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Making medicine from a lake floor to the drug store

August 8, 2015 HOUGHTON — When Mark Luttenton collects fungi-rich sediment samples from the bottom of the Great Lakes, that's just the first cross-country step in a massive team effort to isolate cancer-fighting... more »»

Effects of sentencing guideline changes are so far unknown

August 8, 2015 By Garrett Neese gneese@mininggazette.com HOUGHTON — A state Supreme Court decision last week found the mandatory guidelines judges use in determining sentences to be unconstitutional. more »»

Trout group: Human activity affecting some species

August 8, 2015 By KURT HAUGLIE khauglie@mininggazett. more »»

Program supports local eco-efforts

August 7, 2015 HOUGHTON — The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced about $14 million in grant funding for projects to combat invasive species and control stormwater runoff, and its likely the Copper... more »»

Inaugural copper conference kicking off

August 7, 2015 HOUGHTON — The first ever copper conference to discuss pre-history peoples of the Copper Country will be held Friday and Saturday at the Houghton High School Auditorium. more »»

Tech, PHF to partner for health education

August 7, 2015 HOUGHTON — Michigan Technological University announced a community health partnership with the Portage Health Foundation at its Board of Control meeting Thursday. more »»

UPCAP to offer diabetes workshop in Hancock

August 7, 2015 HANCOCK?— For those struggling with the daily challenges of living with diabetes, a workshop hosted by the Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress may be able to help The Diabetes PATH (Persona... more »»

Looking back

August 7, 2015 HOUGHTON — Denis Labelle graduated from Michigan Technological University in 1965 with a degree in civil engineering, but Thursday he was attending his first Tech reunion. more »»

Photo contest winners choose charities for donations

August 7, 2015 LAURIUM — For the winners of Aspirus’ most recent photo contest, a picture is worth a donation to charity. more »»

Ice cold science: KSEF activity looks at Dee rink

August 7, 2015 HOUGHTON — The temperature sign in Dee Stadium’s compressor room read 80 degrees Thursday afternoo. more »»

Catamaran found near Grand Marais

August 6, 2015 GRAND MARAIS — An overturned catamaran found Wednesday morning on Lake Superior northwest of Grand Marais was determined to be the vessel that had been missing since last week off the Keweenaw... more »»

The beat goes on

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Finlandia gets grant

August 6, 2015 HANCOCK?— Finlandia University has been awarded $286,598 annually for the next five years by the U.S. more »»

August events at the Calumet Public Library

August 6, 2015 CALUMET — According to a release, the following events will take place at the Calumet Public Library in August. The library is currently closed for cleaning and will reopen Monda. more »»

Kids have fun, also learn at Nerd Night

August 6, 2015 HOUGHTON — From static electricity to inertia, area fifth- through 12th-graders got to see scientific principles brought to life through demonstrations at Nerd Night Wednesday. more »»

Mixed messages on recovered 777 part

August 6, 2015 By EILEEN NG Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia’s transport minister said Thursday that a maintenance seal and other details prove that a wing part found on an Indian Ocean island... more »»

Camp offers inside look at medical emergencies

August 5, 2015 FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — Amy Ruohonen attended Camp 911 in 2006 and 2007 when she was in middle school, and she thinks the experience influenced her decision to make emergency medical care her career. more »»

Brewing up history

August 5, 2015 HOUGHTON — The Copper Country’s first brewery was in Copper Harbor, a non-commercial operation set up in the 1840s to supply soldiers at Fort Wilkins with their daily ration. more »»

Copper Country beers in demand

August 5, 2015 HOUGHTON — Mike Shira of Boston Location has fond memories of the last days of the Bosch Brewery, but today’s Copper Country micro-brewed beers are tastier, he said. more »»

Copper finds home at museum

August 4, 2015 HOUGHTON — The largest-known slab of native copper has a new shelter at the Michigan Technological University A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum, and about 30 people were present Monday for its dedicatio. more »»

 
 

 

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