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Suspect In Fatal Vehicle Fire Arrested

A Manistique man was arrested in Illinois in connection to a fatal vehicle fire that killed three people in Schoolcraft County. Officers from the West Frankfort Police Department say Kenneth Daniel Brunke of Manistique was taken into custody Sunday after being identified as a person of interest during an investigation …

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Roy’s Pasties & Bakery Accepts Michigan Works! Award

By moving their business to the downtown waterfront, expanding and adding jobs in the process, one Copper Country business is making an impact in their community. In recognition of that effort, Roy’s Pasties and Bakery has been awarded the 2015 Michigan Works! Association of Prosperity Award. Besides creating 13 news …

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U.P. Nature Writing Contest Accepting Entries

THIRD ANNUAL U.P. NATURE WRITING CONTEST OPEN FOR ENTRIES NORTH COUNTRY PUBLISHING OF SKANDIA AND THE FALLING ROCK CAFÉ AND BOOKSTORE OF MUNISING ANNOUNCE OPENING OF THE THIRD ANNUAL U.P. NATURE WRITING CONTEST.  WIN $250 AND GET PUBLISHED!   CONTEST GUIDELINES BY EMAILING NORTHCO@UP.NET. DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS JUNE 13TH.

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Falcons Return To Lift Bridge

The lift bridge is an unlikely abode for many critters, but for a pair of peregrine falcons, it’s home sweet home. Tech Today says the pair are likely the same birds who nested atop the lift bridge last year and raised three chicks. This year, they chose the high nesting …

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Snyder Continues To Dodge Presidential Run Question

Governor Rick Snyder says he plans to decide whether to run for president “in the next couple of months or so.” Snyder made the comment to Bloomberg News when questioned about a decision on a presidential run. Asked if the odds of him running for president are better than 50 …

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Workplace Homicides Rise As Work-Related Deaths Fall

Early figures from an annual Michigan State University report indicate that the number of workplace deaths in Michigan has decreased, but work-related homicides may be rising. The Michigan Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation program, or MIFACE, shows an estimated 125 workers died while on the job in 2014, down from …

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Groups Band To Ban Powdered Alcohol

State lawmakers will join police, health professionals and businesses at the Capitol Tuesday to call on the legislature to ban powdered alcohol. Grand Ledge Republican, Senator Rick Jones is sponsoring legislation to ban powdered alcohol, also called Palchohol, in Michigan. He says alcohol is a poison and a powdered version …

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Oral Arguments On Gay Marriage Ban To Begin

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today (Tuesday) on the legality of Michigan’s 2004 vote to ban gay marriage with a nationwide ruling expected in June. The outcome of that decision could impact debate on a measure pending in the state Senate. The so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act …

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Most U.P. Roadside Parks Opening Today

Most roadside parks operated by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) in the Upper Peninsula will open April 27. The nine parks located in Luce, Alger, Chippewa and Schoolcraft counties will remain closed until remaining snow melts, facilities thaw and water recedes. Those parks are tentatively set to open May …

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Snow Delays Some Campground Openings In The U.P.

The campground opening dates for two state parks in the Upper Peninsula have been delayed this season due to excessive snow, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources said today. Brimley State Park’s modern campground opened over the weekend and Van Riper State Park’s campground is scheduled to open Monday, May 4.Delaying the …

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