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Bowl for Kids This Weekend

This weekend, UP Kids Big Brothers Big Sisters is holding their 22nd Annual Bowl for Kids fundraiser on Saturday at the Mine Shaft in Houghton. The purpose of the event is to raise funds for local mentoring programs. Program Director Maggie Munch says it is their biggest event of the …

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Support for Part-time Legislation

According to a statewide poll, more than half of Michigan voters support a ballot proposal that changes Michigan’s full time-legislature to a part-time body. The survey, from the Lambert, Edwards and Associates public relations firm, shows 53 percent of 600 likely voters support the switch, with only 30 percent opposing …

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Legislative Info Now Available to All

Michigan residents will now be able to stay more informed about how legislation changes throughout the committee process. As the state celebrates Sunshine Week, a national initiative to educate the public about the importance of open government, House Speaker Jase Bolger announced yesterday that amendments and bill substitutes adopted by …

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DNR Releases 5-Year Forest Plan

The Department of Natural Resources has released its latest five-year plan for managing and protecting Michigan’s forest resources. Keys to the plan are sustainability, both of the forests and the program funding. The plan covers 2014-2018 and calls for updating technology used to lay out timber sales and to find …

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New MI Veterans Program

Michigan will be one of three states to pilot a new program by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce encouraging businesses to hire veterans. The All Star Vet States program, run through the Chamber’s Hiring Our Heroes program, allows states to highlight their efforts to encourage veteran employment. Governor Snyder says …

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$1B Penalty for Toyota

Toyota will pay more than one billion dollars in a settlement over safety issues, the largest such criminal penalty imposed on an auto company in U.S. History. Attorney General Eric Holder said Toyota intentionally misled consumers about unintended vehicle acceleration in 2009 and 2010. Holder noted that the Japanese automaker …

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Alleged Robbers Appear in Baraga Circuit Court

The two men who allegedly posed as U.S. Marshalls during a robbery in Covington Township last summer appeared in Baraga County Circuit Court yesterday for their pretrials. Bernard Fish’s attorney, David Gemignani, was requesting a motion to dismiss the statements that Fish made to Michigan State Police troopers during his …

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Employers Needed for Job Fair

For those seeking employees for their business, Finlandia University is holding their first annual Keweenaw Job fair on April 4th at the Jutila Center in Hancock. There is no cost to any business owner to participate in the event that is looking to attract university students and graduates, as well …

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Wolf Hunt Cattle Farmer Sells Animals

The Ontonagon County man at the center of this Fall’s Wolf Hunt controversy who is accused of abusing his animals has sold his cattle. According to the Department of Natural Resources, John Koski, 68, sold about 100 animals last month. The DNR said Koski sold his animals because he was …

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More Road Funding

A new proposal has surfaced in Lansing to generate more revenue for roads in Michigan, and it does not include a general gas tax increase at the pump. In addition to the $215 million approved for roads last week, lawmakers are finalizing a bipartisan package that could see another $300-400 …

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