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Calumet Controller Honored by MML

A special honor was bestowed upon a local village official. Calumet Controller Susan Dana was given the 2014 Special Award of Merit from the Michigan Municipal League. She received the award during the League’s Annual Convention last week. Dana has been the comptroller for Calumet since 1986, and will be …

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MTU Legacy Marker Tomorrow

The unveiling of the first Michigan Tech Legacy Marker for Alumni Way will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock in front of the Electrical Energy Resources Center. The Legacy Marker will honor someone associated with MTU, and it will be a surprise to the individual. The Legacy Marker is …

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Experimental Treatment Bill Signed

Governor Rick Snyder has signed legislation giving Michigan residents with advanced illnesses who have exhausted all other options the opportunity to try experimental treatments under the care of a physician. The measures create the Right to Try Act in Michigan. It allows those suffering from advanced illnesses in the state …

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Marijuana Supporters Continue Push

While lawmakers return to Lansing for a session day on Wednesday, not much is expected. But proponents of medical marijuana are hopeful to push their legislation during the lame duck period after the election and before the end of the year. Their proposal would allow for the return of regulated marijuana …

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Fatal Accident Suspect Admits Guilt

The Ishpeming man who was involved in a fatal accident with two Copper Country residents has admitted to reckless driving. 19-year old Raymond Anderson pleaded guilty yesterday in a Marquette County District courtroom to two counts of moving violation causing death. The misdemeanor is punishable by up to 1 year …

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Man Drowns After Boat is Capsized

One person drowned when a boat capsized Wednesday on a Marquette County lake. The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office says three employees of the Huron Mountain Club in Powell Township were working on Mountain Lake in a 16 foot flat bottom jon boat winterizing campsites around the lake when the incident …

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Campaign for Flu Shots

State health officials Thursday began an annual campaign of encouraging Michigan residents to get flu vaccinations and have confirmed three cases of influenza in adults already in the 2014-2015 season. One case was identified by a state laboratory as H-1-N-1, one is H-3-N-2 and one is an Influenza-B virus. Officials …

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Mild Winter Expected This Year

By this time of the year, Yoopers are already anticipating the first signs of winter but if you think we’ll have one like last year’s, thinkg again. According to federal weather forecasters, a new report says that chances of an extremely hard winter like the one Michigan experienced last winter …

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Human Trafficking Bills Signed

Governor Rick Snyder has signed into law a large package of bills that, among other things, makes human trafficking punishable by imprisonment for life and permanently creates the state Human Trafficking Commission within the Attorney General’s Office. Snyder says it’s unacceptable that a dangerous and appalling practice like human trafficking …

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Vast Majority of Teachers Experienced Cuts

The Michigan Education Association says nearly 80 percent of teachers in the state have experienced funding cuts at their schools in the past four years. The president of the state’s teachers union says K-12 funding cuts aren’t campaign rhetoric ahead of the election next month. Democrats and the MEA say …

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