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CopperDog 150 Tonight

The big race is finally here. Tonight in Downtown Calumet will be the site of the start of the CopperDog 150 dog sled race. Mushers from across the country will be in attendance to try and conquer the 150-mile, 3-day race with their 10-dog teams. Tom Bauer, who has been …

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Roll-over Victim Identified

The driver in yesterday’s fatal rollover accident has been identified. 68-year-old Micheal Nutini from Calumet died after his vehicle flipped over on M-203 near Christiansen Road in Hancock Township. Police say Nutini was travelling southbound when he veered over the centerline and struck a snowbank. The vehicle then hit a …

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Scalping Bill Approved

It would be legal to re-sell game or concert tickets above face value, under a measure approved by the Michigan House on Thursday. Current law prohibits selling above face value without the written consent of the event operator and the venue operator. The measure, which now goes to the senate, …

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New Budget Proposal for Schools

Superintendents, school leaders, parents and other public school advocates across Michigan have unveiled the “Classrooms and Kids” budget proposal that places an emphasis on putting resources into the classroom. Backers say the proposal provides $250-$291 per pupil by eliminating $186 million in line-item spending that benefits a limited number of …

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Graudation Rates Up

There’s a bit of good news today regarding graduation rates for high schoolers. The Michigan Center for Educational Performance and Information reports that graduation rates increased by seven-tenths of a percentage point in 2013, compared to 2012. Overall, the graduation rate in 2013 was 76.96 %. In addition, the dropout …

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Reform Initiative at the DHS

The Michigan Department of Human Services has announced a reform initiative that it says will positively impact child welfare services across the state, specifically foster care and adoption services. The fundamental change will ensure that just one agency provider will manage the case for a child from beginning to end, …

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Law Against Unlicensed Dogs Repealed

Michigan lawmakers voted to repeal a state law requiring county sheriff’s to “locate and kill” unlicensed dogs. The state Senate voted yesterday to approve legislation that eliminates the requirement that sheriffs kill unlicensed dogs and that county treasurers deliver a list of unlicensed dogs to the director of the state …

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Houghton City Council Recap

Lots of business getting done at the Houghton City Council meeting last night. A public hearing for the DNR Trust Fund Grant Application regarding a piece of property on 7th Avenue near Franklin Road was scheduled for March 12th and City Manager Eric Waara says plans are already in place …

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First-Ever Doghouse Race

The CopperDog 150 will kick-off tomorrow and go on throughout the weekend, but it isn’t the only thing going. Downtown Calumet will be full of events and activities on Saturday including the first-ever Doghouse race. To participate in the Doghouse Race, you must construct a doghouse following the Doghouse Race …

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Year-Round School Pilot Program In Place

A Michigan House committee has approved a measure to make it easier for at-risk school districts to offer year-round classes. Year round classes have been allowed in Michigan for years, but this pilot program would create a ten-million dollar fund for poor districts to tap into, for air conditioning and …

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