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“Outside” Cash Dominating Political Races

Most of the spending so far in Michigan’s gubernatorial and US Senate races has come from independent sources, instead of the candidates themselves. The Michigan Campaign Finance Network reports that Governor Rick Snyder’s campaign spent one-point-two million dollars on TV ads through Labor day. Meanwhile, the Republican Governor’s Association has …

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Baraga Teachers Agree To Contract

Teachers in the Baraga Area School District have a new contract. After working without a deal last school year, the Board of Education and the teachers’ union have both ratified the new two-year agreement. Superintendent Jennifer Lynn says the contract includes a unified salary scale… LYNN. The consolidation means that …

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Cannon Releases New TV Ad

The passing of Labor Day generally signals the start of the fall election campaign. Democratic U-S House candidate Jerry Cannon has put his wife to work on his behalf in his latest television ad. In the 30-second spot, Liz Cannon says her husband was ready to serve as a marine …

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Dianda Calls for More Freeze Aid

State Representative Scott Dianda says he appreciates that Governor Rick Snyder is freeing up some money from the Michigan Disaster Contingency Fund to help Upper Peninsula communities hit hard by last winter’s freeze. He also says… the money’s not enough. Snyder’s decision allows some counties to apply for as much …

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Ontonagon Man Faces New Charges

New charges have been brought against an Ontonagon man already accused of forgery. 46-year-old Bruce Sever, 46, was arrested and arraigned last week in Delta County District Court on three charges larceny in a building, larceny by conversion, and false pretenses. Those charges are not related to a separate case …

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Baraga County Site Featured in Pure Michigan Campaign

One of Baraga County’s most beautiful autumn vistas will be featured in this fall’s Pure Michigan billboard campaign. The colorful photo of a single fishing boat on Lake Plumbago at Alberta is one of three scenes that will be used on billboards in Michigan and surrounding states, and on tour …

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Noquemanon Earns IMBA Designation

Copper Harbor is facing some competition for mountain bike riders in the Upper Peninsula. The International Mountain Bicycling Association has named the South Trail of the Noquemanon Trail System in Marquette a bronze-level IMBA Ride Center. The Marquette trail system becomes one of just 16 bronze-level centers in the world. …

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US-41 Construction Work Scheduled

Drivers who use US-41 in Keweenaw County will face a detour next week, and the week after. The Michigan Department of Transportation will be installing culverts near the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge. The highway will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday next week, and the following week, between 7:00 and 4:00 each …

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New NMU President Settling In

After two months on the job, new Northern Michigan University President Fritz Erickson says he’s beginning to understand the lay of the land… ERICKSON. Erickson came to NMU from Ferris State University, where he served as provost and vice president for academic affairs. He says the loudest message he’s hearing …

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“Camelot” Acting Slot Available

One young man from the Copper Country could earn an opportunity to appear in the classic Broadway musical “Camelot” next month at the Rozsa Center. The national touring production of “Camelot” will perform at the Rozsa on October 21st. The role in question is that of “Tom of Warwick”… a …

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