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House Dems Propose Campaign Finance Reforms

House Democrats are backing legislation to reform Michigan campaign contribution laws. The campaign finance reform bill package would require more transparency from super PACs, lower contribution limits, require monthly campaign finance reports and that all late filing fees be paid by the candidate, not through committee funds. Democratic State Representative …

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Friday’s Crash Sends Two To The Hospital

The investigation continues into a two vehicle crash in Houghton that happened Friday. The Houghton Police Department responded to the crash shortly before 4pm at the intersection of Razorback Drive and Memorial Road. A 1999 Toyota Forerunner driven by a 73-year old Hancock woman was heading west across Memorial Road …

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Friday's Crash Sends Two To The Hospital

The investigation continues into a two vehicle crash in Houghton that happened Friday. The Houghton Police Department responded to the crash shortly before 4pm at the intersection of Razorback Drive and Memorial Road. A 1999 Toyota Forerunner driven by a 73-year old Hancock woman was heading west across Memorial Road …

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Laurium Woman Killed In Fiery Crash

UPDATE: Officials from the Michigan State Police Calumet Post say the victim in the fatal accident the occurred on Sunday, Nov. 8, in Osceola Township was 48-year-old Dianne McCollum of Calumet. Police say she suffered a fatal medical event that caused her to veer off the road and strike a …

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Phoenix House Awarded $30,515 From Portage Health Foundation

[Hancock, MI] Phoenix House, a residential substance and alcohol treatment facility in Calumet, Michigan, was recently awarded $30,515 from the Portage Health Foundation to help implement an enhanced women’s outpatient treatment program for women in Houghton and Keweenaw counties. Phoenix House applied for funding under the PHFoundation’s mental and behavioral …

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Cook Talks About His Pillar of Profession Award

Michigan Tech is known to have some of the greatest faculty a college can offer. Their administrators are no exception. Les Cook, the vice president for student affairs and advancement at Michigan Tech has been recognized by NASPA, an association of student affairs administrators, as a Pillar of the Profession. …

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Kids Try Hockey For Free

Hockey can be pretty expensive. That’s why a free beginner’s clinic is a great way to introduce kids to the sport. The Copper Country Junior Hockey Association invited kids who are interested in trying hockey for the first time to the “Try Hockey for Free” clinic held at Houghton County …

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Tom Casperson Announces Run for U.S. House of Representatives

ESCANABA, MI — Surrounded by the kind of big rigs and logging equipment that have defined his working life, State Senator Tom Casperson this morning announced his decision to run for the U.S. House of Representatives. Casperson will also announce his plans this afternoon at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse …

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Michigan’s Christmas Tree Harvest Season Begins

The holidays are just around the corner and in preparation Michigan tree growers have begun harvesting Christmas trees. Marsha Gray of the Michigan Christmas Tree Association says they expect growers will harvest about two-million trees this year. She says most of Michigan’s trees will be shipped and sold east of …

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