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Tuesday's Ballot Items For The Copper Country

Tuesday is Election Day and there are a few ballot proposals Copper Country residents will want to vote on. Those in the Stanton Township Public Schools District will decide the fate of the $3.4 million bond proposal to renovate the E. B. Holman School. This would result in an average …

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Winter Hazards Awareness Week Begins

Upper Michigan winters are severe, so preparedness, awareness and common sense are always important when facing winter hazards. In an effort to raise awareness about the potential dangers of the upcoming winter season, Governor Rick Snyder has declared this to be Winter Hazards Awareness Week in Michigan. Matt Zika with …

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KBIC Primary Election Unofficial Results

The unofficial results of Saturday’s Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Primary Election are in. The top four candidates in the Baraga District were Incumbent Warren “Chris” Swartz, Jr. along with Fred Dakota, Sue Ellen Elmblad and Thomas E. Chosa, Jr. Incumbent Don Messer, Jr. finished sixth in the voting. In the …

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Bills to end Daylight Saving Time Gaining Little Traction

As we prepare to turn our clocks back an hour Sunday for Daylight Saving Time, there are two efforts in Lansing to end the twice yearly ritual of springing forward or falling back. State Representative Jeff Irwin, D-Ann Arbor, was first out of the gate introducing a bill in March …

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Bills to end Daylight Saving Time Gaining Little Traction

Legislation increasing the fines and penalties for killing certain animals in Michigan is awaiting the governor’s signature. The three bill package cleared both the Michigan House and Senate this week. State Representative Lisa Posthumus Lyons says forcing poachers to pay hefty fines for killing animals they shouldn’t is a good …

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Not Enough Skilled Trades Workers In Michigan

The number one problem facing Michigan is filing job positions with skilled workers, according to Stephanie Comai, director of the newly formed Michigan Talent Investment Agency. She told those attending the Upper Peninsula Talent Summit Thursday in Marquette an aging workforce is leaving gaps that are not being filled by …

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Signature Drive Starting Over To Repeal Prevailing Wage Law

A group trying to repeal the state’s prevailing wage law is scrapping the roughly 390,000 signatures it’s collected and starting over. The group, Protecting Michigan Taxpayers, says there were too many duplicate signatures on its first petition drive, which cost $1.5 million. It will not be using the same signature-collecting …

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Woman Attacks Boyfriend With Mounted Sailfish

A drunken argument in the West Michigan town of Whitehall early Sunday morning ended when a man was hit with a mounted sailfish. Police say the 58-year old woman got angry at her 61-year old boyfriend and hit him over the head with the fish and poked him with the …

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Asian Carp Moving Closer To Lake Michigan

The dreaded Asian Carp is inching closer to Lake Michigan. A committee made up federal and state agencies monitoring the invasive fish found two small carp 12 miles closer to the lake, putting Asian Carp 66 miles closer to Lake Michigan than it was earlier in the year. However the …

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Disgraced Former Lawmakrs Try Comeback

Two disgraced former legislators, one who recently resigned under pressure and the other expelled for wrongdoing, try for comebacks on Tuesday. Todd Courser resigned after admitting he misused state resources to hide an affair with former legislator Cindy Gamrat, who made the same admission. She was expelled. Gamrat is running …

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