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Rupture in Pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac

A University of Michigan researcher says a rupture of the aging underwater oil pipelines through the Straits of Mackinac would be the “worst possible place” for an oil spill on the Great Lakes, as the results would be catastrophic. David Schwab is a research scientist at the U of M …

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A Change in the Michigan Bar Exam

Michigan’s bar exam, next administered to law school graduates and would-be lawyers on July 29, will include a new scoring system for the essay portion of the exam. In a statement released Wednesday, the Board of Law Examiners said the new scoring system will reflect the increased difficulty between the …

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Houghton City Council Meeting Preview

It’s a light agenda for the Houghton City Council meeting later today. The council will look to approve a request to paint a mural down by the lakeshore near Bridgeview Park. An appointment of City Manager Eric Waara to the SmartZone Board will also be discussed. The council will also …

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Police Looking for Owner of Canoe

The Houghton County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the owner of a canoe found near Sturgeon River Falls. Deputies responded to a report of an aluminum canoe found Sunday on the Sturgeon River in Laird Township. The canoe is aluminum with large square stickers near both ends and a large …

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Aviation Classes Available Next Week

Seats are still available for a majority of the Summer Youth Programs at Michigan Tech, including the aviation and aerospace class. Instructors from the Civil Air Patrol will take students from grades 9 through 11 on a week-long course all about aviation with an emphasis on what it takes to …

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Covington Woman Involved in Rollover Accident

A 40-year-old Covington woman remains in the hospital today after her vehicle rolled over earlier this week. The Houghton County Sheriff’s Department responded to a one-vehicle crash just after 12 p.m. on Monday involving a 1998 Ford truck. Police say Tawyna Norbeck was driving north on Tapiola Road when she …

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MSHDA Assisting Small Communities

More than six million dollars in Community Development Block Grant funding, designed to spur home rehabilitation and blight removal projects in cities and counties across the state, has been announced by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority. MSHDA Executive Director Scott Woosley says the funds are used by smaller communities …

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No New Hearings for Lifers

The Michigan Supreme Court says more than 350 inmates sentenced to life without parole for crimes committed when they were juveniles will not get new hearings. In a 4-3 decision the state’s high-court ruled yesterday that a June 2012 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that struck down mandatory life …

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DNR Helping Deer Habitats

As part of the Michigan DNR’s Deer Habitat Improvement Partnership, conservation districts across the state receive a portion of grant funding to improve deer habitats on privately owned land. The Dickinson Conservation District received $9,250, which will be used on habitat’s in Dickinson, Iron and Menominee Counties. One of the …

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Fatal Crash in Delta County

One person is dead after a three-car accident in Delta County Monday afternoon. The Delta County Sheriff’s Office said the accident happened just after 2 p.m. on U.S. 41/U.S. 2 near the intersection of I Road in Hyde. The preliminary investigation shows an eastbound vehicle may have crossed the centerline …

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