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Auditions For Michigan Made Film ‘Superior’ Being Held In Hancock

Anyone looking to be a part of a Hollywood movie that will be filmed in the Upper Peninsula, now is your chance.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/02/2014

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What’s Going On Under the Ice? A Cabled Observatory Gives Michigan Tech Researchers a Peek

Scientists at Michigan Technological University in the western Upper Peninsula turned several existing lab instruments into a sophisticated probe they have deployed all winter under the thick ice and snow covering the Keweenaw Waterway, which runs between Houghton and Hancock and connects two parts of Lake Superior. It’s the first time they’ve had a long look at what goes on under the water in winter.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/02/2014

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Ishpeming Hospital Bought By LifePoint; Hancock Hospital Joint Venture Deal Reached

The board of directors of Ishpeming’s Bell Hospital Monday announced a final agreement for the hospital’s acquisition by Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Hospitals lnc. LifePoint also announced a health care joint venture elsewhere in the Upper Peninsula, with Hancock-based Portage Health.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/02/2013

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Five UP Tech Companies Band Together For Defense Work

A new collaboration of five Upper Peninsula manufacturing technology companies, along with the Houghton tech business accelerator MTEC SmartZone and Michigan Technological University, is pitching its expertise to the aerospace and defense industries.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/18/2013

The lift bridge across the Portage Waterway -- actually a narrow spot in Lake Superior -- between Houghton and the UP mainland on the south and Hancock and the upper Keweenaw Peninsula on the north. Wikimedia Commons photo.

Four High-Tech UP Firms Semifinalists In Accelerate Michigan

Four companies from the western Upper Peninsula are among 50 semifinalists in North America’s largest business plan competition, the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/31/2013

A snowy streetcar scene in downtown Houghton from the early 1900s. Michigan Technological University photo.

Michigan Tech Professor Takes A Journey On Streetcars Past

Bill Sproule’s expertise in transportation — and a love of history and rail transportation — has led to a book on streetcars that once carried passengers up and down Michigan’s remote Keweenaw Peninsula.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/12/2013

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UP Hospital To Be Sold To For-Profit Company

The Portage Health Board of Directors has signed an agreement to form a joint venture with LifePoint Hospitals (Nasdaq:LPNT), a for-profit hospital company based in Brentwood, Tenn.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/06/2013

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UP Firm Installs Nearly 5,000 Free Energy Saving Kits In 2012

Nearly 5,000 Michigan utility customers participated in Blue Terra Energy’s free energy-saving kit installation program in 2012. Customers saved, on average, about $250 a year per household.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/05/2013

The Keweenaw Waterway that bisects the Keweenaw Peninsula in Upper Michigan. The cities of Houghton and Hancock are approximately at the center of the picture, where the waterway widens into what is called Portage Lake. Wikimedia Commons photo by Doc Searls.

ShoreWaves Internet Connects Rural Residents

A new Upper Peninsula Internet service provider called ShoreWaves says it has opened a new high-speed Internet service for customers in remote areas of northern Houghton County.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/11/2012

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MTEC SmartZone Client Lasalletech Receives $50K Grant to Expand into New Markets

LaSalle Technology Group LLC announced it had received a state Business Accelerator Fund grant of $50,000. They will use the funds to employ two marketing agencies to assist them in growing their customer base in the financial trade market.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/09/2012

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