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Gov. Snyder’s Mobile Office Makes Local Stops

Governor Rick Snyder’s mobile office is making a couple stops in the Copper Country today. The first stop will be at Lynn’s North Country Cafe in Ontonagon from 12:30pm to 2:30pm. The second stop will be at the fifth and elm coffee house in downtown Houghton from 3:30pm to 5:30pm. …

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Strawberry Festival Lions Fun Trail Run

The pre-registration deadline for the first-ever Strawberry Festival Lions Fun Trail Run is fast approaching. Pre-registration by tomorrow guarantees participants an official t-shirt. The benefit run, organized by the Chassell Lions, will benefit local non-profit Simple Kindness for Youth which provides life-enriching mini grants to school children in Baraga, Houghton …

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Ride the Waves with the GLRC

General Motors and Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center are teaming up for this year’s Ride the Waves program, which gives local students in grades 4th through 12th a chance to explore the local bodies of water with MTU scientists. There are four different programs that are each four hours …

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Working Parents in Michigan

Michigan is getting poor marks when it comes to policies that support new working mothers and fathers. M-Live reports the National Partnership for Women and Families, a national advocacy group based in Washington D.C., has given Michigan a failing grade because the state lacks policies benefiting new parents beyond those …

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More Air Bag Recalls

Three more car companies have joined in a big airbag recall. This adds roughly three million airbags from Nissan, Honda and Mazda to earlier recalls from other manufacturers, bringing the total to roughly ten million. The bags were all manufactured by one supplier; Takata, a Japanese supplier. The concern is …

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Click-It-or-Ticket Leads to Drop in Citations

Michigan traffic safety advocates are reporting a drop in citations during a statewide seat belt enforcement effort surrounding the Memorial Day Holiday this year, but continue to urge motorists to buckle up to save lives and reduce injuries. Preliminary reports indicate law enforcement officers from nearly 160 local police departments, …

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Koski Motion Denied

The motion to reopen the case of the man at the center of the wolf hunt controversy has been denied. The Ontonagon County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office says Judge Wisti denied the motion to withdraw 68-year-old John Koski’s plea and vacate his sentence at a hearing last week in Ontonagon County …

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Ontonagon Man Faces Jail Time for Forgery

An Ontonagon man faces a possible 37-year jail sentence for allegedly forging and cashing checks from an unfinished construction job in the City of Gladstone. UPSET detectives assisted troopers from the Gladstone Post of the Michigan State Police with the arrest of 46-year-old Bruce Michael Sever. He’s charged with larceny …

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Three People Arrested on Drug and Alcohol Charges

Three people in Ontonagon County were taken into custody for various drug and alcohol related offenses late last week. Deputies from the Ontonagon County Sheriff’s Office say the three were arrested shortly after 6:30 p.m on Thursday. A 23-year-old Ontonagon woman was arrested for several offenses including operating under the …

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Bulleit Named Assistant Dean of Students

Laura Bulleit has accepted the position at Michigan Tech of assistant dean of students, having served as the interim for the last nine months. Bulleit taught two sections of the University’s college success course last fall and also taught as a substitute teacher in the area schools. Bulleit was the …

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