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MDOT To Lift Remaining Weight Restrictions Thursday

May 9, 2018 — As of 6 a.m. Thursday, May 10, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will lift weight restrictions on all state trunkline highways in the entire state of Michigan. State routes typically carry M, I, or US designations. County road commissions and city public works departments put in …

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Houghton “Flipping” For Summer

With spring finally here, the city of Houghton is getting ready for summer. City Manager Eric Waara gave an update to the City Council at their regular meeting Wednesday on the progress the Public Works Department has been made in what he called getting “flipped” for summer weather. The last …

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Concert Tour Explores Finnish History Through Music

The 101 Years of Finnish Music concert is taking their show on the road. Supported by a sponsorship by Finlandia Foundation National…the next concert will be at the Finnish Center Association Cultural Center in Farmington Hills, Michigan Friday night. The concert is a musical journey through Finland’s Independence. Musicians Pasi …

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DNR Creel Clerks Will Ask About Your Fishing Trip

As this year’s open-water fishing season gets under way, anglers trying their luck on Michigan lakes, rivers and Great Lakes ports can expect to see Department of Natural Resources fisheries staff out and about collecting key data about those experiences. DNR creel clerks are stationed at boat launches and piers …

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Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative Celebrates 10 Years

A Keweenaw Peninsula environmental outreach program is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this week. K-12 students are invited to attend and take part in several hands on activities on the campus of Michigan Tech. Founded in 2008, the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative works with K-12 students in area schools to …

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DNR Holding Public Meetings For New ORV Rules

In order to keep the public informed about a statewide effort to inventory and classify state forest roads in the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will host a series of meetings during the week of May 14. The meetings will give area residents the opportunity to share …

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Cleanup Of Straits Of Mackinac Complete

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. — The Unified Command announced that work on the remaining Consumers Energy cables was completed, Tuesday, and that the multi-agency response on the Straits of Mackinac has concluded. Crews contracted by Consumers Energy capped the remaining two retired cables, which featured no free flowing fluid, and returned …

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