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Poll Shows Residents Want to Fix Roads With Tax Increase

A new statewide survey suggests Michigan voters are willing to boost their taxes to fix the state’s roads. A year ago only 30% of people were willing to support any kind of tax increase to pay for roads. But this year, according to a poll by Lansing-based Marketing Resource Group, …

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Holiday Weekend Gas Prices

Michigan motorists will find the average gas prices are up this week. AAA Michigan reports the state’s current average is just over $3.75 per gallon, almost 5 cents higher than last week but 11 cents less than this same time last year. The lowest price for regular unleaded in the …

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Teen Jobless Rate Increases

State officials say even though conditions are improving it’s going to be another tough year for teenagers to find a summer job in Michigan. The Department of Technology, Management & Budget says the teen jobless rate this summer is expected to be 26.5%. That’s a 0.6 percent decline from last …

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Beef Recall

A Detroit-based business is recalling about 1.8 million pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria. The USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service announced Monday that the affected Wolverine Packing Company products were produced between March 31 and April 18. The ground beef was shipped to distributors …

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“Senior” Prom at Calumet HS

With the school year winding down, students from Calumet and Lake Linden High Schools held a special event with the senior citizens of the community. A senior prom was held this past Saturday and was organizaed by the student group Teens Who Care. Event Coodinator Sue Fouts talks about how …

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Ishpeming T-Shirt Case Goes to Trial

A trial has been set for the owner of an Ishpeming Township business accused of violating the Michigan Charitable Organizations and Solicitation Act. 40-year-old Scott Martin will go to trial on October 27th for four days in Marquette County Circuit Court. Martin’s business, Martin Sports Apparel, printed and sold T-shirts …

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Holiday Weekend Travel Estimates

Nearly 1.1 million Michiganders are expected to travel for the Memorial Day weekend, a 1.3 percent increase over last year. According to a AAA Michigan, of those, nearly a million travelers will take a road trip, while another 60,000 people will travel by air. The remaining travelers will go by …

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Escanaba Power Plant Sale Scheduled for Next Week

The city of Escanaba may be able to close on the sale of its power plant next week. Escanaba Green Energy is buying the power plant for $4.4 million. According to the Escanaba Daily Press, EGE president Charles Detiege told the city council this week the financing process is again …

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Ice Clearing in U.P. Complete

The effort to clear the Great Lakes of ice has officially ended. The U.S. Coast Guard in Sault Ste. Marie announced that Operation Taconite has ended after 160 days of chopping ice on Lakes Superior and Michigan, the Bay of Green Bay, and the Saint Mary’s River. Officials say that …

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Global Warming Effecting Wildlife

Global warming is already affecting the future of Michigan wildlife, according to a report from the National Wildlife Federation. The report details how the young of many species are at risk because of a changing climate, a situation, the report says, will worsen if the nation does not curb carbon …

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