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Michigan Fire Season Builds During Wildfire Prevention Week

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and its cooperators are observing Wildfire Prevention Week April 16-22. Most wildfires on Michigan’s 20 million acres of state and private forest land occur in April, May and June. “Michigan typically experiences some of its higher fire conditions during the spring,” said Bryce Avery, …

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Statewide Tornado Drill Today At 1pm

There will be a statewide tornado drill today 1pm. The Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division welcomes residents and businesses to take part. Participants should determine in advance where they should go if a tornado were to strike, have a plan for all of your common locations–home, …

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Changing The Way We See Bears

Black bears are vicious man-eating animals–that’s just one of the many misconceptions a world-renowned bear expert wants to clear up. Research Biologist Lynn Rogers gave a presentation at Michigan Tech Tuesday to educate people on the softer side of bears. Rogers-041917-1 Rogers said, “I grew up afraid of bears and …

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Zenner Commits to MTU – Wednesday Sports Wrap

Click on the bold scores for more details. MLB Miguel Cabrera celebrated his birthday with a long home run in the first inning, but the Detroit Tigers lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 last evening. Cabrera’s 450-foot shot was one of only four hits the Tigers got all evening. …

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VA to Host Veteran Town Hall in Chassell

Town Hall Flyer_Chassell_051117 IRON MOUNTAIN – Veterans and their families are invited to a Veteran Town Hall in Chassell, Michigan, on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at 11 a.m. at VFW Post 6507 located at 42103 Wilson Memorial Drive.  The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center will be hosting the town …

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High School Local History Smackdown At Calumet Theatre

The High School Local History Smackdown offers Copper Country high school students the chance to test their knowledge of all things history—including geography and geology—related to Keweenaw, Baraga, Ontonagon, and Houghton counties. Its format is similar to a spelling bee: teams of four players are asked short-answer questions about local …

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UPPCO Warns Of Scams

Marquette – Upper Peninsula Power Company is urging its customers, including business customers, to be aware of scammers who may call them posing as UPPCO representatives. Recently, several customers have reported being contacted and informed that they owe money to UPPCO and will have their power turned off unless payment …

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Calumet Coffee Producer Expanding, Adding Jobs

A small business in Calumet is growing so fast, they’re already looking to expand and add jobs. Keweenaw Coffee Works opened in 2013 and produces a whole line of coffee flavors on their six pound roasting machine. However, they’ve just about outgrown their manufacturing capabilities. Marketing and Operations Director Valerie Baciak …

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