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Flu Claims Three More Lives in Michigan

According to the state Department of Community Health, the flu is being blamed for three more deaths in Michigan. An infant from the central part of the state had already died from the flu. According to health officials at the University of Michigan Hospital, the strain of flu that is …

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Historic Winter Storm in Lower Peninsula

It’s a winter storm they’ll be talking about for years. And it’s hit Michigan head-on, and has impacted millions in the Lower Peninsula with a foot of snow or more, creating hazardous travel and dangerous conditions for anyone who is outside for any length of time. Flight delays and cancellations …

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December Auto Sales Down

Auto sales numbers for Chrysler, General Motors and Ford were beneath expectations for the month of December. But sales numbers were better when all of 2013 is considered. Last month, Chrysler sales were up 5.7 percent, below the 8.4 percent prediction. Ford sales last month increased only 1.7 percent, below …

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L’Anse Family Needs Help After Trailer Fire

A family is in need of help after their trailer caught on fire on the night of New Year’s Eve. The L’Anse Police and Fire Departments answered a call at 11:30 pm Tuesday and when they arrived on the scene, they found a trailer home on Mackey Road engulfed in …

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New CEO at Marquette General Hospital

Marquette General Hospital now has a new chief executive officer. Ed Banos has been named CEO, effective immediately. He had been president and chief operating officer of the hospital since last May. He will take over for Gary Muller who stepped down from the CEO position at MGH at the …

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Heavy Snowfall Effecting County Budget

This winter has brought down significant snowfall in Houghton County and the Road Commission is trying their best to keep the roads danger-free. Factors like ice cold temperatures and everyday snow fall is making it hard on the plows that hit the streets in the early parts of the morning. …

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CC Humane Society Animals Need A New Home

The Copper Country Humane Society in Houghton wants everyone to know they still have a lot of pets to give away. They recently held their “12 Dogs of Christmas” campaign but were only able to get two of the twelve dogs adopted. Humane Society Staff Member Katelyn Hough says that …

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Calumet Hockey Celebrates 100 Years at the Colosseum

This weekend is the Calumet Colosseum Centennial Celebration and it will feature several games with some of the best youth hockey teams, including two high school games. All leading up to the centennial game on Monday between the Calumet Wolverines and the Portage Lake Pioneers. So what makes this game …

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State of the State Address Scheduled for 1/16

Governor Rick Snyder is set to deliver his fourth State of the State Address on Thursday, January 16. Snyder’s office announced yesterday the Republican governor will deliver the speech in the State House of Representatives chamber before a joint session of the House and Senate at 7 p.m. that day. …

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Michigan Loses Drone Site Bid

Michigan has lost out on its bid to become one of six sites across the US that will develop unmanned aircraft systems. It had been hoped Alpena would be one of the sites chosen by the Federal Aviation Administration. But the state has lost out to Virginia, New York, Texas, …

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