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Lift Bridge Emergency Test Successful

From all accounts, Saturday’s test of the ability of the 1437th Company of the Army National Guard to ferry emergency vehicles across the Portage on rafts was successful. Guard soldiers brought sections of Improved Ribbon Bridge here from Sault Ste. Marie, bolted them into a raft, and then used Combat …

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US-41 Detour Announced

Drivers using US-41 in Keweenaw County will need to detour for some construction work over the next few days. The Michigan Department of Transportation will be installing culverts near the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge. The highway will be closed between 7:00 and 4:00 tomorrow and Wednesday this week, and Tuesday and …

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Parade of Nations Celebrated All Week

Officials and students at Michigan Tech and Finlandia University will spend this week celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Parade of Nations and Multicultural Festival. Darnishia Slade from the International Programs and Services office at MTU says activities will begin tonight with a presentation by international athletes from Michigan Tech …

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Ontonogan Tourist Office Plans Giveaway

Officials with the Porcupine Mountains Ontonagon Area Convention and Visitors Bureau are trying to ramp up tourism during the fall color season by giving away a free visit. Visitors to the PMCVB website or Facebook page can enter to win the “Fall in Love with the Porcupine Mountains” Sweepstakes. The …

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Marquette General Picks New Location

Marquette General Hospital is preparing to build its new campus within the City of Marquette. Duke Lifepoint officials have offered to purchase the old roundhouse property that the city owns. The Marquette City Commission will meet at 4:00 this afternoon to discuss the proposal. The roundhouse property includes 37 acres …

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2014 Duck Stamp Introduced

The Michigan Duck Hunters Association and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources have introduced the 2014 collector-edition Michigan duck stamp and prints. The Michigan Duck Stamp Program was established in 1976. Each year, it features an image that wins a statewide competition. This year’s stamp was designed by wildlife artist …

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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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