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Food Assistance Fraud

An effort is underway in the Michigan Legislature to crack down on food assistance fraud in Michigan. The legislation targets retailers who allow people to buy and sell their Bridge cards in exchange for money. Many complain that food assistance Bridge cards have been sold for cash which then is …

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Consumer Confidence Data

Consumer confidence declined in May, according to the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers. U of M economist Richard Curtin, director of the surveys, says the decrease was not due to the gloomy state of the economy during the 1st quarter, which had the weakest pace of growth in …

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UM Leading Way in Concussion Study

The University of Michigan will play a leading role in the most comprehensive study of concussion and head impact exposure ever conducted. The $30 million joint initiative between the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the U.S. Department of Defense will enhance the safety of student-athletes and service members. Researchers say …

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CC Habitat for Humanity to Celebrate Two Events

This weekend, one journey will end while another one will be just beginning. The Copper Country Habitat for Humanity is holding two events tomorrow. The first will be a mortgage burning celebration for Steve Fish of South Range. Fish received his house in 1997 and has paid off his mortgage …

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Aspirus Keweenaw Recognized

Aspirus Keweenaw has been named one of America’s Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals by the iVantage Strength Index, the health care industry’s most comprehensive rating of acute care hospitals. The system rates more than 1300 critical access hospitals in rural areas on metrics ranging from quality, patient perspective and affordability. …

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Coffee With A Cop

Today you can spend some time with those who protect and serve the community during the Coffee With A Cop event going on this morning until 11 a.m. The Michigan State Police from the Calumet Post will be hosting the event at the Suomi Restaurant in Houghton. Among those who …

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Lake Char Preparing for Survey

The Lake Char has been preparing this week for its spring surveys throughout Lake Superior. The boat is a DNR operated research vessel that conducts surveys of fish populations in Lake Superior from Isle Royale along the coast to Grand Marais. The crew will survey details of fish populations such …

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DNR Advises Anglers to Lookout

Michigan Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologists are reminding Lake Superior anglers to keep an eye out for Chinook salmon with missing adipose fins. In 2012, the DNR’s Fisheries Division began stocking clipped Chinook salmon as a means to track and evaluate the proportion of fish caught that originated in …

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MSP Debunk Trailer Hitch Myth

The Michigan State Police from the Calumet Post want to put a certain rumor to rest: it is not illegal to operate a vehicle with a “Reese style” trailer hitch when not pulling a trailer. This rumor has spread across the Keweenaw and troopers say there is no truth to …

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Target Seeks Help from MTU Program

  Michigan Tech’s Enterprise program has received participation from its first retail firm. Target Corporation has become involved in the program, where teams of students work with a business or industry sponsor on a real-world problem that the sponsor would like the students to help solve. The team is called …

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