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MTU To Partner With Central Mich. for Doctorate Program

If you ever wanted to take one of the strongest physical therapy programs in the country, that opportunity is now available at Michigan Tech. In partnership with Central Michigan University, Tech students will now be able to earn a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from CMU, one of the strongest …

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Gubernatorial Candidates Set

The gubernatorial candidates and their running mates are now officially set for the statewide election in November. Both the Republican and Democratic parties held their statewide party conventions over the weekend where they solidified their tickets for the general election. On the GOP side, Governor Rick Snyder will again run …

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Cancer Prevention Lags in Michigan

Michigan is falling short in its efforts to prevent cancer by failing to do such things as imposing limits on tanning booths and providing state funding for early screening of cancer. That’s according to a report released this week by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. The complaints come …

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Labor Day Travel Numbers

More than 1.12 million Michigan residents will travel 50 miles or more from home during the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend, or about one-percent more than those who traveled last year, according to a new survey from “Triple-A Michigan.” Of those, over 1 million people plan to travel by auto, …

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Michigan Apple Crop Report

Michigan’s apple growers will harvest nearly 29 million bushels of apples this year, according to the official crop estimate announced Friday at the USApple Outlook meeting in Chicago. Officials say the 28.74 million bushels estimate is in line with the 2013 crop, which was a record size crop of 30 million …

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Houghton County Fair Awards

Here are the 2014 Open Class Indoor Still Exhibit Awards for the Houghton County Fair, announced August 22nd: Ruth Best Homemaker of the Year: Carol Kreher (also won two years ago) Silver Plate Awards – Floriculture – Ruth Salo – Culinary Arts – Jenny Dice – Horticulture – Judy Albee …

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2014 Houghton County Fair Kicks Off

For the first day of the Houghton County fair, a large crowd showed up to take in the sights of motocross, big pretzels and farm animals. Seven Copper Country women vied for the title of Miss Houghton County Fair Queen and this year, Hope Gockenbach from Chassell was the winner …

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Louie’s Files for Bankruptcy

After just over a year of operation at their new location in Calumet, Louie’s Supermarket has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in federal court. The filing allows the company, which operates grocery stores in Lake Linden and Calumet and an additional hardware store in Lake Linden as well as other …

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Dangerous Dogs Legislation

Legislation has been introduced in the Michigan House in the effort to curb the problem of dangerous dog bites. The two bill package sponsored by House Democrat Sean McCann of Kalamazoo creates a system where a dog can be officially designated as “dangerous.” Specifically, the measure allows a person to …

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Higher Energy Costs on the Way for the U.P.

It’s going to cost more for electricity in the Upper Peninsula. A decision by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to exempt Wisconsin customers from having to pay to keep Marquette’s Presque Isle Power Plant open means that every electric customer in the U.P. will have to foot the entire bill. …

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