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Governor Whitmer announces details of car insurance rebate

Over $3 billion will be returned to Michigan drivers thanks to a surplus in the Michigan catastrophic claims fund. Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced via press release early Tuesday morning that reimbursement would come in the form of a $400 check for each registered vehicle. If you are already plotting what …

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Toll from Pearl Harbor attack hit Western Upper Peninsula hard

Eighty years ago a sleepy Sunday morning in paradise turned into a day of infamy. The Japanese military attacked the base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, decimating most of our country’s naval fleet in the Pacific. One of the sobering reminders of that day is the USS Arizona. A memorial and …

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Calumet Theatre reworking insurance policy

The Calumet Theatre is dark for the month of December. Board President Dan Jamison says the organization is reworking its insurance policy with the help of the Leveque Agency. What I did was get the $2 million basic liability and an additional $1 million balloon liability and a liquor liability …

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Copper Harbor ice fishing ranked among nation’s best

FishingBooker says that Copper Harbor is one of the eight best places in America to ice fish. It joins Midwest magnets like Lake Winnebago in Wisconsin, Brainerd, Minnesota, and Devils Lake in North Dakota, among other national sites. The honor won’t be a surprise to area residents, but Keweenaw Convention …

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Representative Markkanen weighs in on redistricting

A growing bipartisan chorus is urging the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission to release the transcript for discussions held during a closed door meeting in late October. The panel met with lawyers in response to a state civil rights department opinion that said the preliminary draft the group has been working …

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Lawmakers cautious in approach to Oxford High School shooting

More details are emerging about the actions taken by Oxford Community Schools officials in the days leading up to the shooting at the high school last Tuesday, killing four. In a press conference held on Friday, Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald discussed several warning signs displayed by 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley. …

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Nominating petitions now available for Houghton special election

The City of Houghton’s May special election is technically already underway. Prospective candidates can pick up nominating packets at City Center during regular business hours. There are no fees charged for running, but anyone interested in having their name on the ballot must return a form filled with 40 to …

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UPDATE: Car stolen in Lake Linden, recovered

UPDATE: The stolen Ford Focus was found by law enforcement in Calumet. It was abandoned in a parking lot and no arrest has been made in the incident. A silver 2006 Ford Focus was taken from a parking lot on Second Street in the Village of Lake Linden between 1:00 …

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Two accidents on Lift Bridge cause Thursday traffic mess

Two separate two-vehicle accidents in the span of 20 minutes brought traffic to a crawl on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge Thursday afternoon. The first occurred at 3:40 when a Toyota Tacoma driven by 33-year-old Paul Haataja rear ended a Chevrolet Malibu steered by 17-year-old Isaak Pietela. Both are from …

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