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Harsh Winter Driving Rise In Average MPG

Researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute say gas mileage of new vehicles sold in the U.S. slipped last month thanks in part to this year’s harsh winter. Average fuel economy of cars, light trucks, vans and SUVs purchased in February was 25.2 mpg, down from 25.4 mpg …

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AARP Warns Against Identity Theft Scams

AARP Michigan has joined in a national effort urging consumers to better protect themselves from a variety of scams, led by those involving identity theft. The concern follows a new report showing Michigan ranked 6th nationally in identity theft complaints for 2014, while ID theft was third in scam complaints …

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Friday 13th Lucky Day For Lottery Winners

Today is Friday the 13th and Michigan Lottery officials say the supposedly unluckiest of days has been a particularly lucky date for Lottery players. Since 2009, 11 players and one lottery club have won more than $95.5 million in big prizes playing the multi-state Mega Millions game. Friday the 13th …

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Bills Would Prohibit MEGA Tax Extensions

Republican lawmakers have introduced bills in Lansing that would prohibit the extension of tax credits originating under the now-defunct Michigan Economic Growth Authority, which have accumulated a $9.4 billion liability in the state and caused a budget shortfall in the current fiscal year. The first bill prohibits MEGA tax credit …

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Snyder Moves School Reform Office

Governor Rick Snyder has issued an executive order moving the state’s School Reform Office — designed to improve struggling schools — from the Michigan Department of Education and Democrat-controlled State Board of Education, into his department of Technology, Management and Budget. Democrats were quick to criticize the move. The governor …

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Houghton packs the Dee

The city of Houghton put out the call to Pack the Dee–and they did. In a strong show of support for the city’s claim to the Hockeyville title, hundreds of hockey lovers participated in a group photo decked out in their hockey jerseys and gear. And why do they believe …

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Getting Ready For The Tournament

The Michigan Tech women’s basketball team thumped the competition this season, going undefeated at home. And now as the number one seed, Tech will be hosting the NCAA Division 2 Women’s Basketball Midwest Regional final at the Wood Gym this weekend. But before the first tip off, MTU Athletic Director …

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Snowmobile Accident In Adams Township

An Atlantic Mine woman is injured following a snowmobile accident in Adams Township. The Houghton County Sheriff’s Department says the accident happened yesterday just before noon on Trail number 121—North Freda Trail. The 32-year-old woman was reportedly traveling southbound in a party of two snowmobiles when she lost control on …

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Calumet student wins U.P. Spelling Bee

The top speller in the Upper Peninsula this year is right here in Calumet. 6th grader Zander Worm of Washington Middle School is the winner of the U.P. Spelling Bee. More than a dozen schools competed in the finals.  Moderator Jerry Carnes says that the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th …

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MTU Engineering Programs On The Rise

Six graduate engineering programs at Michigan Technological University are on the rise according to a national report. The annual graduate engineering specialty rankings were released yesterday by US News and World Report. Environmental engineering was ranked 38th in the nation, compared to 52nd last year.   Electrical engineering was ranked 92nd, up from 114th last …

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