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Pure Michigan Hunt Contest

With archery deer season under way and firearm season right around the corner, the Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters, when buying their deer licenses, to take a moment to purchase their Pure Michigan Hunt applications. The prize package for the Pure Michigan Hunt, donated by Michigan businesses and organizations, …

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Record Low Gas Prices on the Way

AAA reports that gas prices inched up about three cents this past week. Michigan’s current statewide average is about $3.00 per gallon, about 3 cents more than last week and about 22 cents less than this same time last year. The report notes that pump prices usually drop during the …

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Cement Shortage in Michigan

There’s a shortage of cement in parts of Michigan and the entire Great Lakes region. And it’s due in part at least to last year’s harsh winter. The Michigan Concrete Association tells the Detroit Free Press that because the Great Lakes nearly froze over completely last winter, the shipping season …

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Chassel Man Arraigned on Charges of Selling Bear Parts

A lengthy undercover investigation involving the selling of bear parts has ended with an arrest in Chassel. 56-year-old Danny Loyd was arraigned yesterday in Houghton County District Court on two counts of selling bear parts, one count each of carrying and advertising passengers for hire without a certificate of inspection, …

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Road Salt Price Increases

According to the Michigan Department of Transportation, the cost of road salt is up by more than 46% compared to last year. The news is certainly concerning because if M-DOT uses as much as it did last year, it will cost nearly 43 million dollars for salt. That would be …

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Keweenaw Energy Summit

This Monday, the Keweenaw Renewable Energy Coalition is hosting a Keweenaw Energy Summit at the Finnish American Heritage Center on the campus of Finlandia University in Hancock. The primary purpose of this event is to unveil a plan to power 100 percent of electric demand in Keweenaw and Houghton Counties …

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U.P. Vote Drowned Out on Wolf Hunt Proposals

Upper Peninsula voters overwhelmingly approved two ballot proposals on Tuesday that would have allowed a wolf hunt to be held in the U.P. But the votes of people who live in Lower Michigan…where there are no wolves…drowned out the U.P. vote. According to the Secretary of State’s office, nearly 3 …

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New Leaders in the MI House and Senate

A Republican from Ottawa County will be the next majority leader in the Michigan Senate. And a Mt. Pleasant Republican will be the next speaker of the Michigan House. Arlan Meekhof of West Olive was elected as the Senate Republican leader yesterday. He will succeed outgoing Senate Majority Leader Randy …

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KCF Executive Director Rose Retiring

After eight years of serving as Executive Director of the Keweenaw Community Foundation, Barb Rose is ready to retire. Rose has been working at the KCF since 2006 and she has done a lot for the foundation, including the development of 37 endowments and other funds worth over $2.6 million. …

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Moyle Construction Receives Special Award

A local contractor has been recognized for their outstanding work on a construction project. Moyle Construction was awarded first place at the annual Excellence in Construction awards program recently held in Grand Rapids. The award was for Moyle’s work on the Enstrom Helicopter Corporation Addition and Renovation project in Menominee. …

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