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Benishek Pleased with EPA Plan

Congressman Dan Benishek says he’s pleased with the new Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action plan released this week by the Environmental Protection Agency. Benishek says the plan will help keep the lakes clean, and free from invasive species, such as the Asian carp. Benishek co-chairs the Invasive Species Caucus and …

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Peace Pole to Be Dedicated at Finlandia

Finlandia University will dedicate a Peace Pole in memory of a alumnus and former Alumni Board President this afternoon. The Pole will be located near the Chapel of Saint Matthew. It will honor Lauri Isaacson… a 1957 graduate of what was then known as Suomi College. Campus Pastor Soren Schmidt …

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Anti-Wolf Hunt Sessions Avoid Wolf-Heavy Areas

The group that is trying to force a permanent shutdown of wolf hunting in Michigan has scheduled 11 public meetings across the state to promote its viewpoint before the November election. None of the meetings, however, have been scheduled anywhere close to the areas where most of the wolves live. …

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Jimmy John’s Data Breach Hits Marquette; Not Houghton

The data breach that compromised some credit card numbers used at Jimmy John’s restaurants across the nation did affect their Marquette location, but did not reach to Houghton… STANAWAY. That’s Houghton manager Andy Stanaway. If you used a credit card at the Marquette Jimmy John’s recently, and think the number …

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Village of L’Anse to Receive $1.3 Million Grant

L’Anse will receive a federal grant for nearly $1.3 million to support the development of a new industrial park on US-41. The offices of both Senator Carl Levin and Senator Debbie Stabenow say the money will come from the Economic Development Administration, which part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. …

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Seminar on Domestic Violence

With the latest hot button issue across the nation being about domestic violence, a special seminar will be held this morning to educate law enforcement, legislators, healthcare professionals and many others. It is called “Understanding the Mind of the Batterer” and it will be presented by David Garvin, co-founder of …

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Houghton Trash Collection Center

With summer now officially over, it’s that time of the year to get rid of all that trash that’s a little bit harder to put in the city bags. The City of Houghton announced yesterday at the city council meeting that from October 3rd to the 26th, residents can take …

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Dianda Seeking to Protect Lake Superior

Representative Scott Dianda introduced a resolution this week calling on the federal government to take steps to protect Lake Superior from the threats of Asian carp. It has been noted that Asian carp are poised to enter the Great Lakes through the Chicago Area Waterway System, and the existing protections …

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Michiganders Not Happy

If you live in Michigan and are not happy, a study says you’re not alone. Michigan is the nation’s 43rd happiest state overall, according to the study from Wallethub.com. It based the study on 26 key metrics, ranging from emotional health to income levels to sports participation rates. Michigan ranked …

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Abortion Rider Legislation

Democrats in Lansing have introduced legislation requiring insurance companies to make abortion coverage available at least as a rider with their health policies. A new Michigan law prohibits the companies from offering abortion coverage as part of regular coverage. But the Democrats say that as a result, only seven out …

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