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Lamprey Treatments Set for Ontonagon River

Lamprey treatments in our region continue. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service personnel are scheduled to apply lampricides (Lampricid and Bayluscide) to the Ontonagon River in Ontonagon and Houghton counties. The selective poison will kill sea lamprey larvae burrowed in the stream bottom. Applications could begin as early as today, and …

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Whitmer Signs Budget; Wears Out Veto Pen

Michigan has a budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year, but there are a lot of big, black lines on it.  Governor Gretchen Whitmer used her line item veto 147 times to scratch nearly a billion dollars out of the plan sent to her by the Republican-led legislature. The biggest deletion …

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U.P. Energy Task Force Welcomes New Member

The Upper Peninsula Energy Task Force has a new member. Tonya M. Swenor of Marquette is the energy assistance program manager for the Superior Watershed Partnership. She replaces Emily Leach, also of the Superior Watershed Partnership, who has resigned. The Task Force is charged with developing ways to provide more …

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Copper Country Roads Receive Mixed Grades

We know that decades of underfunding have left Michigan’s roads and bridges among the worst in the nation. But, how do our roads compare community-to-community within the state? Michigan’s Transportation Asset Management Council has surveyed the state, and crunched the numbers. Baraga County fared well, with a only quarter of …

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Woman Trapped, Injured in Two-Car Crash

A driver was hospitalized after a traffic collision trapped her in her car just north of the Houghton County Memorial Airport this morning. State Police troopers tell us that 32-year-old Rebekkah Mikkola was southbound on US-41 around 8:00. A northbound vehicle driven by 77-year-old Lila Hobmeier made a left turn …

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Gas Prices Slide Slightly

Gasoline prices in the Upper Peninsula have dropped a bit over the past week. AAA Michigan’s ongoing survey pegged yesterday’s average price in the Marquette metro area at $2.65 per gallon… three cents less than a week ago… two cents less than a month ago… and 40 cents per gallon …

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MTU Wraps Homecoming

Michigan Tech’s 90th Homecoming is in the books. The Beta Sigma Theta Fraternity won the Homecoming competition this year, placing first in Class A, with Phi Kappa Tau as runner-up. The Alpha Sigma Tau sorority took first place in Class B, followed by the Mafia Residence Hall. The Delta Phi …

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Lions Lose Late to Chiefs – Monday Sports Wrap

Finlandia The Finlandia University women’s soccer squad lost 1-0 to Minnesota-Morris yesterday. GLIAC The Michigan Tech soccer team gave up a pair of early goals, and lost 2-1 to Wisconsin-Parkside yesterday. Grace Shaw scored the Huskies’ only goal, in the second half. MLB The Detroit Tigers ended their season with …

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