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Burglary Study

Half of all home burglaries occur during the summer months in Michigan when many homeowners are vacationing. According to the Michigan State Police, July and August have the greatest number of burglaries with over 4,000 each month in 2013. Lori Conarton of the Insurance Institute of Michigan says increased resident …

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Land Comments on $3M Contribution

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land insists there is nothing illegal or improper about a three-million dollar campaign contribution. At issue is an investigation into a contribution the former Michigan Secretary of State made to her own campaign. Authorities say that on federally filed forms Land failed to disclose the …

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NRC To Take On Legislation

The board of State Canvassers in Lansing approved “citizen initiated legislation” that would put the decision on game species in Michigan in the hands of the governor-appointed Natural Resources Commission. The measure would basically put a stop on two statewide ballot proposals that would ban wolf hunting in the Upper …

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Schauer Reveals Voting Republican

Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer says he voted in a Republican primary in 2012 to help decide that party’s presidential nominee. Schauer told reporters yesterday that he voted in the Republican primary two years ago because there was nobody to vote for on the Democratic side, since President Barack …

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Formal Notice Sent to Enbridge

Attorney General Bill Schuette and Department of Environmental Quality Director Dan Wyant have sent a formal notice to Enbridge calling on the company to meet its requirement to install additional anchors for two oil pipelines laid in the Mackinac Straits more than sixty years ago. Enbridge has acknowledged that it …

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Jobless Claims Decline in MI

Michigan led the nation during the past week, with the largest decline in the number of new jobless claims. It comes the same week that the US Labor Department reports that the number of people seeking benefits fell to its lowest level in more than eight years. Michigan reported 6800 …

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Houghton City Council Meeting Recap

It was a busy night for the Houghton City Council yesterday at their bi-monthly meeting. The council held a public hearing and passed an ordinance to make a change to the rental code regarding sleeping rooms. Assistant City Manager Ann Vollrath says it was a neccesary course of action. The …

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Calumet Stabbing Case Dismissed

A Calumet man who was arrested on stabbing charges in early July had his case dismissed yesterday in Houghton County District Court. 26-year-old Kyle Huuki was originally charged with felonious assault or assault with intent to commit great bodily harm less than murder. However, according to the Houghton County Prosecutor’s …

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New Exhibit at Finlandia Gallery

Today, a special exhibit will be opening at the Finlandia University Gallery. Fragments from Mantta will be on display starting tomorrow through September 12th. The exhibit was designed by Anna Alapuro, who will travel from Finland to attend a closing reception at the gallery on September 4th. Alapuro will display …

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Two Petitions for the State Canvassers

The board of State Canvassers meets in Lansing today and is expected to formally approve signatures gathered for a petition initiative that would ask voters to amend the current minimum wage law by increasing it to $10.10 per hour by 2017. Another question remains however. Some say the legislature’s recent approval …

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