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MSHDA Assisting Small Communities

More than six million dollars in Community Development Block Grant funding, designed to spur home rehabilitation and blight removal projects in cities and counties across the state, has been announced by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority. MSHDA Executive Director Scott Woosley says the funds are used by smaller communities …

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No New Hearings for Lifers

The Michigan Supreme Court says more than 350 inmates sentenced to life without parole for crimes committed when they were juveniles will not get new hearings. In a 4-3 decision the state’s high-court ruled yesterday that a June 2012 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that struck down mandatory life …

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DNR Helping Deer Habitats

As part of the Michigan DNR’s Deer Habitat Improvement Partnership, conservation districts across the state receive a portion of grant funding to improve deer habitats on privately owned land. The Dickinson Conservation District received $9,250, which will be used on habitat’s in Dickinson, Iron and Menominee Counties. One of the …

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Fatal Crash in Delta County

One person is dead after a three-car accident in Delta County Monday afternoon. The Delta County Sheriff’s Office said the accident happened just after 2 p.m. on U.S. 41/U.S. 2 near the intersection of I Road in Hyde. The preliminary investigation shows an eastbound vehicle may have crossed the centerline …

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New Tuition Incentives at Finlandia

Finlandia University has unveiled two new programs aimed at making a Finlandia University education even more affordable. The new programs are called Finlandia Four and Finlandia Future. Finlandia Four locks in a student’s tuition rate for four years, while Finlandia Future provides free tuition during a student’s eighth semester. The …

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DNR Wraps Up Lake Trout Research

Lake Superior is the most heavily fished of the Great Lakes, which makes the DNR’s surveys of lake trout populations all the more important. The research helps the DNR when it comes to establishing regulations for anglers large and small. Part of the DNR’s research involves tagging some of the …

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Higher Scores for High School Students

The Michigan Department of Education says that Michigan high school juniors continued to score better on both the ACT college entrance exam and the Michigan Merit Exam. However the number considered to be “college and career-ready” declined slightly. And there was a slight drop in the percentage of juniors meeting …

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New Showtimes for “Mutt”

If you weren’t able to catch the world premiere of the film “Mutt”, some new local showing have been announced. “Mutt” is set to be shown at the Niiwin Akeaa Community Center at the Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College. Showtimes are this Friday, July 11th at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, …

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Issue with Charter Schools

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Mike Flanagan is warning Michigan’s charter school authorizers that if their charter’s don’t measure up, he’ll revoke their ability to authorize new charters. Flanagan says he has asked the Department of Education staff to develop new financial, transparency and academic principles and if authorizers fail …

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International Frisbee Tournament

For the fourth year in a row, Calumet was home to the Coca-Cola International Guts Frisbee Tournament this past weekend. Teams from far and near made their way to Agassiz Field to throw their discs at unbelievable speeds in hopes of leading their team to victory. Tournament Director Tom Tikkanen …

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