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On One Year Anniversary of VA Scandal Release, Dr. Benishek Reflects on Progress for Vets Local Congressman Highlights Work on Veterans Action Initiative

Washington, D.C- On April 9th, 2014, the House Committee on Veterans Affairs made public their ongoing investigation detailing a scandal at Veterans Affairs hospitals across the country where veterans were being forced to wait an inordinate amount of time to receive care, ultimately resulting in numerous deaths.   “Progress has …

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L’Anse Let Run Over–Hancock & Houghton Ending Soon

Let-Run Water Advisories are starting to wind down across the Copper Country. The Village of L’Anse has lifted their let-run order so residents can now turn off their faucets. Hancock City Manager Glenn Anderson says residents on the city’s Let-Run list can shut off their water beginning Wednesday of next …

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Great Gatsby Charity Ball To Benefit HEET

There will be food, drink, dancing and of course…all that jazz. The Great Gatsby Charity Ball will be held tonight at the Magnuson Hotel—Franklin Square Inn in Houghton. The evening begins at 8:00pm and will feature several prizes including the best Gatsby-themed outfits. To help get you into the swing …

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Folk and Food Fest Saturday

The Folk and Food Festival will take place in its new location tomorrow, the Copper Country Mall. The event runs from 10:00am to 5:00pm and features live music, a variety of food choices and vendors from across the area. This is a fundraiser for Don’t Do It Yourself, which helps …

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Company Looks To Start Net Pen Fish Farms

The Central U.P. Aquaculture group is asking the state for the ability to research the use of net pens on the Great Lakes as a way to raise fish.  The Canadian company Coldwater Fisheries wants to use net pens for a proposed $1.2 million farming and processing operation on Little …

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High Speed Chase Suspect Charged

The case against a 22-year-old man who led Iron Mountain police on a high speed chase over the weekend will continue on April 16th. Tyler Clash fled the scene after police were called to a home to investigate a possible domestic assault. The chase ended in Kingsford, when he barricaded …

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Michigan Goods-Exports Supporting Jobs

The U.S. Department of Commerce is reporting that goods-exports from Michigan supported 271,000 jobs last year. The report says that’s a 30-percent increase compared to 2009 figures. Nationally, record exports of U.S. goods and services supported 11.7 million jobs in 2014. In February, Commerce reported that U.S. merchandise exports supported …

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Company Seeks To Buy Escanaba Power Plant To Burn Biomass

The Escanaba City Council has voted to open negotiations with Sterling Energy Group on a possible sale of the city’s power plant. The Gary, Indiana-based company made a proposal in late January to buy the Escanaba Power Plant and turn it into one that burns biomass rather than coal. The …

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Group Says Fracking Would Be A Boost To The Economy

While an environmental group is calling for a complete ban on high-volume fracking in this state, the American Petroleum Institute says increasing production and export of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) through increased use of fracking could mean thousands of jobs and over two billion dollars more for Michigan’s economy. Kyle …

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