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And the scavenger hunt begins now

The MTU Sustainability Demonstration House released its first community-wide event of the semester: The Sustainable Gems Scavenger Hunt. The purpose of this event is to showcase the many sustainable features in Houghton and Hancock, so we can bring awareness to all the opportunities our ...

MTU: COVID testing working to prevent wider spread

HOUGHTON — Michigan Technological University continues to drive the increase in positive COVID-19 tests in Houghton County, though it has not translated to a wider spread in the broader community or on campus. Houghton County has had 181 positive cases and 40 probable cases as of Tuesday, ...

Tech holds first K-Day event

HOUGHTON — With COVID-19, student organizations face obstacles both in getting the word out, and in conducting their usual activities. They got help with the first of those Friday with Michigan Technological University’s first K-Day event, branded “The Involvement Zone.” On the ...

Beer: MTU surveillance testing accounts for most new COVID cases

HOUGHTON — Surveillance testing at Michigan Technological University accounts for the majority of new cases reported in Houghton County this week, while there does not appear to be evidence of community spread, said Kate Beer, health officer for the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department. ...

Parade of Nations cancelled, but you can still hunt for its spirit

The COVID-19 pandemic has cost the world a lot in 2020, including the annual opportunity Copper Country takes to celebrate the diverse background of cultures. “The physical parade that happens annually is not taking place this year, nor is the multicultural festival,” said Will Schuette, ...

Potential COVID-19 site exposure for Houghton County

HOUGHTON COUNTY – The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD) has identified the Theta Tau-Beta Chapter, located at 407 Fairview Street, Houghton, MI, as a potential exposure site for COVID-19. Exposure may have occurred during events held at the site on Monday, Aug. 24, and ...

Rozsa Center presents first virtual performance of the year

HOUGHTON – The Rozsa Center brings original, creative, groundbreaking arts to the Keweenaw, whether audiences are in person or online. In that tradition, we are proud to host our inaugural virtual performance of Lula Del Ray by Manual Cinema, an award-winning artistic company that has pushed ...

WUPHD: Frat house is possible COVID-19 exposure site

HOUGHTON — The Theta Tau - Beta Chapter’s house in Houghton has been identified as a possible COVID-19 exposure site, the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department announced Saturday. Exposure may have occurred during events held at the house on Aug. 24 and Aug. 25. The house is located ...

Sign up to seek in Parade of Nations scavenger hunt

This year’s Parade of Nations is a pandemic-friendly, contact-less international scavenger hunt. Want to join a “Hunt Team” to play this multicultural hide-and-seek game? Go to https://www.mtu.edu/international/events/parade-nations/ to sign up to be on a Hunt Team. Here’s how the ...

MTU students move in

HOUGHTON — Trunks popped open, dollies were loaded up and bare rooms eventually got filled with possessions and people. For all the ways in which Michigan Technological University’s move-in weekend was normal, COVID-19 also brought some change. Jenna Jorns, a first-year biomedical ...

MTU begins COVID-19 testing for freshmen

HOUGHTON — More than 1,000 Michigan Technological University students were tested for COVID-19 this weekend as they moved back to campus. Four-hundred students were scheduled for the free tests Friday, with another 700 Saturday, said Brian Cadwell, director of Michigan Tech Public Safety. ...

Tech gets update on COVID-19 lab

HOUGHTON — The COVID-19 testing lab at Michigan Technological University had run more than 4,200 tests by the end of July — 12% of the population of Houghton County, the co-leader of the lab told the Tech Board of Trustees Thursday.  Caryn Heldt, director of Michigan Tech’s Health ...

No Parade of Nations-but still celebrating multiculturalism

There’s not going to be a physical Parade of Nations this fall. Due to COVID-19, the popular parade and multicultural festival that followed it have been canceled, but Parade of Nations lives. Its sponsors are still making plans to celebrate the Keweenaw’s rich international heritage in ...

P.E.O. Sisterhood awards 2020 Program for Continuing Education to MTU grad

The local chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood awarded its 2020 Program for Continuing Education (PCE) Grant to Nadine Sikora of Houghton. Sikora, a 2019 Michigan Technological University graduate in Sports and Fitness Management, will use the award this fall when she begins the Master’s Degree ...

Michigan Tech Archives reading room now open by appointment

HOUGHTON — Beginning Monday, July 27, the Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections will reopen to patrons on an appointment basis. Appointments may be requested by calling (906) 487-2505 or emailing copper@mtu.edu. An appointment request form will ...

MTU announces two positive COVID cases

HOUGHTON — Two members of the Michigan Technological University community tested positive for COVID-19 last week, the university announced Monday. The two cases appear to be unrelated, the university said. They are the first positives for Michigan Tech. As of Monday, 90 other tests have ...

Keweenaw’s first Waste Reduction Drive takes place Saturday

HOUGHTON — The Keweenaw's First Waste Reduction Drive is taking place this Saturday, June 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the MTU Lot 24 parking lot. Since February, local families and community members have been collecting five items that cannot be recycled curbside in the Keweenaw. These five ...