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WI Man Injured in Snowmobile Accident

A Wisconsin man is recovering from injuries he sustained during a snowmobile accident in Houghton County Tuesday afternoon. The Houghton County Sheriff’s Department responded to the crash around 4:00 p.m. on Trail #3, a quarter-mile south of Painesdale. Police say the driver was traveling northbound on the trail with a group …

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Ishpeming Kidnap Case Reaches Verdict

Both of the Ishpeming men on trial for kidnapping and torturing two women have been convicted. Yesterday, 44-year-old Jason Sadowski was found guilty on seven of the eight charges he was facing which include solicitation of murder, two counts of torture, two counts of unlawful imprisonment and two counts of …

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New Health Center in Calumet

A new health center is opening its doors in Calumet. The Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center, which has been opening offices across the Copper Country, is now accepting new patients for the Calumet Family Health Center located in the Mine Street Station. UGLF Health Center CEO Don Simila says …

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Local Pharmacist Recognized

A local pharmacist is being recognized for her work at Aspirus Keweenaw. Pharmacy Director Jessica Bessner attended the 2014 Michigan Pharmacist Association Annual Convention and Exposition in Detroit over the weekend and received the Distinguished New Pharmacist Practicioner Award. The award is presented to someone who has been practicing for …

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Reimbursement for Local Communities

A ten-bill package to ensure that local governments are not hurt by a cut in the personal property tax on business, is on the fast track in Lansing. The tax has, for years, provided essential revenue to many local communities, but the recently approved phase-out has endangered that funding. A …

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Supplemental Budget Bill

The state House has approved a supplemental budget bill that includes $215 million for road funding, $100 million of which would go toward winter road maintenance. The House voted yesterday to pass its version of the Senate bill that scales back on spending approved by the upper-chamber. Among other changes, …

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Barware with Logos Now Allowed

Restrictions on the use of “logoed” barware at Michigan pubs and restaurants are eased, under a measure approved by a Michigan House Committee on Tuesday. For many years, Michigan bars and restaurants were prohibited from serving with items that have brewer and distiller logos. The bill, which now goes to …

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E-Cig Use Up Among Teens

A federal study found e-cigarette experimentation more than doubled among middle and high school students between 2011 and 2012 – meaning nearly two million young people have tried them. E-cigarettes are not regulated like traditional tobacco, and the state legislature is considering whether or not these should be exempt from …

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Clean Snowmobile Challenge This Week

In today’s society, people try to make their lifestyles as eco-friendly as possible. And in the Copper Country, snowmobiles are everywhere. Combine the two and you get the 2014 Clean Snowmobile Challenge being held all this week at the Keweenaw Research Center. Originating from Yellowstone National Park, the competition features …

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DNR Increases License Fees

Beginning this week, hunting and fishing licenses will cost you more this year in Michigan, as the Department of Natural Resources is raising those fees for the first time in 17 years. The prices of deer licenses are going up from $15 to $31, while fishing licenses now cost $26, …

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