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Three Injured in Ontonagon Car Accident

A two car accident in Ontonagon County sent three people to the hospital Saturday afternoon. Troopers from the Wakefield Post of the Michigan State Police say it happened on M-28 near Pendock Road in Bergland Township around 4:20pm, when 25-year-old Grant Larsen slowed down in the eastbound lane to make …

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Police Chase Ends in Crash in Iron Mountain

A late night police chase through the streets of Iron Mountain ended in a crash early Saturday morning. Troopers from the Iron Mountain Post of the Michigan State Police say it happened around 2:00 a.m. after they attempted to a stop a motorcyclist for a traffic violation. The rider reportedly …

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NMU Rates Increase

It’ll be a little more expensive to attend Northern Michigan University this fall. At a special meeting on Friday, the NMU Board of Trustees voted to raise tuition by 3.2%. Full-time undergrads from within Michigan had to pay just under $9,100 in tuition and fees this year. They’ll have to …

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State Revenue Collections Down

Michigan saw total revenue collections of $1.5 billion in May, a drop of 2.6 percent from May 2013. According to figures released by the Senate Fiscal Agency that’s $15.4 million less than the May Revenue Estimating Conference forecast. So far for the 2013-14 fiscal year, the state has raised not …

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Summer Reading Program

State Education officials say books still will be available to thousands of Michigan schoolchildren at libraries across the state as part of the Summer Reading program. Summer Reading is a free, voluntary program designed to encourage youths and teens to keep reading through engaging activities that tap into their personalities …

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No Walleye for Bays de Noc

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has objected to planting of walleye on the Bays de Noc in the Upper Peninsula preventing the Department of Natural Resources from planting 3 million fry stock this spring and another 30-thousand fingerlings in the fall. The DNR says the tribe is …

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Mackinac Bridge Traffic Down

Traffic on the Mackinac Bridge dropped again last month. Robert Sweeney, Executive Secretary of the Mackinac Bridge Authority, says 304,387 vehicles crossed the span during the month of May down 1.3% compared to 308,440 in 2013. Fare revenue is down 1.4% compared to last year. Officials say all revenue collected …

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Bridgefest Feast Preview

Two special events in the Copper Country are finally here. The first is Bridgefest Feast, formerly known as Seafood Fest, which will be held at Kestner Park in Houghton. The annual rototary fundraiser will feature live entertainment and food from local establishments including Fitzgerald’s, Habaneros, The Library and MTU Dining …

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Coyote Hunter Sparks Controversey

A U.P. coyote hunter’s conduct is being called into question. The man, who is still anonymous at this point, shot a coyote several times in Ironwood this past winter before having his dogs come in to finish off the job. Hounding coyotes is permitted in Michigan, but the United States …

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Smurfing Bill Moving Through Legislature

State Representative John Kivela’s new meth bill is on its way to Governor Rick Snyder’s desk. The proposed law would restrict pharmacies from selling ephedrine and pseudoephedrine products, like Sudafed and Zyrtec-D, to individuals convicted of methamphetamine-related offenses. Convicts with a prescription would still be able to purchase the medication. …

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