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Michigan Help Wanted Ads Drop

The number of help wanted ads posted by Michigan employers online fell in July for the second month in a row. The Department of Technology, Management and Budget tracks those ads. Even though the numbers slipped by about four percent compared to June, officials say the number was 20 percent …

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MTU Students Break for K-Day

Michigan Tech students will head to McLain State Park this afternoon for the annual K-Day. They’ll enjoy refreshments and entertainment. They’ll also have a chance to meet representatives from more than 200 of MTU’s registered Student Organizations. Shuttle buses will carry students from the Memorial Union Building to the park …

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Lift Bridge Replacement Test Saturday

What will happen if the Houghton-Hancock Bridge fails? We’ll get a sneak peek tomorrow. Members of the 1437th Company of the Army National Guard will practice setting up sections of the temporary floating bridge that would be deployed if the Lift Bridge is disabled. They’ll deploy the bridge sections at …

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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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