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Michigan University Enrollment Declines

Declining enrollments have hit some of Michigan’s public universities hard, although Michigan Tech is holding its own. Figures released by the state and compiled by the MLive website show that the number of students at Michigan’s 15 public universities this past fall were more than 2 percent below 2018, and …

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Dredging at Grand Traverse Harbor – Again

State crews are taking another run at opening up Grand Traverse Harbor, after storms this fall washed more stamp sands into it. Credit: Neil Harri. Dredging operations at the Grand Traverse Harbor in Houghton County are shown. Stamp sands, the gray-black beach sands, are being removed from the beach and …

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Little Brothers Readies Christmas Dinners

Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly will again serve free Christmas dinners for seniors who would otherwise be alone on the holiday. Dinners will be served tomorrow at 2:00 at the Church of the Resurrection in Hancock, Sacred Heart Church in Calumet, St. Ignatius Church in Houghton, the Doelle …

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First Legal U.P. Recreational Marijuana Sale Made

The Upper Peninsula’s first recreational marijuana outlet made its first sales yesterday. The Fire Station in Negaunee was an existing medical marijuana supplier. According to its Facebook site, the company received its recreational license last Tuesday. A small supply of marijuana-based vape cartridges went on sale yesterday, in what the …

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State Fire Marshal Issues Holiday Cautions

The holiday season can be joyful – and dangerous. It’s a peak time of the year for home fires. State Fire Marshal Kevin Sehlmeyer warns that real Christmas trees can burn very quickly if they dry out and catch fire. He encourages homeowners to check their tree’s water supply every …

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Officials Warn of Holiday Scams

The Christmas season typically brings an increase in telephone and internet scams. State Police Trooper Alan Park at the Negaunee Post says the latest online fraud involves someone contacting you who appears to be from a reputable source – such as Microsoft or Google. That person explains that a deposit …

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Limited Sports Gambling Now Legal in Michigan

Michigan will allow legal gambling on sports. Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a series of bills Friday that will make Michigan the 20th state in the nation to allow sports betting. Native American tribes who operate casinos and other private businesses that have casino licenses will be able to offer sports …

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Calumet Stabbing Suspect Arraigned

The man accused of stabbing a woman in Calumet last Monday evening was arraigned late last week in Houghton County District Court. 41-year-old Richard Charles Baron faces charges of felonious assault and assault with a deadly weapon. He’s accused of attacking a woman who police say was in a domestic …

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