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Governor Snyder Involved in Accident

Governor Rick Snyder’s vehicle was involved in a minor traffic accident on Tuesday near Hartland. The governor was a passenger in the unmarked State Police SUV when it was hit from behind near M-59 and US 23. The incident was likely caused by weather conditions, according to reports. The governor …

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Helmetless Motorcycle Fatalities

According to M-Live, state Police data shows that while about one fourth of motorcyclists in Michigan now ride without a helmet, helmetless riders accounted for nearly one half of motorcycle fatalities in 2013. Supporters of an effort to bring back the state’s motorcycle helmet law say its more evidence that …

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Water Line Break in Portage Township

Portage Township Supervisor Bruce Petersen says a large water line break will need to be fixed tomorrow morning beginning at 8 a.m. The water outage will effect portions along M-26 from Moyle Construction to Green Acres Road. Sermon Road will also be effected by the water leak. Green Acres Road …

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Lawmakers Fighting to Stop Rate Increase

With utlity prices looking to increase for U.P. residents in the near future, lawmakers are determined to keep fighting against it. U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, along with Congressman Dan Benishek have introduced legislation that would require additional oversight by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, allowing the agency …

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Early Numbers Down for Firearms Season

Firearm deer season–as predicted with the unexpected heavier than usual snow fall–is off to a slow start in the U.P. According to the DNR, preliminary results show fewer deer have been checked in at stations all across the region over the weekend. Archery season harvest was estimated at 30% lower …

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DNR Adds to List of Invasive Species

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has added seven new species to its unwanted acquatic invasive species list. The DNR has added stone moroko, zander, wels catfish, killer shrimp, yabby golden mussel and red swamp crayfish. The list now stands at 40 species. Also, rusty crayfish were moved from prohibited …

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Deadline for Comments on Yellow Dog River

There’s still time for the public to voice concerns about the leasing of state-owned property near the Yellow Dog River in Marquette County for exclusive mining rights. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is taking public comment until December 1 on the proposal by Eagle Mine LLC for a metallic …

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Snyder to Make Another Trip to China

Tomorrow, Governor Rick Snyder will embark on his fourth trade mission to China in four years. The weeklong trip will include stops in five cities promoting tourism in Michigan through the Pure Michigan campaign, and build upon recent successes in attracting new job-creation business investments, highlighting the auto and agricultural …

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Calumet Theater Needs Help with Maintenance Costs

For almost 115 years, the Calumet Theater has been a mainstay in the Copper Country, providing a great venue for entertainment, education and community activities. But the wear and tear over the years has left a mark on the building and it needs some help. The theater recently received a …

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Operation Christmas Child

Beginning this week, Samaritan’s Purse will have collection spots across Dollar Bay for their annual Operation Christmas Child. The organization will also be assisted by the Bethany Baptist Church in Dollar Bay. The two-week long event is asking residents to donate shoeboxes filled with gifts which will be distributed amongst …

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