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Morning Sports for Monday, March 31st

Follow the links for more story details. In the final game of the Gibson Cup series Saturday night, the Portage Lake Pioneers scored four unanswered goals in the third period… and defeated the Calumet Wolverines 6-3. Charlie Turner scored twice for Portage Lake… and Josh Harju netted two goals for …

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Morning Sports for Sunday, March 30th

Follow the links for more story details. In the final game of the Gibson Cup series Saturday night, the Portage Lake Pioneers scored four unanswered goals in the third period… and defeated the Calumet Wolverines 6-3. The Pioneers maintain possession of the Gibson Cup… winning the best-of-three series three games …

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Morning Sports for Saturday, March 29th

Follow the links for more story details. In the second game of the Gibson Cup series last night, the Calumet Wolverines scored first… but the Portage Lake Pioneers responded with four unanswered goals, and came away with a 4-1 victory. Jay Pietila scored twice for the Pioneers. The Cup will …

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U.P. Educators Heading to Finland

Today, ten Upper Peninsula educators are heading overseas to learn about the successful teaching techniques in Finland. Finlandia University is facilitating the first Finnish Educator Exploratory Team to Helsinsk, Finland, where they have one of the highest literacy rates in the world. Among those making the trip are Baraga Area …

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Local Hospitals Receive National Recognition

Two local Aspirus hospitals have received national certification in diabetes education. Asprius Keweenaw and Aspirus Ontonagon were recently awarded the prestigious American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate for quality diabetes self-management education programs. Achieving recognition status signifies that staff are knowledgeable health professionals who provide patients with comprehensive information about …

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Reimbursement for Local Gov’ts

The Michigan Senate has given final approval to a package of bills that change how local governments will be fully reimbursed for revenue lost from the phase out of the state’s personal property tax on business. The legislation is needed for local governments, especially those heavily dependent on revenue from …

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Tax Credits for Healthcare Sign-Ups

Michigan residents who have chosen plans on the health insurance marketplace have qualified for an estimated $328 million in premium tax credits. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, nearly 87% of Michiganders who selected plans as of March 1, were eligible for financial assistance through the Affordable Care Act. That …

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Expediting the Adoption Process

Bills aimed at speeding up the adoption process in Michigan have cleared the state Senate. The upper-chamber approved House passed legislation yesterday that shorten the time for finalizing an adoption of a child less than a year old to three months, down from six months. Another bill would allow parents …

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Retailers Hope for A Warm-Up

Michigan retailers experienced a “small thaw” with slightly higher sales and an improving short-term outlook in February, but still have a lot of frozen ground to make up after the extreme winter, according to a new survey from the Michigan Retailers Association. MRA president and CEO, Jim Hallan, says while …

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Morning Sports for Friday, March 28th

Morning Sports for Friday, March 28th: Follow the links for more story details. In the opening game of the Gibson Cup series last night, the Calumet Wolverines edged the Portage Lake Pioneers 3-2. Game two of the best-of-three series will be played at the Colosseum tonight… with game three at …

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