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Calumet’s Red Jacket Road To Get Upgrade

Houghton County is among eight rural counties in Michigan to get a share of the $2.4 million designated to upgrade roads in urban to “all-season” status. The Michigan Department of Transportation says the money comes from the state Category F Transportation Economic Development Fund that seeks to upgrade the roads …

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U.P. Lawmakers Show Support For Eagle Mine Road

A group of U.P. Lawmakers are coming out in full support of the building of County Road 595, which is critical to the operations of the Eagle Mine. The State House adopted resolutions from State Representatives Scott Dianda and John Kivela, while state Senator Tom Casperson is the sponsor of a resolution …

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Benishek To Head Invasive Species Caucus

Congressman Dan Benishek will co-chair a committee to look into the problem of invasive species around the country. The Congressional Invasive Species Caucus will instruct members of Congress about the economic and environmental damage of invasive species, and come up with solutions to the environmental challenges that result from their …

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Record For Ice On Great Lakes Impending

A record could be set this weekend for ice coverage on the Great Lakes. The five lakes were 84.4% covered by ice as of Sunday, and more bitter cold air has already moved into the area. MLive.com chief meteorologist Mark Torregrossa says it’s a possibility that the lakes could surpass …

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Kreft To Stand Trial For Embezzlment

The Escanaba woman who allegedly stole more than $135,000 from a resident at Marquette’s Jacobetti Home For Veterans will stand trial. 37-year-old Frances Kreft has been bound over to Delta County Circuit Court on charges of embezzling from a vulnerable adult. She faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted. …

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Michigan Oil Industry On Obama’s Keystone Pipeline Veto

Michigan‘s petroleum industry is reacting to President Obama’s veto of the Keystone XL pipeline bill. The president Tuesday vetoed legislation that would have allowed for the pipeline that would deliver 800,000 barrels of petroleum a day from Canada to refineries on the Gulf Coast. John Griffin of the Associated Petroleum …

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U-M President Calls For Action Against Frat Vandals

University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel says fraternity members who vandalized northern Michigan resorts in January should be prosecuted. Schlissel told the Michigan Radio Network that those who did the vandalism have to be held responsible since they are young adults. He made the comments in Lansing Tuesday. Several fraternities …

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MSU President Comments On Snyder’s Education Spending Plans

University presidents Tuesday paraded before members of the House and Senate higher education budget committees which will decide how much should be spent on Michigan’s 15 public universities. Governor Rick Snyder proposed a 2% boost in state aid but only if the schools agreed to cap their tuition hikes at …

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Sentencing Guidelines Under Review

Legislative workgroups begin meeting in Lansing Wednesday in a renewed effort to reform sentencing guidelines in Michigan. Lawmakers admit to the delicate nature of the discussion, since changing guidelines in an effort to reduce costs in corrections can be interpreted as being soft on crime. Two bills to reform the guidelines …

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Vote Possible On Concealed Weapon Changes

Michigan‘s county gun board permit system for concealed weapons would be scrapped under a pair of bills that could see a vote in the Michigan House as early as Wednesday. The bills have already passed the Senate. The measure transfers most county gun board tasks to local county clerks. This …

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