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MTU President Glenn Mroz Gets Contract Extension, Raise

For the full story, see http://www.mtu.edu/news/stories/2015/june/michigan-tech-board-trustees-extends-president-glenn-mrozs-contract.html The Michigan Tech Board of Trustees has extended President Glenn Mroz’s contract through June 30, 2018. His current contract ends on June 30, 2016. The new contract can be renewed on a year-to-year basis. Tech Today reports that the extension follows two years of …

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No Murder Trial–Moilanen Changes Plea To “No Contest”

The case against a Hubbell man accused of 2nd Degree Murder and Attempted Murder will not go to trial. 43-year-old Paul Moilanen changed his plea to No Contest as part of a plea agreement in Houghton County Circuit Court on Friday. Moilanen is charged in the stabbing death of 48-year-old …

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US-41 Work In L’Anse To Start June 8

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will mill and resurface lanes and pave shoulders on 2 miles of US-41 Near L’Anse from Mead Road north to the Falls River. Work will begin next Monday, June 8th, and is expected to be completed by Thursday, July 2nd.     The project …

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Kingsford Post Office Granted Temporary Reprieve

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The United States Postal Service has announced today that the Kingsford Mail Processing Center, which was previously scheduled to have their mail sorting operations moved Green Bay in July, will now continue offering a full range of mail processing services through the end of the year. Congressman Benishek, …

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Indian Reservation Drug Supply Interrupted By DEA Bust

Dozens of suspected heroin dealers are being indicted for running one of the largest drug rings on Midwest Indian reservations. A federal grand jury in Minnesota has indicted 41 people who prosecutors say trafficked heroin and other hard drugs from Detroit, Chicago and Minneapolis to Indian reservations in the region, …

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“Summer Of Safety” Focus Of State Law Enforcement

Keeping drivers and passengers safe all summer long is the goal of a new campaign launched by the Michigan Office Of Highway Safety Planning. The “Michigan Summer of Safety” effort allows local police departments, sheriff’s offices and State Police to decide how and when to conduct federally-funded seat belt and …

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Consumer Confidence Slips

Consumer confidence took a step back this month as a result of the economy’s dismal first quarter performance. That’s’ according to the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers. U-M economist Richard Curtin says the decline was widespread among all age and income subgroups as well as across all parts of …

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Lawmakers Looks At Using Casino Money For Fixing Roads

A Michigan House Committee is considering a move to take more than $130 million out of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to help fund road repair. Part of the proposal would call for taking money that came from Indian casinos. The MEDC questions if doing that would be legal, noting …

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Bill Would Reduce MIP’s To Civil Infractions

A bill lessening the penalty for a minor in possession of alcohol (MIP) is before a state Senate committee. The legislation would change MIPs from a misdemeanor, which could carry jail time, to a civil infraction punishable by just a fine. However, a third offense would remain a misdemeanor. Bill …

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Escanaba Officials Oppose Connecting Power Line

A proposal to run a power transmission line across the Straits of Mackinac to connect the Lower Peninsula and Upper Peninsula is drawing the ire of at least one U.P. Community. Escanaba City Councilwoman Pat Baribeau says the bill ignores the western U.P.’s connection to Wisconsin power providers. Escanaba Mayor …

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