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Free Ice Fishing Next Month

If you’ve never been ice fishing, state wildlife officials want you to give it a try next month – for free. The Department of Natural Resources says everyone in Michigan – including residents and non-residents – can fish without a license February 14-15, though all other fishing regulations still apply. …

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Moilanen Back in Court

The man accused of a stabbing back in September will appear in court in this afternoon. Paul Moilanen is scheduled to appear in Houghton County Circuit Court today for his pretrial hearing. He is being charged with the second-degree murder of 48-year-old Marcy LaVigne, and the attempted murder of LaVigne’s …

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Houghton Dems Support Energy Effciency

The Houghton Democratic Party is on record in support of energy efficiency in the U.P. During their final meeting of 2014, they passes two proposals dealing with the energy needs of the local area. The first was to encourage the Michigan legislature to pass a bill designed to strengthen the …

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Rescue Mission at Little Bay De Noc

Two people were rescued after falling through the ice on Lake Michigan over the weekend in Delta County. The Gladstone Public Safety Department says the two, whose identities were not released, were operating an all-terrain vehicle Saturday when the craft fell though the ice on Little Bay De Noc off …

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Great Ski Season So Far at Mont Ripley

When Hancock was named one of the snowiest cities in the country, it was great news for those who frequent the hills at Mont Ripley. This year did not bring in as much as snow as last year, but general manager Nick Sirdenis said heavy snowfall in mid-November forced them …

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Careful When Signing Up for Gyms

Losing weight is probably the most common New Year’s resolution, so Michigan’s Attorney General is urging consumers to use caution when signing up for health club and fitness center memberships. Attorney General Bill Schuette says his office’s Consumer Protection Division received 61 complaints from Michigan consumers against health clubs and …

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Snyder Inauguration

Governor Rick Snyder was officially sworn in yesterday for a second term as governor of the state of Michigan. Amid bone chilling temperatures, the ceremony was held at noon on the Capitol steps. During Snyder’s 18-minute upbeat speech, he listed his first-term accomplishments but he says his work is not …

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Campaign Begins for Tax Increase

Now that he has been sworn in for another four years, the campaign begins for Governor Rick Snyder to sell a one-cent increase in the state sales tax that will be on the statewide ballot in May. The governor is putting together a summitt meeting to figure out how their …

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Researchers to Study Healthy Michigan Plan’s Impact

Since its launch last April, more than 500,000 Michiganders have signed up for the new Medicaid health insurance option offered by the state, called the Healthy Michigan Plan. Now, University of Michigan researchers will study how well the new plan works, and advise state officials on how well it’s living …

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NWC Purchases Gratiot River Property

The North Woods Conservancy is celebrating an addition to its holdings along the Gratiot River. With the help of a matching grant and lots of year-end donations, the organization was able to complete the purchase of 75 acres immediately to the southeast of its existing Conglomerate Falls holdings in Keweenaw …

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