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Get ready for Earth day

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HOUGHTON — On Apr. 22, the Michigan Tech Sustainability Demonstration House (SDH) will be hosting a special Earth Day Dinner at the McNair Dining Hall on Tech’s Campus. This event open only to MTU students and faculty will focus on plant-based diets, healthy composting habits such as ...

CTE students excited to give back to community with booth

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HANCOCK — The Copper Country ISD Career and Technical Education (CTE) Construction Technology class worked with the Houghton County Fair Board and the Timber Trails Riding Club to put together the new announcer’s booth at the horse ring on the fairgrounds equipped with much-needed ...

Ontonagon fires Erickson again

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ONTONAGON — The Ontonagon Village Council voted to raise property taxes on the economically depressed community. However, that was not the issue that forced the council to hold a special meeting Wednesday afternoon. To accommodate the expected turnout of concerned residents, the council met ...

Poked for a cause: Finlandia hockey team promotes getting vaccine

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HANCOCK — In the early afternoon Wednesday, several members of the Finlandia Lions men’s hockey team crowded the entryway to the UP Health System Home Care and Hospice building in Hancock. The buzz around the group was one of excitement and a little nervousness. For the student athletes, ...

Healing from past trauma; take the proper steps for yourself

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Dear Annie: I am 57 years old and autistic. Due to my inability to read people and my own bad choices, I am the single mother of three adult children, whom I love and am indescribably proud of, but I have never been loved. As a child, I was sexually abused by my father for years. A teacher ...

Hancock OKs lot sale

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HANCOCK — The first of 13 vacant lots at Spruce Haven has sold. The Hancock City Council approved a purchase agreement for Spruce Haven’s Lot 1 for $20,500 at its meeting Wednesday, down $500 from the initial asking price. The subdivision is located near the UP Health System — Portage ...

Proper precautions should remain in place after vaccination

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DEAR DR. ROACH: Could you please provide your recommendations on how we should conduct ourselves after we get the COVID vaccine? Please include an explanation of how immune we actually will be. -- T.S. ANSWER: Three vaccines are approved under an emergency authorization at the time of this ...

WUPHD holding vaccination clinics at SDC

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HOUGHTON — The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD) will hold mass community vaccination clinics using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at the Student Development Complex (SDC) at Michigan Tech on April 15 and April 29. The WUPHD is scheduling appointments for these and other ...

Detroit going door-to-door to push need for vaccinations

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Officials in Detroit are putting together plans to knock on doors across the 139-square-mile city to convince residents to get vaccinated for COVID-19. Detroit expects by the end of April to have crews start visiting homes to speak with residents about the importance of protecting themselves ...

2021 Portage Lake little league registration is now open

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Little League offers the opportunity for a child age five to 16 to experience and benefit from the life lessons, socialization, and camaraderie that are the cornerstones of the program. Please visit portagelakell.com to register today. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we encourage participants ...

Governor Whitmer makes appointments to boards and commissions

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LANSING — Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the following appointments to the Michigan Community Corrections Board, Propane Commission, Correctional Officers’ Training Council, and the School Safety Commission. Michigan Community Corrections Board Martha D. Anderson, of Troy, is a ...

A chance to learn: Students visit MTU in internship program

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HOUGHTON — A Watersmeet High School student met with professors and college students at Michigan Technological University Tuesday as part of an internship program aimed at promoting Native American interest in STEM fields. “My science teacher actually brought it up in class, and I ...

Mother Inferior; Don’t spend your life regretting your choices

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Dear Annie: My ex and I got married when I was 19. We stayed together for 10 years, during which I was dealing with untreated depression. That did not make life easy for either of us. Eventually, he left, leaving me to care for the kids. He gave us some financial support but was not present in ...