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TSA Considers Dropping Small Airport Screening

Passenger and baggage screening at Upper Peninsula airports could be eliminated, if a proposal being considered by the Transportation Safety Administration proceeds. CNN reports that funds would be cut for as many as 150 small airports across the country, including those in the U.P. The money saved would be used …

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Baraga Fair Opens Today

The Baraga County Fair opens today at the fairgrounds in Pelkie. This year’s fair will have a different look, with a carnival providing rides and fair-style food. The Senior Day program begins at 11:00 this morning, in a new location at the Community Hall. Fair queen candidates will be presented …

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Yet Another Buyer for the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge

The Keweenaw Mountain Lodge has yet another buyer. 4 Lambs Properties of Corpus Christi, Texas, which purchased the financially troubled Lodge at auction last week, has turned its purchase rights over to John Mueller, of Austin, Texas. Mueller was the runner-up in the auction bidding. It’s not known why the …

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Breastfeeding Awareness Events Set

August has officially been declared Breastfeeding Awareness Month in Michigan. Governor Rick Snyder released the proclamation yesterday, saying that Michigan is committed to reducing infant mortality and improving the health of babies and mothers. There are a couple of related events in the Copper Country over the next several days. …

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MTU Trustees to Meet

The Michigan Tech Board of Trustees’ meeting this morning will have a new look. It’s the first meeting for new university president Richard Koubek. It will also be the first meeting presided over by new board chair Brenda Ryan. Ryan is an MTU alumna who has served on the board …

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Sharon Avenue Closed for Paving

Sharon Avenue will be closed today at the site of the washout that occurred during the Father’s Day flood, between Ridge Road and Razorback Drive. Houghton City Manager Eric Waara said they had an unexpected opportunity to get a contractor to the site to surface the road. Fine grading will …

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Finlandia Sports Career Programs Lauded

Finlandia University has been named a top institute for a career in sports and athletics. The designation comes from The Knowledge Review, an international education magazine. The article cited Finlandia’s sports management program, which is augmented by its marketing and graphic design, physical therapist assistant and biology offerings. It included …

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Redistricting Proposal Cleared for State Ballot

A proposal to change the way legislative districts are drawn in Michigan will appear on the November ballot. The Michigan Supreme Court voted 4-3 yesterday to allow the initiative to proceed. If passed by voters, the redistricting process would be taken out of the hands of the legislature, and turned …

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