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Teachers Learn About Mining at MTU

Nine teachers from across Michigan will spend five days at Michigan Tech next week, learning about the geology and natural resources of the Upper Peninsula, as well as engineering and societal issues related to mining. During the workshop participants will take field trips to explore the geology of the western …

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Police Watching For Distracted Drivers

Michigan State Police will join forces with five other state law enforcement agencies as part of the 6-State Trooper Project to focus on distracted driving enforcement this week. State Police Director Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue says in addition to focusing on distracted driving behaviors, troopers will also be on the …

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Slight Decrease in National Parks Revenue

A new National Park Service report shows that the nearly 2 million visitors to Michigan’s national parks in 2013 spent more than $166 million and supported more than 2,500 jobs in the state. Michigan’s national parks include Isle Royale National Park, Keweenaw National Historical Park and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. …

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Aura Welcomes New Wall of Fame Members

Pleasant weather contributed to a successful Aura Jamboree over the weekend. Dozens of performers took the stage in 15-minute intervals… and organizers reported good turnouts for the traditional dances both Friday and Saturday nights. The most poignant moment came when Aura Hall Board Member Mike Roberts introduced this year’s new …

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MTU Offering Rides on Lake Superior Day

Lake Superior Day is this Sunday and Michigan Tech is offering free rides on the research vessel Agassiz to people a peek at how scientists study the Great Lakes in Copper Harbor. The Agassiz will depart from the Isle Royale Queen dock every half hour from 1 to 4 p.m. …

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Dianda Supports Better Equipment for Local Gov’ts

State Representative Scott Dianda testified on behalf of legislation he introduced in December to require the Michigan Department of Transportation to first offer snow removal equipment for auction to local governments before offering it to the general public. The bill was introduced with 51 bipartisan co-sponsoring signatures, including the entire …

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Changes in Marijuana Dispensaries

State legislators have moved bills that would allow for the return of medical marijuana dispensaries in Michigan and the use of marijuana-laced foods. The Senate Government Operations committee on Wednesday approved legislation that would allow municipalities to permit dispensaries to sell marijuana to certified patients or caregivers, which is not …

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Sweepstakes Scam in the Copper Country

The Calumet Post of the Michigan State Police is warning residents about a sweepstakes scam targeting elderly residents. Troopers say the scam involves the scammer sending an official-looking letter and a bank check to residents congratulating them on winning a large sum of money. The check is for a fraction of …

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DNR Warns About Certain Baitfish

The Department of Natural Resources reminds the public that importing certain baitfish species is prohibited. The DNR has recently received numerous questions regarding the importation of baitfish into Michigan and points these inquiries to the Susceptible Fish Species list. The release, both intentional and unintentional, of live baitfish is one …

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Hancock City Council Meeting

At yesterday’s Hancock City Council meeting, the council received the draft final sewer flow report which showed that the district from Conrad-Shafter down to Portage Lake may have higher than normal sewage flow. The final report will be presented at the next council meeting. The council approved the establishment of …

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