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Deer Hunting Season Won’t Be Cancelled

Michigan’s Natural Resources Commission says that deer hunting season in the U.P. will not be cancelled this fall. Due to the past two winters being particularly harsh on the U.P. deer population, changes are expected to be made for the upcoming hunting season. According to the Department of Natural Resources, the …

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Dianda Calls For Changes To Weapons Transport Law

State Representative Scott Dianda is calling for the repeal of the requirement that gun owners always have their weapons secured inside a case when they are transporting them in a car, or carry the weapons in the trunk of their car. Dianda called this requirement an unnecessary burden on gun …

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Finlandia University Gallery Now On Spring/Summer Hours

The Finlandia University Gallery in the Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock announces its return to spring/summer hours. Beginning May 1, the gallery is openMonday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Please check the gallery webpage, finlandia.edu/finlandia-gallery, for exhibition schedule. The current exhibit Finlandia University International School of Art …

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Hancock Leaves, Grass Clippings & Small Branches Pick-Up

If you missed today’s pick-up of leaves, grass clippings and small branches today in the City of Hancock, you’ll get another chance next Monday. Leaves and branches should be placed at curbside prior to 7:00 am. The City will only pickup leaves and grass clippings if they are placed in …

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Ice Cream Sundae World Record Attempt In Michigan

A small community in Barry County may now hold the title for the world’s longest ice cream sundae. It took 192 volunteers about 10 minutes to build a 1,800 foot ice cream sundae down the center of M-66 in Nashville, Michigan on Saturday, surpassing the Guinness world record by 28 …

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Democrats Call For Progressive Tax Rate

A recent poll in Michigan showed clear bipartisan support for changing Michigan’s income tax from a flat rate to a graduated rate. Currently Michigan is among just a handful of states with a flat income tax rate. But Michigan House Democrat Jim Townsend of Royal Oak is proposing a constitutional …

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Back To Work On The Budget

Lawmakers are back in Lansing on Tuesday, and while their focus has been on finishing the state budget, the issue of road funding is once again looming large overhead. That’s because voters last week rejected a ballot proposal that would have increased funding for roads. The debate in Lansing has …

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Two More Suspects Arrested In Triple Homicide Case

The Michigan State Police have arrested two additional suspects in connection with the triple homicide in Schoolcraft County on the 17th of April. Garry Cordell (46) and Marietta Carlson (28) both of Manistique were arraigned in Schoolcraft County District Court today on multiple counts relating to this incident. Cordell and …

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Chutes & Ladders In Houghton To Be Closed During Park Maintenance

CITY OF HOUGHTON PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT The City of Houghton will be performing maintenance and preparing for improvements at Kestner Waterfront Park and Chutes and Ladders the weeks of May 11-15 and May 18-22. During those times there will be heavy equipment working in the area and at some point Chutes and Ladders must …

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