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Levin is Secretary of Defense Candidate

Michigan U.S. Senator Carl Levin is on the short list of possible candidates for Secretary of Defense. Former Levin aide Kel Smythe of Escanaba worked with Levin in Detroit and served as his Upper Peninsula representative and he says he is not surprised that Levin is on the short list because …

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Road Funding Debate Continues

A new plan to fund repairs and maintenance of Michigan’s roads is being discussed in Lansing. House speaker Jase Bolger is proposing an idea that would make certain that all fuel tax revenue would be used only for the state’s roads. He wants to slowly repeal the six-percent tax on …

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Deep Fry Turkey Safety

If you plan to deep fry your turkey on Thanksgiving, the Michigan State Fire Marshal is urging caution. Richard Miller says outdoor, gas-fueled turkey fryers using hot oil are simply not safe. He adds they carry an increased risk of fire, burns, injuries and property damage. Miller says those who …

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L’Anse HS Holds Career Fair

200 L’Anse High School students spent Tuesday afternoon thinking and talking about their futures. The annual career fair brought dozens of employers and educators to the school gym to discuss career opportunities. Representative Scott Dianda was there, promoting careers in government. “The Michigan State Police is here, the DNR is here,” …

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Deer Numbers Down

As deer season draws to an end, the deer check in stations across the U.P. share one fact in common: lower numbers compared to years past. As of last Friday, the Baraga station had seen 64 deer which is down 34% from last year and down 49% over a three-year …

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U.P. Health System-Portage Recognized

U.P. Health System – Portage has been recognized by the Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for 2013. The designation comes from their work in treating pneumonia as well as surgical care. Aspirus is one of over 1,200 hospitals to receive the distinction. The Joint Commission …

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Marquette to Fight Tax Tribunal Case

The Marquette City Commission has approved and signed a joint defense agreement to fight a Michigan Tax Tribunal case. WE Energies is trying to have the taxable value of the Presque Isle Power Plant reduced by more than $100 million. If the Tax Tribunal agrees that the plant’s value should …

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Raising the Speed Limit

Another effort has surfaced in Michigan to move the speed limit on some freeways to 80 miles per hour. House Republican Brad Jacobsen of Oxford is proposing that freeways in less populated areas be designated as “rural freeways” that may have speed limits of up to 80 miles per hour. …

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KREC Talking with Canadian Company about Biomass

There’s been a lot of talk about the possible rising cost of energy in the U.P. and the many forms of renewable energy that can be used. But now, talks about one of those methods is starting to gain some steam. According to Keweenaw Renewable Energy Coalition spokesman Sam Lockwood, …

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Little Brothers Thanksgiving Dinners

This Thursday, Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly will serve free Thanksgiving dinners for seniors who would otherwise be alone on the holiday. Dinners will be served at 1pm. A list of the locations will be available on the Community Calendar, which include Hancock – Church of the Resurrection, …

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