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Governor’s Race Debate Scheduled

Republican Governor Rick Snyder and his Democratic challenger, Mark Schauer have agreed to a town hall-style debate to be broadcast on Detroit Public Television. The candidates will face off in a one-hour debate at 6 p.m. October 12th at Wayne State University in Detroit and it will be held in …

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Wolf Hunt Battle Continues

Opponents of wolf hunting in Michigan say they plan to challenge the latest state law that allows a wolf hunt. The state Legislature, last month, approved a petition drive-turned-law that gives the Natural Resources Commission authority to designate game species. The measure effectively rendered moot referenda designed to ban wolf …

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Diocese – Former U.P. Priest Abuse Allegations “Credible”

Officials of the Catholic Diocese of Marquette say allegations that a long-time Upper Peninsula priest sexually abused boys are “credible.” Father James Menapace served parishes in the central and eastern U.P. from 1963 through 1996, when he retired. Incidents that have been reported to the Diocese took place after his …

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Work-Release Walk-Off Receives More Jail Time

A man who walked away from work release in Houghton County will spend an additional six months in jail. 27-year-old Kevin Anderson was sentenced Monday in Circuit Court. He pleaded guilty to an amended charge of attempted escape from a misdemeanor jail sentence. Anderson was two weeks into a 30-day …

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Waupoose Works Plea Deal

A Baraga County man involved in an armed robbery last year in Watton had all but one of his charges dismissed for his guilty plea. Donovan Waupoose pleaded guilty to an added charge of delivery/manufacture of marijuana September 17. A trial was originally scheduled to start in Baraga County Circuit …

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Steel Days at MTU

Ten steel industry companies are coming to Michigan Tech on Wednesday to introduce students to career opportunities in the industry that supports the creation of everything from cars to skyscrapers. Last year, Steel Days attracted four companies. This year, participation has expanded to 10. The Association for Iron & Steel …

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Naming Contest for Michigan Trail

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced a naming contest for a new trail that stretches from Detroit to Ironwood. The 900-mile trail was first proposed by Governor Rick Snyder back in 2012 and will link numerous existing trails to provide both a hiking route and a bicycling route. …

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State Child Care Below Standards

Michigan’s child care program falls far short in ensuring high-quality child care that is so essential to kids, their parents and state businesses, according to a new report from a welfare advocacy group in Michigan. The Michigan League for Public Policy says the report shows Michigan is far behind other …

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MI Still Top 5 in Unemployment Rate

While Michigan and 14 other states saw their unemployment rates go down from July to August, Michigan still tied with two other states for the fifth highest adjusted unemployment rate among the 50 states. The figures come from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. Michigan’s jobless rate in August was …

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KBIC Moves Toward Warden Purchase

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Tribal Council has approved a 10-million dollar offer to purchase the L’Anse Warden Power Plant. The offer is non-binding. It is contingent on the results of inspections and other due diligence that will be performed by the tribe, if the offer is accepted. A Facebook …

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