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Bernard Fish Sentenced

The Wisconsin man who was convicted on several counts for an armed robbery in Watton has been sentenced. Bernard Fish will spend up to 40 years in prison for his involvement in the incident. He was sentenced today in Baraga County Circuit Court to 20 to 40 years on each …

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MI Senate Looking for Transparency on Hospital Costs

The Michigan Senate may vote next month on legislation requiring hospitals in Michigan to publicly post charges, including prices of goods and services they offer. The measure was approved by a senate committee Wednesday. Sponsors say hospitals have been charging “outrageous amounts” for small items, and one way to combat …

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Renewable Energy Investment Continues in MI

Wind is king in renewable energy investment in Michigan, according to a study released by the Pew Charitable Trust. The study, which examined the impact of Michigan’s 2008 Clean, Renewable, and Efficient Energy Act, which required state utilities to produce 10 percent of their power via renewable energy, shows that …

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Two New Ordinances for City of Houghton

With the snow inevitably on its way, the Houghton City Council is bringing forward two proposed ordinances to handle some issues that come up during the winter. The first is in regards to snow removal and City Manager Eric Waara says it allows the city to give out civil infractions …

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KREC Has Solution for Energy Crisis

A local organization determined to come up with a solution to the energy crisis in the Copper Country is ready to present their plan. The Keweenaw Renewable Energy Coalition have drafted the first version of an energy security and efficiency plan for Houghton and Keweenaw counties. The plan is scheduled …

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Armed Robbery Suspect Arraigned

The Ewen man accused of robbing a homeowner at gunpoint has been arraigned in Ontonagon County District Court. 20-year-old Clinton Paulick is facing four charges: one count each of attempted armed robbery, first degree home invasion, and larceny of weapons, and two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon. Michigan …

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MTU Water Festival

Over 1000 students from the local school districts will make their way to the Great Lakes Research Center for the 2014 Water Festival today. The Festival is designed to offer students engaging Great-Lakes-based content taught by Tech scientists, students and community experts–including artists and historians. Activities include remotely operated vehicles, …

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State Christmas Tree Coming from Kingsford

Michigan’s state Christmas tree for 2014 will once again come from the Western Upper Peninsula. A 63-foot blue spruce owned by Bill and Helen Bjorkman of Kingsford has been selected to be displayed in front of the Capitol building in Lansing throughout the holiday season. This is the 20th time …

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Portage Health Merges with Bell and MGH

They say good things come in threes. If that’s so, then the Upper Peninsula is about the experience some great medical care. Three U.P. hospitals have joined forces. Bell Hospital, Marquette General Health System and Portage Health are now U.P. Health System. Hospital officials announced the merger yesterday. All three hospitals …

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Sign Thefts in Keweenaw County

The Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of a large amount of trail signs. Police say the signs were stolen from snowmobile and ORV trails throughout the county. Keweenaw Trail Services reports both trail signs and stop signs were stolen from the trails. Anyone with information is asked …

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