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A fall-like weekend begins Friday with lake effect rain Saturday

UPPER MICHIGAN (WLUC) - Temperatures will be closer to normal this weekend, with some chances for rain. Expect more sun than clouds for your Friday, but there could be isolated sprinkles in the Copper Country during the daytime hours. Light rain showers are possible east of Rapid River this evening.
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Copper Country Hockey’s Influence on Notre Dame University

Michigan Tech plays their home opener against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Friday October 15th. This is not the first, or the last time these teams will meet. In fact the Copper Country has had a large impact on the Notre Dame hockey program even before they played their first collegiate game in 1921 according to Writer, John Haeussler.
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Daily Mining Gazette

Hext: Bad-weather flights could divert to Rhinelander

HOUGHTON — Flyers trying to get back to the Copper Country in winter are all too familiar with bad weather keeping them from their destination. Some relief may be coming. Houghton County Memorial Airport Manager Dennis Hext said Tuesday the county is talking with SkyWest Airlines about diverting flights to Rhinelander, Wisconsin in case of bad weather. Currently, a flight unable to land in Houghton would return to Chicago.
Mining Journal

State superintendent visits Copper Country

DOLLAR BAY — Tuesday, the superintendent became the student. Michael Rice, Michigan’s superintendent of education, toured schools across the Copper Country. He said his goal was to learn how to better partner with schools to serve children. Schools, no matter how small or rural, should be able to provide children with opportunities to pursue their interests, in his opinion.
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State superintendent visits Ironwood schools

Ironwood - Michael F. Rice, Michigan's superintendent of public instruction, visited Luther L. Wright K-12 School Wednesday afternoon as part of his tour of schools in the western Upper Peninsula. Ironwood Area Schools Superintendent Travis Powell and K-12 Principal Melissa Nigh showed him around the building and visited some classes that were in session.
Daily Mining Gazette

State CTE director visits Copper Country

HOUGHTON — Michigan’s top career and technical education official touted the benefits of CTE-trained students to business leaders during his visit to the Copper Country Wednesday. Brian Pyles, director for the Michigan Department of Education’s CTE office, spoke at the Keweenaw Alliance Breakfast. About half a dozen communities have passed...
KEWEENAW COUNTY, MI
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1400 Townsend Drive

Meet Michigan Tech’s incoming class of 2021. Get a sneak peek at John Scott's Heart of a Husky clothing line. See our students roving on the moon. Learn more about our new human factors undergraduate degree and say hello to our new Dean of Students in this edition of 1400 Townsend.
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Women in the Copper Country Fight for Reproductive Rights

The abortion ban in Texas spurred activism around the country. Saturday, women in the Copper Country joined the chorus of voices against the ban, which was signed into law in September. Susan Burack, who organized Copper Country Women’s March, said a woman’s right to choose what happens to her own body is essential if men and women are to be considered equal in modern society.
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Daily Mining Gazette

State superintendent visits Copper Country

DOLLAR BAY — Tuesday, the superintendent became the student. Michael Rice, Michigan’s superintendent of education, toured schools across the Copper Country. He said his goal was to learn how to better partner with schools to serve children. Schools, no matter how small or rural, should be able to provide children with opportunities to pursue their interests, in his opinion.
DOLLAR BAY, MI
Daily Mining Gazette

Ryan W. Ruotsala

HANCOCK CANAL — Ryan W. Ruotsala, 70, a resident of the Hancock Canal, passed away Thursday, October 7, 2021, with his family by his side. Ryan was born in Highland Park, on April 6, 1951, to Lloyd and Dorothy (Ollanketo) Ruotsala. He was raised in Royal Oak until age 15...
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Tech Hockey and UP Kids Partner for Shawhan’s Husky Pack

HOUGHTON, Mich. – Michigan Tech hockey and U.P. Kids Big Brothers Big Sisters have extended their partnership for the Shawhan's Husky Pack program. Children of the Copper Country in the local mentoring program get to enjoy a Michigan Tech hockey game with their families or with their "Bigs" at no cost.
Daily Mining Gazette

New provider at UGL – Hancock

HANCOCK – Ashley Chamberlain, Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), has joined the team of women’s health providers at Upper Great Lakes Hancock Family Health Center (UGL). Ashley grew up in Oxford, MI, and then relocated to Sault Ste. Marie where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from Lake Superior State University. She then received her Master of Science in Nursing Degree from Frontier Nursing University. Ashley’s husband, Jesse, is in the Coast Guard which brought them to the Upper Peninsula.
Daily Mining Gazette

Joan Heikkila

ALLOUEZ TWP — Joan Heikkila, 76, a resident of Fulton passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at the Omega House in Houghton. She was born on December 21, 1944, in Laurium to John and Eleanor (Puhek) Buckett. She attended the local schools and graduated from Calumet High School...
Daily Mining Gazette

Elaine S. LaFernier

HANCOCK — Elaine S. LaFernier, 75, a resident of Hancock passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, September 29, 2021. She was born on January 3, 1946, in Askel, a daughter of the late Waino and Hilma (Moilanen) Juntunen. Elaine was raised in Askel and was a graduate of the John A. Doelle...
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Finlandia University Gallery hosting closing reception with artists Ashanté Kindle and Khari Turner

HANCOCK, MI – Finlandia University Gallery will present a two-person exhibit titled Copper Planted Seeds at the Finlandia University Gallery, located in the Finnish American Heritage Center (FAHC), Hancock from July 28 to October 5, 2021. Copper Planted Seeds is an exhibit featuring the work of Ashanté Kindle and Khari Turner, two emerging artists who create at the border of abstraction and realism. Kindle and Turner are storytellers and seekers, exploring their identity as Black Americans and creating work that is revelatory, celebratory, thoughtful and poetic.
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Unique art gallery ends soon

HANCOCK, Mich. (WLUC) - Artists Khari Turner and Ashante Kindle will be holding a closing session on Thursday for their art gallery titled “Copper Planted Seeds.”. The closing begins at 7:00 p.m. on September 30 at the Finlandia University Art Gallery. The artists will speak closer to 7:20 p.m. Turner’s...
Daily Mining Gazette

Catherine ‘Cathy’ Miron Kraatz

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Catherine “Cathy” Miron Kraatz, age 64, passed away on September 24, 2021, in St. Cloud, Minnesota, after battling a respiratory system illness for several years. She was born on December 17, 1956, in Superior, Wisconsin, and grew up in Hancock, with her loving parents Darlene and...
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