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Raising the Speed Limit

Another effort has surfaced in Michigan to move the speed limit on some freeways to 80 miles per hour. House Republican Brad Jacobsen of Oxford is proposing that freeways in less populated areas be designated as “rural freeways” that may have speed limits of up to 80 miles per hour. …

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KREC Talking with Canadian Company about Biomass

There’s been a lot of talk about the possible rising cost of energy in the U.P. and the many forms of renewable energy that can be used. But now, talks about one of those methods is starting to gain some steam. According to Keweenaw Renewable Energy Coalition spokesman Sam Lockwood, …

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Little Brothers Thanksgiving Dinners

This Thursday, Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly will serve free Thanksgiving dinners for seniors who would otherwise be alone on the holiday. Dinners will be served at 1pm. A list of the locations will be available on the Community Calendar, which include Hancock – Church of the Resurrection, …

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Fiber Optic Proposal Approved in Manistique

A proposal to run almost 2 1/2 miles of fiber optic cable through the Hiawatha National Forest in the Upper Peninsula has been approved. The Hiawatha Telephone Company of Munising asked for permission earlier this year to run the cable between Stevens Lake and Gooseneck Lake, roughly 15 miles northwest …

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DNR to Allow Deer Feeding

The Department of Natural Resources will allow the supplemental feeding of deer across the entire Upper Peninsula. That’s because of the heavy snow that’s already accumulated in many parts of the region, as well as the bitterly-cold temperatures that have already been felt there. The feeding will be allowed by …

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Local Fish Markets Involved in Federal Investigation

A two-year federal undercover operation into illegal fishing on Lake Superior has resulted in a series of recent raids, involving three northern Michigan fish markets and their fishing operations. A federal search warrant and criminal complaints recently filed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service LED show that the Fish …

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U.P. Farms Participate in Food Exchange Program

Ten farms across the Upper Peninsula, including in the Copper Country, are a part of a pilot program exploring new ways to address small farm food certification. The farms are assisting the U.P. Food Exchange and the USDA in developing a Group Good Agricultural Practice (Group GAP) model. A Group …

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MDOT Adds More Webcams on Roads

This winter, those driving through the Upper Peninsula will be able to see what’s going on before they hit the roads. Thirteen new webcams have been added to the Michigan Department of Transportation Road Weather Information System. Locations include in Calumet on US-41 at Store Street, Arnheim on US-41 at …

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MTU Expands PCMI Program

An award-winning program at Michigan Tech is offering new degree options for students in two departments. The Peace Corps Master’s International program, which allows students to earn a master’s degree while simultaneously serving in the Peace Corps, will now include students in computer science as well as electrical and computer …

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SmartZone to Develop Angel Network

Local startup businesses can now have another resource in their corner, thanks to the MTEC Smartzone and Michigan Tech’s Office of Innovation and Industry Management. In order to connect the startups to opportunities for capital, an angel investor network is being developed, which will help fill the financial gap and …

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