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Wolf Hunt Ballot Signatures

A group which supports wolf hunting in Michigan has submitted more than 374,000 petition signatures to the Michigan Secretary of State, in order to ensure that wolf hunting will continue in Michigan. The group Citizens for Professional Wildlife Management, says its ballot proposal will ask voters to put game species …

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Windmill Scammer Sentenced

A windmill salesman convicted of swindling customers in the Upper Peninsula has been sentenced to up to fifteen years in prison. 57-year old Billy Lee Parish of Kincheloe pleaded no contest last month to one count of larceny by conversion greater than $20,000 in Delta County Circuit Court. As a …

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Minimum Wage Increased

Governor Rick Snyder has signed into law legislation that will increase Michigan’s minimum wage to $9.25 per hour by 2018. Under the compromise bill, which received bipartisan support in both chambers of the state Legislature yesterday, the minimum wage will gradually increase from $7.40 to $9.25 per hour by 2018. …

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Energy Demands to Increase This Summer

State regulators say the demand for energy in Michigan is projected to increase across all sectors compared to last year, with the majority of growth occurring due to weather related factors. According to the Michigan Public Service Commission’s Energy Appraisal for the summer, because the first three months of 2014 …

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Physical Therapy Without a Referral

The State Senate has unanimously approved legislation allowing Michigan patients to seek out and initiate physical therapy treatment without first receiving a referral from a physician. The sponsor of the bill, Republican Senator John Moolenaar of Midland, says currently, Michigan residents who have an injury that requires physical therapy first …

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Renewable Energy Could Create Jobs

A recent study indicates that increasing the renewable energy standard in Michigan could support between 20,000 or 40,000 jobs. The study was conducted by The Hill Group, Incorporated, and commissioned by the Michigan Conservative Energy Forum, which supports a higher renewable energy standard. The report found a 15 percent renewable …

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Seniors Healthy in Michigan

Michigan’s older residents are getting healthier overall and the state’s ranking on the basis of senior citizen health has improved to 20th from 26th. According to a national survey released by the United Health Foundation, the state ranked 17th in terms of the overall health of older residents. Michigan ranked …

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SeafoodFest Becomes Bridgefest Feast

This year’s Bridgefest weekend will have a different look. The Houghton Rotary Club has turned its traditional Seafoodfest into Bridgefest Feast. Rotarian Bill Musselman says most of the food preparation will be taken over by professionals from the Library Restaurant, Habañeros, Fitzgerald’s and MTU Dining Services… MUSSELMAN A. Musselman says …

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South Range VFW to Dedicate Flagpoles

One of the most significant Memorial Day services in the Copper Country this year will be in South Range… where the VFW Post will formally dedicate 26 new flagpoles installed around the Veterans plot at Mountain View Cemetery. The dedication ceremony will start following the 11:45 Memorial Day service. The …

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Yes, It Was Cold

Was it chilly and snowy in April? Why… yes, it was. Data from the National Weather Service office in Negaunee shows that Houghton received 31 inches of snow last month… the third-snowiest April since record-keeping began. Our temperature was five degrees below average… making last month the 16th-coldest April on …

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