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Study Focuses On Sales Tax Proposal

A new study from a Michigan State University political scientist says that even though the ballot proposal to raise the sales tax a penny may have growing support among elected officials and interest groups, it may still be in trouble. Matt Grossman, in an article published in the journal Politics …

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Emergency Traffic Not Affected By Bridge Closure

Saturday night’s closure of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge may simply be inconvenient if you’re hoping to grab a late night hamburger…but what if you are faced with a real emergency? With the two closest hospitals both located on the north side of the canal…Houghton Emergency Measures Coordinator Jack Dueweke …

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Community Gets Behind HEET Effort

Houghton County is one of 50 semifinalists for the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a nationwide competition challenging communities across the USA to reduce energy consumption. The community which most drastically reduces energy consumption will be the winner of a $5 million dollar prize. A celebratory kickoff/announcement is being held today …

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Houghton County Board Meeting Recap

The Houghton County Board of Commissioners chose Albert Koskela to serve a two-year term as board chairman at its organizational meeting Tuesday night. Koskela, who has served previously as board chairman, will be joined by Tim Palosaari as vice-chairman. Palossari’s term is for one year. Kim Stoker of WUPPDR gave …

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Gremlins Mercy Miners – Wednesday Sports Wrap

Click on the highlighted scores for full stories. High School In high school hockey last night… – Houghton blanked Negaunee 8-0. – Hancock built a 4-0 lead early in the second period… then gave up six consecutive goals, and lost to Kingsford 6-4. Five of the Flivvers’ goals came in …

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U.P. Power Solution Announced

A breakthrough has been announced that could moderate the anticipated increase in electrical rates in the Upper Peninsula. State officials today revealed a four-step plan that they say will provide more stable rates, and create new generation points in the U.P. The first step is an agreement in principle for …

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Study Focuses On Binge Drinking

A new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that alcohol poisoning kills an average of 77 people in Michigan each year, and three in four of those deaths involve adults ages 35 – 64 years. The report analyzes alcohol poisoning death rates across 46 …

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Push For Sales Tax Increase Continues

Governor Rick Snyder has signed legislation that’s designed to go hand in hand with a ballot proposal that increases the state sales tax from six to seven per cent. The package of bills calls for a one penny sales tax increase that would raise one-point-two (b) billion dollars in new …

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Snowprints Lead Police To Suspect

Troopers from the Wakefield Post of the Michigan State Police responded to the report of a breaking and entering in Ironwood early Monday morning. Police say the 911 call came in around 3:50 a.m. CST. When they arrived on scene troopers began assisting Ironwood Public Safety in searching for the …

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Tech Takes Part In Under-Ice Study

Michigan Tech is taking part in a joint research effort with two other universities. Research partners from the University of Michigan and the University of Hawaii joined Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center scientists and engineers to deploy 17 under-ice research instruments 16 feet below the frozen Portage Waterway last Friday …

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