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More money, new members

February 20, 2015 HOUGHTON — The Michigan Technological University Board of Control received good news about research funding, and welcomed two new board members at its meeting Thursday morning. more »»

Tech looking to up female attendance

February 20, 2015 HOUGHTON — It’s a long-standing stereotype that it’s difficult to find women at Michigan Technological University, but recruiters at the university are looking to change that. more »»

2 local educators named Teachers of the Year

February 20, 2015 CALUMET/CHASSELL — Two local teachers were recently chosen as teachers of the year by the Michigan Department of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and both of them said the designation wouldn’t have... more »»

Lake Superior almost completely ice-covered

February 20, 2015 HOUGHTON — Lake Superior is about 92 percent covered in ice after rapid buildup over the last two weeks, according to the latest data released today by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric... more »»

Keweenaw County OKs zoning changes

February 19, 2015 EAGLE RIVER — The Keweenaw County Board of Commissioners approved several changes to its zoning ordinance, primarily aimed at resort service districts in Copper Harbor and Lac La Belle, at its... more »»

Engineering workshop for girls is Saturday

February 19, 2015 HOUGHTON — Spots are filling up fast for Michigan Technological University’s Engineering Exploration Day for Girls, which will take place Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.. more »»

New Power Tour, Inc. makes management offer to HEET

February 19, 2015 HOUGHTON — Local energy-focused nonprofit New Power Tour, Inc. made a bid to take over much of the management of the Houghton Energy Efficiency Team at HEET’s regular monthly meeting Wednesday. more »»

Timbermen name Dianda top legislator

February 19, 2015 LANSING — State Representative Scott Dianda, D-Calumet, has been chosen as the 2014 Timbermen Legislator of the Year by the Michigan Association of Timbermen. more »»

Baraga relay seeking fundraisers

February 19, 2015 BARAGA — It’s just over five months until Baraga County’s first ever American Cancer Society Relay for Life, and event organizers are shifting into high gear in their efforts to recruit fundraising... more »»

Applications for unemployment aid fall to 283K

February 19, 2015 WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week, a sign that a recent string of strong job gains may continue. more »»

Houghton-Keweenaw Schools closed

February 18, 2015 All schools in Houghton and Keweenaw Counties are closed today. In addition, BHK programs in the two counties are cancelled as well. more »»

Too cool for school

February 18, 2015 HANCOCK — Schools in Houghton and Keweenaw counties were closed today because of extreme cold, and there could be more of the same tomorrow. more »»

C-O-R-R-E-C-T: Regional Spelling Bee held

February 18, 2015 PAINESDALE — It took about 35 minutes Tuesday to get the final three seventh-grade participants in the Copper Country Regional Spelling Bee down to two, but only a few more minutes to get to a winner. more »»

Changes taking place at BHK

February 18, 2015 HOUGHTON — The termination of BHK Child Development’s finance director was among personnel moves approved by the BHK Parent/Policy Council at its meeting Tuesday night. more »»

Gray trial to begin April 1

February 18, 2015 L’ANSE — The trial date for a Baraga County man accused of attempted murder has been pushed back. The trial of Steven Gray, 45, was rescheduled to start April 1 in Baraga County Circuit Court. more »»

Drug defendants stand mute

February 18, 2015 L’ANSE — Three defendants in a Baraga County drug case were arraigned in Baraga County Circuit Court Tuesday. more »»

Prepared for the fair

February 18, 2015 HOUGHTON — The SDC may only be packed with company reps and job seekers for one day, but for students, Michigan Technological University’s Spring Career Fair is a culmination of a lot of hard work. more »»

Extra innings

February 17, 2015 HANCOCK — The Hancock Public Schools Board of Education discussed creating a boys high school baseball team at its regular meeting Monday, but tabled taking a vote on the issue in order to get more... more »»



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