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UPSET Arrest 14 In Escanaba

Fourteen people are under arrest in the city of Escanaba for Felony Delivery of Buprenorphine. The arrests Wednesday came after multiple investigations conducted by The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team into the sale and distribution of Buprenorphine. Three other people were arrested on charges unrelated to the investigations. Names of …

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Soo Locks Open

The Great Lakes shipping season officially started Wednesday morning at the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie. Lockmaster Jason Wojnaroski says the Edwin H. Gott, a 1,004-foot freighter, was the first ship to enter the Poe Lock at 11:05 a.m. It was followed by the Roger Blough also going upbound …

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MCAA Fees Go Down

The fee auto insurers pay, and pass on to its customers, into an insurance fund to cover large claims related to car crashes – is coming down. The Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association says insurers will pay $150 per vehicle for 2015, down from $186 the previous two years. The assessment …

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Dianda Proposes Ban On Powdered Alcohol

State Representative Scott Dianda wants to ban powdered alcohol in Michigan. Dianda introduced a bill Wednesday to make the sale, distribution and possession of powdered alcohol illegal. Powdered alcohol, which is marketed as Palcohol, is sold in 4×6 packages and creates an alcoholic drink when mixed with water. Dianda says …

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Michigan’s Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 2001

Michigan’s unemployment rate in February was the lowest for the state since October 2001. According to the Department of Technology, Management & Budget, the jobless rate fell by four-tenths of a percentage point last month to 5.9 percent. Total employment increased by 13,000 in February, while the number of unemployed …

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Four U.P. Counties Lose Population, One Gains

Four Upper Peninsula counties are losing population while one Copper Country county is showing growth. A new report from the U.S. Census Bureau says Wayne County experienced the largest decline in the U.S. in terms of number of residents, between 2013 and 2014. In Wayne county, the population declined by …

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Trooper & Suspected Bank Robber Killed

A Wisconsin State Trooper and a suspected bank robber are dead after they exchanged gun fire in the pursuit of the suspect. The robbery happened just after 1:30 Tuesday afternoon. Deputies from the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office say that reports indicated the lone male entered the State Bank of Florence …

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Eventful Day In The Upper Peninsula

Normally things are pretty quiet around here, but yesterday was an eventful day in the Upper Peninsula. A Gwinn man is facing multiple charges after firing several shots at an unoccupied vehicle then eluding police in a vehicle for a time before taking off on foot. 41-year-old Kevin Leonard Houle was …

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Engineering Olympics At Michigan Tech

There are no medals but the competition is still pretty stiff. High school students showed off their engineering skills at a special competition on the campus of Michigan Tech. It’s the 24th annual Engineering Olympics put on by the Center for Pre-College Outreach. Roughly 150 students from seven western Upper …

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31 Backpacks To Stuff Spring Break Bags

Volunteers are needed to help stuff backpacks to make sure children will have enough food for when they go home from school. 31 Backpacks provides Copper Country students will food every school weekend and school holidays. The all-volunteer organization serves a total of 9 Districts with deliveries to 16 school …

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