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AR-15 Bullet Will Not Be Banned By ATF

A particular type of ammunition used for the AR-15 assault rifle will not be banned, according to reports from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The announcement is heralded by Congressman Dan Benishek…who joined a group of lawmakers opposing the reclassification of the bullet as “armor piercing”—which would …

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DNR Recommends U.P. Limestone Mine Approval

Department of Natural Resources officials are recommending approval of plans to develop a limestone mine on state land in the eastern Upper Peninsula. Graymont Incorporated submitted a revised proposal for the mine on more than 10,000 acres in northern Mackinac County, near Rexton. The revisions address the DNR’s previous concerns, so …

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Newberry Man Charged With Solicitation To Commit Murder

State Police at the Sault Ste. Marie Post have arrested an eastern Upper Peninsula man on charges of solicitation to commit murder. 37-year-old Jason Bufford of Newberry was arrested Monday following a lengthy investigation by State Police detectives and is currently lodged in the Luce County Jail. Bufford was a …

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Snyder Opposes Ending Film Tax Credit

Legislation up for a vote in the state House this week would end Michigan’s film tax incentive program at the end of September and the repeal is expected to pass. But the move may not doom the incentive program. New Senate Republican leader Arlan Meekhof recently indicated he supports the …

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Calumet Holding Photo Shoot For Hockeyville USA Contest

It’s home to the oldest indoor hockey rink in the world–and with their rich hockey history, Calumet is staking their claim to the title of Hockeyville USA. Calumet threw their hat into the ring–or rather rink–for the Kraft Hockeyville USA competition early on—which includes a prize of $150,000 for rink …

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Spring Load Restrictions Go Into Effect

With the thawing of the roads comes the spring load restrictions. Starting today, the maximum legal axis loads will be reduced to 65% of normal loads based on the Michigan Vehicle Code. The restrictions are in effect for Houghton, Baraga, Keweenaw and Ontonagon Counties. The following weight limits are based …

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Angler Input Sought In DNR Survey

The Department of Natural Resources today announced it is seeking input from anglers who fish for inland trout in Michigan. The DNR plans to use the information to assist in the development of a statewide plan for inland trout fisheries. The Michigan Inland Trout Angler survey will gather information about …

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Peak Ice Record Missed

This week’s warmer weather means the ice is starting to come off the Great Lakes. MLive Chief Meteorologist Mark Torregrossa says ice cover has decreased in the last eight days from peak ice at almost 89% to 78.5% Monday. Since the peak has probably been reached, Great Lakes ice fell short …

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Measles Cases Piling Up

State health officials say Michigan has had 10 reported cases of measles, through the end of February, twice as many as were reported in 2014 and the most cases in at least five years. A weekly report on infectious diseases says that preliminary and further testing could show the number …

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Legalizing Scalping Discussed

State lawmakers are again considering a measure to legalize ticket scalping in Michigan. The measure, before a state House committee Tuesday, would repeal a 1931 state law that prohibits a person from selling sports or entertainment tickets for a profit without approval from a venue operator. Bill sponsor, House Republican …

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