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New CEO for LARA

Gov. Rick Snyder has announced that chief regulatory officer and director of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Steve Arwood will become the chief operating officer at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. The governor says Arwood has a track record of accomplishment and knowledge of the state’s business climate. At MEDC, Arwood …

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MTU Alumni Reunion

Michigan Tech is kicking off their annual Alumni Reunion this week starting on Thursday. The event will feature food, campus tours, receptions, athletic events, educational seminars, and other events. To see the full schedule and register online, click here.

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DNR Wants Input on McClain State Park

The Department of Natural Resources is seeking public input on a new General Management Plan to guide the future of McLain State Park. Public input is an important part of the planning process, and there are several upcoming opportunities for people to share their opinions and ideas. The first is …

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Camp 911 This Week

Camp 911 Emergency Preparedness Camp is right around the corner. The two-day camp is this Tuesday and Wednesday at Mercy EMS Facility on Airport Road. The camp is free to students who are completing or entering sixth grade in a Houghton or Keweenaw County school. The camp uses hands-on experience …

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Fatal Car Accident in Ishpeming

A 19-year-old woman was pronounced dead on scene Friday morning following a two car accident on US-41 in Ishpeming. The Ishpeming Police say Samantha Lee Bonovich of Ishpeming Township was turning left out of a Family Dollar parking lot between two National Guard trucks at about 10:30 am. The trucks were …

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Fatal Munising Shooting Investigation Complete

The Michigan State Police have completed their investigation into the fatal shooting of a Munising-area man by a police officer. MSP Negaunee Post Commander Lt. Robert Pernaski says the State Police have submitted a full report to the Alger County Prosecutor’s office for review. He says no additional information will …

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Police Increase Crackdown on Heroin Use

Heroin use is on the rise in the Upper Peninsula and a law enforcement officer says its affecting crime in the area. State Police First Lt. Greg Cunningham, commander at the Gladstone Post, says heroin use is on the rise because it is getting more difficult to get prescription drugs. …

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We Energies to Lower Reservoir

WE Energies will begin lowering the reservoir behind its Brule Hydroelectric Plant on the Upper Peninsula border with Wisconsin beginning today. Officials say the reservoir, located in Florence and Iron Counties, will be lowered approximately 10 feet from the normal elevation. The public boat launch at recreation site 28 and …

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Rock Camp Concert at the Rozsa

This week, the musicians at PJ Olsson’s Rock Camp are wrapping up their program and getting ready to take the stage this weekend at the Rozsa Center for the big rock concert. This year’s camp featured 42 participants spanning all music genres including country, pop and hip-hop. Creative Director PJ …

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KBIC Vote on Lakeside Inn Purchase

Members of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community will vote on a proposal to purchase the Baraga Lakeside Inn and the adjacent marina. The proposed purchase was approved by the Tribal Council on July 17th. Because it involves spending more than $10,000, Tribal members must also approve it. If approved, the …

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