firearm in a felony, a two-year felony. The murder charge is punishable by life imprisonment. ...

Keweenaw County sees rash of canine distemper

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EAGLE RIVER — Keweenaw County Sheriff’s deputies were called on several times this past weekend to dispatch foxes with distemper, most of which occurred in Grant Township. Sheriff Bill Luokkanen said earlier in the summer, his office responded to numerous complaints from various places ...