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Lakerpalooza, an annual information and resource fair at Lake Superior State University, will welcome students to the twin-Sault community for its 13th year. Area businesses, non-profit organizations and service groups are invited to participate. The event is also open to the public. Lakerpalooza has become one of more popular parts of “Laker Week,” several days of special events that start off the new academic year. This year’s Lakerpalooza will be held from 12:30-3 p.m. on Aug. 28 in the Norris Center and Student Activity Center. Registration deadline for vendors and informational displays is noon on Friday, Aug. 21. Register online… Read More »

Non-traditional students invited to open house July 27

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – Lake Superior State University invites adult students from both sides of the St. Mary’s River to find out what the university has to offer them during a Non-Traditional Student Open House from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, July 27, in the Walker Cisler Center on campus. The program is an opportunity for students who may have started a degree some years ago, or who may be thinking of expanding their skills in anticipation of finding a different career path, to find out how they can get started. It will also be an opportunity for students to… Read More »

Michigan Celebrates You campaign awards signing bonus

  JULY 21, 2015 – A job-seeker who successfully used the state’s labor exchange system — Pure Michigan Talent Connect  — to gain employment is the first recipient of a $5,000 signing bonus under the Michigan Celebrates You campaign. The campaign promotes use of the www.mitalent.org site by job seekers and employers, increases the number of accounts created, helps job seekers with their searches and recognizes employer-employee matches made via the site. It gives registered users on Pure Michigan Talent Connect the opportunity to participate in a monthly sweepstakes for the chance to win a $250 gift card. Over the… Read More »

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce More than $1 Million to Help Students in the Upper Peninsula Graduate from College

  WASHINGTON D.C. – Michigan Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $1.3 million to give Upper Peninsula students, many of whom are the first in their family to go to college, coaching and skill development so they have a better shot at graduating college. This support through the Department of Education’s TRIO Student Support Services Program will benefit eligible students at Bay de Noc Community College, Northern Michigan University, Gogebic Community College, Finlandia University, and Bay Mills Community College. “Students who work hard and are accepted to college deserve every opportunity to succeed,” said Senator Stabenow. “Thanks to… Read More »

Report on Straits of Mackinac pipeline

Banning heavy tar sands oil from ever flowing through the aging twin Straits of Mackinac pipelines is one of about a dozen recommendations included in a state task force report on the status and future of Michigan pipelines. The report, released jointly by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the Attorney General’s office after a yearlong inquiry, mandates full insurance coverage for the 62-year-old Straits pipelines, owned by Enbridge Energy Inc. The report also calls for independent assessments of the risk to the Great Lakes posed by the pipeline, and alternatives to its future operation. The pipeline’s days “are… Read More »

Grand Rapids ranks 3rd in nation

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Even Birgit Klohs was surprised the Greater Grand Rapids region has one of the best economies in the nation. Usually when the region is ranked, it’s compared to similar size regions. For the first time, the Grand Rapids-Wyoming qualified in the top category alongside metropolitan heavyweights such as Chicago, Boston and Seattle. “If we had ranked No. 1 in our category, I wouldn’t have been surprised at all,” said the CEO of The Right Place, the region’s economic development organization. Grand Rapids only lagged behind Denver and Houston in the study that compared the nation’s 373… Read More »