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Snyder Announces Funding for Winter Damages

After a deep freeze this past winter that left many local communities with thousands of dollars in damages, funding is now on the way. Gov. Rick Snyder announced yesterday that the state is moving swiftly to inform communities in northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula of their eligibility for assistance …

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No Injuries in Hancock Accident

There were no serious injuries after two vehicles collided in Hancock Thursday morning. The accident happened around 9 a.m. near Pat’s Foods. The Hancock Police Department said a woman driving a black car was attempting to turn right onto U.S. 41 from Scott Street when she pulled out into the …

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MTU Enrollment Figures

Michigan Technological University submitted its preliminary fall enrollment figures to the state this week. Enrollment totaled 7,100 this fall, up from last year and the second highest since 1983. Female enrollment in the College of Engineering is 1,005, an all-time high at 22 percent. American minority students totaled 474, nearly …

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Out of the Darkness Community Walk

The Baraga County Out of the Darkness Community Walk will begin at 11:00 at L’Anse Waterfront Park. The walk is designed to raise awareness about depression and suicide, and raise money to support anti-suicide programs. It’s part of a national effort sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Check-in …

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MDOT Seeks Volunteers

The Michigan Department of Transportation is looking for volunteers in the Upper Peninsula to report on winter driving conditions. M-DOT says the new Road Watchers program will give motorists a chance to tell them how well it’s maintaining highways in the U.P. this winter. Road Watcher volunteers will occasionally be …

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Road Funding Talks Continue in Lansing

State lawmakers are back in Lansing and they continue to talk about road funding, but any vote to raise new revenue for the roads is on hold. Before the summer recess the House passed a $450 million road package but that went nowhere in the Senate and now despite talks …

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MTU Ranked Among Best Universities

Once again, Michigan Tech has moved up in the annual US News & World Report ranking of the best undergraduate colleges and universities, placing 56th, in the top third, of 170 public universities. Michigan Tech’s undergraduate engineering programs ranked in the top half nationwide, 73rd of 157 programs ranked. Among …

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Dianda Wants More Electric Facilities in the U.P.

This week, Representative Scott Dianda introduced a resolution that encourages legislative support for the construction of new electricity generating facilities in the Upper Peninsula. Currently, U.P. residents are paying increasingly large sums to keep the Presque Isle Power Plant open and operating. With a capacity of more than 400 megawatts, …

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Standoff Suspect Arrested in Bessemer

A 38-year-old Bessemer man is in police custody after a seven-hour standoff in Gogebic County. Deputies say they received reports of gunshots in the vicinity of the suspect’s residence at 10:40 p.m. CDT Tuesday. The responding officers secured the perimeter and waited for backup. The suspect was visible both in …

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More Hunting in Seney

There could soon be more hunting opportunities in the Seney National Wildlife Refuge in the Upper Peninsula. The refuge says it is proposing new areas and seasons for deer and black bear and other species. The new rules would take effect with the start of Michigan’s 2015 hunting seasons. They’re …

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