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McBroom Criticizes Prison Closure

Another candidate from the Upper Peninsula is voicing his objection to the announced closure of the Ojibway Correctional Facility in Gogebic County. Former Representative Ed McBroom, who is running for state senate, is demanding answers from the Michigan Department of Corrections in regard to the closure. McBroom wants the department …

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Bergman Sends Letter To Trump Supporting FEMA Appeal

Congressman Jack Bergman is joining the call urging President Trump to approve Governor Snyder’s appeal for individual assistance. FEMA determined that the damage done to private property during the June flood did not meet the threshold necessary to offer individual assistance. Bergman sent a letter to Trump expressing his support …

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Walking To Prevent Suicide

The Warrior Walk is a walk for suicide prevention and awareness in memory of loved ones lost, in support of those who struggle, and for loved ones left behind. It’s called a Warrior Walk because each day can be a struggle where people must fight like warriors. To show that …

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Students Introduce GRACE Project

While many students spent their summer vacation playing video games and catching up with friends, teenagers from Houghton and Calumet high schools have spent much of their summer vacation walking the streets of Calumet and Laurium, and charting their findings. “The students spent five weeks collecting information about the local …

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Public Input Sought For Houghton County Recreation Plan

Houghton County is working with the Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region (WUPPDR) to update their joint five-year recreation plan. In addition to guiding improvements to the county’s recreation facilities and sites, the plan will ensure the county is eligible for certain grants from the Michigan Department of Natural …

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Dianda Calls On Snyder To Stop Prison Closure

State Representative Scott Dianda is calling on Governor Rick Snyder to reverse the decision to close the Ojibway Correctional Facility in Gogebic County. The announcement to close the prison came last week but Dianda says that will cause hardship for communities, workers and their families. Dianda said local residents will …

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