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Dianda Calls For Investigation Into High Gas Prices

State Representative Scott Dianda wants the state attorney general to investigate Michigan’s high gas prices. The Calumet Democrat sent a letter to Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette Wednesday asking him to begin the investigation. Michigan gas prices currently rank higher than the national average, and in many places exceed $3.00 …

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Alzheimer’s Program Being Held At Portage Lake District Library

The Portage Lake District Library will host the Alzheimer’s Association of Marquette for an afternoon of educational programs about Alzheimer’s Disease on Thursday, May 31, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. The programs will be presented by Jake Bilodeau, Regional Director of the Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Michigan Chapter. The programs …

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Registration Open & Volunteers Needed For Canal Run

Summer is around the corner, which means so is the Canal Run! There are many ways for you to be involved in this great community event. Volunteers are needed to help with areas of the event on July 21st for water stations, road crossing patrol, finish line set-up, back-up timers, …

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Old Ranger III Lifeboats Put On Display

It’s a seven hour trip from the Houghton dock to Isle Royale and the Ranger III is the primary vessel that takes passengers and their cargo take to the park. As you can imagine, this is a complicated piece of machinery that’s very well maintained and kept up to date. …

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Fatal Accident At Hungarian Falls

An Indiana man is dead after falling at Hungarian Falls on Monday. The Michigan State Police Calumet Post says the accident happened around 11:30am. 83-year-old Lloyd Gremaux was reportedly sightseeing with his family when he slipped and fell about 80 feet. Gremaux was pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers were …

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