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Michigan Energy Assistance Program

SEMCO Energy Gas Company is one of 13 organizations that have received grants as a part of the Michigan Energy Assitance program. The Michigan Public Service Commission in conjunction with the Department of Human Services has approved $89.5 million in grants to the organizations for the fiscal year beginning October …

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MTU Receives Special Microscope

Michigan Tech is well on its way to getting a $1.7 million, state-of-the-science transmission electron microscope, thanks to the National Science Foundation and a team of dedicated researchers led by Reza Shahbazian-Yassar. The cost of the TEM will be covered by $1.2 million from the NSF and about $500,000 in …

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Bridge to be Dedicated to Veterans

The Copper Country is well-known for its veterans population and two local lawmakers are introducing a bill to honor those who have served. Representative Scott Dianda is teaming up with Senator Tom Casperson to name a bridge in Ontonagon County the “Ontonagon County Veterans Memorial Bridge.” The bridge is located …

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Minimum Wage to Be Implemented Monday

If you’re paid the minimum wage, you’re likely getting a pay increase next Monday. It follows recent action by the Michigan Legislature, and the Governor. The state’s minimum wage will increase from the current $7.40 per hour to $8.15 per hour on September First. The state’s minimum wage was last …

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White Pine Power Plant Sold; Traxys Sale Completed

The White Pine power plant and copper refining facility have been sold. Prairie Plant Systems of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan finalized terms of the purchase of the Traxys Power Group on Monday. Prairie Plant’s purchase also includes Upper Peninsula Power Marketing, which buys and sells energy across the electrical grid. The new …

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Highland Estimates for Potential Keweenaw County Mine

Highland Copper thinks it may be able to pull more than 100-million tons of copper out of an area it’s been exploring in Keweenaw County. The 543-S project is located west of Gratiot Lake. An Initial Resource Estimate released yesterday shows a potential yield of 109-million tons of copper, and …

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Community Energy Meeting

Many Copper Country residents are aware that there is an energy issue in Houghton County and a special meeting is being held today to help educate the community on what they can do to save energy. The Houghton Energy Efficiency Team will be meeting with local members of the community …

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Wolf Hunt Opponents to Protest in Lansing

Opponents of a wolf hunt in Michigan will be at the Capitol in Lansing Wednesday to urge lawmakers to vote ‘no’ on a citizen’s initiative that effectively would allow a wolf hunt in Michigan to continue. The group “Keep Michigan Wolves Protected” want state House members to vote no on …

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Fatal Motorcycle Accident in Gwinn

A woman is dead and a man is facing charges after a motorcycle accident in Gwinn early Saturday morning. The Forsyth Township Police Department said the accident happened just after 2 a.m. Saturday near The Happy Hour Bar. Police say the operator of the motorcycle, William Toyra Jr. was allegedly …

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Logging Accident in Gogebic County

A Wisconsin man is recovering from injuries after a weekend logging accident in Ironwood Township. The Goegbic County Sheriff’s Department says it happened at about 11 a.m. Central time Sunday. 24-year-old Kory Ofstad of Saxon, Wisconsin was working near the intersection of Lake Road and Upper Powers Road when a …

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