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Snyder In A Cast

Governor Rick Snyder will be in a cast for the next few weeks due to a tear in his right Achilles tendon. Speaking Sunday during a U.S.-China auto forum at Cobo Center, Snyder said he sustained the injury Thursday after running while on vacation in Florida. Snyder said he’ll be …

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Group Seeks Funds for Nezami Grave Marker

Members of the Muslim Student Association at Michigan Tech are raising money to place a memorial marker on the grave of Sanaz Nezami, an environmental engineering graduate student who was killed by her husband in December 2013. The fundraising effort was started by some of the nurses who treated Nezami. …

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Ontonagon Drug Suspects Arraigned

Five Ontonagon County residents were among six people arraigned Friday, following a drug bust in Ontonagon County on Thursday. Those charged include… – 31-year-old Steven Paul Thompson of Gwinn… – 49-year-old Craig Gilson Scott of Ontonagon… – 29-year-old Clinton Dwayne Roberts of Mass City… – 49-year-old Joseph Bruce Bittner of …

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Economic Impact of the Ski Races

When you bring in people from across the country, it is sure to provide an economic boom to the local area. That was the case this week as the U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships were held in Houghton at the Michigan Tech Trails. Restaurants and hotels are usually the first …

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Skiers Enjoy Their Time in Copper Country

The skiers that have taken part in this week’s cross country ski championships have had to deal with a lot this week, including frigid temperatures that forced some of the races to be postponed. And during some of the downtime, they get to enjoy what the Copper Country has to …

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High Schools to Replace ACT with SAT

A big change is in store for the Michigan Merit Examination, the minimum-competency test for high school students in the state. Beginning next year, all high school juniors in Michigan will take the SAT college entrance exam instead of the ACT, according to state education officials. Houghton-Portage Township Schools Superintendent …

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Drug Bust in Ontonagon County

The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team had a very busy 2014 and their work continue in 2015. Yesterday, UPSET along with deputies from the Ontonagon County Sheriff’s Department, state troopers from the Wakefield Post and 8th District Hometown Security Team arrested six suspects with 11 charges being made relating to …

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Million Dollar Grant Coming for U.P.

A large grant is on its way to help preserve the wildlife in the Western U.P. The Michigan Department of Transportation and the Keweenaw Land Trust received a $1 million grant through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program. The grant will be used to …

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Verso Corporation Completes Buyout of NewPage

Escanaba’s New Page paper mill is now a part of the Verso Corporation. The sale of plant officially closed on Wednesday. The transaction to buy the Escanaba, and other New Page mills, totaled $1.4 billion. The combined company now has eight manufacturing facilities in six U.S. States. The Escanaba mill’s …

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Coalition Wanting Help for Great Lakes

A coalition of environmental and conservation groups is calling on Congress to pass a bill designed to protect the Great Lakes. Legislation was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday that would authorize the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative at $300 million annually over the next five years. The initiative supports …

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