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DNR Increases License Fees

Beginning this week, hunting and fishing licenses will cost you more this year in Michigan, as the Department of Natural Resources is raising those fees for the first time in 17 years. The prices of deer licenses are going up from $15 to $31, while fishing licenses now cost $26, …

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State Parks Helping Economy

A new report from the National Park Service says there were over 2.19 million visitors to national parks in Michigan, and they spent just under 182 million dollars during 2012. Also, the spending supported more than 2800 jobs in the state. Michael Reynolds of the NPS says the national park …

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Record Ice Cover for Great Lakes

Michigan’s memorable winter is about to set another record. Currently, more than 90.5% of the Great Lakes are ice-covered. That’s the most ice cover in 34 years. In 1979, there was 94.7% ice cover, the largest ever recorded by scientists. Jia Wang, a research ice climatologist for the Great Lakes …

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Ironwood Suicide Attempts Leads to Evacuation

An Ironwood neighborhood was evacuated Saturday after a man drank antifreeze and tried to burn his home down. Ironwood Public Safety says the suicidal man had a fight with his live-in girlfriend, drank antifreeze, dumped gasoline throughout his home, and then barricaded himself inside an upstairs bedroom. A SWAT team …

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Juvenile Lifers Case

The Michigan Supreme Court Thursday will hear oral arguments on the question of whether persons already sentenced to life in prison as juveniles can be offered a chance at parole. The case People v. Carp will consider whether the U.S. Supreme Court 2012 decision can be applied retroactively. In the …

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Auto Sales Improving

February car and truck sales for Detroit’s automakers are showing significant improvement from January, but aren’t yet completely out of the deep freeze. General Motor’s 1 percent sales drop was a better performance than analysts expected.  Chrysler, meanwhile, posted an 11 percent sales gain, its 47th-consecutive month of year-over-years sales …

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Gas Prices Are Up

The average price for a gallon of gas is up this week in Michigan, compared to last week. AAA Michigan reports that motorists are finding the average price increased by 9.8 cents per gallon. The statewide average is now $3.69 per gallon. While it’s more than last week, it’s still …

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CopperDog 150 Recap

This weekend wrapped up the CopperDog 150 race and despite the temperatures dipping below zero, a great crowd showed up the entire weekend. The winner of this year’s race was Jake Golton from L’Amable, Ontario, Canada with a time of 3 hours and just under 26 minutes. Golton says the …

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MI Lawmakers Request Emergency for Freezing Pipes

With dozens of communities across the U.P. requiring residents to run their water to prevent pipes from freezing, local lawmakers are speaking up to the governor about the issue. State Representative John Kivela presented a bipartisan letter to Gov. Rick Snyder requesting that he declare a state of emergency for …

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New Licenses at DNR

Fans of outdoor activities like hunting and fishing will now see some licensing changes. Legislation calling for a new license structure for hunting, fishing, and ORV use went into effect on March 1st. The changes will simplify some aspects of licensing. All fishing licenses will now cover all species, and …

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