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L’Anse Road Resurfacing Project Begins

UPDATED 10/7/14 – 4:00 pm – Detour signs are up in L’Anse, as the village begins a major road project. Village Manager Bob LaFave says Broad Street and Main Street will be resurfaced… LAFAVE A. LaFave says motorists coming through town can avoid the construction on Broad Street by using Baraga …

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Study Focuses On Feral Swine

A new effort is being launched to look into how to rid Michigan of the destructive feral swine. The state has awarded half-million dollar grant to researchers at Michigan State University and the University of Michigan-Flint, who will team up on the project. The Gongwer News Service reports that officials …

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Program Addresses Juvenile Justice System

Michigan is one of four states selected by the National Governors Association to find ways to improve the juvenile justice system. The goal is to create better outcomes for youth as well as safer communities. The Michigan Department of Human Services says that over the next several months, teams from …

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Pure Michigan Apple Month

Governor Rick Snyder has declared this October Pure Michigan Apple Month. Snyder says the state’s apple growers work hard all year to provide us with the best-tasting apples around and he encourages all Michiganders to visit a local farm market, cider mill or orchard for a Pure Michigan Apple experience. Michigan is the nation’s …

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Gas Prices Continue Trend

Gas prices dropped about 13 cents from last week, AAA Michigan reports.  Michigan’s current statewide average is about $3.27 per gallon, down about 13 cents from last week and about 7 cents less than this same time last year.  Metro Detroit gas prices dropped about 10 cents. The current average …

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Ebola Scare At Michigan Hospital

Doctors are reassuring the public that the Ebola Crisis has not reached Michigan despite a patient who seemed to have symptoms of the disease. Officials with Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids and Kent County were quick to deny the presence of an Ebola case after a patient showed up at …

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MTU Scores High On Audit

Michigan Technological University’s Board of Control received a first-rate audit report.  The report was given at MTU’s regular meeting on Friday and comes from the external audit firm Rehmann Robson, which performed the year-end financial statement audit. The auditors issued a clean or unmodified opinion, which is the highest level …

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Motorcycle Ride Raises Domestic Violence Awareness

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home in Baraga is holding a special event in honor of the cause. The event is called “Ride Against Abuse” and it will feature a motorcycle ride through the Copper Country. Event organizer Mary Niemela says with the …

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Candidates Take Their Stand

A little less than a month away from the general elections and the candidates for the two contested races for the Houghton County Board of Commissioners seats are talking to voters and making their beliefs known. In District 1, Democrat Rick Kasprzak says he really wants to push his efforts …

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Moilanen To Appear In Court

A 42-year-old man who was allegedly involved in a stabbing in Hubbell two weeks ago will appear in Houghton County District Court today. Paul Moilanen has been charged with second-degree murder for the death of 48-year-old Marcy LaVigne. He is also charged with attempted murder of LaVigne’s daughter. Moilanen’s bond …

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