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Felony Disclosure May Come for Those Seeking Office

A state House committee is considering legislation that would require anyone seeking public office to be up-front about any past felony convictions. House Republican Klint Kresto of Commerce Township authored the measure, which would add a box acknowledging any felony convictions within the past 10 years on the affidavit of …

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Heikkenpaiva Weekend

We have reached the mid-point of winter and you know what that means? Heikkenpaiva will be taking place tomorrow in Hancock and Finnish Theme Committee Member David Maki says it’s the best fun you’ll have all weekend. Maki will be serving the event as the honorary Hankooki Heikki, given to …

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Copper Dog Needs Volunteers

The Copper Dog 150 will be holding the second of its two lead volunteer training sessions this Saturday. The session will take place at the Jutila Center in Hancock at 11 a.m. They are still seeking more passionate volunteers. Volunteer Director Brian Donnely says it is an important job during …

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Student Ski Day at Mont Ripley

This weekend, Mont Ripley becomes the United Nations. Saturday is the fifth annual International Student Ski Day and Mont Ripley will be home to skiers and snowboarders from all over the world. Ski Hill Manager Nick Sirdenis says the turnout gets bigger every year with many of them first-timers. For …

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MSP Calumet Post to Offer Help in Baraga County

In an effort to boost police help throught the Copper Country, Michigan State Police from the Calumet Post will be stepping up enforcement in Baraga County. About three years ago, the L’Anse post was closed due to a new regional policing model. Troopers are going to make it easier for …

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Discussion on Federal Budget Balancing Begins

Testimony began in a Michigan house committee Thursday to have Michigan join a call for a national constitutional convention, specifically to mandate that the federal government balance it’s budget. Governor Rick Snyder endorsed this proposed resolution during last week’s State of the State address and sponsors say the support will …

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Numbers on Flu Cases

State health officials say more than 1,000 cases of flu have been recorded across Michigan since the beginning of the year. Figures from the Department of Community Health show physicians across the state have reported 1,071 cases of influenza so far in the first three weeks of 2014. In addition, …

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MacInnes’s Final Council Meeting

It was only the second meeting of the year for the Houghton City Council but it was a memorable one because it was the last for Scott MacInnes. He has officially stepped down as City Manager of Houghton, holding the position since 1997 and many others along the way as …

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MTU Students Honored With Snowiest Distinction

Accuweather.com recently compiled a list of the top ten snowiest colleges in the United States and the #1 spot was in our own backyard. Michigan Tech was named the snowiest campus in the U.S. according to the list. BlueKey Honors Society President Jack Lubinksi says it’s about time. Also on …

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U.P. Teens Needed for App-Designing Competition

Michigan Congressman Dan Benishek is looking for the brightest young minds in the U.P. for a national competition to design a smartphone app. High schoolers 13 years or older are encouraged to apply for the 2014 House App Contest. Interested students may enter individually or as a team. Benishek says …

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