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Bath Salts Suspect Sentenced

A bath salts kingpin with ties to Marquette, Baraga, Houghton and Ontonagon counties has been sentenced to 137 months in federal prison. 56-year-old Scott Bernard Will of Mass City was given the 11-and-a-half-year term Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Marquette, where he was found guilty of distributing and conspiring …

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New Downtown Houghton Business

A new business is coming to town and it’s home will be the old backroom building in dowtown Houghton. AirWave is bringing the water sports industry and indoor recreation to the downtown area. Among the services they will provide are a retail store, lessons and rentals on the lake and …

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Pure Michigan Campaign Promotes Keweenaw

The Keweenaw Convention & Visitors Bureau has announced a partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Travel Michigan to create a Pure Michigan advertising campaign, highlighting the Keweenaw Peninsula. And as always, Tim Allen will be the voice of the radio ads. The ads have already begun airing in …

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Schuette Going After AmeriGas

Attorney General Bill Schuette has filed a petition for additional subpoenas in an ongoing investigation into excessively high prices and other questionable business practices related to record high propane costs in Michigan this past winter. Since early December, the Attorney General’s office has received 44 individual complaints against Amerigas from …

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New Minimum Wage Bill

A compromise proposal to raise the minimum wage in Michigan has been approved by the Michigan Senate. The upper chamber of the Michigan Legislature today approved a phased-in increase that would go to $8.15 in September, to $8.50 next January, to $8.85 in January of 2016, and then to $9.20 …

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MI Surplus Expectation Falls Short

Revenue experts with the Snyder administration and the Michigan Legislature have announced that incoming tax revenue for the current fiscal year will be 317 million dollars lower than what was expected in January, down by just over a quarter of a billion dollars in the general fund this year, and …

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Bill Going After Drugged Drivers

A bill cracking down on drugged drivers is moving through the Michigan Legislature. Yesterday the Michigan House Judiciary Committee approved a measure that sponsors say ensures immediate jail time for repeat offenders and better communication between law enforcement agencies. House Republican Dan Lauwers says the measure puts a ‘conditional bond’ …

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Houghton City Council Meeting Recap

A busy agenda was on the docket yesterday for the Houghton City Council. Among the actionable business that was discussed, the council approved the rezoning of West Houghton Avenue from a multiple-family residential district to a one-family residential district. City Manager Eric Waara received many complaints from families in that …

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Bike to Work Day

Today is Keweenaw Bike to Work Day and a local group will be holding an event to celebrate the cause. A bike advocacy group called Bike Initiative Keweenaw will have stations set up across the Copper Country. The stations will be on the Houghton Waterfront Trail near the Lift Bridge, …

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UPPCO Fish Stocks

The Upper Peninsula Power Company says 9,000 fish have been stocked at the Boney Falls Reservoir in Delta County. The Ishpeming-based power company reports final upgrades to the hydroelectric facility near Bruce Crossing are now complete and the reservoir is being returned to normal operating levels. The fish were brought …

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