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MI Parents Still Opposed to Vaccinations

Figures from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show there is increasing numbers of unvaccinated children in kindergarten in Michigan, making the state the fourth-highest in terms of parents who have not gotten their kids immunized against a number of infectious diseases. The CDC survey showed that 5.4 …

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MTU Winter Parking Bans Coming

Effective Nov. 1 to April 30, parking will be prohibited on campus between 2 and 7 a.m. to allow for snow removal. This regulation will be in effect regardless of the amount of snow on the ground. The only exceptions to this parking regulation are as follows: 1. Occupants of …

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Peters Visits Houghton

U.S. Senate candidate Gary Peters made a stop this past weekend in the Copper Country. Peters held a grassroots meet and greet at the Super 8 in Houghton and spoke about how his campaign has been going. He also took on the topic of energy efficiency and discussed his concern …

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SmartStart Classes Begin This Week

Attention all entrepreneurs. The MTEC SmartZone is gearing up for another round of SmartStart classes for the brightest business minds to grow their ideas. The program begins this Thursday and will meet every Thursday night from 5 to 7 for six weeks, which includes facilitator-guided, hands-on sessions, small group exercises, …

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Shopko to Offer Free “Ship to Store”

More changes are coming at Shopko. The convenience store chain is now expanding its Omnichannel service, which provides customers more access to products, including the ability to buy products on-line and ship them to store for free. “Ship to store” will be available on thousands of products, including: furniture, housewares, …

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Calumet Controller Honored by MML

A special honor was bestowed upon a local village official. Calumet Controller Susan Dana was given the 2014 Special Award of Merit from the Michigan Municipal League. She received the award during the League’s Annual Convention last week. Dana has been the comptroller for Calumet since 1986, and will be …

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MTU Legacy Marker Tomorrow

The unveiling of the first Michigan Tech Legacy Marker for Alumni Way will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock in front of the Electrical Energy Resources Center. The Legacy Marker will honor someone associated with MTU, and it will be a surprise to the individual. The Legacy Marker is …

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Experimental Treatment Bill Signed

Governor Rick Snyder has signed legislation giving Michigan residents with advanced illnesses who have exhausted all other options the opportunity to try experimental treatments under the care of a physician. The measures create the Right to Try Act in Michigan. It allows those suffering from advanced illnesses in the state …

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Marijuana Supporters Continue Push

While lawmakers return to Lansing for a session day on Wednesday, not much is expected. But proponents of medical marijuana are hopeful to push their legislation during the lame duck period after the election and before the end of the year. Their proposal would allow for the return of regulated marijuana …

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Fatal Accident Suspect Admits Guilt

The Ishpeming man who was involved in a fatal accident with two Copper Country residents has admitted to reckless driving. 19-year old Raymond Anderson pleaded guilty yesterday in a Marquette County District courtroom to two counts of moving violation causing death. The misdemeanor is punishable by up to 1 year …

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