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Wording for Two Ballot Proposals Approved

Two statewide proposals will appear on your November ballot. Both may ultimately be meaningless. Each proposal addresses one of two laws that were passed during the last two years to authorize wolf hunting in Michigan. Proposal 14-1 addresses the original bill that established the wolf as a game species. Proposal …

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Suspect Arraigned in Escanaba Murder

An Escanaba man has been arraigned in the stabbing death of his wife. 36-year-old Kallay Batchelor is charged with Open Murder/Homicide. Escanaba Public Safety officers were called to the couple’s home on the city’s north side Wednesday morning. When they arrived, they found 32-year-old Heather Batchelor dead in the upstairs …

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Health Endowment Fund Officers Hear Concerns

Representatives from Michigan’s new Health Endowment Fund listened to health care concerns from Upper Peninsula residents at a hearing in Marquette Thursday morning. Discussion focused on communication, health education, transportation for elderly residents and physician recruitment. Fund Chairman Rob Fowler says the input was helpful… FOWLER. The Fund is being built …

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Marquette SmartZone Satellite Advances

The proposed MTEC SmartZone expansion into Marquette took another step forward Thursday. The Marquette Local Development Finance Authority approved the system that would capture tax revenue to pay for the new satellite zone. Former Houghton City Manager Scott MacInnes has been assisting Marquette with its plan… MACINNES. The next step …

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Deputies Locate Walkaway Prisoner

A Houghton County jail inmate was recaptured last night after less than four hours of freedom. 26-year-old Kevin Michael Anderson was working with a brushing crew at the Houghton County Memorial Airport, until he walked away into the woods around 6:30. Anderson was located and picked up near Dollar Bay …

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McLean Warns of IRS Phone Scam

Houghton County Sheriff Brian McLean is warning that someone claiming to represent the Internal Revenue Service called a local resident twice on Thursday. The caller told the resident to call a toll-free number immediately, or they would be arrested by Sheriff’s deputies. McLean says the Sheriff’s Department is not serving …

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Quincy Smelter Tours Saturday

When the Quincy Smelter Association offers another set of tours of the historic site on Saturday, something will be different. You won’t see it… but the site now has a new owner. The Keweenaw National Historic Park has officially taken over the property that was owned for many years by …

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Sibelius Festival Plans Announced

This year’s Sibelius Academy Music Festival will feature a classical pianist and a female a capella vocal group. Pianist Kristina Annamukhamedova will perform works by Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin and Sibelius. The group Ensemble Norma will feature folk, pop and jazz. The Festival will open with a concert in the Chicago …

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UPPCO Warns of Scam

Upper Peninsula Power Company is warning of another telephone scam in the area. Company officials say someone pretending to be an UPPCO employee is calling customers, saying that electrical service is about to be disconnected for non-payment. The caller then promises to keep the power running, if the customer provides …

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Dianda Endorses Germain

State Representative Scott Dianda has endorsed fellow Democrat Chris Germain in his run for the 38th District State Senate seat. Germain is trying to unseat incumbent Republican Tom Casperson. Here is the full statement: CALUMET – State Representative Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) announced his endorsement of Christopher Germain today, the Democratic candidate running to represent the …

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