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Police Face Off Against Firefighters

No matter what the score, everyone wins when the local police face off against the firefighters in the annual Pigs-n-Heat Hockey Game. The game will be played tomorrow at 7pm at the Calumet Colosseum. Lieutenant Nick Roberts of the Houghton Police Department says this is a special event for them …

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Three Michigan Areas Among Best Destinations

Three Michigan locations are in the running for the best travel destinations in America in a new USA Today online contest–including two in the Upper Peninsula. People can vote from a list of nominees in several categories. In the Western U.P., the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State park is vying for best State …

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Stabenow, Peters Applaud Funding To Fight Invasive Species

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow, and Gary Peters say they are pleased with  the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative announcement to spend more than $1,1 million to battle invasive species in the Great Lakes. The money will help the efforts of the Upper Peninsula Resource Conservation & Development Council and the Alger Conservation …

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Logging Truck Accident In Baraga County

US-41 between Alberta and Covington had traffic re-routed for most of Wednesday afternoon and evening, after an accident involving a logging truck. The accident happened at about 2:30 p.m. Police say the logging truck suffered an equipment malfunction of some kind and lost its logs. Two other semis and a …

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Voodoo Mountain To Open December 2015

    A new ski destination will open up next winter in the Copper Country, the first of its kind in the area. Mt. Bohemia will take skiers via snowcat to Voodoo Mountain on the north side of the Keweenaw Peninsula. Voodoo Mountain will eventually feature over 1,200 skiable acres …

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DNR Enforcing Noise Limits On Snowmobiles

If your snowmobile is too loud, you can get a ticket. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is reminding snowmobilers that state law does have decibel limits for their vehicles. Conservation officers in the Western U.P. have been working patrols in the area following several complaints from residents who live …

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Public Comment Period Open For DNR Wolf Management Plan

What do you think should be done about wolves in Michigan?  The Michigan Department of Natural Resources would like to know. The DNR is seeking public comment over the next 30 days on a draft update of the 2008 Michigan Wolf Management Plan. The plan covers topics such as how …

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Benishek Opposing Bullet Ban

Congressman Dan Benishek is one of several lawmakers calling for a halt to the prohibition of a particular assault rifle bullet. At issue is the possible ban on the 5.56mm/.223 caliber M855 “green tip” ammo, a common round used in AR15 rifles. In a letter to the Bureau of Alcohol, …

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Trial Pending For U.P. Man Accused Of Shooting Troopers

The Upper Peninsula man arrested in a shooting that injured two Michigan State Police troopers last month has been bound over for trial. 49-year-old Richard Goodreau of Norway is charged with first degree criminal sexual conduct, assault with intent to murder, malicious destruction of police property and a felony firearm …

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Schuette Will Not Support Sales Tax Hike

Republican Governor Rick Snyder will not get the support of GOP Attorney General Bill Schuette for the sales tax hike to fix Michigan roads. The May 5th ballot proposal increases the sales tax from 6% to 7%. Schuette labels the measure a $1.9 billion “Christmas tree tax hike” saying Proposal …

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