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New Tire Store Opens In Houghton

Tired of having to cross the bridge to get service for your car?  Well, thanks to a new business in Houghton, you won’t have to. Fine Line Tire Express opened its doors this week to their newly completed Houghton location on Montezuma Avenue. Bridgestone/Firestone Representative Jerry Nejedlo says they are just …

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Drunk Driving Patrols Out In Force

With NCAA tournament basketball action, high school and college spring breaks and St. Patrick’s Day this week, police in Michigan are gearing up for an increase in drunk drivers with a”Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. The latest effort involves local law enforcement officers, and those from county sheriff’s …

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New Department Focuses On Developing State Talent

Governor Rick Snyder says Monday’s launch of the Michigan Department of Talent and Economic Development demonstrates that Michigan is taking the lead in closing the talent gap by preparing residents for the highly skilled, technical jobs of today and tomorrow. Snyder created the new state department through an executive order …

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Sales Tax Increase Would Also Support Mass Transit

Some opponents of Proposal 1, which increases taxes and triggers other revenue primarily for roads, schools and local government say it should be voted down because revenue also goes to things like mass transit. Those opponents argue that its wrong to put more money into a system that includes a …

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Ticket Scalping Could Become Legal Under Bill

A legislative committee Tuesday again takes up a measure to repeal Michigan’s ban on ticket scalping. Ticket scalping is when an event ticket is sold for more than the face value, sometimes a lot more. Sponsors say when a person buys a ticket for a game, it should be considered …

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Public Invited To Help Decorate New Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital

When the Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital’s expansion and renovation project is complete, it will feature a new emergency center, ICU and a Med Surge. Something else it will include–photos from the public. People are invited to submit up to ten digital photographs to www.Aspirus.org, the best of these will be displayed …

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All-Night Bridge Closure This Weekend

The longest closing to date in the ongoing extensive maintenance project of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge is coming up this weekend. The bridge will be closed for 11 1/2 hours starting Saturday night at 9:00pm.  The bridge is scheduled to reopen at 8:30am Sunday morning. Unlike the shorter bridge closings …

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UPPCO Not Buying Presque Isle Power Plant

The Presque Isle Power Plant is not for sale, according to a new agreement reached between WE Energies and Cliffs Natural Resources. WE Energies Spokesperson Barry McNulty says that UPPCO will not be buying the Upper Peninsula based power plant this summer and that the Wisconsin utility company will continue …

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Dee Stadium Pulls Ahead In Hockeyville Nominations

It’s now the homestretch in the first round of the Kraft Hockeyville USA contest. As of this morning, Dee Stadium in Houghton was leading all other Upper Peninsula rinks with more than 500 nominations. The Calumet Colosseum and the Lakeview Arena in Marquette were neck and neck–each with roughly 300 …

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