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Finlandia hosts BPA Day

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HANCOCK — Finlandia University's chapter of Business Professionals of America is hosting Business Professionals of America Day today with a full day of activities for Upper Peninsula high school and college students. “Our entire chapter is looking forward to this inaugural event, and I'm ...

Man, boy die in Trout Creek fire

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Two Trout Creek residents were killed in a fire Sunday morning, according to a release by the Ontonagon County Sheriff’s Office. David Saubert, 48, and David Saubert Jr., 6, were found within the home. No sheriff’s staff contacted Tuesday knew where the bodies were found within the home. ...

Village changes in Ontonagon

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ONTONAGON — The village council met Monday to make changes to village office operations and planned a budget workshop to discuss project funding. Notably, for village residents, the village hours will be reduced starting Monday, Feb. 19, due to staffing difficulties. Public hours will now ...

Creating dialogue about intersectionality and why it matters

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What is intersectionality? Those who attended the second session of the Michigan Technological University Center for Diversity and Inclusion's Diverse Dialogue series had the chance to delve into this topic on Monday afternoon. The series is hosted by the Campus Diversity educator Amy ...

Chassell FD quick action contained fuel spill: EPA

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CHASSELL TOWNSHIP — Most of the contaminated soil from the site of the Feb. 3 fatal four-car accident in Chassell Township has been removed, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) on-site coordinator said Monday. About 3,000 tons of contaminated soil had been removed as of ...

LL-H Board gets support system program update

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LAKE LINDEN — The Lake Linden-Hubbell Public Schools Board heard an update on the elementary school’s Multi-Tiered Systems of Support program from a faculty member. Last year, the elementary school rolled out its Positive Behavior Intervention Support System (PBIS), focusing on all ...

Funding from CLK Foundation helps maintain quality education

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CALUMET TOWNSHIP — In educational quality, Calumet High School ranks among the top 10 schools in the state of Michigan. The district has received recognition from US News & World Report for nine consecutive years and continues to strive to provide students educational opportunities to ...

Bitter cold doesn’t stop Barnelopet

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HANCOCK — With sunny skies, single digits, and a stiff wind the races went on Sunday. The annual Barnelopet (kids’ race) brought area families out with at least 52 kids participating in the races. Families skied along with older siblings. Grandparents and a few dogs waited at the finish ...

Stay cautious on roads when weather breaks

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HOUGHTON — In a perfect storm of distracted drivers, cold temperatures and driving too fast for the conditions high car accident rates could continue. Over the past several days police departments around the Keweenaw have reported high numbers of vehicle accidents despite relatively clear ...

Duo share weather, stories in new book

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Heat waves and blizzards were the talk of the day as The Friends of the L'Anse Area Schools Library hosted Karl Bohnak and Jack Deo Sunday afternoon. The duo gave a weather presentation and discussed their book, “Sunburns and Snowstorms.” Bohak is the chief meteorologist at Marquette TV6 ...

Snowmen Left Behind: Record building attempt at Tech

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HOUGHTON — “Does anybody need eyes?” “Eyes and ears over here.” In most contexts, that would be troubling to hear. At Sherman Field Saturday, it was part of the fun. Michigan Technological University set what appears to be a world record for the number of snowmen made in an hour ...

Schuette visits Michigan Tech, talks sex abuse case

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HOUGHTON — State Attorney General Bill Schuette visited the Michigan Technological University campus Friday afternoon as part of a two-day trip to the Upper Peninsula. Schuette, also a Republican gubernatorial candidate, said he intends to be “Michigan's job governor.” “Michigan ...

Family fun at Barnelopet ski race this weekend

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HANCOCK — With sun in the forecast, now is the time for a kids ski race and some outdoor family fun. The 11th annual Barnelopet, Norwegian for kid’s race, will be held this Sunday at the Maasto Hiihto trails. The Sons of Norway and the Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club put on the race each year ...

Not much change for this year’s CopperDog race scene

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Despite a few leadership changes, the CopperDog remains consistent as can be. Board chairman Brad King said last fall the board had “a bit of a panic” regarding key leadership positions which led to bringing in new people, like their new director, Jeff Foss, and Marketing and Information ...

Fuel spill contained in Chassell Township

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CHASSELL TOWNSHIP — Thanks to quick action, the fuel spill in Chassell Township was contained to the area near the Sturgeon River Bridge.  Ray Sharp, community planning and preparedness manager for the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department, credited the Chassell Township Fire ...

Parodies play at Stage Revue

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HOUGHTON — The Bible, Grimm Brothers and “Jumanji” inspired Michigan Technological University-themed parodies at Thursday’s Winter Carnival Stage Revue Thursday night. A near-sellout crowd watched performances from seven student groups: St. Albert the Great, Army Reserve Officer ...

Onto. DDA to fill vacancies: Group to be five members short

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ONTONAGON — The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will be five members short in coming months following the resignation of Chairperson Dan Sullivan and ending term of trustee Alan Ralph. At the Wednesday meeting, Sullivan announced his resignation via letter and Ralph indicated his ...

‘Thor’ sculpture rules statue competition

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For the second time in the past three years, Tau Kappa Epsilon took first place in the month-long Snow Statue Competition at Michigan Technological University’s Winter Carnival. The fraternity’s winning entry — “Behold a Frozen Thor, Mighty God of Viking Lore” — followed the ...