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Snow Dumping Reminders

Houghton city officials are reminding residents not to dump snow from their driveways into city streets or rights-of-way. It’s against the law… makes snow removal tougher and more dangerous for city crews… and could bring you a $50.00 fine. Houghton Police Lieutenant Nick Roberts admits we’re all frustrated by this …

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Fatal Hancock House Fire

Police continue their investigation into an incident Friday evening that resulted in the death of a Hancock man. Officers were called to a home on Summit Street. A woman told them her 50-year-old boyfriend was acting erratically… had assaulted her… that she had taken a gun away from him… and …

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Ishpeming Abduction Trial Begins

Jury selection began yesterday in the trial of two Ishpeming men accused of kidnapping two women last summer, and holding them prisoner. Prosecutors say Jason Sadowski and Charles Cope imprisoned the women in the basement of Sadowski’s martial arts studio, The Martial Way. One of the two alleged victims has …

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Casino Proposal on Hold

A proposed tribal casino in Lansing is on hold until the U.S. Supreme Court rules in a case involving a Northern Michigan casino. The Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals issued a temporary ban on efforts by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians to push the project forward. …

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New College At MTU

Michigan Tech students have some new programs they can choose from thanks to a new college approved for establishment at MTU’s Board of Control meeting on Friday. The Pavlis Honors College, named after 1938 MTU alumnus Frank E. Pavlis, will feature academic programs like the Enterprise program and the Summer …

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Former Copper City President Passes Away

Former Copper City Village President Fortunate Curtis, Sr.,has died. Curtis was a teacher in the Copper City, Centennial and Calumet school districts. He passed away Thursday in Port Charlotte, Florida, following a short illness. Funeral services have been set for Friday at the Erickson-Crowley-Peterson Funeral Home. Fortunate Curtis, Sr., was …

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Poll Shows Support for Renewable Energy

A new poll shows strong public support for requiring Michigan’s utilities to generate 30 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2035. The survey commissioned by advocates of the greater use of renewable energy in the state showed 69 percent in support of such a goal with 23 percent …

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New Look for Sex Offenders Site

The Michigan State Police say beginning today, the Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry will have a new look. State Police say that while the level of detail and information about offenders will remain the same, the web site will receive a facelift. On the site, users can search by city, …

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Same-Sex Law on Trial

Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage goes on trial this week. U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman will begin taking testimony tomorrow before deciding whether Michigan’s gay-marriage ban is constitutional. The case involves two Detroit-area nurses in a lesbian relationship that argue in their lawsuit that the state’s constitutional amendment violates the …

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Taxing Unemployment Benefits

Democrats have introduced legislation in both the House and Senate to exempt those collecting unemployment benefits in Michigan from the state income tax. State Senator Jim Ananich of Flint says the legislation will not only help families survive as they’re looking for work, but putting more money in their pockets …

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