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Houghton City Council Meeting Recap

A busy docket was on hand for the Houghton City Council yesterday. The council adopted a policy for the city’s retirement account where employees will not be able to accrue time towards their account when they are on any kind of unpaid leave. Also, a yearly revision of the city’s …

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Bridgefest Parade

With Bridgefest right around the corner, that means it’s time to put together some ideas for the Bridgefest parade. There is no specific theme for the event but Parade Organizer David Crowley says it’s better that way. Crowley advises that anyone who wants to participate in the parade should pre-register …

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Casting Call for U.P. Movie

Anyone looking to be a part of a Hollywood movie that will be filmed in the U.P., now is your chance. The film is called Superior and it follows two recent high school graduates, Derek and Charlie, who bike 1,300 miles around Lake Superior in 1969. Their travels take them …

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New Course at Finlandia

A rapidly-growing field will now be featured as a class at Finlandia University. The Board of Trustees have approved the addition of an Associate in Applied Science degree in Medical Billing and Coding Specialist to the College of Health Sciences. Starting this fall, students can take courses in a field …

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Troopers Train Underwater with MTU

This week, the Michigan State Police Underwater Recovery Unit is training with Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center staff. The GLRC is providing advanced underwater sonar training and teaching advanced search and recovery techniques. The GLRC and the MSP use some of the same advanced underwater tools. MSP divers will …

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Manistique Man Wins Jackpot

An Upper Peninsula chicken farmer has won big on the Michigan Lottery. Jeff LaBar of Manistique won $3.3 million in the Classic Lotto 47 game for last Wednesday’s drawing. He bought his winning ticket at the Shell Gas Station on US-2 in Manistique. LaBar chose to get his winnings in …

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Battle for Charity Poker Games

Charitable groups fighting the state’s efforts to impose new rules on charity poker games have filed an action in the Court of Claims trying to block the rules. The action came as a House committee is still reviewing legislation that would set new regulations in place overseeing the charity games. …

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Snyder Wants Action

Governor Rick Snyder wants more than just talk at this year’s Detroit Regional Chamber Mackinac Policy Conference, he wants action. The governor yesterday opened the three-day event saying he had began attending the conference when he moved back to Michigan in the 1990s, but eventually stopped coming, noting that for …

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Schuette Visits U.P.

  Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette spoke yesterday at the Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock to many local government officials including Hancock Mayor Lisa McKenzie who introduced Schuette. Finlandia President Philip Johnson presented Schuette with a gift of some Finlandia University gear. Then he talked about his work during …

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Steward Needed for Lighthouse

The U.S. General Services Administration has announced that it is looking for stewards to preserve historical lighthouses across the state, one of which is the Keweenaw Waterway Lower Entrance Light. USGSA Regional Public Affairs Officer Cat Langel says the stewardship would be at no cost to any eligible state or …

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