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Michigan’s Unemployment At Lowest Level Since 2001

More people are working in Michigan, according to new jobless numbers. The state’s unemployment rate fell two-tenths of a percentage point to 5.1 percent, the same as the national rate and the lowest recorded in Michigan since July 2001. Numbers from the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget show …

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Paavo Nurmi Center Open House Today

Following a $1 million dollar renovation project, Finlandia University is inviting the public to take part in their grand opening celebration and open house for the Paavo Nurmi Center Wednesday. The public got its first look at the center earlier this year, but the center is now launching group fitness …

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Brick Work Board Game Kickstarter Launch

Madison, WI – September 15, 2015. CMX Games launches the Kickstarter campaign for Brick Work, the quick brick building, dice rolling, worker placement game. Brick Work combines creativity with puzzle solving and modern game mechanisms. It’s easy to learn, surprisingly deep, and perfect for both gamers and families. At the …

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Looper Pleads No Contest

A Hancock man will be sentenced for attacking a woman with a knife. 41-year-old Jeremy Looper pleaded “No Contest” to Felony Domestic Violence…which is a five-year felony. Because of his prior criminal record, Looper could be sentenced for up to seven years. The original charges of 1st Degree Home Invasion …

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Layoffs At The MEDC

More than five dozen employees are being laid off by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. The MEDC is Michigan’s job development arm. The current legislature voted to make big cuts in the department. The cuts total about 27 percent. 65 people will be laid off October 1st, reducing its workforce …

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State Trying to Quell Bubonic Plague Fears

For those worried that bubonic plague could be spreading in Michigan, don’t. While a Marquette County woman has the state’s first ever confirmed case of the illness it can’t spread from person to person. Instead, bubonic plague is transmitted by fleas who have the illness or by coming in contact …

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Casperson Reacts to Benishek Decision

In a surprise announcement, three-term Republican Congressman Dan Benishek will not be running for re-election. The decision throws Michigan’s 2016 1st Congressional race wide open. The first is considered the most competitive congressional district in Michigan. The leading Democrat in the race is former state Democratic Party Chair Lon Johnson. …

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