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Wolf Departs Isle Royale on Ice Bridge

HOUGHTON, MICH- Immediately following the end of the government shutdown, National Park Service (NPS) personnel went to Isle Royale to prepare for a potential translocation of wolves from Canada and the 61st annual wolf/moose population monitoring.   The extreme cold and weather conditions prevented any successful translocation of wolves from Ontario …

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New DNR Director To Visit UP

Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Dan Eichinger is headed to the Upper Peninsula this weekend to attend sporting group gatherings Saturday in Escanaba and Marquette. Eichinger said the visit will help him gain additional perspective from a couple of the outdoor groups providing important contributions in the U.P. “Conservation …

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Public Comment Period Open For Buffalo Reef Draft Plan

The Buffalo Reef Task Force has released a Draft Preliminary Alternatives Analysis for protecting important reef fish spawning habitat from copper mine tailings (stamp sands) dumped into Lake Superior at Gay, Michigan 100 years ago. Shifts in the stamp sands deposit over the years are threatening to bury Buffalo Reef, destroying the …

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Child Predator Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison

A California man arrested for transporting child pornography across the border from the UP into Canada will spend the next 20 years in prison.  52-year-old Jason Harry Bishop was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. Federal Court in Marquette by Chief U.S. District Judge Robert J. Jonker. He was arrested in January …

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All Night Freeze For All

A lot of Michigan Tech students won’t be getting much sleep Wednesday night as Winter Carnival kicks into high gear with the annual All-Nighter.  Some student organizations will have one night to create a sculpture out of snow while others work frantically to finish their month-long masterpieces. This year’s theme …

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Stabbing In Mass City, Suspect In Custody

UPDATE–Suspect’s name released in Mass City stabbing–23 year old Marcus Bain of Watersmeet is charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder or by strangulation, assault with a dangerous weapon, and police officer-assaulting, resisting, and obstructing. He will be back in court February 11 ————————————————————————————————————- …

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Request For Proposals For Small Grants Issued

The following press release was issued by the Portage Health Foundation: [Hancock, MI] The Portage Health Foundation (PHF) is releasing its 2019 Small Grants Request for Proposal (RFP) again for the second year. PHF recognized that grants large and small play a significant role in the community’s ability to meet …

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