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Be Aware Of Local Fireworks Restrictions

With the Fourth of July only a week away, many residents will be enjoying fireworks on their own property. New laws now give local communities a greater ability to regulate the use of those fireworks. Local governments can reduce the number of days and limit the hours fireworks can be …

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Summer Improvement Projects Underway In Houghton

The City of Houghton is getting spruced up for summer. City Manager Eric Waara had several updates on local improvement projects in his report, read by City Clerk Ann Vollrath to the city council at Wednesday’s regular meeting. The Great Lakes Conservation Corp is planting more than 50 trees this …

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Teen Injured In Rollover Crash

A teenager is recovering from a rollover accident Wednesday in Negaunee Township. Troopers from the Michigan State Police Negaunee Post responded to the crash shortly after 12:30pm on US-41 near Heritage Drive. Authorities say the 17-year-old male from Skandia was eastbound in a white 2004 GMC Envoy when he made …

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Whitmer Announces Public Awareness Campaign on New Lead and Copper Rule Water Quality Testing

The following press release was issued by Gov. Whitmer’s office: Lansing, Mich. — Today Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a public awareness campaign surrounding new water sampling rules under the Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE)  will …

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Hero Hustle Being Held To Fight Multiple Sclerosis

The 3rd annual Hero Hustle will be held on July 13th, hosted by the Central Michigan University Physical Therapy Student Organization from the satellite campus at Michigan Tech. All proceeds from the race will go to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society- Michigan Chapter. Participants who register online prior to …

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Michigan Joins National Crackdown on Illegal Robocalls

Michigan is joining the Federal Trade Commission and 25 other states in a national crackdown on illegal robocalls State Attorney General Dana Nessel said “Nothing is more annoying, more intrusive, uninvited and unwelcome than robocalls – and yet, Michigan residents fall victim to an avalanche of illegal calls each day.” …

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Bergman Co-Introduces Bill To Fight Veteran Suicide

A bill to help fight veteran suicide is being considered by the US House. The IMPROVE Well-Being For Veterans Act was co-introduced by Congressman Jack Bergman Wednesday. IMPROVE stands for Incorporating Measurements and Providing Resources for Outreach. The bill is intended to fundamentally enhance coordination and planning of Veteran mental …

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Humboldt Township Man Assaulted During Break-In

Troopers from the Michigan State Police-Negaunee Post are investigating a reported home invasion and assault. The incident happened around 11:30pm Tuesday at a residence in Humboldt Township. An 82-year-old homeowner was assaulted during the break-in and was taken to UP Health System—Marquette for treatment.  His condition was not reported. The …

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