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SEIU Receives Record Fine

The Service Employees International Union has been slapped with a near $200,000 fine for alleged campaign finance violations from a failed 2012 ballot initiative. Secretary of State Ruth Johnson says it is the second largest such fine in state history. Johnson’s office investigated a complaint filed by political advocacy group …

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Great Bear Chase Draws Large Crowd

The trails were in great condition for the Great Bear Chase this past weekend. The race brought together professional and casual skiers from all across the country. Kathleen Morse, one of the participants in the race, has been skiing for more than 30 years and she loves this race especially. …

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Meth Bust in Gogebic County

Two Gogebic County residents are facing a number of charges after $75,000 worth of meth was found in their residence. 37 year old Richard Hill and 37 year old Rebecca Suzik, both of Ironwood, are charged with two felony counts: delivery/manufacture of meth and possession of meth. They could spend …

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William Clay Ford Sr. Passes Away

The last surviving grandson of Henry Ford is dead. Detroit Lions owner and chairman William Clay Ford died Sunday at the age of 88 due to pneumonia. He had been the sole owner since buying the team in 1963 for 4.5 million dollars. Under his ownership, the team built two …

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Space Heater Recall

If you’re using a space heater to keep warm – you’ll want to pay close attention to this recall. About 31,000 Duraflame Electric Space Heaters, made by Twin-Star, are being recalled because of burn hazards. The heaters’ flame effect resembles a fireplace and works with or without heat. The company …

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Changing Smoke Alarms

The State Fire Marshal is urging you to make it a priority to ensure your home is equipped with working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Rich Miller says the risk of dying from a fire in a home without working smoke alarms is twice as high as in a …

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Casino Scam Artist Sentenced

An Oklahoma man has been sentenced up to 3 years in prison in Marquette federal court for masterminding a scheme that bilked the Kewadin Casino in Sault Ste. Marie out of nearly $310,000 over the course of the two-year period. 63-year old Joe Koster and five others all plead guilty …

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Future of Home Building

The Home Builders Association of Michigan is confident in its prediction of another good year for residential home construction. There was a 28% year-to-year increase for single-family home permits in the state for 2013. And it’s predicted that there will be a 20% jump this year when all is said …

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3-D Fingerprints

Computer scientists at Michigan State University have built the first three-dimensional model of a human fingerprint. They say not only will it help today’s fingerprint-matching technology do its job better, but could eventually lead to improvements in security. The method, developed by Anil Jain, his MSU colleagues and research collaborator …

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School Districts in Violation

As many as 60 percent of public school districts in Michigan could be in violation of a state law passed in 2011 that made decisions about teacher placement and evaluation prohibited subjects of bargaining. That’s according to a new Mackinac Center for Public Policy study. The Center surveyed 130 school …

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