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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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Schuette Withdraws Subpoenas Served To Reporters

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is directing staff attorneys to withdraw subpoenas served to reporters for notes and materials collected in connection to a lawsuit against the Department of Corrections. Huffington Post political reporter Dana Liebelson, in a series of social media posts, said she had been served two subpoenas …

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Drones Approved For Use By MSP

The Federal Aviation Administration has approved requests from the Michigan State Police to be the first agency in the country to be authorized to fly drones statewide. State Police began training flights of the unmanned aircraft systems in February at the agency’s Lansing training academy. On February 25, the FAA …

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SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge 2015 Winners

Continuing with a year of firsts, the winning teams of the Clean Snowmobile Challenge 2015 showcase rookies, first-time champions and a new category. Tech Today reports that after years of tough competition, the University of Wisconsin-Madison took home the MacLean-Fogg traveling cup for their internal combustion sled in the challenge’s …

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Moilanen Murder Trial Scheduled

A Hubbell man facing second-degree murder and attempted murder charges is going to trial. Paul Moilanen, 42, will face a jury of his peers during a trial starting June 15th in Houghton County Circuit Court. Moilanen is accused of stabbing 48-year-old Marcy LaVigne and her teenage daughter in September at …

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Trooper’s Car Hit By Drunk Driver

A Michigan State Police Trooper is fortunate not to be hurt after another driver slammed into his vehicle. The trooper from the Negaunee Post was sitting in his patrol car during a traffic stop at approximately 11:30 p.m. Friday, when the other car crashed into his. The accident happened on …

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New CEO at U.P. Health System–Portage

UP Health System – Portage is proud to announce that Jeff Lang will be joining the hospital as Chief Executive Officer effective March 9, 2015. Having nearly 20 years of experience in healthcare leadership, Lang brings a wide range of experience to his new role. He most recently served as …

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Scholarship Available For Hancock Alumni

The Hancock Education Association announces HEA Scholarship The Hancock Education Association once again announces its HEA scholarship for Hancock Central High School Alumni. Former Hancock students who are juniors or seniors in the education program at their university are eligible. Applications are available at www.hancock.k12.mi.us. Click on the high school …

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U.P. University President’s Collaboration Earns Award

A partnership between the three Upper Peninsula state university presidents is the recipient of an award to recognize their successful collaboration, The Upper Peninsula Education Partnership recently received the 2015 Collaborate Award at the Michigan Governor’s Economic and Education Summit in Detroit. The partnership was recognized for uniting a network …

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