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Deer Herd Struggling in Subzero Weather

The deer herd has been a big part of the Copper Country, which is one of the few areas in the entire state that allows supplemental deer feeding. The Calumet-Keweenaw Sportsmen’s Club near Eagle Harbor is one of two clubs that provide the deer feed during the winter but it …

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Circuit Court Cases for Today

Today in circuit court, former Houghton High School hockey volunteer Brad Aldrich is expected to be sentenced on charges of fourth degree criminal sexual conduct. He pled guilty to the charge as part of a plea deal which allowed a second charge of third degree CSC to be dismissed. Fourth …

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New Board Members for Keweenaw Chamber

The Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce held their board elections last week and the results are in. Lisa Dunnebacke has been re-elected to the board. There are three new members: Brian Donnelly, who is a bank manager at River Valley Bank in Calumet; Darrell Guitar, a real estate/insurance agent for Century …

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First Council Meeting of 2014 for Hancock

Tonight will be the first meeting of 2014 for the Hancock city council. Among the items on the agenda are items regarding the sewer system in Hancock. City Manager Glen Anderson will be presenting a request to replace the city’s sewer lift station meter. Also, there will be a proposal …

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Benishek Has A Challenger

U.S. Representative Dan Benishek will face a primary challenge in August. Alan Arcand of Caspian announced Monday that he will run against the Crystal Falls Republican. He told Gongwer news service that he disagrees with Benishek’s support of raising the federal dept limit and the Patriot Act. If elected, he …

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UofM Creating Ecosystem of Automated Cars

Governor Rick Snyder has announced the state is partnering with the University of Michigan to accelerate the development of a commercially viable “ecosystem” of connected automated vehicles. Snyder says Michigan is poised to enhance its position as the automotive capital of the world with a focus on connected automated vehicle …

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Portage Health Announces New CMO

Portage Health has a new Chief Medical Officer. President and CEO Jim Bogan has appointed Mary Beth Hines to Vice President of Medical Affairs and CMO of Portage Health. In her new role, Dr. Hines will work closely with medical staff leadership and the executive management team. Bogan says Hines …

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Dianda to Repeal Pension Tax

State Representative Scott Dianda is standing up for seniors by taking on the state pension tax. Yesterday, he announced a repeal to the legislation, which was voted into law in 2011 but was first fely by seniors when they filled out their taxes last year. And with tax season just …

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GM Wins Both Vehicle Awards

It’s a sweep for General Motors, which won Car and Truck of the Year honors at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The Truck/Utility of the Year is the Chevy Silverado and the Car of the Year is the Corvette Stingray. The winners are chosen by a panel …

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VP Biden to Appear at Auto Show

Vice President Joe Biden will make an appearance Thursday at the Detroit Auto Show where he will speak about the resurgence of the auto industry. According to a press release, Biden is scheduled to make public comments sometime after 9 a.m. and is expected to highlight the industry’s strong recovery …

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