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Houghton City Council Meeting Preview

A light but important agenda is on the docket for the Houghton City Council tonight. The council will look to approve an update to the city’s Freedom of Information Act policies. They will also discuss the topic of facade mini grants as well as make appointments to the library board.

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CLK Schools Named Academic Champions

Calumet, Laurium and Keweenaw schools continue to be ranked among the best in the state. Bridge Magazine has named CLK Schools an Academic State Champion in its online school rankings. They were ranked #11 overall in the state and #1 in the Upper Peninsula. Over 500 districts and charter schools …

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MPSC Gets Involved in the PIPP Controversey

The drama continues regarding the energy crisis in the Upper Peninsula, specifically with the Presque Isle Power Plant. The Michigan Public Service Commission has now directed Wisconsin Electric Power Company to show cause as to why it should not be prohibited to suspend operations at the Presque Isle Power Plant. …

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A Warmer Winter Than Last Year So Far

This winter is about halfway over, and those looking back on the previous winter season might think it’s been warm in comparison. According to meteorologist Todd Kluber from the National Weather Service, that feeling of warmth is relative. As for snowfall, this winter has been on the dry side so …

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Widespread Sickness Shuts Down Baraga Area Schools

Baraga Area Schools students are staying home for the next two day, due to wide spread illness and low attendance. Officials will reassess the situation on Wednesday for the remainder of the week. They ask if your child has a fever or vomiting, they should remain out of school for …

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BCBSM Talks More About Security Breach at Anthem

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has provided more information to Michigan Tech regarding the security breach at Anthem/Blue Cross that may impact Michigan Tech employees and retirees that received service in the effected states. BCBSM says their system was not breached and they are continuing their investigation into the …

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Snyder Released from Hospital

Governor Rick Snyder has been released from an Ann Arbor hospital, after being treated for a blood clot in his leg. The governor had been in St. Joseph Mercy Hospital for four nights. He delivered the news via his Twitter account. He was admitted after experiencing swelling in the same leg …

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Graymont Wants Limestone Mine

Graymont Incorporated has submitted a revised proposal to the Department of Natural Resources to build a limestone mine on state land in the eastern Upper Peninsula. The proposal does not change the amount of land being requested, that’s still roughly 10-thousand acres near the Mackinac County town of Rexton, but …

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Increase in Higher Education Funding

Governor Snyder will ask the Michigan Legislature for a $28 million increase for university operations when he unveils his proposed budget for 2016 tomorrow. If approved by lawmakers, the two-percent increase would bring the higher education budget up to $1.54 billion next year. MLive reports community college operations would also …

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Free Fishing on Valentine’s Day

Still trying to think of a Valentine’s gift for your sweetheart? What’s more romantic than packing a thermos of hot chocolate and cuddling up in an ice shanty? Valentine’s Day just so happens to fall on Michigan’s Winter Free Fishing Weekend – an annual effort to promote Michigan’s plentiful fishing …

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