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Ice Mass returning to Michigan Tech Friday

HOUGHTON — Building a chapel out of ice and snow was just a ‘fun idea’ until a small group of Michigan Tech students and Fr. Ben Hasse at St. Albert the Great University Parish in Houghton decided to give it a go in 2016. The students got to work, shoveling, forming, and carving the first ...

Apartment fire started by toddler with lighter

ESCANABA — A toddler with a lighter was the cause of a fire at an Escanaba apartment complex Monday night, according to the Escanaba Public Safety Department. Officers were called to Sand Hill Town Homes, 711 Charlotte Court, at 5:43 p.m. when a witness saw flames and smoke coming from a ...

Temperature forecast stays neutral for weeks ahead

IRON MOUNTAIN — Think spring? You’ll be tempted over the next couple of months, forecasters say, but the warmer air may be short-lived. An up-and-down temperature pattern is expected in the Midwest, with an overall neutral outlook from the National Weather Service through the end of ...

Fed’s Powell: Strong hiring could force further rate hikes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said Tuesday that if the U.S. job market further strengthens in the coming months or inflation readings accelerate, the Fed might have to raise its benchmark interest rate higher than it now projects. Powell’s remarks followed the ...

Player in Seattle suburb wins $754.6M Powerball prize

AUBURN, Wash. (AP) — A single winning ticket for a $754.6 million Powerball jackpot was sold in a Seattle suburb. The winning numbers drawn Monday night were 05, 11, 22, 23, 69 and the Powerball 07. The ticket was sold in Auburn, Washington, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) south of ...

Program helps students understand world of work

HARRIS The Upper Peninsula Construction Council announced an innovative new program on Saturday called Construction Connect UP. “CCUP gives qualified high school seniors an outstanding academic education while instilling in them an understanding of the world of work and the skills necessary ...