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Public Forum To Discuss Hancock US-41 Road Project

A little more than a year from now, the main drag through downtown Hancock will start to look a lot different when a major road reconstruction project gets underway. To share the plans for the US-41 reconstruction and streetscape project in the city of Hancock, the Michigan Department of Transportation …

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Public Urged To Obey Spring Weight Restrictions

As winter fades and the snow melts, we now get to enjoy one of the sure signs of springs–potholes. And with the extreme cold temperatures experienced this year, the Michigan Department of Transportation says following the Spring Weight restrictions is more important than ever for protective our roads. When roads …

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DNR Hunt Of A Lifetime Contest Open

The Department of Natural Resources is reminding hunters to apply today for their chance to win the hunt of a lifetime through the Pure Michigan Hunt. The drawing opportunity opened March 1.  There are three lucky winners each year.  Eighteen Michigan hunters have won the Pure Michigan Hunt since the …

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U.P. Veterans Voice Concerns At Town Hall Meeting

Upper Peninsula veterans got the chance to have their voices heard at a town hall meeting. At the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain, veterans expressed their concerns over the system that they say often gets in the way of getting the care they need. “It’s a …

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Harsh Winter Driving Rise In Average MPG

Researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute say gas mileage of new vehicles sold in the U.S. slipped last month thanks in part to this year’s harsh winter. Average fuel economy of cars, light trucks, vans and SUVs purchased in February was 25.2 mpg, down from 25.4 mpg …

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AARP Warns Against Identity Theft Scams

AARP Michigan has joined in a national effort urging consumers to better protect themselves from a variety of scams, led by those involving identity theft. The concern follows a new report showing Michigan ranked 6th nationally in identity theft complaints for 2014, while ID theft was third in scam complaints …

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Friday 13th Lucky Day For Lottery Winners

Today is Friday the 13th and Michigan Lottery officials say the supposedly unluckiest of days has been a particularly lucky date for Lottery players. Since 2009, 11 players and one lottery club have won more than $95.5 million in big prizes playing the multi-state Mega Millions game. Friday the 13th …

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Bills Would Prohibit MEGA Tax Extensions

Republican lawmakers have introduced bills in Lansing that would prohibit the extension of tax credits originating under the now-defunct Michigan Economic Growth Authority, which have accumulated a $9.4 billion liability in the state and caused a budget shortfall in the current fiscal year. The first bill prohibits MEGA tax credit …

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Snyder Moves School Reform Office

Governor Rick Snyder has issued an executive order moving the state’s School Reform Office — designed to improve struggling schools — from the Michigan Department of Education and Democrat-controlled State Board of Education, into his department of Technology, Management and Budget. Democrats were quick to criticize the move. The governor …

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Houghton packs the Dee

The city of Houghton put out the call to Pack the Dee–and they did. In a strong show of support for the city’s claim to the Hockeyville title, hundreds of hockey lovers participated in a group photo decked out in their hockey jerseys and gear. And why do they believe …

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