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“Blue Goose” Food Drive Begins Today

The Michigan State Police kick off their annual “Stuff A Blue Goose” food drive today. “Blue Goose” is the affectionate term troopers use to refer to their patrol vehicles. The goal is to fill a vehicle with food, which will be turned over to local pantries. At the Calumet post, …

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Howl-O-Scream Opens Tonight

The first haunted house of the Halloween season opens tonight. Howl-O-Scream at Meadowbrook Arena in L’Anse begins its 11th year with a new look… Organizer Polly Schaefer says it’s pretty scary, but there are no age restrictions… It’s all to raise money to keep Meadowbrook Arena open… More than 60 …

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Whitmer Moves to Restore Some Budget Cuts

Governor Gretchen Whitmer wants to put back into the Michigan budget some of what she cut out of the Michigan budget. Supplemental spending bills introduced into the Senate yesterday would restore $34 million for rural hospitals and $11 million for road patrols, along with money for veteran services, literacy coaches, …

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MTU Joins Atmospheric Research Group

Michigan Tech has been approved for membership in the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. UCAR is a nonprofit consortium of more than 100 colleges and universities providing research and training in atmospheric science. Three members of the organization visited the campus in July to talk with staff members and students, …

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Adams Twp. Schools Benefit From Fundraisers

The Adams Township School District has reaped some big benefits from a couple of fundraisers. At last night’s Board of Education meeting, members heard that the Adams Township Schools Foundation raised $17,000 at its recent dinner. The Athletic Department’s 5k and 10k run brought in $7,500. Superintendent Tim Keteri told …

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Health Department Explains Julio Site Contamination

We’re learning a bit more about the contamination found at the old Julio Construction Company property on M-26 in Ripley. The Western U.P. Health Department declared the site contaminated last week, after testing by the State Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy found some nasty things… That’s Health Department …

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Houghton Denies Seaplane Rezoning

The Houghton City Council has denied a request to rezone a parcel of property on Canal Road to accommodate the Isle Royale seaplane business. At its meeting last night, the council decided not to change the zoning of the property at 18260 Canal Road from single family residential to industrial, …

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