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Cold Summer Coming for the U.P.

Lake Superior is expected to have one of the coldest summer’s in decades following the record setting chill of this past winter. Scientists at the Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments Center, a federally funded collaboration between University of Michigan and Michigan State University, are predicting that North America’s largest …

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Roadcheck 2014

Michigan State Police Motor Carrier officers are joining more than 10,000 federal, state and local inspectors from the United States, Canada and Mexico for a vehicle inspection operation. “Roadcheck 2014” is an annual program designed to ensure highway safety by inspecting commercial vehicles. Officers will focus on cargo securement, brake …

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Increased Fish Kills May Be Common

The Department of Natural Resources says after the heavy ice and snow cover experienced on Upper Peninsula lakes this winter and spring, it may be common for there to be a higher than average number of dead fish or other aquatic creatures in area bodies of water. Officials say much …

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Baraga Tourism Study Reveals Strengths; Weaknesses

Tourists who visit Baraga County generally enjoy their time there, and are likely to return. That’s the gist of a survey compiled by the Baraga County Chamber of Commerce and the Baraga County Convention and Visitors Bureau. The results were presented at a community meeting last night, and were based …

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Houghton County Fair Schedule

The preliminary schedule for this year’s Houghton County Fair has been posted. This year’s midway will be provided by Spectrum Entertainment from Ironwood. Spectrum is replacing T.J. Schmidt and Company, which opted to accept a booking closer to its base of operations downstate. Monster trucks will return this year… as …

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Battle Over Eagle Mine Continues

Even as the Eagle Mine in Marquette County approaches the point at which it can begin operation, legal maneuvers to shut it down continue. Oral arguments will be heard at 10:00 this morning in the Michigan Court of Appeals in Lansing in an appeal filed by several groups that oppose …

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Highland Copper Finds Partner

The company looking to develop mining at the White Pine and Copperwood sites has taken on a partner. Highland Copper Company says it has signed a non-binding letter of intent with AMCI Holdings to form a joint venture to develop Highland’s projects in the Upper Peninsula. Highland Executive Chairman David …

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Benishek Blasts EPA

Congressman Dan Benishek is voicing his displeasure with the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulations. Benishek says regulators in Washington don’t realize how the proposal will kill jobs in Northern Michigan. Dr. Benishek recently signed a letter to the EPA urging them to extend the comment period so …

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Possible Murder-Suicide in Ironwood

The Ironwood Public Safety Department is investigating what appears to be a murder-suicide in the Jesseville area. Officials are not releasing any specifics regarding when and how it happened or who was involved at this time. More information may be made available later today. Ironwood Public Safety officers are continuing …

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Snyder Looking to Improve Life for Seniors in MI

This week Governor Rick Snyder reiterated his call to make Michigan a no-wait state for in-home senior services, urging lawmakers to approve an additional investment of up to $20 million next year. The Governor said Michigan has work to do to prepare for its growing older adult population, noting that …

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