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Houghton County Advances in Energy Competition

Houghton County is hosting a community-wide celebration tomorrow as Georgetown University announces that the county has advanced to the semi-finals in the national Georgetown University Energy Prize.     The national competition is geared for communities to reduce their electric and natural gas consumption over the next two years and win …

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Benishek To Propose New Wolf Hunting Bill

Legislation to negate a federal judge’s ruling that prevents wolf hunting in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota is expected to be introduced in the U.S. House this month. The measure will be co=sponsored by Congressman Dan Benishek, Reid Ribble of Wisconsin and Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming. Benishek says it will allow …

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Bridge Closing This Saturday

Only a few days remain until the bridge closing. The Portage Lake Lift Bridge between Houghton and Hancock is scheduled to be closed for 10 hours this weekend. The Michigan Department of Transportation says the bridge will close beginning at 9 p.m. Saturday and is scheduled to reopen at 7 …

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Wind Turbine Lawsuit

Heritage Sustainable Energy is suing Schoolcraft County in the Upper Peninsula over new wind turbine regulations that the company says are too restrictive. In the complaint, the company says the restrictions take away its personal property rights by depriving it of its economically beneficial use of leases, easements and generator …

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Damage to I-94 From Crash

Pits and gouges will remain on Interstate 94 in southwest Michigan between Kalamazoo and Battle Creek until crews can repave the areas where several vehicles burned in a massive pileup on Friday. Michigan State Police say 123 vehicles were involved in the crash that closed both the east and westbound …

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Gas Prices Rise Slightly

Gas prices increased slightly from last week, AAA Michigan reports. Michigan’s current statewide average is about $1.95 per gallon, about 3 cents more than last week’s average and about $1.43 less than this same time last year. This is the second week in a row that statewide average weekly gas …

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Postal Facilities Closing

Want that birthday card to arrive on time? You should probably drop it in the mail a day or two sooner. The U-S Postal Service is shutting down three facilities that postmark and sort mail in Michigan. By the summer, mail sent from Lansing and Kalamazoo will go to Grand …

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Snyder In A Cast

Governor Rick Snyder will be in a cast for the next few weeks due to a tear in his right Achilles tendon. Speaking Sunday during a U.S.-China auto forum at Cobo Center, Snyder said he sustained the injury Thursday after running while on vacation in Florida. Snyder said he’ll be …

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Group Seeks Funds for Nezami Grave Marker

Members of the Muslim Student Association at Michigan Tech are raising money to place a memorial marker on the grave of Sanaz Nezami, an environmental engineering graduate student who was killed by her husband in December 2013. The fundraising effort was started by some of the nurses who treated Nezami. …

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Ontonagon Drug Suspects Arraigned

Five Ontonagon County residents were among six people arraigned Friday, following a drug bust in Ontonagon County on Thursday. Those charged include… – 31-year-old Steven Paul Thompson of Gwinn… – 49-year-old Craig Gilson Scott of Ontonagon… – 29-year-old Clinton Dwayne Roberts of Mass City… – 49-year-old Joseph Bruce Bittner of …

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